OIT Staff Share Technology Tips at College Bridge Program

August 21, 2017

Mary-Margaret Echevarria presents at the ATE College Bridge Series

(Mary-Margaret Echevarria presents at the ATE College Bridge Series.)

Written by Rosalind Ong, project Coordinator

Telecommunications Manager Mary-Margaret Echevarria and Project Coordinator Rosalind Ong presented “Technology for College Readiness” at the 2017 College Bridging Series on August 10 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event, presented by the Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) within the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA, offers information on college readiness skills preparing high school students to transition to college. Session topics included financial aid, choosing a career and major, selecting the right university, time management, and resources for undergraduate students.

According to the ATE website, the academy focuses on the preparation of Cultural Efficacious individuals who hold a strong ethnic identity, demonstrate self-determination, employ critical reflections, exhibit positive efficacy, reveal sociocultural competence, and engage in transformative practices, in addition to having strong content, pedagogical, and technological-pedagogical knowledge.

Rosalind Ong presents at the ATE College Bridge Series

(Rosalind Ong presents at the ATE College Bridge Series.)

During the presentation Echevarria and Ong discussed technology web resources, cloud resources, and mobile apps. Additionally, they shared information resources to help students stay informed such as following departments on social media, seeking internships, and taking advantage of student activities and forums such as the OIT Student Innovation Coalition.

Other presenters for the series included the Texas Workforce Commission, Randolph Brooks FCU, and several UTSA offices (Academic Advising, the Career Center, One Stop Enrollment, the Writing Center, and the Tomas Rivera Center).

To learn more about the Academy for Teacher Excellence visit: http://ate.utsa.edu/.

To register for the fall OIT Student Innovation Coalition, visit www.utsa.edu/oit/sic.