Now more than ever, technology is an integral part of life.
On a daily basis, Chesterfield County Public Schools students maneuver through several technology platforms in their virtual classrooms to learn new content, complete activities and communicate with their teachers. These learning applications and management systems may be familiar to some, but most Chesterfield County families only have a smattering of knowledge in navigating these applications.
As families work together to support their child’s virtual or hybrid learning, the lack of knowledge or experience with apps and devices can become overwhelming. To assist families in keeping up with the constantly evolving developments in the technology applications that children are using for school work, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Office of Family and Community Engagement is hosting their third annual Tech It Out event, albeit virtually.
This year, the technology support event for families will be held over a one month period and will host asynchronous virtual technology sessions as an opportunity for families to dig deeper into school-based technology. Sessions will provide general technology instruction for Chromebooks, Canvas and Google. Hands-on skills and internet safety will be a specific focus in several sessions as well.
“As a school district, we appreciate that our families want to help their children develop healthy and safe relationships with technology, as well as support their virtual and hybrid learning,” Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty said. “Tech It Out provides an opportunity for families to get the support they are looking for in a flexible format that will fit any family’s schedule.”
From Sept. 18 through Oct. 16, the Office of Family and Community Engagement will share a series of practical, instructive resources to help families understand and manage the digital landscape that their child utilizes as a student in Chesterfield County Public Schools.
Families are invited to explore one resource each day of the week or simply select the topics that are of interest to them from a weekly menu of virtual sessions. Tech It Out sessions will be released each week and will be available at https://mychesterfieldschools.com/, as well as on the Family Resource Hub in the FACE Events section.