The nonprofit Generation YES organization and Learning.com have announced Project NextTech, an online high school digital literacy survey course that is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills, values, and experience that will help them succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Project NextTech curriculum is organized around three core literacies: technology literacy, information literacy and media literacy. Students learn through guided explorations, challenging activities, and rigorous technology-infused projects.
Project NextTech is the perfect next iteration of the GenYES curriculum aimed at today’s high school students, according to Dr. Dennis Harper, founder and CEO of Generation YES. The company has invested 16 years and more than $20 million developing the content at the core of Project NextTech. High school students will develop a strong foundation of digital literacy skills that will serve them well into the future, the announcement states.
Generation YES has won awards and national acclaim since its introduction in 1996 as a federal Technology Innovation Challenge Grant. Thousands of schools in the United States have implemented Generation YES programs and extensive research has demonstrated the program’s effectiveness in improving student learning and changing teacher practice in the use of classroom technology. The nonprofit Generation YES works with schools around the world to plan, implement and enhance student technology programs through consulting, innovative curriculum, cloud-based resources, and research-based support services.
Learning.com helps students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. Districts equip their students with the technology and 21st century skills needed for online assessments, college, and the workforce using Learning.com’s digital literacy curriculum and assessments. Learning.com supports districts as they transition to digital content by providing a repository of OER and free digital resources with tools to build and share custom digital curriculum.
Source: Generation YES, genyes.org/; Learning.com, learning.com