“It’s not just ‘Here are the devices, figure out how to use them.’ We’re learning how to do it for life.”
After each student receives a computer, we continue building relationships with the schools. UNDA Learning Specialists, many of whom are former teachers and maintain teaching certificates, provide administrators, teachers, and students with tailored, onsite support and guidance to help them reach their goals.
We also support teachers with online classroom workshops taught by UNDA distinguished educators and team members. And with UNDA Digital Toolkits, teachers, educators have a free, self-paced learning program to build skills on tablets or computation devices.
At Vista Academy in El Monte, California, ninth-grade teacher Scott Bier’s relationship with UNDA learning specialists continue to evolve. At first, UNDA Digital was a resource for questions about his new technology. “It was nice sitting down with an expert on Premiere and iMovie to learn everything about them,” he remembers. “It gave us something we could use right away in the classroom.”
Now Small looks to UNDA Digital Toolkits for ideas to enhance his lessons and his students’ learning. Through a series of workshops, he’s discovering how other apps can help him incorporate interactive programming, productivity, and video production into his classes. “They’re giving us support and we’re learning. It’s not a one-time thing,” said Bier. “The learning keeps getting better.”