• Career Cluster: Information Technology
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  • Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework

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    2017 – 2018

    Florida Department of Education

    Curriculum Framework

    Program Title: Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Essentials

    Program Type: Orientation/Exploratory

    Career Cluster: Information Technology

    Secondary – Middle School

    Program Number


    CIP Number


    Grade Level


    Standard Length


    Teacher Certification

    Refer to the Program Structure section.




    CTE Program Resources



    The purpose of this course is to provide students with the computer, digital, and information technology skills necessary for success in their future academic and occupational goals. In addition to fundamental computer information, the content includes but is not limited to digital technologies associated with web development, multimedia, word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet communications, cybersecurity, and computer programming.

    Instruction and learning activities are provided in a laboratory setting using hands-on experiences with the equipment, materials and technology appropriate to the course content and in accordance with current practices.

    Program Structure
    This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three course(s).
    To teach the courses listed below, instructors must hold at least one of the teacher certifications indicated for that course.
    The following table illustrates the course structure:

    Course Number

    Course Title

    Teacher Certification



    Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Essentials 1

    BUS ED 1 @2



    WEB DEV 7G



    Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Essentials 2



    Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Essentials 3


    Florida Standards for English Language Development (ELD)

    English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. ELD.K12.SI.1.1

    English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes:

    Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.   For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf.

    For additional information on the development and implementation of the ELD standards, please contact the Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition at sala@fldoe.org.


    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

    1. Identify computer components and their functions.

    2. Demonstrate knowledge of different operating systems.

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet safety and ethics.

    4. Demonstrate proficiency using the Internet to locate information.

    5. Demonstrate proficiency in using word processing software.

    6. Demonstrate proficiency in using presentation software.

    7. Demonstrate proficiency in using graphics software.

    8. Demonstrate appropriate use of email.

    9. Demonstrate knowledge of safety and privacy practices for online communication.

    10. Develop and apply fundamental spreadsheet skills.

    11. Develop and apply database skills.

    12. Demonstrate skill in using video editing software and equipment.

    13. Demonstrate proficiency in using audio editing software (e.g., Audacity).

    14. Demonstrate proficiency locating, gathering, and preparing textual, graphical, and image-based web content.

    15. Use Web 2.0 or Internet-based collaborative technology (e.g., Wikis, Wimba, Moodle, Edmodo, Facebook, Schoology, Gaggle) to facilitate a web development or research project.

    16. Demonstrate an understanding of computer networks.

    17. Demonstrate proficiency in web page development.

    18. Demonstrate proficiency in game development.

    19. Demonstrate proficiency in basic programming.

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