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Moving from Lemon to Luxury: Navigating Title II, Part A in 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Moving from Lemon to Luxury: Navigating Title II, Part A in 2019

Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; Carly Covic Ambler, Program Manager, Title II, Part A, Georgia Department of Education; Shauntice Wheeler, Title II, Part A State Activities and PD Program Manager, Georgia Department of Education; and Joy Hatcher, Social Studies Program Manager, Georgia Department of Education
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Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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It seems like ESSA has more titles than a car dealership. This edWebinar will pop the hood and examine the purpose and possibilities of Title II, Part A for states and districts across the country. Presenters from the Georgia Department of Education showcases how they leverage Title IIA and further discuss how technology is leveraged to support professional learning across the state. In addition, this presentation will serve as the public launch of the new online community, Professional Learning for Effective Practice: Leveraging Title IIA.

This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to administrators, Title IIA district and state leaders, school board members, instructional coaches, professional development leads, and teachers.

Christine FoxAbout the Presenters

Christine Fox is the deputy executive director for SETDA. As Deputy Executive Director, she collaborates with the executive director in charting strategic direction, administration, planning and financial decisions involving SETDA. She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. In addition, she manages many of SETDA’s research and product development projects from conception to publication. The management of such projects includes coordinating data collection from all states, supervising consultants and staff, ensuring member input and supervising the publishing process. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. Christine’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She has worked as an educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole school reform model, ESOL coordinator and 3rd grade teacher. Christine has a Masters of Science in teaching English as a second language from Florida International University and received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Florida State University.

A 16-year educator, Carly Covic Ambler has spent the last seven years with the Georgia Department of Education. She currently serves as Federal Programs Senior Manager, overseeing Title II, Part A and providing support to the state ombudsman and the GaDOE Consolidation of Funds initiative. Carly is a graduate of Agnes Scott College, earning a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in teaching English at a secondary level. She completed her specialist in educational leadership with Berry College and has been working on and off with various grants for 20 years. While Carly’s first love is teaching high school English, most of her career as an educator has been focused on school improvement and professional learning. She has presented her work with school improvement across the country. Carly lives in Decatur, GA, a suburb of Atlanta, with her husband, Joe, daughters, May and Ava. She loves reading, watching movies, traveling and cheering on her girls at soccer games.

Shauntice Wheeler is the Title II, Part A Program Manager for State Activities and Professional Development for the Teacher and Leader Support and Development Division of the Georgia Department of Education. She has been in education for 19 years. In 12 of those years, she served in a leadership role at all levels of public education. In her current position, she is charged with managing the division support of state education improvement initiatives and guiding the development of high-quality professional learning experiences to support educator growth.


Joy Hatcher is the social studies program manager for the Georgia Department of Education. Prior to working at the DOE, Joy spent 12 years as a high school social studies teacher and two years as a professional learning facilitator in DeKalb County Schools. Joy has an M.Ed. from Georgia State University (GSU) in social studies education and is currently working on completing her doctorate at GSU.


Join the Professional Learning for Effective Practice: Leveraging Title IIA community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.

setdaThe State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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