Our club, TechBridgers, organizes Smartphones and Communications workshops in Mountain View and Los Altos schools to educate parents.
TechBridgers consists of Los Altos High School students. All of the workshops are offered in English and Spanish. The first one took place at Monta Loma Elementary School last December. To date, more than 70 parents, most of whom are Latino, have attended our workshops. Teaching parents how to access grades is a key component of our workshops.
We held our first multilingual Parent Technology Workshop at Almond School April 20. During the workshop, volunteers taught a group of Latino, Chinese and Russian parents how to subscribe to the school district’s Text Messenger, check their children’s school activities and access grades.
Parents were also taught how to use Google Translate, a useful tool for English-learning parents.
The Almond workshop was the first time TechBridgers partnered with Los Altos High’s National Honor Society to recruit bilingual volunteers to offer one-on-one help for parents. We see the partnership as an important milestone.
For more information, visit TechBridgers.org.
Daniel Lim is a Los Altos High student.