Fourteen New Hampshire schools began a Student Technology Leadership program called GenYES at the beginning of this school year. In these schools, 176 students were highly prepared using the GenYES curriculum to assist their 492 teachers as well as administrators and IT staff integrate technology into their schools. These Student Technology Leaders (STLs) accomplished this by completing 459 (as of 4/20/18) Technology Assistance Projects (TAPs) in collaboration with teachers and IT staff. TAP examples from each school can be found in the attached PDF. The 14 NH schools included 2 high schools, 1 middle school, 4 K-8 schools, and 7 elementary schools.
Gen YES is a great way to get your students up to speed with ICT Literacy, personalize their learning, and help your teachers increase their tech skills. As you plan for your 2018-2019 school year, consider hosting a Gen YES Chapter in your school. New Hampshire has a great initial start up rate of $2975 per school. Annual membership is only $500 per school. The Gen YES program and philosophy align well with our New Hampshrie initiatives of personalization, competency based education, and the Future Ready New Hampshire initiative.
The Gen YES New Hampshire Consortium hopes all NH schools will consider implementing Gen YES in your schools for 2018-19. The Gen YES model is flexible enough to fit into any school program. The fees support an abundance of training materials, access to the Gen YES online student TAP reporting/completing system, statistics on students and TAPS, as well as an up to date student curriculum. The nonprofit Generation YES organization is happy to take your phone calls (888-941-4369) or email inquiries (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Gen YES main office is near Seattle, WA, in Pacific Time, so please call after noon.
The Gen YES New Hampshire page on NHEON.org now features some sample Technology Assistance Projects (TAPS) completed by New Hampshire students. You can learn more about GenYES New Hampshire at nheon.org/genyes and genyes.org.