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The Office of School Engagement serves as a bridge between the worlds of theory and practice in public education to improve the educational experiences of students and the professional lives of educators.

What We Do

  • We partner with the Clarke County School District through the Professional Development School District
  • We support Experience UGA, a field trip initiative to bring all Clarke County students (P-12) to UGA's campus each year
  • We engage with the UGA Archway Partnership in education initiatives
  • We facilitate Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice, Explore) together with the Clarke County School District and the Athens-Clarke County Community. This engaging and enriching summer program serves to diminish 'summer slide' for K-8 children.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    629 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Director: Janna Dresden
Faculty and staff Support our programs

Learn more about the PDSD partnership between the UGA College of Education and Clarke County School District

Professional Development School District

Professional Development School District

We have a Professional Development School District partnership with Clarke County School District that includes 20 on-site courses, eight professors-in-residence, and more than 500 UGA students in the schools.

Experience UGA

Experience UGA

We support Experience UGA, a field trip initiative to bring all Clarke County students (P-12) to UGA's campus each year. Kindergarten students take a walking tour of campus led by Early Childhood Education majors and discuss shapes they see in buildings and surroundings.

Camp DIVE

Camp DIVE

Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice, and Explore) is a partnership between the Clarke County School District (CCSD), the UGA College of Education, and the Athens-Clarke County community. The purpose of Camp DIVE is to provide an engaging and enriching summer experience for CCSD students in grades K-8 in order to prevent or diminish the well-known 'summer slide' phenomenon.

Support our programs

The Office of School Engagement serves as a bridge between the worlds of theory and practice in public education to improve the educational experiences of students and the professional lives of educators.

Support the Office of School Engagement

News and Events

Latest News

Doctoral student honored by professional development school district organization

April 10, 2018
Ashley Nylin, a third-year doctoral student in middle grades education, was named an "Emerging Professional Development School Leader" by the National Association for Professional Development Schools.

Workshop trains dozens of mentor teachers

November 10, 2017
Offered each summer, the workshop trains mentor teachers in co-teaching strategies to best support their teacher candidates.

Camp DIVE makes a splash for a second summer

November 10, 2017
Everyone who participated came away with a new appreciation for the power of experiential learning and contributed to the positive energy that characterized the month-long summer camp.

Publications

Office of School Engagement Newsletter

This bi-annual newsletter explores the unique partnerships between the College and surrounding school districts.

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Upcoming Events

May
24

Meaningful Mentoring: Skills and Strategies Workshop

Please join us for a day-long workshop on developing critical skills and strategies for mentoring teacher candidates.

Jun
4–29

Camp DIVE 2018

Camp DIVE provides an opportunity for UGA students to obtain course credit or volunteer hours while working hands-on with students in Clarke County. CCSD students can attend the program free of charge.

Recurring Events

Camp DIVE

The purpose of Camp DIVE is to provide an engaging and enriching summer experience for students in kindergarten through eighth grade while giving UGA students the opportunity to interact with children and youth from the Athens community.

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