New digital learning platform from Stuttgart

The new online platform Check‐ brings schoolchildren together with volunteer learning tutors. The additional learning support can help the children and young people to catch up on what has been missed and to get through the changed everyday life.

The Stuttgart Education Partnership department has developed the first digital learning platform for the state capital in cooperation with the Caleidoskop volunteer center of the Caritas Association Stuttgart. The learning tandems meet via video chat. In this way, learning support can take place at any time and in any place.

Timo Hildebrand, former goalkeeper for VfB, joined the marketing campaign for Check‐ and invited people of Stuttgart to participate: “We can all do something if we want. I am committed to the platform because I am convinced that it is worthwhile for everyone to spend time with children and young people, to be open to their questions and to share knowledge“.

Thanks to volunteers, schoolchildren receive free digital learning support. More than 20 tandems are already active. The good news: There are still available spots. A total of 150 Stuttgart school students can benefit from the new online offer and digital learning support. This also requires committed learning tutors.

The digital offer is coordinated and accompanied by a full-time employee in the Caleidoskop volunteer center, who brings learning support and students together for the school year. The coordinator is available to advise both the volunteers and the children and young people. If necessary, she offers exchange meetings for the volunteers on topics of learning support and motivational skills or provides support with materials and tips. In addition, training courses and seminars are offered.

The volunteers usually meet up with a child or adolescent via video chat once a week. In this way, tasks can be practiced in the various school subjects, contents explained and questions answered. Participation is free for students. With the recommendation of a teacher, school social worker or a counseling center, these children and young people can gain priority. The website is multilingual, so that families with a migration background can also find out more about the offer.

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