This program offers rural Florida schools an easy way to empower students with digital literacy and computer science skills, ensuring digital equity for K-12 students across the state.
Digital literacy for Florida K-12 students
We tend to think of today’s students as “digital natives,” because they so readily use computers and cell phones. But just because they can navigate a device doesn’t necessarily mean they can use a keyboard fluently, use business applications, or understand the best practices for online privacy and safety. Teaching a full range of digital literacy skills to Florida’s K-12 students ensures that they can meet technology standards and that they are prepared for success not only online in schools, but in college, careers and life.
Computer science for Florida middle school students
It’s not just individuals aspiring to careers in coding who need to learn the fundamentals of computer science. Computers are now so ubiquitous in modern life that all students need to understand computational thinking, algorithms, app development, design skills and how the internet works in order to thrive academically and professionally. In fact, more than 40 states have already adopted computer science standards for education. Ensuring Florida’s middle school students are equipped with computer science skills will set them up for future success in whatever field they ultimately pursue.
Meeting Florida’s needs
Through funding from the Florida Department of Education, Lafayette County School District and Learning.com are making digital literacy and computer science curricula available to Florida districts and schools in rural areas. This offering includes Learning.com’s K-12 digital literacy curriculum, EasyTech, and the middle school computer science curriculum, EasyCode Pillars. Both allow asynchronous instruction in classroom or virtual environments and feature gamified online content that engages students with hands-on practice and projects. Ten percent of schools across America use EasyTech to teach fundamental digital skills such as keyboarding to their students.
All Florida K-12 public school districts and charter schools in counties with student enrollment of 15,000 and under are eligible for the Florida Rural Digital Literacy & Computer Science program. That’s more than 30 districts in the state!
Click here to see if your district is one of them.
Experience EasyTech and EasyCode at FETC!
If you’re headed to FETC this month, you can explore Learning.com’s EasyTech and EasyCode programs, and ask questions about the Florida Rural Digital Literacy & Computer Science Program. Stop by booth 749 for product demos, or attend one of our sessions on digital learning, student engagement, computer science, coding, AI, creativity, keyboarding, online safety and more! Click here for details.
SVP Strategic Initiatives
Educated as an engineer, Brian has spent his career helping start and expand early stage and emerging growth technology companies. Brian previously served as VP Client Services at the specialty finance firm Charter School Capital. Brian has also held senior-level positions with Ignite Education Group, Pinnacle Education and Insight Schools.