A Critical Component in the Success of All Children
Learning to type efficiently is a first important step in becoming a proficient computer user.
We have a strong belief that learning to keyboard requires the presence of a strong, positive teacher, and should be delivered in a concentrated time frame.
Our Keyboarding classes teach beginning keyboarders how to move from hunt and peck typing to coordinated touch typing. This class is aimed at kids who really cannot efficiently use a keyboard (i.e. typing less than 10 wpm). It is not a class for kids who are already typing at 20-30 wpm, but may have developed their own typing style.
Our goal in teaching keyboarding is to develop proper techniques without concern about typing speed. Speed evolves from practicing good technique. We use the Herzog method which incorporates an alphabetical approach and hub key sensors which provide tactile feedback (a multi-sensory approach seems to yield good results with most students).
These classes are small, with a maximum of 10 kids (though we must have a minimum of 6 kids registered to offer the class). All classes are offered in our fully accessible computer lab at the Ed Roberts Campus (3075 Adeline, Suite 220 in Berkeley, on top of the Ashby BART station).
Upcoming Keyboarding Classes
We will be offering two more sessions of our "Introduction to Keyboarding" class this summer. Our summer classes meet four times a week for two weeks, and each class is one hour long.
If you would like to sign your child up for one of the Keyboarding classes, please choose one of the remaining sessions:
July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st, August 1st and 2nd, from 2:30 to 3:30
July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st, August 1st and 2nd, from 4:00 to 5:00
The cost for our Keyboarding classes is $300, and you can download the Keyboarding Application form here. To register for one of these classes, fill out the registration form and send it to the address listed, along with a check made out to "Center for Accessible Technology"
We will provide a full refund if the cancellation is given one week prior to the start of class. No refunds given after that date.