Section (6000) Instruction
Policy Name Computer Literacy
Policy Number 6141.32
Date Approved 10/10/1989
Date Revised 09/09/2002
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Policy It is the goal of the school system to teach all students to be computer literate. Computer literacy is defined as that collection of skills, knowledge, values and relationships that allows a person to function comfortably as a productive citizen in a computer-oriented society.

There shall be a planned and systematic program for teaching computer literacy to all students. Continuous evaluation of progress toward this goal is to be conducted by the Superintendent and school district staff.

The program of instruction in computer literacy requires attention to the following:

1. Curriculum
Objectives for instruction will be designed to promote sequential learning awareness, theory, and application of computers. Technology instruction will be integrated into existing curriculum to the degree that it is possible.

2. Hardware
Specifications for selection will be designed to ensure durable, functional, and updated equipment.

3. Software
Programs for use in computers, whether commercially or locally developed, will be selected and shared within the school system to promote maximum learning. Such selection and use shall be consistent with any and all licensing agreements. Software selection will follow the process outlined in the district Proposals and Curriculum Handbook.

4. Staff Development
All employees involved in the instruction of students will be encouraged to gain training in awareness, theory, and applications of computers. In accordance with certification regulations, all teachers holding Professional Educator certification must gain fifteen hours of training in the integration of technology in the classroom each five-year period.

5. Resources and Funding
Ongoing commitment of school system resources is required for the development, implementation, and refinement of the computer literacy program. It is expected that general funds will be committed to this program as well as special public and private funding.