JSU and 2gnō.me Partnering in a Groundbreaking Program that Offers “Common Language” of Pedagogy and Personalized Professional Development.


Jacksonville, AL. Jacksonville State University's Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) program and 2gnō.me (“To know me”) have partnered to bring the first-of-its-kind professional development to K-12 administrators and teachers. This project is part to the $12M grant awarded to JSU by the Department of Education in 2015 to scale its successful educational model.

Most school districts under-utilize their investment in technology, focusing on evaluation rather than on development. This program aims to strengthen the technology-related pedagogy and skills needed to work, learn and teach in the digital age. Each participant begins with a self-reported reflection about their common practices. As a result, participants enhance their self-awareness and get connected to personalized learning resources in order to address skill gaps.

“Teachers are fundamentally struggling with how technology changes their classroom. By aligning upfront awareness about the 21st century pedagogical skills to the right training at the right time, this program saves teachers a lot of time and saves schools a lot of money while driving better student outcomes” – said Lynn Garner, Director of Innovative Programs, JSU CORE.

“During my 15 years of experience in education, I saw firsthand how critical soft skills are to teacher success in the classroom,” said Lynn Gershman, 2gnō.me Educator-in-Residence. “We are honored to be working alongside JSU to re-imagine skill readiness and offer choice in professional development.”


About JSU CORE
JSU CORE provides personalized professional development for educators, specifically in K-12. For more information, visit https://www.corepartners.org/.


About 2gnō.me
2gnō.me ("To know me") is a technology platform that offers soft skills intelligence around critical classroom teaching behaviors such as collaboration, creativity, communication, and leadership. Winner of the gold award at the 2016 Re-Imagine Education competition. For more information, visit https://2gno.me.

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View the JSU CORE testimonial here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=kDWMCTAZCes. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jessica Allen at 256-782-8190 or email at jrallen@jsu.edu.