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Computer Foundations. Proposal to Require Computer Education. Agenda. Proposal for Consideration Course Sequence Rationale Cost Impact Questions. Proposal for Consideration. Require .5 credits of computer education Begin with the graduating class of 2014

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computer foundations

Computer Foundations

Proposal to Require Computer Education

agenda
Agenda
  • Proposal for Consideration
  • Course Sequence
  • Rationale
  • Cost Impact
  • Questions
proposal for consideration
Proposal for Consideration
  • Require .5 credits of computer education
  • Begin with the graduating class of 2014
  • Reduce general electives from 11 credits to 10.5 credits
  • Offer options for different knowledge and skill levels
  • Encourage students to take in 9th or 10th grade
proposed graduation requirements
Proposed Graduation Requirements
  • English – 4 credits
  • Social Studies – 3 credits
  • Mathematics – 3 credits
  • Science – 2 credits
  • Health - .5 credits
  • Physical Education – 1.5 credits
  • Computer Education - .5 credits
  • Electives – 10.5 credits
  • TOTAL Credits = 25 credits
proposed course sequence
Proposed Course Sequence
  • 6 weeks of keyboarding basics in 4th and 5th grade
  • 9 weeks of keyboarding and computer education in 6th and 7th grade
  • Computer education is an elective in 8th grade
  • High school students would receive 18 weeks of computer education, preferably in 9th or 10th grade
  • Students with accelerated skills are eligible for Computer Applications I
  • Computer Applications I & II are eligible for articulation with Fox Valley Technical College
  • Advanced computer education courses are available
rationale
Rationale
  • Prepare students for post-secondary education and the workplace
  • Shiocton students could graduate without taking a formal computer class during the last 5 years of school
  • Approximately 25% of Shiocton seniors graduate without taking a computer education class in high school
  • Seven (7) CWC and/or local high schools already require computer education to graduate
  • Technology skills are a major component of 21st Century Skills
  • National technology literacy exam beginning in 2012
cost impact
Cost Impact
  • No additional staff required
  • No additional hardware/software or textbooks are required
  • Courses are in place and are periodically reviewed and updated
questions
Questions???

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