Closing the Achievement Gap With Typing.com
Participate and share : Poster
Athena Santora Daniel Merriman Molly Sullivan
Do you want to give your students the best shot at closing the achievement gap? The simplest way to do it may surprise you. We’ll walk you through the No.1 research-backed skill they need right now, and how to easily add it to your lesson plans, IEPs and 504s.
|Audience:||Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Online tools, apps & resources|
|Subject area:||Career and technical education, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
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Attendees will learn what the research says about the #1 skill students need today to succeed in the digital world of tomorrow.
Participants will explore strategies to improve student achievement based on this research.
Our curriculum expert will share ideas and strategies curated from the millions of educators in the Typing.com community for engaging ways to close the achievement gap through technology education for all ages.
With degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience from Columbia University in the City of New York, Athena understands the importance of learning how to use technology. Proficiency with the basics of technology is the easiest way to close the achievement gap for students of all kinds and all ages. Join us in preparing tomorrow's leaders with the right skills today!
Daniel started his career as a Sociologist, teaching and researching the social implications of digital technologies. When he discovered the exciting world of edutech, however, he realised that he could be a part of something bigger. Daniel now spends most of time working with Teaching.com, empowering millions of young people all over the world with vital life skills. He is also a regular guest lecturer and public speaker.
Molly manages curriculum development for Typing.com. After spending 11 years teaching in a classroom setting and completing an MS in Ed Tech, she's uniquely qualified to be a key contributor to the development of Typing.com's new grade-based keyboarding curriculum - spearheading the effort to incorporate student choice and real-world application to help educators graduate future generations of confident digital citizens.