This project-based course will focus on the use of emerging technologies as tools for learning.
This is a dynamic course with content that is updated frequently to reflect new technologies that students will be expected to use within the full range of classes taken during their high school program of study.
Students will also be introduced to the tools, processes, and self-management skills required for online courses.
The online content of the course is designed utilizing web-based pedagogy and instructional design principles and practices.
Instructional activities were developed based on the skills and knowledge required for college readiness and technology/digital literacy.
This course aligns with the NETS. The NETS identify essential skills required for students to become proficient with 21st century technologies.
ISTE NETs for Students 1. Creativity & Innovation 2. Communication & Collaboration 3. Research & Information Fluency 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Decision Making 5. Digital Citizenship 6. Technology Operations & Concepts
“ A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment...Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments.” *Taken from Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century ”
Project Based Learning is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation.
Project Based Learning teaches students 21 st century skills as well as content. These skills include communication and presentation skills, organization and time management skills, research and inquiry skills, self-assessment and reflection skills, and group participation and leadership skills.
21 st century skills learned through our curriculum, which is interdisciplinary, integrated, project-based, and more, include and are learned within a project-based curriculum by utilizing the seven survival skills advocated by Tony Wagner in his book, The Global Achievement Gap:
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneurialism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination