Intergenerational learning at its best

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December 30th, 2019
Judy McLeroy works with student David Joseph, who helped her upload photos and more on her iPad.

Judy McLeroy worked with student David Joseph, who helped her upload photos and more on her iPad.

Bill Fay watches intently as high school student Ria Dave shows him how to use some apps on his computer. Bill was among many Tallgrass Creek community members who spent time with 15 high school students in several “how-to” technology sessions. The students were all members of nearby Blue Valley High School’s robotics team.

Students staffed tables in Tallgrass Creek’s Sunflower Bistro where community members with plenty of questions arrived with iPhones, iPads, and other tech devices. Robotics coach Lucy Pudvan says the students gained as much from the one-on-one sessions as the residents. 

“They enjoy being teachers instead of students,” says Pudvan. “It’s a confidence booster and a way to see firsthand the impact of giving back.” 

Students showed residents how to take and share photos, use Facebook, communicate with their families, and more. The intergenerational learning was a hit with the students and residents. More sessions are scheduled.  

Judy McLeroy worked with student David Joseph, who helped her upload photos and more on her iPad.

“I give David an A+,” says Judy. “It’s wonderful to learn more about my iPad.”  

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