California Technology Assistance Project – CTAP

CTAP logoThe California Technology Assistance Project of Region 10 (Riverside, Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties) known as RIMS CTAP offers areas of services for Professional Development for Teachers, Grants and Funding, Professional Development for Administrators, and Assessment Support. RIMS CTAP provides a variety of professional development opportunities that focus on research-based instructional practices utilizing technology.

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age Technology is a required component of the CCSS, and students must be proficient with the use of technology tools to research, solve problems, collaborate and publish in order to be successful with new assessments. This three-day series gives teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of technology tools and resources, examine strategies that support student learning, and create products and lessons they can immediately implement with their students.

Cyber-safety and Digital Citizenship: This workshop provides participants with background information, lessons, and student resources to support information literacy, copyright, and Internet safety. This course helps to address the requirements of the Chavez Bill (AB 307) and CIPA requirements.

iPad in Education With the iPad, teachers and students can easily create and share content. Teachers can monitor student progress and manage classroom tasks more easily. Topics covered include an overview of iOS, professional productivity, teacher utilities, and apps for reference and learning.

Web 2.0 Tools for Publishing The Common Core State Standards ask students to publish writing and multimedia to the web. This workshop focuses on three free online publishing tools: Screencasting, VoiceThread, and Prezi. Participants will learn to use these tools, and will create products that will help guide their students on the road to multimedia publishing.

Google Tools in Education In order to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards, students need to be able to communicate and collaborate online. This workshop will address a wide variety of Google tools, including docs, forms, presentations, research and scholar, maps, and search tools.

Flip Your Classroom Blended learning environments carefully examine the curriculum and determine which activities students can best complete independently and which are best facilitated by an instructor, and then using technology to facilitate student independent learning.

Leading Edge Certification is designed around iNACOL’s National Standards for Quality Online Teaching, fulfilling the needs of individual educators to move their curriculum online into a meaningful, engaging environment. Content includes building community, moderating discussions, supporting diverse learners, and implementing frequent formative assessments.

iTELL integrating Technology for English Learners (iTELL) is a three-day program designed to prepare teachers to implement research-based strategies that integrate technology in their classrooms.

Marzano Strategies Integrated with Technology: In this workshop participants will examine the nine research-based learning strategies identified by Robert Marzano in Classroom Instruction that Works, and explore how technology can be used to help students improve their learning.

Grant Program Rollouts: RIMS CTAP disseminates information on state education technology grant programs, assists in the grant writing process, and assists the CDE with compliance information. Grant rollout workshops focus on the criteria, timelines, and guidelines for submission.

District Technology Planning: RIMS CTAP provides guidance on revising district technology plans to meet state guidelines. A state-approved technology use plan is required to receive any state or federal education technology funds such as EETT Formula funding, or to participate in the K-12 Voucher program.

Organization Management System: OMS allows educational institutions to monitor accountability for services they provide to schools, districts, and county offices of education. OMS users create on-line registrations for their professional development workshops, meetings, and special events. The OMS allows users to align their events to local goals and objectives, track event attendance, email event participants, and more. For analyzing the services provided, the OMS generates a variety of exportable reports.

Technology Leadership Network: The CTAP Technology Leadership Network (TLN) provides a forum for technology and curriculum leaders and educators. Agendas reflect issues and strategies with a focus on technology plan components: Curriculum, Hardware and Infrastructure, Partnerships and Stakeholders, Data-Driven Decision Making, and Professional Development. Guest speakers from around the state are featured.

State Student Technology Showcase: Each year Riverside County has had outstanding students and their teachers demonstrate how technology can help them meet state curriculum standards.

RIMS CTAP Web site

Jenny Thomas, CTAP Project Specialist
(951) 826-6326