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LPS Summer Technology Program makes good use of screen time

Extra screen time isn’t always a good thing, but it’s great for students enrolled in the Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program.

This summer, about 350 students from grades four through nine are enrolled in the program, held at the Bryan Community Focus Program building near 48th and O streets. Students can sign up for a variety of technology-focused courses, which meet for three hours a day for one week at a time, through June 29. Courses include Introduction to Programming Concepts, Coding Your Own Game and Lego Robotics.

The program has evolved and grown during its 20 years - enrollment was 60 students when it began - but its primary purpose remains the same: To provide a fun, unique experience that builds on technology-based learning the students are exposed to during the school year.

“They get a solid 15 hours of learning, experimenting and problem-solving during this program,” said Brent Jarosz, the program coordinator and a business teacher at Bryan. “It’s great to see the excitement that students and parents show during the weeks of the program. I seem to always get responses like, ‘My child was so excited when they got home, they could not stop talking about what they did in class that day.’”


Published: June 19, 2018, Updated: June 19, 2018

"It’s great to see the excitement that students and parents show during the weeks of the program. I seem to always get responses like, 'My child was so excited when they got home, they could not stop talking about what they did in class that day.'"

Brent Jarosz, coordinator, LPS Summer Technology Program