Friday, April 7, 2006

Achieving Excellence on Open Air

Achieving Excellence: Inside Georgia Schools, Georgia Public Broadcasting's monthly education program currently airing on satellite and the web, has been added to the open air schedule. Viewers can now watch the program on GPB-TV, channel 8.

Achieving Excellence: Inside Georgia Schools brings educational issues in the state of Georgia to the forefront. Host Jane Robelot, former CBS news anchor and Georgia parent, talks with guests on some of the most important issues in education. The rotation of special guests includes knowledgeable authorities on educational issues such as Kathy Cox, Georgia Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Mike Hall, Deputy Superintendent for Information Technology, Georgia Department of Education.

Next airing: Sunday, April 9th @ 5:30 p.m.

April Program Highlights:

Information Technology

Jane Robelot discusses technology and how it is transforming schools, teachers and students with guests Howard Woodard, Chief Information Officer, and Mike Hall, Deputy Superintendent for Instructional Technology. Woodard explains data gathering and storage, while Hall elaborates on "real time" information and 21st century schools.

In the Schools of Distinction segment, Mike Hall hosts Terry Smithson, Education Strategist, from the Intel Corporation. Key points to their discussion include the Scholastic Magazine / Intel Corporation partnership and the Schools of Distinction program.

During the Continuing with the theme segment, Jane mentions the meeting of technology industry leaders to discuss the rebuilding effort of the Gulf Coast region's school systems. Also, a sampling of Mabry Middle School's 2005 film festival is shown.

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