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The Fourth “R” Every Student Needs to Thrive in the Digital Age

January 16, 2020 1 p.m. Eastern

All students benefit from the creative, problem solving, and critical thinking skills they learn when given the opportunity to take technology classes. Furthermore, technological literacy is now as important for your students as reading, writing, and arithmetic. “By getting the youngest kids started on algorithmic or computational thinking, we give them the same tool of agency and being able to make (not just receive) digital content that the three R’s gave to Industrial Age learners,” claimed a 2012 article in The Washington Post.

As part of its STEM program, Gloucester City School District has started offering 3D animation classes that give middle school students the opportunity to go beyond being users of technology to become creators themselves.

You will learn about:

  • Giving students the chance to learn coding while meeting STEM objectives.
  • How to set up a technology program without additional teacher training.
  • Using Technology Courses to boost technical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in students.