It's a new year, and in the pursuit of awesomeness we are adding to our Mobile Learning Unit's schedule to create a bigger impact and opportunity for the community. We will continue to support our OPS school buildings like Wakonda and Kennedy Elementary by offering digital citizenship and digital literacy programming for students. The weather is getting nicer and the days are getting longer...we are excited to see our classes again! However, we want to meet families at other locations as well to best meet their needs. Cox Communications has been a supportive partner in this process to expand our wifi and programming coverage.
We would like to introduce the Learning Community Center of North Omaha -- one of our new community partners for the spring! The mission of the Learning Community is "together with school districts and community organizations as partners, we demonstrate, share and implement more effective practices to measurably improve educational outcomes for children and families in poverty." What a positive message that aligns nicely with what we provide on the bus.
To learn more about the Learning Community, check out their website at http://www.learningcommunityds.org/ or follow them on Twitter @LearnComm.
We visited the Learning Community Center of North Omaha for the first time last Saturday. It was great to meet families and students that regularly utilize the Parent University Classes and other abundant resources provided at the location. Our goal was to get a little feedback on the types of classes they would like to see on the MLU. Stay tuned for upcoming programming on digital citizenship, digital literacy, as well as educational student resources.
While we worked with parents on ideas for programming, we had students testing out devices and wifi signals for us! The Learning Community Center offers free childcare for parents who are attending classes. Because we know that students will also be at this location, we can also plan digital literacy activities for them as well!
We look forward to this new partnership and the opportunity to provide digital equity and access to a great community!
Rebecca Chambers serves as an Instructional Technology Coach for the Omaha Public Schools by supporting the district’s Turnaround buildings in their instructional technology initiatives, including the first Mobile Learning Unit which serves the North Omaha community.