Tag: Digital Learning

Sign Up to Celebrate School Choice Week on Jan. 28

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION January 21, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Attend ‘School Choice and Georgia: An Update,’ on Jan. 28 Atlanta – Have you signed up yet to attend the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s January 28 Leadership Breakfast celebrating National School Choice week? The 8 a.m. event, “School Choice and Georgia: An Update,” at Cobb County’s Georgian features a panel discussion with three of Georgia’s leading education experts: Jim Kelly and Ben Scafidi and Eric Wearne. The first 50 people to register for this event will receive their very own school choice woobie – and you can wear it to the School Choice Rally at the State Capitol that day! This event… View Article
By Mike Klein When President John F. Kennedy said, “We choose to go to the moon” in 1961, he meant quickly, before the end of the decade.  Eight years later an American flag was planted on the moon, the result of a clear vision and a clear goal.  Regrettably, no similar clear vision or goal can be found in Georgia’s new digital learning task force report.   Transition won out over transformation when something clear and bold is what was really needed. The Digital Learning Task Force report released Wednesday is the result of more than one year’s work requested by Governor Nathan Deal.  Divided into sections on infrastructure, digital content and courses, and, blended and competency-based learning, the report touches… View Article

Friday Facts: November 22, 2013

  November 22, 2013  It’s Friday! It’s nearing year’s end, and we’d like to remind you: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Friday Facts, our most popular product, exist thanks to your support and contributions. Please help us continue “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives,” with your tax-deductible end-of-year contribution at http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm. You know we’re getting under their skin: We’re sporting another feather in our cap after the Foundation earned a personal mention on MSNBC from a doyenne of Big Government, Rachel Maddow. Maddow, whose syndicated talk radio program of the same name used to air on the George Soros-funded Air America Radio, railed against state think tanks – and specifically referred to the Georgia… View Article

Friday Facts: November 8, 2013

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.” – David Hume “Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” – Alexander Hamilton “The issue is always the same: the government or the market. There is no third solution.” Ludwig von Mises Health care Ruling’s lesson: “The Supreme Court’s decision in the ObamaCare case to strike down the broad penalty for refusing to comply with the Medicaid expansion constitutes a significant victory for the Constitution and… View Article
By Mike Klein Go bold or go safe?  Those are two very different directions.  Soon we will see which direction a state digital learning task force chooses when its report is released next month. The task force created last year by Governor Nathan Deal was told in specific executive order language that technology and digital learning are the future. What does that mean? Far-reaching, shoot-the-moon strategies that shove aside traditional obstacles could become transformational – that is, they would forever change the landscape. Less aggressive but politically safe thinking would become largely transitional – that is, tweaks around the edges. Georgia has recent experience with both transformational and transitional. Three years ago the state empaneled a special council to recommend… View Article

Register for Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

EVENT REMINDER October 1, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Countdown to 4th Annual Ga. Legislative Policy Forum! Atlanta – In just 10 days, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute will host the fourth annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, a daylong event on Friday, October 11 that will bring national and state policy experts to the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel to discuss free-market solutions to Georgia’s challenges. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lma9kpt to register to attend the event. The only forum of its kind in Georgia, the theme of the annual fall event is, “Wisdom, Justice and Innovation,” a step beyond the state motto of, “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.” Georgia House Majority Whip… View Article

The Path to Personalized Learning is Primarily Digital

Reprinted from the September 18 Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Bob Swiggum Digital education is the use of technology to deliver instruction.  Technology allows teachers to shift away from requiring all students to learn at the same pace and with the same style.  Every one of us has been in a classroom, frustrated by the fact that some of our classmates seem to understand a topic with ease as we struggle with the concept.  Many of us also have had the experience of easily understanding a concept while some classmates lagged behind. For me, it was math.  The abstract nature of ninth-grade algebra was mystifying to me, but along came 10th grade geometry.  I outplaced my classmates. Teachers simply don’t have the… View Article

Friday Facts: September 13, 2013

It’s Friday! Google Glass: Now that we have your attention … Due to high demand, the Foundation is moving to a bigger room for the event, “Georgia’s Digital Economy,” we’re hosting with Google on Monday at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. Thanks to the bigger room, registration will be open through today. And yes, you can try out the Google Glass at the event! It’s free, but registration is required. Find information and registration at http://tinyurl.com/qzt6tzq. Quotes of Note “Milton Friedman said, ‘Only a crisis … produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.’ The free-market movement lost the narrative war in 2008 because we didn’t… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION MEDIA ADVISORY September 9, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation, Google Host Event: ‘Georgia’s Digital Economy’ Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Google will co-host “Georgia’s Digital Economy,” a half-day conference at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta on Monday, September 16.  The 8-11:30 a.m. event will include breakfast and begins with demonstrations of Google products, including Google Glass, Chromebooks and Pixel.  Leaders in entrepreneurship, education and litigation will share their views on Georgia’s opportunities in the Digital Age, including where Georgia leads and lags in entrepreneurship, how patent trolls imperil innovation and how to personalize education in Georgia. Find the list of participating speakers and… View Article
REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH Friday, September 13, 2013                                                                                                                                                                           YOU ARE INVITED TO ‘GEORGIA’S DIGITAL ECONOMY’ A FORUM At Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Hosted by Google and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Registration is FREE September 16, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Agenda 8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast & Registration/Product Demos/Networking ●       Product Demos include Google Glass, Chromebooks and Pixel 8:30 – 8: 45 Opening Welcome Remarks ●       Lilyn Hester, Public Policy & Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S. Region, Google ●       Representative Ed Setzler, Chairman, House Science and Technology Committee 8:45 – 9:15 Opening Keynote Speaker: The Innovation Ecosystem Fueling Economic Growth ●       Steve Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology  9:15 – 10:15 Entrepreneurship Panel View Article

The Foundation should take a lot of pride in your influence on Georgia governmental policy over the past several years. If you look back on several things that you were crying in the wilderness about several years ago, you will find that Governor Miller adopted them…your influence and your pressure on that process has been a major factor in governmental policy in Georgia. You should be congratulated.

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