Doctoral Student Presents His Work with the Hart County School System in Two-Day Training on Blended Learning
July 28, 2017
Over the past four years, Lenie George, a College of Education doctoral student, has worked on a range of projects for the Hart County school system, including Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) projects, STEM curriculum issues, professional development trainings for teachers, Google certification trainings, grant assistance, and more. The trainings he led in March 2017 were provided for teachers across the K-12 spectrum.
While Lenie worked with Assistant Superintendent, David Buddenbaum, on the curriculum for the day, he independently created the training materials and led the both days of the workshop. The training’s goal was to provide teachers with insight into what blended learning could look like in their classrooms, how best to incorporate technology into the process, and to learn and share curriculum enhancements.
According to Assistant Superintendent David Buddenbaum, “Lenie’s work is a tremendous asset to the teachers and students of Hart County. His ability to connect with teachers helps our system’s teachers build their capacity for developing 21st century skills. His enthusiasm about helping teachers implement technology is infectious. He develops tremendous rapport with teachers and as a result they “buy-in” to doing things different with technology. He is flexible when it comes to meeting teachers at their planning to create implementation plans tailored to the need of each teacher. He provides multiple strategies to allow for adapting them to their specific needs.”