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Brigette Thompson — East Los Angeles College

"It is my sincere desire that all of my students be successful in transferring to a 4-year college and continue their education in the field of Child Development. It is to this end that I strive to provide them with the highest level of teaching that I can provide. This means increasing my students' skill levels in technology and online instruction. I want my students to be fully prepared for the future by mastering basic computer skills so that they may confidently apply for teaching jobs that require all documents to be uploaded. This is why I converted my face-to-face class to a web enhanced class using MindTap that is integrated into Canvas. Some students grumble at first, but in the end, they all thank me. MindTap is a great tool for increasing my students' confidence in using technology."

Brigette Thompson is a Professor of Child Development at East Los Angeles College and has been teaching for over 16 years. East Los Angeles College is the largest Community College in the state and 2nd with the highest transfer rate. ELAC has received 3 honorable Mentions' in "Who's Who in Academia" series, published by News Digest International. The Child Development Department is the 3rd largest department in the college.

Brigette serves on the Distance Education Committee and has been teaching online since, 2009. She is certified in 3 Learning Management Systems. She has developed 5 online classes and teaches a web enhanced class that uses MindTap via Canvas.

Brigette is the recipient of the LOS ANGELES BOARD OF EDUCATON "Certificate of Recognition for Vocational Training" District 5 and a FACULTY SCHOLAR-EARLY CHILDHOOD HIGHER EDUCATION FACULTY INITIATIVE, Wheelock College.

Brigette holds a Master's Degree in Marriage, Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from California State University Northridge.

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