What is Elementary & Secondary Education and why is it important?
Elementary education typically covers kindergarten through fifth grade, while secondary education generally covers sixth grade through twelfth grade.
Elementary and secondary education is the foundation of lifelong learning and development. It provides the basic skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to prepare students for post-secondary courses, college, and their careers. It's essential to establish a solid foundation of well-rounded individuals to become successful in life.
What role does technology play in Elementary & Secondary Education?
Technology is an increasingly integral part of our society and therefore, there is a critical need for more tech education and access to technology in elementary and secondary education. An increase in digital tools, from simple classroom computers and smartboards to complex learning management systems and virtual reality applications means that increased support is needed from technology professionals.
What types of organizations will I find on Tech Jobs for Good under Elementary & Secondary Education?
On Tech Jobs for Good in Elementary & Secondary Education, you’ll find organizations ranging from those funding technology access in schools, specific school districts seeking IT professionals or tech educators, to programs aimed at increasing coding skills in underrepresented groups. You will also find EdTech organizations with programs aimed at elementary or high school aged students or supporting educators in this age range.
If you’re looking for organizations focused on younger students, check out our Early Childhood Education sub impact area. If you’re interested in programs supporting educators, browse our Educator Support & Development category.