Computer Technology Solutions becomes an Accredited Provider of CPE Classes

Texas Department of Education has approved Computer Technology Solutions (CTS) as an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Educational (CPE) classes. Using instructional materials published by TechnoKids Inc., the company will provide technology-related classes at their training facility located in the Woodlands, or directly on-site in a school’s computer lab.

Teachers in Texas will now be able to select from eight different course offerings including: Introduction to Windows, Introduction to Hardware, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Word, Introduction to Excel, Introduction to PowerPoint, Introduction to Email, and Technology Integration.

Each course fulfills the requirements for Basic Technology Foundations, Personal and Professional Use of Technology, and Application of Technology in Instruction, as is outlined by the ISTE-Benchmark Technology Competencies.

In each course, participants learn valuable technology skills while completing meaningful projects such as handouts, slideshows, or electronic grade books. Throughout each course, connections are made to classroom practice and student learning. A helpful take-home reference guide helps educators apply their newly acquired skills.

Diane Newberry, President of CTS, is pleased to be able to provide training to teachers throughout Texas, “Our company has been providing computer training opportunities for children and adults since 1994. We are thrilled to be able to offer professional development to the teachers in Texas”.

CTS has established itself as a valued computer training center for adults. In recent years, the company extended their course offerings to children in the Woodlands area. At the learning center, each summer 7-12 year olds take part in theme-based computer activities at computer camp.

CTS’s enthusiasm for technology and education lead them to become a distributor of TechnoKids Computer Curriculum. The K-12 curriculum uses a project-based approach to teach personal computer applications using Microsoft Office software.

To learn more about course offerings or curriculum contact Diane Newberry at

Christa Love

About Christa Love

Christa Love, Vice President - Christa Love has a passion for education and technology. A graduate from Brock University she has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior divisions, and Masters of Education in the area of Curriculum Studies. Her work at TechnoKids Inc. began more than ten years ago as an instructor at a local learning center. Since that time she has operated the summer camp program, taught at the research and development center at John Knox Christian School, trained educators throughout the province on issues related to technology integration, and overseen the curriculum development of hundreds of technology projects. In recent years, Christa has become the vice president of TechnoKids Inc.