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BEYOND Technology Education Reveals “5 Steps to Prep for One-to-One”

CHINO HILLS, CA — (Marketwired) — 08/22/13 — As a new school year begins, teachers are busy developing lesson plans and preparing their classrooms. For those who have tablets, laptops and desktops at their fingertips, planning is challenging, especially if the school or district-s goal is to have a device in every student-s hands (). To guide this inevitable shift, BEYOND Technology Education (BTE), a leader in edtech planning and implementation, released their “5 Steps to Prep for One-to-One” today based on SWIMGrid (School-Wide Integration Model). SWIMGrid is BTE-s organizational method and planning tool used to help schools create a four-year technology plan.

“At BTE, we are partnering with schools across the U.S. to instill teachers with the confidence to use technology in their classrooms in a way that is meaningful to students,” said Ernie Delgado, founder and co-CEO of BTE. “Technology surrounds every aspect of our lives and will continue to well into the future. Ultimately, our goal is to prepare youth for their future, giving them both technical and creative skills needed to adapt to changing environments.”

BTE-s Annual Teacher Training in San Clemente, Calif. August 5-9 set the stage for the upcoming school year, guiding more than 50 teachers through the BTE program including new elements adapted for changing trends in education.

“I started using the BTE program with my students three years ago, and it changed the way I engaged with students and their parents,” said Kimberleigh Brown, director of education technology at Los Gatos Christian School. “There are so many ways to use technology and challenge students to apply technical skills in creative ways. This is the most exciting time to be in education, and the changes technology can bring to education are huge.”

For more on BTE-s SWIMGrid model, recommendations on thoughtful edtech planning and implementation, and to follow trends in edtech, visit beyondteched.com and connect with the team on Facebook at and Twitter @BEYONDTeched.

BEYOND Technology Education (BTE) is a leader in edtech planning and implementation. Based on more than two decades of experience working with schools, BTE developed the School-Wide Integration Model (SWIM) Grid as a simplified, organic planning and project management approach to bridge technology and curriculum. BTE guides the multi-year, five-step process to successfully integrate technology at K-12 schools across the U.S., ensuring administrators, teachers and students are maximizing the use of technology as it suits each classroom. By training teachers to properly integrate technology across curriculum, BTE is also better equipping students with the skills they will need in their future.

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