Donna Katz and Rita Herman, founders of Keyboard Town PALS™, LLC will be joining us to discuss their methodology and approach to teaching typing skills to preschool, special needs, and elementary students. Ms. Herman is a professional educator with over three decades of teaching experience with a specialization in reading and creative drama. Ms. Katz, a Columbia University alumnae, has years of experience as a school administrator in Pittsburgh PA, and as a private consulting for non-profit organizations. Together, Ms. Katz and Ms. Herman have developed an innovative, age-appropriate software product using puppets, humor, music and association.
Computer keyboarding or touch typing is one of the most practical and fundamental applications taught but the method used in schools today to teach keyboarding is still based on an antiquated methodology of the 1920s. The trend among tech directors is to have teachers begin typing instruction younger and younger. But frustrated teachers quickly realize that there is a lack of age appropriate programs on the market for them to use with the younger child.
Keyboard Town PALS (Purposeful Associative Learning System) rejects the old stenographic approach of drill and kill for younger children since it was designed to prepare women for a career path. Why use yesterday' methods to prepare today's child for tomorrow's world! More information available on their website.