Andrea Willis, Director
SCOE's Internet and Media Services (IMS) department provides assistance to educational organizations, government, and nonprofit agencies who need specialized technology expertise and services such as website design and development, database design and programming, video production, webcast production, print design, etc. Services are provided on a cost recovery basis.
IMS works with educational, non-profit and governmental agencies, including the California State University Institute, various SCOE departments, the California Department of Education, and more. Sample projects are listed in the "Publications" section below.
Publications and Materials
U.S.A. Learns Website
U.S.A. Learns is a free website funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support immigrants who want to learn or improve their English skills as they become part of American society. Site features include high-quality video, a wide variety of activity types that include rich media, a picture dictionary with over 460 high-quality photographs and audio, definitions and vocabulary practice for over 800 words, a management site for teachers or tutors to monitor student progress, and more!
Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Website
The BTSA website and online data collection system supports Participating Teachers as they complete the requirements to clear their teaching credentials. The powerful administrative tools enable BTSA administrators to manage the process and track their participants' progress in the program.
TEACH California Website
The TEACH California website is a highly interactive resource that quickly and painlessly guides prospective new teachers through the maze of credentialing requirements and into a California classroom, regardless of where they are starting. It includes a Jeopardy-style game, virtual interviews with teachers, an interactive experience to see what teaching is like, and a database-powered personal planning tool.
Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative Website
This clearinghouse of resources and regional best practices is provided to assist California county offices of education, districts and schools to develop and implement effective programs and services that promote the mental health and wellness of students in grades K-8, with linkages to preschool and grades 9-12. It includes a public site and a powerful administrative site, which enables project staff to manage the content of the site's resources.
Additional information about the Internet and Media Services department is available online.
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