Introducing a new program for high schools: Digital Ready

The Department of Education and NYC Digital today announced the launch of Digital Ready, an intensive professional development and technology expansion program to help NYC public high schools use technology and student-centered learning to improve students’ readiness for college and careers, NYC Digital reports. Digital Ready connects students with NYC’s vibrant tech community to provide real-world learning experiences and to help them develop the skills to succeed in today’s digital workforce. Students gain digital literacy skills while receiving hands-on work opportunities, internship experience, and mentors from local tech companies. Teachers build digital resources into their lesson plans, use new media tools and work with partners to engage students in digital technology careers. The program has launched in 10 high schools for the 2013-2014 academic year, and will expand to 10 additional schools, including middle and high schools…

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