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The Importance of Keyboarding
Thursday April 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Wayne Lange, Technology Coordinator, Lucile Gregg Elementary School, Houston ISD, TX; with Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
Sponsored by Learning.com
As most educators know, many assessments now require students, starting as early as third grade, to write online. Yet, many students in third grade can’t type with proper technique, or without looking down at the keyboard. Six out of 10 educators say keyboarding skill gaps negatively impact student performance on online assessments, and keyboarding instruction and practice is often overlooked.
Wayne Lange, Technology Coordinator at Lucile Gregg Elementary School, Houston ISD in Texas, shares how he helps his students build the digital literacy skills they need for success by delivering foundational keyboarding instruction.
In this edWebinar, Wayne shares:
- Why keyboarding is a foundational digital literacy skill that all students need
- Criteria for delivering effective keyboarding curriculum and instruction
- Strategies to insure student success with keyboarding
Elementary- and middle school-level teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, and school administrators are watch to this this recorded edWebinar. Learn why building students’ keyboarding skills is essential.
About the Presenter
Wayne Lange has spent the last 12 years working for Houston ISD as a campus network specialist and teacher. In this capacity, he has had the opportunity to install software, upgrade systems, and troubleshoot PCs. He also assisted in the migration of the campus to the district-wide active directory after migrating to Windows 7. Wayne has worked with Learning.com since 2008 as the campus coordinator, and has used it as a teacher. In 2016, he was on the curriculum review team that brought the return of Learning.com as the official Tech Apps curriculum for Houston ISD. Wayne is a former executive director of a nonprofit and has been the quality assurance contractor for the West Texas Lions Eye Bank alliance for the last 15 years.
About the Host
Jeff Meyer is the Director of Education for Learning.com and resident product expert for its digital literacy solutions. He works to identify best practices for internal and external audiences. Jeff has 34 years of experience working in education as a public-school teacher and coach, district curriculum and technology director, and administrator. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, inquiry-driven approaches and digital resources, especially with urban students and educators. Prior to his eleven years of service with Learning.com, Jeff worked in the Austin and Eanes school districts, Education Service Center, and University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
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