Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-Bronx) toured Fordham’s Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The RETC obtained a $295,000 grant from the Department of Justice through Serrano’s office. The grant has helped fund the RETC’s work with nearly 40 teachers and more than 100 parents by providing computer credentialing prep classes and its Career and Technical Education (CTE) workshops.
The Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC) is dedicated to serving and researching the professional development needs of educators striving to improve student and teacher performance. The center’s award-winning programs serve educators across grade levels and contexts, providing in-class and distance learning opportunities. These efforts span K-12, adult education and higher education settings. Programs engaging K-12 educators particularly emphasize educational technology. The RETC was established, in part, through a $9 million grant as part of the New York State’s Higher Education Applied Technology Legislation of 1995. For the most current information about Fordham’s RETC events, visit the RETC website, www.retc.fordham.edu, and view the e-newsletter.