Session Number T4-10

2021 Session
How to Run a Successful Library Check Out Program to Close the Homework Gap
Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE, and Jared Cooper, Kajeet

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

An estimated five million households with school-age children do not have Internet access at home, but it does not have to remain that way. Learn how you can help close the Homework Gap in your school or district by providing students access to filtered WiFi hotspots, ensuring they remained focus on schoolwork and can complete their homework. Implementing and running a successful library hotspot check out program is possible with the right tools. One public library partnered with their local school district after the schools went 1:1 and students needed connectivity. Now every student has the equal access to the Internet when they leave school for the day.