In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the globe have closed their doors and moved towards a remote learning model. For many administrators, teachers, and students this is uncharted territory. Within the first few days of remote learning, schools have faced unexpected challenges from lack of reliable Wi-Fi networks for students to a curriculum that doesn’t translate virtually for teachers. In this mini-hackathon, volunteers will be presented with a current issue in the education system and challenged to work in teams to develop and pitch a solution.
Education challenges your company could work on include:
- How to make remote learning more engaging for students
- How to address unreliable Wi-Fi for students in underserved communities
The panel of judges will consist of people who are directly affected by said issue—educators and students! Students will be given a rubric to follow when judging the pitches and will be asked to explain the reasoning for their critiques in a Zoom call facilitated by organization staff.
The winning team will be awarded a swag bag as well as a feature at the organization’s annual gala this fall!