- The Three Program Components
- Program Benefits
- Student-Centered Model
- Technology Literacy Standards
- Program Resources
- Contact Us
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This website provide an introduction to the Malaysian Student Technology Leaders (MySTL) Catalyst Schools program. This site is a valuable resource for participating schools, interested schools, and anyone else who is interested in a student-centered approach to teaching ICT in Malaysia’s secondary schools.
The MySTL Catalyst Schools program is unique in its comprehensive plan to affect ICT info-culture in schools through its ‘bottom-up’ approach of using students as ICT drivers. Originally developed by Generations YES, a non-profit with over 15 years experience at providing ICT solutions in the USA, the MySTL Catalyst schools program reflects a smart partnership between LABTECH International, MDeC, BTP, and UTHM to provide Malaysian schools with the most innovative solutions found in the world.
Technology is a rapidly changing field- that is certainly no secret. It is a challenge for schools to keep up with the unpredictable nature of technology while still meeting the mandate of providing the 3 R’s to their students. All schools in the world are facing this problem everyday. ICT teachers are challenged with deciding what applications are important for their students to know (which often results in merely teaching the ‘standard’ applications). Other subject area teachers face the challenge of effectively integrating ICT into their classes or risk their students missing out on valuable learning opportunities- which is often the case. These are daunting tasks, yet no one denies that ICT is crucial to students’ education in the 21st century.
The MySTL program provides a three-component, comprehensive solution to these challenges. MySTL recognizes the diversity in infrastructure and ICT proficiency amongst schools. By nature, the program is customizable to the needs of any school and seamlessly integrates into already existing school activities. Once the program’s structure and ground work have been decided upon, the program sustains itself because of its student-centric approach. The teacher becomes a facilitator while the students learn ICT skills on their own and through Peer-to-Peer interaction.
Please take some time to go through the website and learn about the MySTL Catalyst School program and its innovative approach to ICT in Malaysia. Thank you.