TCA Students Get “Techy”


TCA tech team

Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) students and educators got “techy” recently by showing off their love of technology at one of the largest and most interactive education technology expos in the world – the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo in San Antonio.

The students who presented were part of TCA’s Tech Stop team. They discussed the extensive curriculum of the TCA Honors Tech Intern class and how the Tech Stop program helps students and teachers with their devices in the classroom. The team who presented at the conference included educators Lisa Wong, TCA director of technology; Charla Thomas, TCA educational technology specialist; and Tricia Westover, TCA upper school tech stop support. The students who participated included Alex Clemovitz, Laura Pomberg, Cailin Redden and Mary Ashley Samuelson.

“TCA’s Tech Stop program allows students to learn how to troubleshoot common technology issues and gain interpersonal and customer service skills,” according to a recent press release. “Students who work at the Tech Stop act as a resource to fix common technical problems with school-issued tablets throughout the year.”

For example, if TCA student had a problem with his or her tablet, they could bring it to the Tech Stop. From there, upper school technology students will assess the problem, explain the solution and resolve the issue.

ISTE is the premier membership organization serving educators and education leaders dedicated to empowering connected learners in a connected world. It serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders around the world. More than 15,000 educators attend the ISTE Conference and Expo every year to learn about educator-tested strategies and resources for transforming learning and teaching.

Congratulations TCA on presenting at this prestigious conference! We are so excited for the work you are doing in technology to better students’ lives – keep up the great work!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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