Internet Literacy Skills Now Part of Search's Curriculum
As technology is embraced and relied upon in seemingly every facet of life, people with disabilities deserve to be in on the movement. With this in mind, Search has made a conscious effort to expand and improve the technology that is available to the people we serve in our residential and adult learning programs. With increased access to technology comes the added responsibility to put these tools to good use in ways that are safe for everyone.
That's where the Safe and Productive Internet Life and Literacy Skills (SPILLS) curriculum comes in. The SPILLS curriculum provides instruction for safely learning about the many ways that the internet can make life more convenient, enjoyable and productive. It draws connections between life on-land and the on-line world - making the unfamiliar, familiar. Beginning in January 2015, groups at Search's Mt. Prospect and Chicago adult learning sites have been participating in the SPILLS curriculum. Improving technology skills is a valuable reward, and there is hope that these individuals will be able to apply what they learn in SPILLS to enhance their independence in a variety of ways.
So, talk to one of the individuals taking the SPILLS class. Ask them what they are learning. Maybe you will learn something new as well.