Global Learning Network
COMWEB revitalized ATT Global Learning Network's showcase at
Disney "Celebration School" Project
AT&T Learning network supported the development of emerging
technologies in education. It sought to highlight this concept at
a school residing in Disney's Celebration Residential Community.
In-spite of the goodwill, the project was not immediately successful,
and an effort was needed to vitalize the initiative.
The development of the "Celebration School" involved many
experts, technologists and educational consultants. The school itself
was apart of the local county school district serving a diverse
population of families in its immediate area. Though the project
was supported by AT&T and other corporations, it lacked local
participation in its design and development. Consequently, a public
relations problem arisen.
COMWEB was introduced to the "Celebration School" project
and was asked to identify a workable solution to the community relations
impasse. Through consultation, COMWEB proposed a teacher development
program aligning the interests of the school district and community
with those of AT&T and other corporate sponsors. COMWEB created
four (4) KnowledgeWeb classrooms supported by a series of seminars
on the application of learning technologies and teacher development,
leading to a successful outcome at the Celebration School.
COMWEB classrooms became the catalyst for the school district, community
and AT&T to collaborate successfully in building the Celebration