Importance of ICT
In this day and age it is a forgone conclusion that having a good understanding of computer software and hardware is essential. At CZTIS, we offer several computer and ICT courses aimed at ensuring that our students have practical skills they can benefit from in everyday life. These skills cover more than just what students expect to come in a test or exam.
We place an emphasis on addressing digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way. This involves talking about topics which are very important for kids to learn about but may not be discussed formally in many cases. Discussing things like forming relationships online, maintaining your privacy, respect, cyber bullying and other relevant topics is important to us. Our Digital Citizenship course units are developed by Common Sense Media Inc. As described on their extremely useful website (www.commonsensemedia.org), “Common Sense” is the “leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology” in the United States.
and Everything In Between
Also, general computer skills are delivered and enhanced. More detailed skills involving business productivity software are covered in our ICT curriculum which is designed to give students a strong command of software such as Microsoft Word®, Excel®, Publisher® and Powerpoint®. In combination with our Media Arts courses, which teach students the necessary skills to use popular graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop®, our students are given the chance to gain many practical skills that can enhance their work and help them present professional coursework and into university.
Our higher level courses also explore the key areas of computer science, taking a look at human computer interaction, problem solving, web design, programming and computer data analysis.