The Computer curriculum is all designed and implemented by Beyond Technology Education. We use a project based, integrated approach to teaching both computer skills and increasing the use of technology in the classroom. The students will progress through word processing, spreadsheets and databases, multi-media presentation, and Publishing projects using their yearly theme. They will also complete projects designed by classroom teachers that integrate the computer skills into other core curriculum.
The theme for the school year in Kindergarten is Relationships. Each quarter we will focus on a different aspect of the theme while increasing their skills in the appropriate application. They will end the year by reviewing the skills and units they have covered this year and create a multi-page book using desktop publishing skills.
The theme for the school year in 1st-5th grade is Responsibility. Each quarter we will focus on a different aspect of the theme while increasing their skills in the appropriate application. They will end the year using desktop publishing skills to create documents and review the skills and lessons learned this year.
The 6th grade utilize a curriculum called Snapshot of the World, they use word processing, spreadsheets and databases, and multi-media presentations to create a year long project on an area of Ancient Greece. They also focus on Graphics manipulation using Photoshop Elements.
The 7th and 8th grade participate in a program called CEO .They are creating various projects as if they are the CEO of a new company. They begin by creating company overviews and logos. They then do various projects including stock portfolios, cost of borrowing money, floor plans, brochures, and company presentations. The next year they create a different company and focus on the Marketing aspect of the company. They create an advertising plan including magazine, newspaper, and TV commercials.