Remote Instruction Announces Online STEM Summer School Program for District Use

An education technology company that develops digital literacy curriculum is opening up an online summer school. "Summer TechUp," from will target students in grades 6-12 with modules in digital literacy and computer science. Topics will cover keyboarding, robotics and Python coding.

The keyboarding lessons will use an adaptive environment, allowing students to do activities targeted to their skill levels. For the coding lessons students will work through a series of online challenges. And the robotics modules will take students through a series of missions, including programming of virtual robots.

"We recognize that schools and students have had to adjust to new models of instruction under the current and evolving conditions. It's our goal to ensure every student can successfully navigate the digital world--we won't let summer break or the coronavirus pandemic impede that goal," said company CEO Keith Oelrich in a statement.

The program is intended for purchase by school districts. It includes activation, professional development and support for the duration. Once students are set up in the system, the experience is designed to be student-led and self-paced. However, the company said that a district coordinator along with summer school organizers/instructional support would be responsible for facilitating the program.

Pricing is set between $4,000 and $16,000 for an unlimited number of students in a district, depending on how many modules the school system purchases.

More information about Summer TechUp is available on the website.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.