Friday, February 2, 2007

GPB Education Launches Technology Network for Georgia Educators

GPB Education launched the Technology in Education (TIE) Network on January 1, 2007, and all active members of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) are invited to become members of this new professional organization for Georgia educators.

The TIE Network empowers Georgia educators who are passionate about incorporating technology into the classroom by connecting them with other educators throughout the region. Once connected, educators share ideas, offer support, network and collaborate with other educators who integrate digital media in their classrooms.

Regional events will be conducted by the TIE Network to ensure educators are receiving the support they need to create technology-enhanced instructional resources. Events will include professional development and social gatherings.

Currently, the TIE Network is working on a website that allows Georgia educators to collaborate in a virtual environment. Plans for the website include a searchable resource upload library, blog component, event schedule, TIE Network member spotlight and more.

There are three levels of membership: Affiliate members, pre-service teachers affiliated with the colleges of education in Georgia; Regular members, current educators who are working in Georgia's public, private and home schools; and Advisory Board Leaders (selected by the GPB Education TIE Network manager), educators who assume a leadership position in their schools, districts or regions and who want to be instrumental in the growth and development of the GPB Education TIE Network.

Please e-mail if you are interested in applying to become a member.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions.