Kindling Curiosity in the News
May 11, 2020
Montgomery Co. high schoolers say their online tutoring is available to students worldwide
As we enter yet another week of distance-learning we now know that schools here in Maryland will not be physically coming back this spring. So for just over 162,000 students here in Montgomery County, it will be virtual learning the rest of the school year. There is a group of sophomores at Montgomery Blair High School that is using some of their time at home to make sure that their underclassmen are still learning.
April 27, 2020
High School Students Teach English, math, programming classes online
With school buildings closed and extracurricular activities cancelled, students have a lot more free time and these Montgomery Blair High School students decided to take on the role of teachers. The classes are geared toward students in 4th – 8th grade, and these standout sophomores say the young students really get into it. The classes are free, some have over 60 students enrolled. Right now, the students plan to keep the program going after schools re-open.
April 26, 2020
High School Students Teach kids Online
Teachers and parents have been the go-to people for online class instruction during this pandemic. Now, some local high school students in Montgomery County are stepping into that role. News4’s Derrick Ward explains a free service that allows younger students to explore new interests in a stressful time.
April 24, 2020
Montgomery Blair High School students teach free, online classes to younger classmates
Even though students may be physically out of the classroom, that isn't stopping a handful of students from helping some of their younger classmates online. Nearly a dozen students from Montgomery Blair High School in Montgomery County are offering free, online zoom classes for upper elementary and middle school students
April 23, 2020
High school students teach virtual sessions to elementary, middle school students
Some high schoolers in Montgomery County are trying to spark a little extra curiosity in kids as they stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. They are offering free virtual classes in topics that aren't often taught in the classroom. Classes include anywhere from 20 to 40 elementary and middle school students, and they meet on Zoom. The high schoolers are teaching free classes to students, grades fourth through eighth, meant to inspire them beyond what they might be learning at home while school's out during the pandemic.
April 20, 2020
Montgomery County students teach kids interactive skills online
Some students in Montgomery County, Maryland, are keeping young kids entertained during quarantine with a new online group that’s teaching them skills they might not learn in the classroom. Every weekday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., dozens of fourth through eighth grade students from all over log on to Zoom to learn new skills with the Kindling Curiosity Group. During the hour-long course, they can choose to learn about anything from English language arts to competitive debate.