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INFOhio Acquires GenYES Student Technology Leadership Platforms and Instructional Content for Ohio Schools

Author // INFOhio Staff Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Through the RemotEDx initiative, INFOhio will provide free access to the GenYES student technology leadership platforms and instructional content beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. The platform and resources have been acquired through the RemotEDx initiative and will be accessible through the RemotEDx Exchange website and the INFOhio website.

Ohio's current GenYES users should contact their ITC for support through this school year. Although the national GenYES program has closed, the Management Council and INFOhio's acquisition of the platform and content will ensure that the program can continue for Ohio's current GenYES users without interruption and for additional Ohio schools in the future.

The GenYES program provides an introduction to computer science, coding, and STEM careers, as well as careers in teaching and education. Students learn through action while supporting others and completing projects that demonstrate their learning. The program is flexible and is designed to support school technology integration goals, while building the next generation of technology leaders.

Student participants in the program become Student Technology Leaders (STLs) at their school. STLs:

  • Learn about technology through projects created to support their school’s tech integration goals
  • Develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and leadership skills
  • Support teachers and peers by providing mentoring, tech support, and practical leadership to support learning

GenYES can be implemented as a regular class or extracurricular club. More information about the GenYES program and resources will be coming soon.

The GenYES platform and content will be added to INFOhio's portfolio of student and educator tools that are freely available to all Ohio schools. It will also be made available as part of a larger toolkit to accelerate and personalize learning through student leadership and student empowerment. Through this toolkit Ohio schools will be able to leverage the GenYES platform and content to support a host of initiatives related to student leadership and empowerment.

Have questions? INFOhio is always here to help. For questions, comments, and additional support contact us at support.infohio.org.

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Posted by: INFOhio Staff

INFOhio is Ohio's PreK-12 digital library. Our vision is "Each Ohio PreK-12 student has equal access to high quality digital resources for a successful education and future." Our mission is "INFOhio transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio." INFOhio is optimized by the Management Council.

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