Project NextTech Teacher Implementation Models

Organized around three core literacies: technology literacy, information literacy, and media literacy, Project NextTech has far-reaching applications across the high school curriculum. The following are implementation guidelines for most technology access scenarios at high schools. Activity-specific implementation strategies are included in each of the Teacher Preparation sections.

Option 1

Implemented as a stand-alone, yearlong course or Project NextTech Part A or Part B implemented as semester-length course in a self-contained classroom with desktop or laptop computers.

Subject Area Teacher

  • Assigns and introduces activities
  • Leads class discussions
  • Delivers core instruction
  • Facilitates and provides guidance on projects

Students

  • Receive additional guidance and instruction from activity resources
  • Work independently or in small groups to complete activities
  • Work in small groups in-class on projects
  • Complete project work outside of class
  • Add media assets to their digital portfolio

Option 2

Implemented as a regular course supplement for Technology course, CTE course, Yearbook, Newspaper or other similar courses in a self-contained classroom with desktop or laptop computers, or mobile cart.

Subject Area Teacher

  • Assigns and introduces activities
  • Leads class discussions
  • Delivers core instruction
  • Facilitates and provides guidance on (optional) projects

Students

  • Receive additional guidance and instruction from activity resources
  • Work independently or in small groups to complete selected activities
  • May use Project NextTech independently to develop new skills
  • Work in small groups in-class on (optional) projects
  • Complete project work outside of class
  • Add media assets to their (optional) digital portfolio
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