How IT Academies are Shaping Student Success

In a time of continued economic stress, states are asked to increase efforts in public education. Digital learning offers a new direction for students, teachers and school districts. Opportunities exist to customize and personalize education so students receive the tools they need to engage in their instruction and become self-directed learners. Digital learning also opens the door to connect students across the state, region and nation with instructional content and practices they may not otherwise receive. This CSG Education Policy Academy provided resources to ensure students are college- and career-ready. Attendees engaged with speakers on a variety of strategic policy examples and programmatic solutions. Speakers also shared best practices and innovations through both regional and national examples.

CSG’s Center for Innovation & Transformation in Education
September 18-19, 2013
 
In a time of continued economic stress, states are asked to increase efforts in public education. Digital learning offers a new direction for students, teachers and school districts. Opportunities exist to customize and personalize education so students receive the tools they need to engage in their instruction and become self-directed learners. Digital learning also opens the door to connect students across the state, region and nation with instructional content and practices they may not otherwise receive. This CSG Education Policy Academy provided resources to ensure students are college- and career-ready. Attendees engaged with speakers on a variety of strategic policy examples and programmatic solutions. Speakers also shared best practices and innovations through both regional and national examples.
 
Presentation by Dawn Bleuel, Applications Training Specialist, Wichita State University, Christopher Franklin, Business Senior, Wichita State University, Ryan Allen Schrader, Business Senior, Wichita State University
 
 

Dawn Bleuel
Dawn has been with Wichita State University for 2 years. She is responsible for teaching faculty and staff how to use Microsoft Business Products such as MS Office and Adobe Acrobat. She has been an instructor for various corporations around the Wichita, KS area for 16 years. As part of her duties with Wichita State University she is responsible for administrating the Microsoft IT Academy which is an online tutorial system provided by Microsoft as part of WSU’s software assurance products.

Christopher Franklin
Christopher is the current President of the campus user group Association of Information Technology Professionals. (AITP) He is a Wichita State University Senior majoring in Management Information Systems.

Ryan Allen Schrader
Ryan is a Wichita State University Senior who is finishing his dual major in Marketing and Accounting with a dual minor in Music and Spanish. He is a recent Windows U Crew Ambassador.