Many of us are familiar with computers, but what about the latest advancements in educational technology? BCIU can help your classrooms stay on the cutting edge with our expert training, consulting, and support services. Whether you need to learn how to use the new electronic smartboard in your classroom or investigate how iPads could be used to enrich the lives of your students, BCIU can help.
TEACHER COLLaboration day - October 25, 2011
Learn, collaborate, and share your best practices with other Berks County teachers during a variety of 21st-century workshops.
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The BCIU's Educational Technology Services (ETS) Department provides workshops to help teachers, administrators, and support staff with instruction on various computer applications. Any level of user may take a workshop; sessions are designated as beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
Our summer workshops provide a wide rangd oef useful 21st-century skills to Berks County educators.
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BCIU offers training to educational staff and the community at on-site locations. We have sessions in computer platforms, basic computer skills, software application programs, internet skills training, curricular software evaluation, and integration of computer technology into curriculum. Act 48 credits available.
Online-Safety (New CIPA requirement)
In October 2008, a new federal law, "Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act," contained a new Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirement which mandates that schools' Internet safety policies include “... educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking Web sites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response."
Web-based Media Booking (MediaNET)
ETS provides workshops to help teachers with the basics of using MediaNet, the Web-based media booking system, to request educational media for classroom use.
Discovery Education Streaming (Video-on-Demand)
The BCIU's ETS Department provides workshops to help teachers with the basics of using the Discovery Education Web site to download and stream educational media for use in their classrooms.
Educational Technology Hardware
ETS provides workshops to help teachers use various educational technologies, including multimedia projectors, interactive whiteboards, and student response systems (clickers).
Jeff Rothenberger - 610-987-8278 - firstname.lastname@example.org