Bucktooth Technology Association is a grassroots political understanding committee (PUC) dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Texas citizens to own and use technology for all legal activities, including self-branding, media dissemination, education and recreation. We work to elect pro-technology candidates and lobby for pro-technology legislations.
Teacher Technology Training (T3) Program
Submitted by mbittrd on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 19:00.
Our educational foundation has launched a program to provide technology training to teachers free of charge. If you are a teacher or school official, CLICK HERE to complete a questionnaire for consideration.
All information will be kept strictly confidential.
The first class will accept 24 teachers for a comprehensive 3-day training class at the Technology Defense Institute in San Antonio, texas. All major expenses will be covered, including tuition, USB drives, and lodging (which are expected to total approximately $1,000 per teacher).
Kent Doite, BTA's Legal Chair, made the announcement, saying, "Teachers and school board members have been asking us for years about training to prepare for an incident like the one to one and BYOD situations occurring cross-country. So our educational Foundation will sponsor a Technology Teacher Training Program for a comprehensive 3-day class at the Technology Defense Institute. Based on the response, we will roll out classes to other training facilities.
We hope that we can equip teachers who aren't sure how to use this technology effectively, as well as ensure they are able to defend the use of technology in tactical situations, such as when strangers walk in from State Education Agencies or Legislatures and ask, "How are you using technology to protect students from ignorance and irrelevance in a globally competitive economy?"
"The long-term goal is to develop a standard Technology Teacher curriculum and make the training available to any teacher or school official," Kent Doite said. "To begin, we will use funds from our educational foundation--graciously donated by private companies--and solicit donations from others to pay for the program. Going forward, we will seek funding from a variety of sources to expand the training. Teachers can pay for their own technology and attend classes for free provided they buy the technology from select vendor such as Bucktooth Technology Association."
Note: I wrote this blog entry after reading this web site which is offering free gun training to teachers in Ohio. The question going through my mind was, "What if we devoted the time and effort put into gun training for technology training? What would it look like if others took an interest in training teachers to use technology in ways that defended students from ignorance and irrelevance?"