What is EnvisionIT?
EnvisionIT is a teacher-guided electronic curriculum for students with and without disabilities in grades 8-12 focused on helping students develop key literacy and career skills needed for the 21st Century workplace.
The EnvisionIT curriculum is designed to teach fundamental 21ST Century skills to students with and without disabilities in 4 key competency areas:
- Information Technology (IT) literacy
- Transition planning
- Financial literacy
Throughout the curriculum, students complete activities in these areas and build a comprehensive Transition Portfolio which is the culminating product of the curriculum. Activities leading up to the completion of a Transition Portfolio include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Completing online learning and transition assessments
- Developing a resume
- Writing a career narrative
- Completing electronic job and college applications
- Creating a high school course schedule
These activities require students to directly apply what they learn from unit content in order to set measurable postsecondary goals and develop a realistic plan for attaining these goals. Additionally, the Transition Portfolio serves as a deliverable that students can update and reuse for their career path after completing the EnvisionIT course.
EIT is delivered through a learning management system called Schoology. Though the EIT curriculum is online, active teacher participation and guidance in the classroom is strongly recommended. The EIT curriculum was not designed to be strictly a virtual curriculum. For optimal student results, teachers should pace students through the EIT curriculum and supplement the curriculum with their own instruction. The curriculum can be modularized. We encourage teachers to customize the curriculum to suit the instructional needs of their students.