Type to Learn Standards Alignment

Type to Learn conforms to Common Core Standards for Literacy and ISTE standards for students.

It is critical in today’s landscape of educational legislation and accountability that instructional software aligns directly to relevant state and national curriculum standards. Type to Learn is no exception. The program has been directly correlated to keyboarding and technology standards in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. Type to Learn also aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as those of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Common Core State Standards

The CCSS begins to require keyboarding at the 3rd grade level when it stipulates in CCSS.ELALITERACY. W.3.6 that “with guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.”

This is followed in fourth and fifth grade where CCSS.ELA-LITERACY standards state that the student must “demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.” This is the fifth grade requirement as well, except it requires two pages in a single sitting. (CCSS, 2016)

ISTE Standards for Students

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2016 Standards for Students, outlined below (ISTE, 2016):

1. Empowered Learner.
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. Students will:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

2. Creative Communicator.
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. Students will:

  • create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences
Best Keyboarding Curriculum Scope & Sequence
ISTE Student Standards - Keyboarding Curriculum

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More About the Type to Learn Curriculum

Scope & Sequence

The scope and sequence of Type to Learn is based on the research outlined in the white paper. We introduce letters in small amounts and require mastery of the current lesson before advancing to learn additional letters.

Research White Paper

Type to Learn is built upon scientific keyboarding research performed by Dr. Leigh Zeitz, a professor and author at the University of Northern Iowa. We believe Type to Learn is the best way for students to learn touch typing.

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