Learning.com Announces Online STEM Summer School Program for District Use
- By Dian Schaffhauser
education technology company that develops digital literacy
curriculum is opening up an online summer school. "Summer
will target students in grades 6-12 with modules in digital literacy
and computer science. Topics will cover keyboarding, robotics and
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.
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.
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.
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
information about Summer TechUp is available on
the Learning.com website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.