BDPA members (past, present and future) are invited to join us on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 6:00pm. BDPA hosts Cincinnati Blacks In Technology - http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/events/129275792/ - Our topic of discussion this month is: Technology From a School Teacher Perspective.
BDPA hosts ‘Cincinnati Blacks In Technology’ to collaborate with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color in our city. The doors are wide open for those folks who passionate about all things technical. Our meetups encourage fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. IT recruiters and IT job seekers are both welcome!
Technological advances in schools have skyrocketed, and now you are hard-pressed to find a classroom where a computer sits silently in the back, blinking its multicolored screensaver amongst the hum and chatter of everyday classroom life. Today, the idea of education without technology seems like an oxymoron; the two ideas have become so interconnected that one without the other seems comparable to having a chalkboard without chalk.
Does all of this classroom technology prepare our students for the ‘other world' of adulthood? How does the lack of equipment, broadband access or training at the student's home impact on classroom success? What can organizations like BDPA do to increase the technology preparation of students of color so that they can compete with their more affluent or tech-ready classmates?
We are blessed to have an educator, Dr. Deborah Jackson, with extensive practical experience in the classroom. Dr. Deborah Jackson is an adjunct professor at Central State University. She recently had the opportunity to return to the classroom in Princeton School District in order to fulfill her educational requirements for a Doctorate of Education. Her lifetime job is to help students become solidly prepared for their place in the world. She moves students towards excellence! Dr. Jackson will share her research about the technology needs of the future and how we can help our schools to make bridges for our students so that they are ready for their future.
Anyone ... regardless of race or color ... interested in tech is welcome!