The first stage of Digipreneurhip is Interoperability, the ability of making systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate) or to which systems and devices can exchange data, and interpret that shared data. We understand the challenges faced by most low income families who do not have access to adequate computers, tablets and smart phones. For students and families who complete the Digipreneur training we strive to help provide access to refurbished or new computers and software loaded with educational resources, along with assistance in signing up for affordable broadband and access to 24/7 bilingual IT helpdesk support. These resources extend student learning after school, improve communication between parents and schools, and more fully engage parents in the learning process.
Teacher training is another important component of Digital Citizenship, the basis for our culture proficiency technology program. Career and technical educators benefit from students and parents exposed to Digital Citizenship and Basic Computer skills, especially when they incorporate relevant content into lesson plans to empower everyday choices. Both CommonSense.org and PowerMyLearning.com are platform we use to help enrich the curriculum for students of all ages. E-learning environments are vital to equip teachers with valuable tools to customize instructional materials for kids at different learning levels. With online learning activities tagged by subject, grade, academic standards and other categories, tech educators in more than 30,000 school communities nationwide are empowered more than ever.