Simpson University Education Students Receive iPads for Course Use

For Immediate Release

01.27.2014

REDDING, Calif. - In January, Simpson University’s School of Education launched a new Technology Tools for Teaching program to help prepare new teachers for using technology in the classroom.

Each student in the course will receive an iPad for use in the course. Teacher credentialing students will use them to design instruction and choose instrumental applications that will help their K-12 students learn in new ways.

Faculty have been working with the iPads for the past six months, learning new strategies for instruction, said Dr. Glee Brooks, dean of the School of Education.

“Our teacher credentialing students are well-versed in use of technology for instruction in use of interactive whiteboards, iPads, document cameras, e-learning applications, and a myriad of online resources,” she said. “Technology has changed how K-12 students learn and interact.”

Dr. Tom Forbes, a professor with Simpson since 1996, has led the technology innovation for the School of Education, Dr. Brooks said.

“He guides us on being sure we are keeping our new teacher credentialing candidates current in the best uses of technology for learning,” she said.

Simpson University’s School of Education offers a master of arts in education as well as single- and multiple-subject teaching and administrative services credential programs. More than 2,500 students have graduated from the School of Education since 1989. For more information, visit gs.simpsonu.edu.

Photo courtesy Glee Brooks / Simpson University teacher credentialing students receive iPads for use as part of a new Technology Tools for Teaching program.

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