Ensuring our students have a baseline knowledge of modern technology is an ongoing priority. To this end, the District is piloting a Digital Literacy program with incoming freshmen. The program is a one semester, competency-based, self-paced, blended learning series with students receiving face-to-face support in their freshman study hall.
This program is designed to provide students (you) with a basic level of competence to use a computer and its applications for learning. Here are some things you should know.
A device have been issued to you in accordance with Board’s Goal: To engage students in Anywhere, Anytime Learning by providing laptop computers to expand their learning opportunities.
The content of the program is aligned to the ISTE Standards for Students:
The standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world.
The content is delivered through Moodle, District 219’s online Learning Management System in a Blended Learning Environment, Freshman Study Halls.
The tutorials and assessments have been developed through a partnership between District 219 and Atomic Learning, a video tutorial subscription service that all D219 students and employees have access.
A recommendation will be made that satisfactory completion of this Digital Literacy program will become a graduation requirement.