# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Digital Technology Foundations Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

The 2019 edition of this course is still available. Click here.

2020/2021 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Digital Technology Foundations (6160/18 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Exploring the Digital Input Technologies Mix

  1. Apply ergonomic guidelines for safe computer use.
  2. Identify ergonomic hazards in the workplace.
  3. Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information, using a touch system.
  4. Use keyboarding techniques to improve typing speed and accuracy.
  5. Research developments in relevant and emerging technologies.
  6. Identify technologies, tools, and applications and their uses for lifelong learning.
  7. Explain the functions of computing systems.
  8. Demonstrate booting, accessing, and exiting an OS and applications.

Practicing Digital Skills

  1. Manipulate data, software, and OS.
  2. Use file-management techniques to manipulate and organize folders and files.
  3. Edit copy.
  4. Collaborate using web-based resources.
  5. Format documents.
  6. Format tables, graphs, and charts.
  7. Create a spreadsheet.
  8. Format addresses on labels and envelopes.
  9. Incorporate graphic elements in documents.
  10. Create a multimedia presentation.
  11. Troubleshoot computer input/output problems.
  12. Use verbal-input applications.

Using Digital Tools and Resources

  1. Digitize content.
  2. Identify the components and functions of a digital input device.
  3. Create digital images.
  4. Create digital art.
  5. Create a video.
  6. Insert video into an application.
  7. Create audio narrations or voice-overs.

Exploring Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT)

  1. Use applications on standard mobile devices.
  2. Explain cloud computing.
  3. Research developments in cloud computing.
  4. Save data to the cloud, so it will be accessible from a personal computer (PC), file-hosting service, smartphone, and other devices.
  5. Research developments in IoT.

Applying Digital Literacy Skills

  1. Explain principles of digital citizenship.
  2. Use search strategies on the Internet.
  3. Navigate the Internet.
  4. Manage an online account.

Preparing for a Career

  1. Research the use of digital technology in careers within the sixteen career clusters.
  2. Identify personal interests, aptitudes, and attitudes found in successful students and professionals.
  3. Develop a career plan.
  4. Identify the importance of social media in the job-acquisition process.
  5. Develop a digital portfolio.
  6. Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome the barriers.