The Fostoria Learning Center is piloting an innovative “reverse teaching” model to deliver its Technology Thursday classes. Students from the Tech Team at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School will be teaching members of the community how to use some of today’s must-have technologies, including basic computer know-how, setting up a Gmail account, using a smartphone or tablet, creating simple documents in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, and getting to grips with popular social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.
The Fostoria Learning Center’s Director, Tracey Lawton, said
We thought this would be an exciting way to not just offer computer classes for the community, but to involve a much wider area of the community — and who better to teach these topics than the younger generation, who know this stuff inside out! We’re thrilled that Fostoria Junior/Senior High School wanted to partner with us on this program.
Technology Thursdays take place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in January, February, and March and will run from 1:15-2:15pm. They will take the format of an “open lab” meaning that when a student registers for this class they will be asked what technology challenge they have. They will then be paired with a High School student who will work with them, either one-to-one or in a small group, to get their challenge solved. The cost of each session is just $10. Seating is limited so registration is required.
For more information on Technology Thursday:
Check out our calendar to see a full listing of sessions; or
Call the Fostoria Learning Center on 419-408-5540.