Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jaemi's Site Check-in with Tommie at Fresno Adult School

I had a check-in via phone with Tommie and Fresno Adult School Principal, Andre P. last Friday.  Tommie will focus on the lofty goal of increasing digital literacy among English Language Learners at Fresno Adult School in Spring 2016!  Her plan is to research and become familiar with Northstar Digital Literacy Project site and program to use with students at Fresno Adult School. 

Here is a little bit about the Northstar program:
The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in nine main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.  When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.

I am looking forward to hearing about how things go at Fresno Adult School and how this program will be implemented with students.  It is certainly a hot topic in adult education!

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