Jason Academy Online Courses

Gwinnett County Schools and Georgia Tech were awarded a Department of Education Middle School Partnership (MSP) grant to provide staff development for middle grades teachers. JASON Academy online courses were taught by Georgia Tech EAS graduate students. Four 5-week online courses were offered to 3 cohorts (classes of 20-25 teachers). These cohorts of teachers took the series of courses together in order to build a professional learning community. Cohorts participated in class discussion groups together and met with their instructors in face to face sessions prior to and following each course. JASON Project provided the curriculum resources which include inquiry-rich content, online activities, quizzes, etc. Georgia Tech CEISMC provided instruction on pedagogy and assisted the Georgia Tech EAS graduate students with the face-to-face sessions with teachers.