April 18th, 2024

Medicine Hat Catholic to teach students the chrome essentials

By James Tubb on March 14, 2024.

The Medicine Hat Catholic School Board is offering a chance for students to brush up on their computer literacy before they transition to high school with a Chrome Essentials course.

Offered for all current grade 9 students who are enrolling in grade 10 at Monsignor McCoy High School, the selfpaced online course will cover skills needed in their high school years with a focus on word processing, creating presentations, and using spreadsheets. The course will be worth five credits.

This program is a first for the division and will help set students up for success in their high school years, said Nick Gale, Deputy Superintendent.

“The program will be 100% asynchronous. So the students are going to be able to log on to a Google Classroom type setting and complete the five different modules and then be assessed online,” said Gale.

Students will also be given a Chromebook as part of the course, which will be theirs to keep following completion. Gale assured trustees that the course should break even at roughly 29 students, as summer programming is funded on a per-credit basis.

“We’re confident that this will cover the teacher, as well as all of new chrome books for the students,” said Gale.

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