The curriculum designed for grades K-8 is geared specifically towards information technology including basic operation of computers, student productivity skills, as well as ethical issues. Using the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS) from ISTE, we have aligned the national profiles for technology-literate students with the New York Learning Standards for Technology. These profiles and performance indicators are used as guidelines for planning technology-integrated and technology-based activities within the classrooms.
Each profile and performance indicator spans a minimum of three grade levels as the content or concept is first (I)ntroduced, (C)ontinued, and then (M)astered. As the concepts are introduced, teachers identify what students should know and explore. Later as the same concept is continued at the next grade level, students can begin to demonstrate understanding and effective use of the skills. Finally, students can demonstrate mastery at the next level and beyond for life-long learning and effective skill attainment.