The Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission recently awarded David Douglas School District a technology grant for the “Engaging Families through Digital Equity” project.
The project seeks to cultivate historically underserved families’ and students’ joint technology engagement. DDSD will engage about 15 families through three in-person, hands-on training sessions designed to increase comfort and confidence with technology, and further engage hundreds of families through three supplemental recorded 30-minute tutorials posted on the DDSD website.
Families will be recruited by DDSD’s bilingual Family and Community Partnership Coordinator who will work with principals, teachers, and key staff to identify the families most in need.
DDSD will create a documentary of the whole project highlighting candid interviews with participants and how increased comfort/expertise with technology will benefit their future plans to use technology alongside their children.