Generation YES Launches New Student Technology Literacy Certification
Generation YES Corp. (www.genyes.org), a publisher of student-centered technology programs, has announced TechYES, its new technology training and certification program for students in grades six through nine. TechYES gives schools, after-school programs and community organizations everything needed to run a technology program that provides students with national technology literacy certifications. The program also assists schools as they try to meet the NCLB technology literacy requirement for all eighth-graders, as well as ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students.
In TechYES, students assume the major responsibility of becoming technologically proficient by creating projects that meet federal, state and local technology requirements. As part of TechYES, a structured peer-mentoring program assists the teacher or advisor, and provides student leadership opportunities that serve to further strengthen the program and enrich the learning community.
The TechYES Starter Kit is $495 and includes 30 student guides and certifications, an implementation guide (for teachers or program advisors), two full-color classroom posters, a CD-ROM of electronic resources and videos, and a site license to run the TechYES program. To certify additional students, student guides and certifications are available for $14.95 in quantities of 1-9, $12.45 in quantities of 10-99, and $9.95 in quantities greater than 100. The starter kit also provides access to the TechYES Web portal, online at www.techyes.net, which includes resources such as tutorials and ideas to help support student technology projects.
This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.