Hi, everyone. My name is Sue Cusack, and I'm the Director of the Educational Technology program. I want to share with you two new licenses that we have at Lesley University. These are the Digital Literacy and Computer Science, as well as an Instructional Technology Specialist. These licenses together try to address a great need in all of our schools, related to supporting students growth and citizenship related to the digital world.
Keeping up with everyday technologies is no small task, so the Digital Literacy in Computer Science license is oriented around supporting students in their efforts to become good digital citizens, to become technology literate, to understand the issues related to privacy and explore ways for them to become computational thinkers in ways that grow through innovation, creativity, and further exploration in the many fields that are available to them in today's society.
The other license, Instructional Technology Specialist, orients around supporting the school community, providing technical support to educators, and serving in a leadership role to help guide the types and uses of technology that are offered in individual schools and in the broader community.
Both of these licenses come together to fill a great need in our schools to provide digital equity and access for all children. It is a time where the digital divide, and other issues that relate to lack of equity and access, are more and more in need of safeguarding and ensuring that all children have access to the kind of educational opportunity that they should be.
So it is my hope that you'll be curious and want to join us in exploring the real opportunities that exist for examining, unpacking and really exploring what technology, what computational thinking, what creation and innovation can do to a teaching and learning ecology today. Please call if you have any interest. We'll be happy to chat anytime. Take care.