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What a great day for a free Community Tech Event

Feb 24, 2020 04:23PM ● By Editor
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From Boreal Community Media - February 24, 2020

On Monday afternoon, a full house and lots of chatter filled the rooms of the Cook County Senior Center.   A collaborative effort between Boreal Community Media, Cook County Schools, and the Cook County Senior Center brought in a new group - Ms. Nelson's students!  Ms. Nelson’s Study Skills students traded in their studies for a new role today: they were the teachers! 

Greg Peroutka, a senior at Cook County Schools and Boreal Community Media's technology intern, has been coming to the Senior Center for months, offering free walk-in support. Today was the first day that Mrs. Nelson's amazing students joined him at the event. Community members were lined up waiting to have questions answered on email, mobile devices, Facebook, and many other things.  
Students patiently assisted community members with their technical issues as Lisa Bauer, District Technology Director and Sue Nelson were on standby for anyone who needed them. Sue Nelson stated, “I am so proud of my students! They were naturals at being the teacher! Questions about technology from our seniors were answered with clear communication, patience, and friendliness. They put the seniors at ease and the seniors left with less intimidation of and more confidence for using social media, email, and search engines. Just what an invested, caring teacher hopes for!  In turn, my students walked away with a confidence boost that will transfer back to the classroom. We truly all are lifelong learners and teachers!”

If you missed the event today, the events will be offered on a monthly basis for anyone in need of technical assistance.  There is no charge for these events.  Any and all questions are welcome!


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