Computer Technology Classes and Programs at LSVI
Keyboarding: Students will be introduced to the touch method of operating a computer keyboard to navigate and utilize an operating system and associated applications.
Introduction to Business Computer Applications (IBCA): This course is designed to provide students with basic computer application skills for accessibility and use in a work environment.
Business Computer Applications (BCA): The IC3 (Internet Core Competency Certification) curriculum is used to provide students a method of certification in basic computer literacy, building on concepts learned in IBCA.
Web Design: Students are introduced to principles of Web design with HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap using an accessible HTML editor. Principles for effective accessibility are a priority.
Robotics: Design and execution of tasks for Lego Mindstorm robots, using RobotC and the Quorum Programming language (based on Java and the Netbeans IDE, Quorum version is Sodbeans)Assistive Technology: Specialized instruction in various assistive technologies, including the Brailliant and Braille Notes.
LSVI is a CompTia Authorized Academy Partner, offering training and certification testing for students in CompTia core certifications such as IT fundamentals, A+, etc.
Meta Objectives (based on the Computer Science Teachers of America Computational Thinking (CT) Framework):
Students will be able to:
These skills are supported and enhanced by a number of dispositions or attitudes that are essential dimensions of CT. These dispositions or attitudes include:
Each student is expected to follow the guidelines for discipline in the Louisiana Schools for the Visually Impaired handbook.