Project NextTech focuses on three core instruction topics:
Technology Proficiency: students develop formal technology skills and learn how to select the proper tool for the context, task and audience.
Information Literacy: students locate and access information, evaluate information critically and completely, and use the information effectively and ethically.
Media Literacy: students access, analyze, evaluate and create media in all of its forms.
“The competitive global economy demands sound digital literacy and formal technology skills,” said Keith Oelrich, Learning.com CEO. “Project NextTech ensures graduates leave school with a solid foundation of skills to succeed in postsecondary education and the 21st century workplace.”
Spanning two semesters, Project NextTech is divided into four nine-week curriculum blocks consisting of eight weeks of instruction and a one-week project. Each unit includes a teacher preparation section, student overview and performance-based activities to help evaluate student understanding.
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