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Digital literacy courses gaining popularity

By Laura Devaney
February 13th, 2015

Project NextTech helps students develop the 21st century skills needed for high school, college and the workforce

digital-literacyToday’s graduates need formal technology skills to be successful, whether pursuing higher education or entering the workforce after high school. Now available for district purchase and implementation, Project NextTech is a two-semester course that provides project-based instruction to help students develop the technology proficiency, information literacy and media literacy skills needed to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

The content for Project NextTech is based on curriculum developed by the nonprofit Generation YES through years of research and student and teacher feedback.

Project NextTech addresses the 24 performance indicators in the ISTE Standards for Students and is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TA-TEKS) for high school curriculum–addressing all strands of the Fundamentals of Computer Science TA-TEKS.

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