Kids tek auto presentation 2010

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  • Kids tek auto presentation 2010

    1. 1. KidsTek uses project- based lessons that teach both basic and advanced computer skills through a fun and hands-on approach
    2. 2. KidsTek uses project- based lessons that teach both basic and advanced computer skills through a fun and hands-on approach
    3. 3. KidsTek uses project- based lessons that teach both basic and advanced computer skills through a fun and hands-on approach
    4. 4. KidsTek teaches and reinforces skills through projects using: the power of the Internet the most commonly used productivity software multimedia applications that engage students with the possibilities for using technology to communicate their ideas
    5. 5. the power of the Internet the most commonly used productivity software multimedia applications that engage students with the possibilities for using technology to communicate their ideas
    6. 6. the most commonly used productivity software multimedia applications that engage students with the possibilities for using technology to communicate their ideas
    7. 7. multimedia applications that engage students with the possibilities for using technology to communicate their ideas
    8. 8. Why KidsTek? In-school technology classes are elective, not a required subject… KidsTek provides another opportunity for students to improve their real-world computer skills. Lack of basic computer skills limits opportunity Schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods often have the computer hardware but may lack instructors who can lead a structured program during after school hours.
    9. 9. KidsTek teams with schools to provide a low-cost, efficient way to “Bridge the Digital Divide” through project- based learning! Why KidsTek?
    10. 10. KidsTek provides instructor, lessons, and program management
    11. 11. KidsTek provides instructor, lessons, and program management Program Host Site provides facility, computer lab, and student enrollment
    12. 12. KidsTek provides instructor, lessons, and program management KidsTek and Partners share responsibility for fund raising Program Host Site provides facility, computer lab, and student enrollment
    13. 13. KidsTek provides instructor, lessons, and program management KidsTek and Partners share responsibility for fund raising Students pay no tuition and come ready to learn Program Host Site provides facility, computer lab, and student enrollment
    14. 14. 40 History • 1999 – Founded by Colorado Software and Internet Association (CSIA) Board to provide a technology oriented way for our community to give back – As the Colorado Technology Community Foundation, funded the development and management of computer skills training for Metro Denver Boys & Girls Clubs • 2004 – Launched KidsTek, a 501(c)(3) direct service provider for schools and other youth-serving organizations. • 2005 – Expanded into Larimer County Boys & Girls Clubs • 2006 – Expanded into Aurora Pubic Schools via the COMPASS After School Program, and adopted National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) as a basis for lesson plans. • 2007 – Created three areas of emphasis: – Tech12 – providing a continual technology education experience K through 12 – Tech To Tomorrow - increasing career and college exploration opportunities for high school students with a focus on the use of technology in all careers – Girls Need Tech Too - increasing female participation in after-school technology programs, with a goal of gender parity in KidsTek programs by 2010 • 2008/09 – Expanded into Denver Public Schools • 2009/2010 – Began in-school technology certification classes in Denver Public Schools
    15. 15. KidsTek Program Tracks • Elementary-aged students learn that technology is fun and exciting through projects that incorporate basic computer skills. • Middle school programs strengthen practical computer skills through engaging projects using music, art, video, game design, conceptual design and more. • High school students develop advanced technology skills in one of these two areas: – In-school technical certification courses (Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems) providing skills to be successful in the workplace or to prepare students for a technical college education. – College and career exploration courses, allowing students to leverage technology to explore higher education opportunities and the college application process, as well as how to research and prepare for various career paths.
    16. 16. Aurora Public Schools • KidsTek is a core provider for APS’s COMPASS After School Program for disadvantaged students • KidsTek serves COMPASS schools from K-12 • Fletcher, Sable & Vaughn Elementary Schools • North, South, East & West Middle Schools • Aurora Central High School • More than a dozen classes offered weekly during the school year
    17. 17. Denver Public Schools • Started in 2007 at Manual High School and expanded to seven schools for the 2010-2011 school year: • Stedman, Johnson and Force Elementary Schools • Cole Arts & Science Academy • Noel Middle School • Manual High School • Montbello High School

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