Dylan Bernard is an instructor with the CCSU Office of Continuing Education’s “Tech It Out” summer program. Since June 2016, Mr. Bernard has helped with various “Tech It Out” classes, including 3-D Modeling, Power to Move, and the recent Sea-Perch course. His students have learned about biomedical engineering, how to make toys more accessible for children with disabilities, and how to create an underwater ROV.
Mr. Bernard graduated from CCSU in May 2017 with a degree in K-12 Technology and Engineering Education. He became involved with the “Tech It Out” program as a student and plans to continue teaching communications technology classes at the Portland School District this fall. He feels that CCSU prepared him very well for his teaching career.
“Working with the professors in the education department has been extremely beneficial because not only did they teach us about the technology and equipment, but they also taught us how to teach those tools, software, and equipment. I was able to take and incorporate a lot of what we did in class into my future classes.” He continues on to say that, “working with Continuing Ed has helped to build off what I’ve already done at CCSU, and with my cooperating teachers at my student teaching placements in Plainville.”
When asked to sum up how he felt about his time as a CCSU student and “Tech It Out” instructor, Mr. Bernard, a self-proclaimed “major Star Trek fan,” borrowed a quote from Jean-Luc Picard:
“Seize the time. Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.”