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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PIONEERS WILL SHARE EXPERIENCES AT TECHKNOWLEDGEY CONFERENCE

 EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PIONEERS WILL SHARE EXPERIENCES
 AT TECHKNOWLEDGEY CONFERENCE
 ATLANTA, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Educators have proven that innovative applications of technology can enhance teaching and learning, expand limited resources and help overcome inequities.
 One problem. Too often promising initiatives occur in isolation or run into barriers to their broader introduction.
 BellSouth hopes a three-day conference it is hosting here July 26-28 will help overcome the problem and lead to significant improvements in education through the broader use of technology.
 Called "TechKNOWLEDGEy '92: An Invitation to Innovation," the conference will feature teams of people who've done pioneering work in implementing technology in public schools. The teams were selected from school districts in the nine southeastern states served by BellSouth's telephone operating companies.
 "We're bringing together the Southeast's most progressive educators, administrators, policy makers, and BellSouth representatives. We're giving them the opportunity to share experiences and develop a support network so they may become effective change agents in bringing technology to education," said Clarence O'Banner, BellSouth's director of education affairs.
 The conference will consist of panel discussions, workshops and break-out sessions. There will also be exhibits featuring 11 other companies like IBM, Apple Computer and Northern Telecom, most of whom are currently involved in education projects with BellSouth.
 "Networking among attendees may be the most important aspect of the conference, from which they can build long-term partnerships and take home ideas that have worked -- not only in the form of technological applications but in overcoming resistance to technological innovations," said O'Banner.
 Keynote speakers will include Dr. David Thornburg, a nationally recognized expert in educational technology, and Alan November, a technology-in-education consultant who has worked with three dozen schools and colleges around the country.
 Approximately 350 people are expected to attend TechKNOWLEDGEy '92: An Invitation to Innovation. It will be held July 26-28 at the regional technology mart INFORUM.
 The Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) worked closely with BellSouth in the planning for this conference.
 BellSouth is an international telecommunications holding company. Its subsidiaries offer local telephone service in nine Southeastern states and mobile communications services worldwide, provide advertising and publishing services, and market and maintain stand-alone and fully integrated communications systems.
 "BellSouth TechKNOWLEDGEy '92: An Invitation to Innovation"
 July 26-28
 GENERAL AGENDA
 SUNDAY, JULY 26
 1 p.m. Registration
 West Lobby, outside Entrance A
 2:30 - 3 p.m. Introduction/Conference Overview
 Clarence O'Banner, director-Education Affairs
 BellSouth Corporation
 Theater
 3 - 4 p.m. Statewide sharing sessions/networking
 Alabama -- Conference Room No. 4
 Georgia -- Conference Room No. 2
 Florida -- Conference Room No. 5
 Mississippi -- Conference Room No. 8
 Louisiana -- Conference Room No. 7
 North Carolina -- Conference Room AV
 South Carolina -- Conference Room No. 6
 Tennessee -- Conference Room No. 3
 Kentucky -- Conference Room No. 7
 4 - 4:30 p.m. Overview of conference technology
 James C. Stafford, director-Information Systems
 BellSouth Telecommunications
 Theater
 6 - 7 p.m. Reception
 West Lobby outside Entrance A
 Exhibits open
 Entrance A, General Assembly Room
 7 - 9 p.m. Dinner
 General Assembly Rooms -- Entrance B
 Keynote Address: "Preparing Students to Function in
 Today's Global Society"
 Margaret H. Greene, president-Kentucky
 BellSouth Telecommunications
 MONDAY, JULY 27
 7:30-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
 West Lobby -- outside Entrance A
 Exhibits open
 Entrance A -- General Assembly Room
 Team photographs
 East Lobby -- outside Theater
 7:30 -- Alabama teams
 7:45 -- Georgia teams
 8:00 -- Florida teams
 8:15 -- Mississippi/Louisiana teams
 8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
 Theater
 Clarence O'Banner, director-Education Affairs
 BellSouth Corporation
 Patricia L. Willis, director-Corporate & Education
 Affairs
 BellSouth Corporation
 8:45 - 10 a.m. Keynote Address
 Theater
 "Learning Alternatives: A Vision for Technology in
 Support of Lifelong Education"
 David D. Thornburg, Ph.D.
 Thornburg Center for Professional Development
 San Carlos, Calif.
 10 - 10:20 a.m. Break
 West Lobby -- outside Entrance A
 Exhibits open
 Entrance A -- General Assembly Room
 10:20 - noon Concurrent Sessions
 "Addressing Equity Issues"
 Conference Room No. 4
 "Funding Alternatives"
 Conference Room No. 5
 "Merging Technologies"
 Conference Room No. 2
 "Teacher Education"
 Conference Room A/V
 "Technology Assessment and Evaluation"
 Conference Room No. 3
 12:15 - 2 p.m. Lunch
 "Rules, Roles and Responsibilities"
 Entrance B -- General Assembly Rooms
 12:30 - 2 p.m. Exhibits open (for conferees not participating in
 the "Rules, Roles and Responsibilities" discussion)
 Entrance A -- General Assembly Room
 2:15-3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
 "Addressing Equity Issues"
 Conference Room No. 5
 "Funding Alternatives"
 Conference Room No. 4
 "Merging Technologies"
 Conference Room No. 3
 "Teacher Education"
 Conference Room A/V
 "Statewide Technology Initiative"
 Conference Room No. 2
 3:45 - 4 p.m. Break
 West Lobby -- outside Entrance A
 4 - 5 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
 "Demystifying Technology"
 Theater
 "Designing Effective Technology Presentations"
 Conference Room No. 2/3
 5 - 5:30 p.m. Exhibits open
 Entrance A -- General Assembly Room
 5:30-6:45 p.m. Buffet Dinner
 Entrance B -- General Assembly Room
 (Evening activities on your own)
 7 - 10 p.m. Networking room open
 Conference Room No. 3
 TUESDAY, JULY 28
 7:30-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
 West Lobby -- outside Entrance A
 Exhibits open
 Entrance A -- General Assembly Room
 Team photographs
 East Lobby -- outside Theater
 7:30 -- South Carolina teams
 7:45 -- North Carolina teams
 8:00 -- Kentucky teams
 8:15 -- Tennessee teams
 8:30-9:15 a.m. Welcome
 Clarence O'Banner, director-Education Affairs
 BellSouth Corporation
 Theater
 Keynote Address: "Developing Effective Partnerships
 Between Business, Political Leaders and Educators"
 Alan C. November, technology consultant
 Glenbrook, Ill., Public Schools
 9:15 - 10 a.m. "Collaborating for Success"
 Three points of view on the corporate community's
 role in the transfer of technology to education.
 Gail Morse, teacher; Dr. Benjamin O. Canada,
 superintendent of schools, Jackson, Miss.;
 Robert E. Stoltz, vice president/Education
 Policies, Southern Regional Education Board.
 10-10:15 a.m. Break
 West Lobby, outside Entrance A
 Exhibits open
 Entrance A -- General Assembly Room
 10:15-12:15p.m. Statewide Planning Sessions
 Alabama -- Conference Room No. 4
 Georgia -- Conference Room No. 2
 Florida -- Conference Room No. 5
 Mississippi -- Conference Room No. 8
 Louisiana -- Conference Room No. 7
 North Carolina -- Conference Room AV
 South Carolina -- Conference Room No. 6
 Tennessee -- Conference Room No. 3
 Kentucky -- Conference Room No. 7
 12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch
 Entrance B -- General Assembly Rooms
 Keynote Address: "Accepting the Challenge:
 Becoming A Change Agent for the Future"
 Dorothy Routh, deputy director,
 Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE)
 Closing Remarks
 Clarence O'Banner, director-Education Affairs
 BellSouth Corporation
 -0- 7/24/92
 /CONTACT: Larry Stevens, 404-249-2832, or Terry Johnson, 404-249-2869, both of BellSouth/
 (BLS) CO: BellSouth Corporation ST: Georgia IN: SU:


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