Education Connection

Education Connection

Courses and Credit Recommendations with Dates Valid

  • Digital Media and Movie Making (DM3) (3 credits, lower level); September 2008-September 2017
  • E-Commerce Entrepreneurship (3 credits, lower level); September 2006-September 2015
  • Foundations of Health Science and Technology (3 credits, lower level); June 2008-June 2014

Source of Records

Student's high school records office.

About the Reviewed Program

Education Connection is one of Connecticut's six Regional Service Centers. Their mission as the regional educational service center in Western Connecticut is to cooperatively promote the success of school districts and their communities by providing educational and related services from Head Start to Adult Education. Education Connection's Center for 21st Century Skills (Center21) was established to focus the work of EC staff in the area of 21st Century high school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Coalition (STEM) curriculum and professional development throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. In 2002, the Cente21 formed a strategic alliance with the Connecticut Office for Workforce Competitiveness and the Connecticut College of Technology to advance STEM education via the Connecticut Careers Choices (CCC) program.

Course Descriptions

Digital Media and Movie Making (DM3) (3 credits, lower level); September 2008-September 2017
How can digital media and movie making be used to educate and entertain, in a way comparable to, or better than, the traditional media formats of the past? This course develops skills in creativity, storytelling and digital media literacy while establishing student knowledge of the ever-expanding digital media and move making industry. Working in a project-based learning environment, students will form a production company and complete a variety of digital media and movie making projects that are presented to a panel of industry professionals and college faculty at the CT Student Innovation Exposition. Participants will also have an opportunity to submit content to the Connecticut Student Film Festival.

E-Commerce Entrepreneurship (3 credits, lower level); September 2006-September 2015
The E-Commerce Entrepreneurship course introduces students to the world of e-commerce and develops academic skills, creative thinking, and problem solving through the completion of a comprehensive e-commerce business project. Students and teachers utilize a variety of Internet-based technologies - including Joomla! and Wordpress or an equivalent - to set up, develop, and maintain a fully functioning online store.

Foundations of Health Science and Technology (3 credits, lower level); June 2008-June 2014
This course is offered as Foundations of Health Sciences and Technology, an introduction to healthcare careers. The course is designed as an overview of healthcare occupations and the skills required for success in the health care industry. The course includes academics in healthcare, ethics, teamwork, employability skills, health maintenance and safety practices as well as information technology applications. It touches upon the impact of technology on the quality of healthcare services, and a basic overview of biology is also included. The course examines the medical needs of a culturally diverse society and the legal responsibilities of healthcare providers. Students are exposed to the many different career paths possible for those interested in healthcare. The primary focus of the course is to expose students to the many possibilities in healthcare and to inspire them to create a professional, well-developed ePortfolio. Students are also require to develop a unique presentation of their research.