School and work are two things that have drastically changed in 2020. As the global pandemic forces jobs and schools to shift online, many parents are stuck between juggling their careers and helping their children through remote learning.
TechTown, the Detroit hub that provides workspace and resources for entrepreneurs and startups, is solving this problem for their members with a new educational program known as the TechTown Coworking Classroom.
Students attend the program while their parents work onsite. In each session, kids are divided by age and placed in small groups. Each weekday, students attend up to two three-hour sessions where they work on their school’s remote learning curriculum. While they work, students will be assisted by two educational practitioners, certified teachers and advanced-degree professionals.
Just like other in-person learning programs, the classes follow strict safety protocols including health screenings, frequent sanitization and requiring masks while indoors.
The TechTown Coworking Classroom also offers extracurricular activities provided by The Lab Drawer, a Detroit-based educational subscription service. The activities focus on STEAM- related disciplines to build the students’ creative and problem-solving skills.
Parents can work on their projects while knowing that their children are getting their education as well. Although the program is currently only open to TechTown members, the public can join by signing a membership agreement prior to enrolling.