New computer curriculum targets middle schoolers

Deb Hooker:

Poudre School District middle school students will benefit from a new computer curriculum next school year, giving them the most up-to-date technology skills to prepare them for the future.
“We are making a huge paradigm shift in what we are teaching middle school students in technology,” said Kathy Hanson, PSD career education coordinator. “Previously, we were teaching a few commonly-used applications. This expands considerably on that base.”
The new curriculum, developed by PSD and Colorado State University’s Information Science and Technology Center, includes courses for sixth- and seventh-graders that will give them skills for a lifetime.
PSD middle school teachers and school technology coordinators recently completed two of five days of training for the new curriculum.
Timing for the implementation coincides with PSD’s grade-level changes to institute middle schools.