Category Archives: Tech News

Loaned laptops, free Internet access: Using technology to teach English as a second language

Students in a beginning English-as-a-second-language course at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in May 2013. Photo: Matthew Wuscher, Teacher Julie Sandeno is in the back row, third from the right.  Marketing and Communications

Students can learn to speak English while improving their technology skills in an innovative Pierce College program. To help make that possible, the newly designed English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) course will loan students a laptop to use at home and provide free access to the Internet. Students can apply now to be in the first class, which

Kids can go for “A Walk on the Moon” in new Science Dome show

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The Pierce College Science Dome is presenting a new, interactive kids’ show about the moon and a cutting-edge production about the earth’s global climate. The Science Dome also has new hours for the spring. General audience shows, featuring a rotation of titles, will be 7 p.m. Fridays and 3:15 p.m. Saturdays. Children’s shows will be 2

Student Services will be unavailable May 26-31

All Pierce College Student Service offices and online tools will be unavailable from 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, through noon Tuesday, May 31. All state community and technical colleges will be affected by this shutdown, which is the result of mandatory statewide system improvements.