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The CORE Initiative

The CORE Initiative

The Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) Initiative Academy is scheduled for July 24th and 25th.

Partnering with the Stephenville Independent School District and its’ annual iChampion Summit, the CORE academy will provide professional development opportunities for using technology in rural classrooms and will enable area teachers to share their experiences and ideas with others.

Funded by an $11.97-million grant to Jacksonville State University (JSU) from the U.S. Department of Education in 2015, CORE aims to transform K-12 and higher education through innovative technology and teaching methods. Tarleton was one of seven universities selected earlier this year to partner with JSU to expand the initiative via a rigorous research study of some 40 classrooms in eighth through 12th grades across the nation.

Dr. Julie Howell, Tarleton Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Technology, will lead the CORE Academy planning effort and is joined by a team of Stephenville ISD professionals, including Matt Underwood, superintendent; Brianna Hodges, director of digital learning; and Shelby Womack, executive director of technology and digital learning.