BEYOND Technology Education Reveals "5 Steps to Prep for One-to-One"
CHINO HILLS, CA, Aug 22, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
As a new school year begins, teachers are busy developing lesson
plans and preparing their classrooms. For those who have tablets,
laptops and desktops at their fingertips, planning is challenging,
especially if the school or district's goal is to have a device in
every student's hands (one-to-one). To guide this inevitable shift,
BEYOND Technology Education (BTE), a leader in edtech planning and
implementation, released their "5 Steps to Prep for One-to-One" today
based on SWIMGrid (School-Wide Integration Model). SWIMGrid is BTE's
organizational method and planning tool used to help schools create a
four-year technology plan.
"At BTE, we are partnering with schools across the U.S. to instill
teachers with the confidence to use technology in their classrooms in
a way that is meaningful to students," said Ernie Delgado, founder
and co-CEO of BTE. "Technology surrounds every aspect of our lives
and will continue to well into the future. Ultimately, our goal is to
prepare youth for their future, giving them both technical and
creative skills needed to adapt to changing environments."
BTE's Annual Teacher Training in San Clemente, Calif. August 5-9 set
the stage for the upcoming school year, guiding more than 50 teachers
through the BTE program including new elements adapted for changing
trends in education.
"I started using the BTE program with my students three years ago,
and it changed the way I engaged with students and their parents,"
said Kimberleigh Brown, director of education technology at Los Gatos
Christian School. "There are so many ways to use technology and
challenge students to apply technical skills in creative ways. This
is the most exciting time to be in education, and the changes
technology can bring to education are huge."
For more on BTE's SWIMGrid model, recommendations on thoughtful
edtech planning and implementation, and to follow trends in edtech,
visit beyondteched.com and connect with the team on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/beyondtech and Twitter @BEYONDTeched.
About BEYOND Technology Education
BEYOND Technology Education (BTE)
is a leader in edtech planning and implementation. Based on more than
two decades of experience working with schools, BTE developed the
School-Wide Integration Model (SWIM) Grid as a simplified, organic
planning and project management approach to bridge technology and
curriculum. BTE guides the multi-year, five-step process to
successfully integrate technology at K-12 schools across the U.S.,
ensuring administrators, teachers and students are maximizing the use
of technology as it suits each classroom. By training teachers to
properly integrate technology across curriculum, BTE is also better
equipping students with the skills they will need in their future.
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SOURCE: BEYOND Technology Education
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