Friday Apr 24, 2020

Antigua - Teaching the Teachers; Putting Technology in Schools

Jeff Mason

Teacher Cisco Training Program Newport High School / Belevue School district

Introduced by: John Martinka

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In February four BBRC members and six other adults accompanied 14 Bellevue School District students to Antigua. Today’s BBRC program will show and discuss what we did: provide computers and install Wi-Fi networks; cover our training program to teach the teachers how to use technology to effectively reach their students; and discuss our eighth sewing center. We will also share what this means to our local students and the citizens of Antigua. The traveling Rotarians will be joined by Jeff Mason and a couple of his students. If the Antigua Internet connectivity allows for it, you will also hear from one or two Antigua Rotarians. 

About the Speaker

Jeff Mason has been instrumental in helping Bellevue Breakfast Rotary in their international projects installing computers and networks. Jeff, along with another instructor, runs the Newport High School Cisco Academy which in December 2018 earned the Palo Alto Cybersecurity Academy Designation. It is the only program in the Northwest that is part of this program and this curriculum was integrated into the school's already established Advanced Cisco Security course.

The Cisco Networking program, part of the Bellevue School District's Career and Technical Education is available for all Bellevue School District students and teaches them the skillset for these technology jobs by taking a lab-based approach in high school.

Jeff is also a distinguished alumnus of Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee!