WASHINGTON, DC | October 2, 2003
EDC’s collaboration with the AT&T Foundation is one of four partnerships to receive the 2003 ET3 TEC Champion Partnership Awards from the Congressional Black Caucus’ Education Braintrust. Awardees were honored at Education Braintrust meetings held on September 26 during the 33rd Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.
EDC was recognized for its EdTech Leaders Online Program, funded by the AT&T Foundation, which works with school districts and other educational organizations around the country to develop local capacity to provide online professional development for teachers and online courses for students.
“The EDC Center for Online Professional Education team is honored to receive this award in partnership with the AT&T Foundation, which has been a generous supporter of our work for many years,” said EDC Vice President Glenn Kleiman “However, the real champions are the many dedicated and talented teachers and administrators we work with from urban and rural schools throughout the country.” Kleiman received the award from Congressman Major R. Owens, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Education Braintrust.
Inaugurated in 1999, the TEC Awards are given annually to honor innovative public-private partnerships that harness technology to empower the community. The Education Technology Think Tank (ET3), which sponsors the awards, is a national collaborative of business, civic, and government-sector representatives committed to harnessing technology and telecommunications for economic and educational empowerment of traditionally underserved communities.The four honored 2003 Partnerships are:
- The AT&T Foundation in collaboration with CTCNet, Education Development Center, the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the United Negro College Fund.
- The NASA-SEMAA Program.
- A partnership consisting of the Montgomery County Business Round Table for Education and the Montgomery County Public Schools.
- Pioneers in Education combining the NASA Glenn Research Center, the National Museum of the U.S. Army, DuPont and the SECME Alliance.
In announcing these winners, Congressman Owens stated:
These honored Partnerships demonstrate the ability of diverse organizations to collaborate in new and visionary ways to empower students and communities alike. Each of them has developed unique strategies that inspire our youth to achieve academically while learning to imagine, inquire and invent – requisite skills in this competitive world of technology.
During the Education Braintrust meetings, the Partnerships were featured at the 2003 Issue Forum entitled Technology for Tutorial and Program Enhancement. The Forum and Exhibit Fair were held at the Washington Convention Center with the special spotlight on the TEC Champion Partnerships. In the evening, the Champions were feted at the Washington Style Awards Reception and Dinner Gala Celebrating TEC Champions & Leadership at the National Education Association.