Gwinnett County Public Schools

IBM Connections software helps teachers improve instruction and enhance professional development

Published on 19 Oct 2015

IBM Connections tools open up lines of communication and help our teachers take greater control of their professional development.

J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO and superintendent, GCPS

Customer
Gwinnett County Public Schools

Industry
Education

Deployment country
United States

Overview

Located in the metro Atlanta area, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is the largest school system in Georgia and continues to grow. The district's approximately 20,000 employees serve more than 175,000 students in 136 schools spread over 432 square miles.

Business need
As part of its digital Content, Learning, Assessment and Support System (eCLASS) program, Gwinnett County Public Schools wanted to help teachers and school leaders collaborate more effectively on ways to improve curriculum and sharpen instructional skills.

Solution
To support information sharing within and among schools, the district worked with strategic partner IBM to deploy what they called a "Collaboration tool" based on IBM Connections software.

Benefits
GCPS now uses the Collaboration tool to coordinate formal staff summer training, and the eCLASS online communities provide an opportunity for new and veteran instructors to collaborate and share information with ease.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
IBM Connections

Services
IBM Global Business Services

Solution
Educ: Open and Aligned Learning, Social Business for Expertise and Knowledge, Social Business Framework

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