From Parents to Pupils: Sable Equips Parents with Tools for Success

Parent Technology Meeting Jan. 2017 016 - CopyStudents at Sable Elementary School aren’t the only ones learning 21st century skills to shape successful futures. Thanks to support from Sable students, staff and community partners, parents are learning a thing or two about how to navigate the technology world.

Engagement was at an all-time high as parents became the students and students became the teachers during Sable’s recent Parent Technology Meeting. Aurora Public Schools Information Technology Technician Cheyenne Williams partnered with the school’s fourth- and fifth-grade students to provide parents with individualized computer lessons. To address any language barriers, a wide range of interpreters were on hand to help!

To further support parents on their mission to become tech savvy, a non-profit organization named PCs for People, whose members are committed to closing the nation’s digital divide, gifted 50 laptops and three months of free internet service to Sable’s second-grade students and families. The generous donation allows students and parents to continue learning in the comfort of their own homes.

That’s not all. Community support overflows for the Stallions, as Comcast proves. Through its Internet Essentials program, the global media and technology company offers internet connection at a lower rate for families in need. Many Sable parents took interest when the opportunity was presented during the school’s technology meeting.

There is no doubt that, as stated in our APS 2020: Shaping the Future strategic plan core beliefs, community partnerships, such as the aforementioned, provide vital resources and opportunities for our students and families.

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