217 Harbour Way
Improve your computer and internet skills
Taught by The Stride Center in partnership with Better Employment Together, a program of Catholic Charities.
12 sessions during the month of June
Every M – W – F from 6pm to 8pm
Richmond Service Center
217 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA
Call now to register. Classes limited to 32 students.
Adelina Gracias 510.234.5110
Digital Literacy This course is an introduction to computer basics. It is designed to deliver a wide base of information in a relatively short amount of time, to new users of technology. Our expectation is that participants will have a greater understanding of the range of technology. Students will have opportunities to use technology and develop skills that encourage creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and day-to-day life. Skills will be demonstrated by creating a project.
The American Library Association defines digital literacy in the following way:
Digital literacy as defined as “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.”
Our approach to Digital Literacy has three buckets:
Finding and consuming digital content
- Creating digital content
- Communicating or sharing it
We have the following learning outcomes
Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
- Use digital media to communicate and work
- Understand human, cultural, and societal issues relating to technology and practice legal and ethical
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
- Create and produce an integrated project.
- Director: Willie Lockett
- Instructor: Karina Ortega
- Hours: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
- Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Weeks: 4
- Catholic Charities
- 217 Harbor Way
- Richmond, CA
- (510) 768-3100
- A desire to learn more about technology
Students will explore the following:
- How computers work
- Communication & collaboration with technology
- Using Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Presentation software
- Computer security
- Job Search
- An integrated technology project
- Health Care
Exams and Assignments:
Each week will conclude with a quiz of the content covered. An evaluation of results will help us revisit and target areas of deficiency. Student goals are minimum 75% correct on all quizzes.
To be allowed to use the computers, students sign a Responsible Use Policy. This requires that students do NOT change any settings on the computer without permission of instructor at any time.
- Be Prepared
- Be on time
- Turn in completed assignments
- Encourage and help other students
- Treat ALL with courtesy and respect
- Follow the rules without being reminded
- Be task-focused
- Participate in all activity
You will need to have a pencil/pen and a notebook every session. All other supplies and materials are provided.
No food or beverages will be allowed into the computer lab or computer classroom. Water is accepted. Please clean up your area when preparing to leave, and put chairs under the table.