Thursday, August 4, 2005

Letter from the Interim Executive Director:

Dear Educators,

As summer break comes to an end and back-to-school sales start, I find it hard to resist the urge to run to the store and buy some crayons, notebook paper and a cute new backpack. (I should mention that my daughter is now 27.) It just doesn't seem right for a school year to begin without brand new Crayolas.

At Georgia Public Broadcasting, we are excited to begin the 2005-2006 school year with our first exclusively digital issue of Pipeline. This new format will allow us to bring you the most up-to-date educational information without the limitations of a print format and save money to put into programs.

We value your input and want to remind you that your feedback is crucial to shaping the resources we provide to best fit your needs. If you have any suggestions or comments as to how this new format of Pipeline can be most useful to you, please e-mail Jeanne Allen, our Communications Project Manager, at She will be happy to hear from you!

As always, we will continue to work with you throughout the school year to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom through technology integration. GPB Education brings you resources like video streaming, sample lesson plans, and professional development tools to supplement the important work you are doing in the classroom. We also provide tutorials on how to use the resources effectively such as topics like How to integrate video into the classroom. GPB Education has developed online course listings that comprise sequenced lists of video resources organized by course and relevance. Visit the online course listings located on the GPB Education homepage in the Teacher Toolbox to find the excellent resources to compliment your lessons.

All of us at GPB wish you a wonderfully successful school year for 2005-2006 and hope that our ongoing efforts to provide Georgia students and teachers with the highest level of educational resources will help you to make this school year one to remember fondly.

Nancy G. Hall