College for Kids goes virtual for 2020 - Black Hawk College

College for Kids goes virtual for 2020

multi-colored digital artwork on black background
Student-created artwork from the Digital Art class

College for Kids went virtual this summer with students and instructors using Canvas (the college’s learning management system) to attend classes online.

The annual week-long program is for talented and gifted middle school students.

Students chose from a wide variety of classes, including Zentangles and Doodles, Spanish, Challenging Your Logic, Mythology, Chess, Zombie Apocalypse Now, and Web Coding in HTML and CSS. Chef for a Week was a favorite as students prepared recipes such as chicken fajitas, brownies, broccoli cheese casserole and monkey bread at home.

Although the traditional in-person program wasn’t possible this year, more than 75% of the students rated this year’s program as very good or excellent.

Geneseo Middle School led with the most students attending followed by Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island.