The EdLab Group (formerly known as the Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology) was founded in 1998 in response to two regional needs – a shortage of information and communication technology professionals and educators who wanted to integrate technology into their curricula. With a mission to leverage the power of technology and diversity to transform teaching and learning, the EdLab Group evolved throughout the next 17 years, developing and implementing an array of services. These services included digital inclusion projects, peer coaching, program evaluation, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs. This past year marked significant change for the EdLab Group. Our program evaluation team transitioned to another organization, we completed two, five-year digital inclusion initiatives, and we supported the National Girls Collaborative Project as it transitioned from a project maintained by the EdLab Group to an independent 501(c)(3) organization. In April 2015, the EdLab Group’s Board of Directors passed a resolution to dissolve the organization and at this time, we anticipate the organization will close later this summer. We are grateful to the many partners, funders, colleagues, and staff who were a part of our work.
Karen Kniep Blanton