One third of Episcopal’s faculty, joined by division heads and tech coordinators, developed an original framework for a K-12 Contemporary Literacy Curriculum. Over the past 16 years, Episcopal has engaged in active technology professional development.
- Contemporary literacy consists of a combination of information literacy skills and technology skills.
- To guide the work, three basic national programs were the foundation of the study: the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the American Library Association (ALA).
- National conferences attended by faculty and administration members include: National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE), Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), Classroom Connect, Lausanne Laptop Institute, and Tech Forums.
- Schools and school systems visited include: Cincinnati Country Day, Seven Hills, Hockaday, Green Hill, St. Andrews, Newman, St. Martin’s Episcopal, Florida Virtual School, Humble ISD, and Spring Branch ISD.