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February 8, 2013

SREB News: Online Teachers Share Strategies with ShortTakes

Another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

SREB Launches ShortTakes on Digital Learning Day

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News From SREB | Press Release

Beth Day
SREB Communications Director
(404) 879-5544

Matlea Parker
SREB Educational Technology Program Manager
(404) 879-5595 >

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Digital Learning Day 2013 >

SREB/iNACOL National Online Teacher of the Year >

The Southern Regional Education Board works with 16 member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Based in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislatures to help leaders in education and government advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region.

SREB’s Educational Technology Collaborative of state higher education and K-12 governing boards helps state leaders use technology effectively in schools and colleges. Representing more than 3,100 school districts and 800 colleges and universities in the 16 SREB member states, it is a resource for data, training and shared resources for what works in education technology.

SREB ShortTakes: Online Teachers Share Strategies Launches on Digital Learning Day

Atlanta — February 6, 2013 — The Southern Regional Education Board today launches a Web space where teachers share strategies for improving K-12 online teaching and learning. SREB ShortTakes brings together the organization’s network of virtual teachers in online demonstration videos of the tools they use successfully in their own teaching.

Developed by online teachers and vetted by SREB educational technology staff,  SREB ShortTakes are recordings (five minutes or shorter) to help teachers work smarter as they personalize instruction in a wide range of subjects for students in their states. A few examples:

  • Two South Carolina virtual science teachers introduce a tool with chat, video and screen shares to help students interact with one another and take “virtual field trips.”
  • A North Carolina biology teacher uses cut-paper puzzle pieces in online video to explain complex concepts such as DNA replication and protein synthesis.
  • A South Carolina Latin teacher and a Georgia career/tech teacher show how to get parents involved in a student’s online learning.
  • A Georgia science teacher demonstrates online tools to create video lessons.

“Online education is growing so fast that our best teachers are often leaders in strategies to personalize instruction for students and get them excited about learning,” says Matlea Parker, SREB program manager in K-12 online learning. “This is another tool to help share more widely what works in digital learning.”

SREB will add ShortTakes demonstrations throughout the year. Contact Parker for details at or (404) 879-5595.

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