Summer Program 2021 Schedule

This 9-week program was created with three distinct but identical sessions that will be offered across three 2-hour time blocks at The Generator. No matter what grade level you are, there will be three simultaneous “tracks” available to meet you wherever you are and improve your digital skills from there. You may start at the Beginner Track during Session 1 and complete the Advanced Track during Session 3, or you may start Session 1 at Intermediate or Advanced level.

Sessions:
Session 1: June 14 – July 2
Session 2: July 5 – July 23
Session 3: July 26 – August 13

Time slots:
6th – 8th Grade: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
11th – 12th Grade: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (MWF or TTh to allow for work schedules)
9th – 10thth Grade: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 5, 2021

About TEACH Pine Bluff

Curriculum Overview

We have designed a program that is intended to engage every participant learner at their inherent digital skill fluency level and build on that fluency during and beyond our program. Participant candidates will be invited through respective schools and non-profit after school programs, and applicants will submit one letter of interest per applicant regarding their

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TRACKS

Participants will fall into one of three digital skill “tracks”: 1. Beginner (little or no inherent digital skills) 2. Intermediate (demonstrated inherent digital skills; familiarity with digital technologies) 3. Advanced (demonstrated digital skill fluency; mastery of one or more digital technologies)

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Track 1: Beginner Track

The Beginner Track participant may or may not realize that they have few (if any) inherent digital skills. Many of our participants have experience with mobile devices such as personal mobile phones, and many are fluent in “text-ese” and social media platforms; however, beginner track participants have not mastered the standard QWERTY keyboard using more

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Track 2: Intermediate Track

The Intermediate Track participant demonstrates some inherent digital skills and familiarity with some digital resources. These participants may know how to use digital coding to support projects; furthermore, these participants demonstrate confidence at being able to access basic digital resources to help them “tell their story” or complete simple digital-based projects. Method: The intermediate track

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Track 3: Advanced Track

The Advanced Track participant demonstrates confident inherent digital skills and comfort with several digital resources. These participants prefer and use certain digital resources to support projects; furthermore, these participants demonstrate confidence at being able to talk about the digital resources they use to support their projects. Method: The advanced track module inspires advanced track participants

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Assessment and Feedback

Frequent assessment and feedback are critical to ensuring that participants are actively involved in their own learning and that facilitators have evidence that each participant is making progress. Each track includes the expected participant outcomes throughout the track ab within each session time frame. To allow participants flexibility in reaching their learning goals, the program

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