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CREST-Ed Summer Institute set for July 12

The College of Education & Human Development’s Collaboration and Resources for Encouraging and Supporting Transformations in Education (CREST-Ed) program will host its Summer Institute on Wednesday, July 12.

CREST-Ed partners, local school districts, colleges and universities, and undergraduate and graduate education majors are invited to attend the institute, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Georgia State University College of Law building (85 Park Place N.E., Atlanta).

Discussions will focus on the institute’s theme, “Staying Healthy and Productive: How Educators Can Use Technology, Effective Health and Wellness Practices, and Sustainable Social Justice Strategies to Promote Positive Changes Within Our Schools and Communities.”

The institute will also feature Travis Allen, founder of education nonprofit iSchool Initiative, as its keynote speaker. Allen is a senior at Kennesaw State University and has become an influential leader of the emerging digital learning movement whose work has been featured on CNN, the Huffington Post and Forbes magazine.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please submit your registration at

CREST-Ed is a federally-funded partnership with Albany State University, Georgia Southern University, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future and nine county school systems designed to recruit, train and support 250-300 students who want to teach in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. For more information, visit