Digital literacy is an essential skill taught by adult education programs. Curriculum specific to English Language Learners (ELL) with low digital literacy skills, however, is difficult to find. Not only do these learners lack the digital literacy skills to access online programs to learn English, but they lack the fundamental English language skills to access online programs to learn digital literacy.
What is the solution to this problem, we ask ourselves? Thanks to the great minds of Dr. Glenda Rose, Anson Greene, and Dr. Denise Guckert, we have a solution! If you have not already heard about it, please allow me to introduce you to the Digital Access and Resilience in Texas (DART) Digital Literacy ELL Curriculum. This free ELL curriculum provides 20 paper-based lessons to teach digital literacy skills, starting with the basics of alphabet and keyboard, and advancing to internet usage!