A national nonprofit organization based in Olympia, Washington called Generation YES promotes the role of technology in education by engaging students as expert trainers to teachers in elementary, middle and senior high schools.
Students learn complex computer skills, as well as how to design lesson plans and deliver training. Educators, in turn, learn about students’ capacities for technology and teaching. Launched in the 1990s, Generation YES was one of the original programs engaging students as professional development experts in schools. (Fletcher, 2005b)