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GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH’S NEXT LEARNERS AND LEADERS SESSION TO FOCUS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN A PANDEMIC


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 10, 2020

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GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH

Kerry Jarvis
912-966-7913
kerry.jarvis@pe.gatech.edu

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GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH’S NEXT LEARNERS AND LEADERS SESSION TO FOCUS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN A PANDEMIC

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 – For all educational institutions, teaching during a pandemic is challenging to say the least. Different strategies and methods are being used to deliver instruction, and there are challenges and successes. The community is invited to learn more about those during Georgia Tech Savannah’s next virtual Learners and Leaders session, which will focus on public education in a pandemic.

The online program is slated for 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 and is free to all participants, though registration is required.

Virtual attendees will hear from Dr. Lizanne DeStefano, executive director of CEISMC at Georgia Tech; Dr. M. Ann Levett, superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System; Dr. Yancy Ford, superintendent of Effingham County Schools; and Dr. Paul Brooksher, Superintendent of Bryan County Schools. Each panelist will speak about their experiences with holding classes on a variety of different platforms and the planning that went into each system’s approach for dealing with COVID-19. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit written questions that may be posed to the panelists by the program facilitator if time permits.

“Leadership is always essential in education, and it is particularly important in times of crisis. I think participants will be interested to hear from the three area superintendents about what factors shaped their decisions and how they’ve utilized the resources available to deliver instruction,” Dr. Lizanne DeStefano, executive director of CEISMC said.

To learn more about Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Learners and Leaders program or to register for Public Education in a Pandemic session, please visit https://bit.ly/2QK6y6O or call 912-966-7922.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, offering professional master’s degrees, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, and worldwide through a variety of formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division manages meeting and event facilities, and administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs. Last year alone, Georgia Tech Professional Education served individuals representing more than 3,000 companies, with an enrollment of more than 26,000.

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