Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2007 TIE Network Recap: Look What We Did!

What a year we had in 2007! The GPB Education TIE Network has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception on January 1, 2007. Now as we celebrate our first birthday, we can proudly boast that our statewide professional network is 675 members strong with over 100 Georgia school districts represented! With help from active members who have shared their favorite technology-enhanced projects, we have over 300 digital resources uploaded to the TIE Network Resource Center.

In our first year, we have also continued to enhance the TIE Network website features and capabilities. Now TIE Network Community bloggers are able to reach a broader audience with selected posts appearing on the TIE Network homepage and feeding into the GPB Education and GPB homepages! Check the TIE Event Calendar for upcoming webinars on how to maximize your TIE Network Community Blog entries.

Not only have we grown significantly in 2007, but we’ve also shared our ideas and resources during regional and statewide events, and we couldn’t have made it happen without the support of the following Educational Technology Training Centers and universities located across the state:

Georgia Southern University in Statesboro (March 2007)

Dalton State ETTC (April 2007)

Albany State ETTC (May 2007)

Pioneer ETTC in Cleveland (June 2007)

Valdosta State ETTC (July 2007)

CSRA RESA/ETTC in Augusta (September 2007)

Armstrong Atlantic State University ETTC in Savannah (October 2007)

Columbus State ETTC (December 2007)

We also “showed our TIE green” at the following conferences:

NECC in Atlanta (June 2007)

COMO Conference on Jekyll Island (October 2007)

GaETC Conference in Atlanta (November 2007)

Some of our event themes included “Go Green with TIE,” “Dive into Technology,” “Kick Off the School Year with Technology,” and “Wrap Up 2007 with Technology.” To view photos from these events, visit our TIE Network Google Web Albums at and click on the event album that intrigues you the most.

We have scheduled regional TIE Network events for 2008, and you can view these upcoming opportunities by visiting the TIE Network Calendar. We look forward to seeing current TIE Network members at the First District ETTC event scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd and during the Georgia Middle School Association Conference in Savannah February 26-27.

For more information on the TIE Network, please visit