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Work-based Learning Initiative - Generation YES

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One of the work-based learning initiatives Region 9 is working with is Generation YES (GenYES), a student leadership program. The mission of GenYes is to train students to help schools and educators overcome technology integration challenges in the classroom.

Computers came into the market late in 1996, leaving a generation of educators working feverishly to close the technology gap. Students born with technology in their hands are the perfect vehicle to close the technology gap we are experiencing in technology today.

GenYES is a research-based technology model. Studies show that the greatest technology integration in the classroom happens when you have trained and prepared dynamic students. Generation YES provides tools and curriculum to support schools and students to reach their technology goals in the classroom.

During this semester, here is how Region 9 has impacted our communities:

Mescalero HS students receive GenYES equipment to create school posters
October 2019 - Mescalero HS students receive GenYES equipment to create school posters

  • Mescalero enrolled 20 high school GenYES students in Mrs. Griders' class.
  • October 2019 GenYES onsite visit with President Dennis Harper - See itinerary and bio.
  • GenYES Student Technology Leaders (STLs) save teachers 75 hours of instructional time a year! See infographic for district supports.

By April Blackwell Frost