GenYES provides the online resources and environment necessary to prepare a team of Student Technology Leaders (STLs) with the skills necessary to support the technology integration efforts of teachers, IT staff, and other adults working at the school.
Any adult in the school can submit a Technology Assistance Project or TAP asking an STL for assistance. Typically, a TAP involves assistance in one of three ways:
- Helping teachers learn technology skills
- Creating resources that teachers use in their lessons
- Assisting IT staff's efforts to maintain a school's tech infrastructure
GenYES tools provide an easy-to-use online help request system. TAPs are tracked and reports can be generated at any time showing the impact of GenYES student support on your school technology usage.
The result is an authentic project-based learning experience for the students and sustainable technology support for the teachers. This powerful model has been refined and proven in real classrooms around the world for 16 years.
Content of a GenYES Class or Club
The GenYES Learn section is where both the basis and extended Curriculum reside. Twenty eight curriculum units provide the activities and necessary resources to ensure GenYES success. Each unit contains multiple activities designed to assist a teacher as they implement GenYES. Here are the seven basic units.
- Getting Started with GenYES
- GenYES in Action
- Online Research and Information Literacy
- Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship
- Online Tools
- Optional Ed Tech Topics
- GenYES Concluding Activities
There are 21 other units in the categories of Technology Skills, 21st Century Issues, Technology Support, Leadership, and Community Service.
These additional units are available in the GenYES Extended Edition. GenYES provides the most comprehensive technology support curriculum anywhere.
Online Collaborative Tools
GenYES includes a number of online tools that support the students, teachers, the GenYES facilitator, and the whole school. These tools are available through a password protected site accessible once a school obtains their perpetual license. The GenYES online tools are fully hosted on a secure server, accessible through any browser, and require no downloads or special hardware or software.
Due to variations in school size and the customizable options we offer, give us a call (toll-free) at (888) 941-4369 to find out what the price for your school will be. To purchase student accounts on our system and utilize our curriculum, you will have to fill out an order form.
Sole Source Letter: This is a generic sole source letter. If you need a customized letter, please call and we would be happy to help you.
Shipping Policy: We will ship print materials (if any) and enable your Generation YES online account on receipt of a P.O., a P.O. number from a school institution, or check. Please use the order form to indicate your payment method.
New York State Cooperative Service (COSER) information: GenYES is available through the New York Instructional Computing COSER #6360. Please contact our office for more details.
- Scientifically proven over 16 years
- Empowers digital age students
- Teaches 21st century skills
- Provides rigorous technology elective
- Cost-effective professional development
- Reduces tech support costs
- Flexible curriculum can be used in grades 4-12