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What is the Digital Navigator Program?

The Digital Navigator program is a Professional Development experience for non-profits and community based organizations that seek to understand digital transformation and be better equipped to deliver on their mission. The virtual four-week cohort based program addresses some of the biggest challenges in the Digital Divide and Empowers participants to serve as Digital Navigators for those they serve who may be struggling with understanding and accessing the resources that are out there to support them. 

The Program starts on Tuesday, April 5th and will go for four weeks from 6-8pm.  

Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in today's increasingly digital economy, but in occupations requiring digital skills, which will represent two thirds of jobs by 2030, many are still under-represented and excluded from benefitting from this growth. Empowering those who work with the most vulnerable members of society will help level the playing field in this digital workforce ecosystem.

Digital Navigators

What will Digital Navigators be able to do?

Earn a Northstar Digital Literacy certificate

Learn how to evaluate internal digital gaps and act

Advise team members or clients on how to more fully participate in their community and the online ecosystem

Assess constituent needs

Northstar Curriculum

Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:

Curricula for Essential Computer Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Basics
  • Using Email
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS

Curricula for Essential Software Skills

  • Microsoft Word Office 2016
  • Microsoft Excel Office 2016
  • Microsoft Powerpoint Office 2016
  • Google Docs

Curricula for Using Technology in Daily Life

  • Social Media
  • Information Literacy
  • Career Search Skills
  • Supporting K-12 Distance Learning

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