Teq Announces Extensive Support for New York Investment Plans with CTLE-Approved Professional Development

Huntington Station, New York, UNITED STATES


HUNTINGTON StATION, NY , Dec. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- December 12, 2016 – Teq, the educational technology and professional development (PD) company, announced that it will be offering extensive support for schools investing in student devices such as Chromebooks, tablets, or laptops.  

Approved by voters in a statewide referendum on November 4, 2014, The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) authorized the use of $2 billion for classroom technology, school security, pre-k classes, and improvements to wireless broadband capabilities.

Research conducted by Filigree Consulting in 2016 showed that when teaching best practices are combined with frequent technology use, more students saw positive outcomes. Dramatic gains were realized in social and emotional skill development.  

With an overall teacher and administrator satisfaction rating of 94.5%, Teq's PD services help thousands of educators leverage their classroom technologies. Teacher Laura Dusterwald said, “After our PD session with Teq, my fellow educations and I felt confident that we would be able to utilize our classroom technology to create innovative and interactive lesson plans and learning activities.”

Teq offers over 200 onsite and online PD courses, all of which are CTLE-approved in New York State. Popular courses for those who used their Smart Bond funds for devices include SMART Board Basics, Effective Chromebook Use in the Classroom, and Mobile Assessment with the iPad. Many have taken advantage of Teq Online PD, which provides PD on demand, from any Internet connected device. The online platform also includes Instructional Support nOw—a unique feature that connects the user to one of Teq’s NYS-Certified PD Specialists at the touch of a button.  

In 2017 Teq plans on expanding its course offerings around 3D printing and game-based learning; adding new features to the Online platform; and continuing to deliver PD to schools nationwide.  

About Teq

Dedicated to championing the evolution of the modern classroom, Teq has provided solutions to improve student learning since 1972. Its professional development team of more than 23 education professionals works closely to empower educators, leverage and improve technology integration, and increase student achievement and success. Teq provides clients with a unique blend of experienced service, innovative products, and incomparable support.




        

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