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Technology & Integrated Studies Consultant

Katherine Goyette
(559) 651-3008

Instructional Technology Specialists

Steve Woods
(559) 651-3077

Doug Cairns
(559) 651-3045

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Educators at El Monte Middle School in Orosi, as well as our very own Katherine Goyette, were highlighted on ABC Action 30 News, discussing the integration of technology into the classroom.

Every year, Technovation challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2010, over 3,000 girls from 28 countries have submitted to Technovation, thanks to dedicated volunteers around the world.

Girls do not need to have programming experience to participate, and Technovation is free for any girl who wants to participate.

Tulare County Technology Coordinators Listserv

To follow and join in on Tulare County based educational technology discussions, please join our Tulare County Technology Coordinators (TCTC) Listserv.  Email Irma Cerillos and ask her to add you today.  The TCTC Listserv is a great way of keeping up to date on all things technology in Tulare County!

Dispelling Myths About Blocked Websites in Schools

Tina Barseghian of KQED's Mind/Shift blog sat down with former Department of Education's Director of Education Technology, Karen Cator, who provided guidance on how to properly interpret the rules of the Children's Internet Protection Act.  

Highlights of the article include:

  • Accessing YouTube is not a violation of CIPA rules
  • Websites don't have to be blocked for teachers
  • Broad filters aren't helpful
  • Schools won't lose eRate funding by unblocking appropriate sites
  • Kids need to be taught how to be responsible digital citizens
  • Teachers should be trusted
To read the full article, click here.

CCSS Learning Progressions Media & Tech Integration

We've assembled a compilation of the Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking, and Language standards in which media and technology skills are embedded.  These standards are purposely integrated into the strands, rather than treated in a separate section, as the need to utilize technology and consume media is embedded into every aspect of today's curriculum.

The highlighted text in the sections of the downloadable PDF reflects an explicit statement regarding the use of media and/or technology.  The use of media and/or technology, in some cases, may be implied in the areas that are not highlighted.

Common Core Modules

MyDigitalChalkboard, formerly known as Brokers of Expertise, in collaboration with the California Department of Education has provided a Professional learning Module series to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards. The series includes thirteen modules that are available in both online and on-site professional learning formats.