The Union Recorder

Local News

January 31, 2013

GC symposium to focus discussions on 21st century literacy



On Tuesday, academic leaders workshop is scheduled at 11 a.m. followed by a 4 p.m. performance of Puccini’s “Crisantemi” by Dan Auerbach and a string quartet. The 7 p.m. keynote address of “Journey to Publicly Engaged Scholarship” will be given by Dr. John Saltmarsh of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Dr. Timothy Eatman of Syracuse University.

“They’re both experts in public scholarship and national leaders in the field of civic education at the college level. They take what you’re learning in the classroom and tie it in with community needs and concerns,” Kaufman said. “It’s about building partnerships with people with have a great deal of community knowledge and people who have particular knowledge in an academic field who can help in community issues.”

The symposium will conclude Wednesday with keynote speaker Dr. Barbara Levin, of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, discussing “21st Century Learning, Technology and Leadership” at noon. A panel of Northeast High School educators will also share “Campaign 2012: An Interdisciplinary Project Integrating Mathematics, Government, Technology and Literacy” at 1 p.m. 

“[Levin’s] specialty is using technology in k-12 education to develop literacy skills. Our young people live in a very high-tech age and our educators are learning how to leverage tremendous advances to technology to help students learn even more efficiently,” Kaufman said.

At 2 p.m., a keynote panel will discuss education challenges in a 21st century, including Georgia College Early College Principal Dr. Runee Salad followed by the Baldwin County Academic Achievement Panel at 7 p.m., consisting of Lyn Chandler, Baldwin County Board of Education; Dr. Jim Lidstone, Live Healthy Baldwin advocate; Linda Watson Kaufman, Georgia College Afterschool coordinator; Richard Hartry, YES Program Adult Education; Sandy Baxter, Communities In Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County; Gregory Barnes, Campus Club Milledgeville; Dr. Charles Martin, Georgia College Center for Program Evaluation and Development; Dr. Ben Scafidi, professor of economics, Dr. Rosalie Richards, Georgia College Science Education Center; and Dr. Joe Mocnik, Georgia College University librarian.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth