The partnership between Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and EVERFI, the leading education technology company, provides students with critical skills they need to thrive. Through the Community Digital Scholars Program, schools across the state receive access to cutting-edge digital courses at no charge.
The Breadth of Community Digital Scholars Program
Community Digital Scholars Program empowers teachers to bring critical skills education to their classrooms. With resources on a number of topics including financial literacy, STEM readiness, diversity & inclusion, entrepreneurship, and health & wellness. Community Digital Scholars Program helps teachers address important topics that may not be part of their traditional curriculum. All of the program’s courses map to state and national Jump$tart and Common Core standards. EVERFI’s analytics platform provides teachers with real-time access to student knowledge gain statistics as well as attitudinal and behavioral data. Review the courses available within the Community Digital Scholars Program to decide which course(s) you would like to implement in your classroom!
EVERFI Course Elements
Pedagogy based on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Teach for Understanding (TFU) frameworks:
Engaging multi-media adaptive content for all types of learners
Pre, post, and formative assessments for evidence based learning
Certificate-based skill development
Recommended Grade Levels: 4th-6th –Empower students to be smart financial decision makers while they are early in their cognitive development. By leveraging performance based games, Vault immerses students in real-life financial scenarios that focus on skill building and responsible decision making, covering everything from saving to making a budget.
Recommended Grade Levels: 9th-12th– Build the foundation for future financial well being. This digital course covers core financial topics including everything from common account types to the basics of investing. Students are able to apply their learning in safe, virtual environments to weigh the consequences of their choices and practice good decision-making.
Diversity & Inclusion Commons
Digital Town SquareTM
Recommended Grade Levels: 8th-10th– Bring concepts of American Government and civic engagement to life with primary sources, engaging videos and exciting games, covering topics ranging from the Bill of Rights to the branches of government. Introduce students to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, preparing them for a life of participation.
306-African American HistoryTM
Recommended Grade Levels: 9th-12th –Introduce students to African-American history in science, academia, music, and the arts via a compelling digital course. Through important primary texts and compelling vignettes, 306 communicates this history in a way that builds shared values and inspires today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Career Leadership & Success Venture–
Recommended Grade Levels: 7th-10th –Guide students through their personal journey to become an entrepreneur. While starting a food truck business, students learn to make informed business decisions about their product, pricing, hiring, marketing, and even their business pitch for a potential investor. At the end of Venture, each student leaves with their own e-Portfolio – a dynamic, visual representation of their personalized business plan and personal career goals.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Recommended Grade Levels: 8th-11th –Focus on math, science, and engineering topics such as binary numbers, scientific notation, Pythagorean theorem, and probability. Radius reinforces STEM thinking through real-world application of skills, all while exposing students to exciting career opportunities in these growing industries.
Ignition-Digital Literacy and ResponsibilityTM
Recommended Grade Levels: 6th-9th– Educate students on the risks that technology can bring to their lives and empowers them with the skill set to leverage technology safely and effectively. The course informs students on both the “nuts and bolts” of how technology works and an introduction to STEM careers, while also placing them in virtual environments to tackle issues including privacy, security, cyberbullying, digital relationships, and the viral nature of the web.
Health & Wellness – pilot* *We’re excited to announce a new initiative to bring health and wellness fundamentals to elementary and middle school students. The program encourages students to choose a healthy diet and active lifestyle. We’re looking for schools to participate in a pilot program this fall. If your school is interested, contact your EVERFI representative.
Healthier Me: Wellness Fundamentals for Elementary SchoolTM
Recommended Grade Levels: 1st-4th– Healthy lifestyles start early, when our eating habits and fitness routines are just forming. Even at a young age, students form nutrition and fitness-related habits that will last a lifetime. Help them learn how to make healthy choices through this fun, game-based course.
Healthier Me: Wellness Fundamentals for Middle SchoolTM
Recommended Grade Levels: 6th-8th –Healthy lifestyles start early, when our eating habits and fitness routines are just forming. This course turns familiar scenarios into teachable moments to build healthy behaviors students can use throughout their lives. In this interactive, activity-based course, students learn how to make the right choices when it comes to food.
To learn more about Community Digital Scholars Program, contact:
Carmen Gross – firstname.lastname@example.org 601.206.0397
EVERFI is the leading technology platform that teaches, assesses, and certifies students in critical life skills. Our courses have touched the lives of over twelve million students.