GenYes Weekly Facilitator Message 02/19/19

Hi GenYES Facilitators,

This week we will take a closer look at the GenYES Curriculum. The first thing you probably noticed when you first saw it is that there's a lot of it! The GenYES curriculum has seventeen units and sixty one activities. Unit One provides the foundational activities that STLs need to know prior to working with teachers and starting TAPs. After that, it is pretty much up to you what units work best to meet your school's technology literacy and support goals. There are two places where Generation YES provides curriculum guidance to Facilitators:

1. The Facilitator Preparation for each activity - A must read prior to delivering an activity. This image explains where to find the Facilitator Preparation.

2. The Facilitator’s Guide to the GenYES Curriculum - This document can be downloaded from the Curriculum Resources section in the Toolkit

The table below shows the number of times STLs and Facilitators have clicked into each GenYES Unit and Activity (through Feb. 1, 2019). As you can see, many of the latter units have not been visited very often. As most of you are entering the second half of this 2018-19 school year, be sure to see if one or more of your STLs could benefit from these activities. You can also assign a TAP to an STL to check out some of the activities, and suggest ones that may be beneficial for your situation.

GenYES Curriculum Unit Hits

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History Project

Check out this interesting site and podcast that describe how a group of high school history students helped identify unmarked graves of students from the past. This is an example of the type of community project STLs could do as a TAP.

TAP of the Week

Today's TAP of the Week comes from a 3rd grader at Palmcroft School in Yuma, Arizona.

Title: New App

TAP Description: Today, De'marquez and I helped Mrs.Gill show students Study Island on AppleTv.

TAP Accomplishments: Me and my STL De'marquez showed the app Study Island on AppleTv for other students know about the app Study Island and use it in class.


Dennis Harper, Founder of the Generation YES nonprofit organization

Victoria Bawn