We view technology as a way to foster communication, analysis, research and understanding. The computer curriculum encompasses concept formation and processes expressed in behavioral objectives. Each level of the curriculum has a comprehensive hands-on approach to student learning. The various levels are sequential, activity-oriented and correlated with the National Educational Technology Standards and the Pennsylvania State Standards.
By design, each lesson builds upon the technology skills, the learning objectives, and the content knowledge taught in preceding levels. The sequential implementation of the curriculum provides the students enough opportunities to practice, and over time, to achieve mastery of the skills in all ten technologies areas.
Using projects that are linked with language arts, social studies, math and science content, the curriculum promotes active student learning in the following technology areas:
- Operating Environments
- Desktop Publishing
- Applied Technology
- Word Processing