Over the past year, the Academic Department made a number of technological changes to help students who are working toward their high school diploma or GED.
A key change has been the implementation of SMART Board Interactive White Boards in the GED and math enhancement classrooms. The boards allow the students to practice interactive learning while giving instructors the ability to incorporate on-line material into the lesson plans. Through the use of the boards, math instructors can show the step-by-step process of completing problems, for example.
Instructors also have been able to use a laptop computer installed on a cart during class. That allows them to take lessons out of the classroom while using programs such as Achieve 3000 to help increase the pupils’ literacy and numeracy abilities.
Additionally, IT Manager Richard Brown has taught Work-Based Learning students how to set up and test the equipment in the classrooms.
Under the guidance of Academic Manager Laura Rocha, the members of the department look forward to more technology updates to help prepare the students as they move to a career, Advanced Training or college.