KidsTek’s two main school districts are Denver and Aurora public schools. Last week, both districts made the decision to transition to “remote learning” for the remainder of the school year. KidsTek’s high school classes are electives taught during the school day, and are therefore a part of this move to distance learning.
KidsTek instructors, in anticipation of this decision, have been planning online teaching content for the past few weeks, and are ready to focus on engaging students and trying to make the most of an unprecedented situation. Since digital literacy is the focus of our program, we are well-positioned to help our students do well in this teaching medium.
Last week, KidsTek instructor Katy Limes began her online courses with classes at Aurora schools Hinkley High and Aurora West Prep Academy.
This week, KidsTek instructor Emily Tow began remote courses with Denver schools North High and Florence Crittenton High School.
Both school districts are using online tools to assign and complete schoolwork and keep teachers in contact with their students. Some of these platforms include Schoology and Google Classroom.
KidsTek instructor Emily Tow shared, “The foundation of KidsTek is already centered on building strong relationships with our students. Even though we won’t be in the same room with our students again this school year, we will continue to connect with and support them in every possible way.”