Denver-based nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom has launched a new, resource-rich webpage dedicated to distance learning on its site. This timely new distance-learning page offers a variety of free resources to keep kids, teens, and adults engaged and learning through pop culture — even when they are unable to physically attend a class, workshop, or in-person educational opportunity. [Read more…] about Pop Culture Classroom Adds Distance Learning Resource Page
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Between school closures, social distancing and spring break, many kids are stuck at home. Face it, there’s only so many times you can watch Frozen or Nick Jr. shows. To keep their busy brains from getting rusty, try these FREE and fun educational websites to help they stay occupied and learn from home. [Read more…] about Updated! Free and Fun Educational Websites To Keep Kids Busy
As parents nationwide try to find new ways to keep their children engaged in learning, help comes — at no cost — from a familiar and beloved source (and Laura’s absolute favorite beagle): Snoopy! Peanuts Worldwide is offering free educational materials that give students from Kindergarten through eighth grade the chance to develop their STEM, language arts, and social studies skills with the help of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts Gang. [Read more…] about How About Homeschooling With Snoopy…Includes Free ‘Snoopy In Space’ Episodes
Seems like comfort food has a whole new meaning now that many of us are hunkering down in the kitchen to bake, saute, fry and grill. Cooking is a great way to relieve stress, but if you are a cooking newbie you may want to up your game, learn a new skill or tackle an entirely new style, say Thai or Ethiopian. [Read more…] about 10 Best Free Online Cooking Classes
The people have spoken. Due to overwhelming demand, this is back. One of my favorite TV segments is CBS’ Steve Hartman’s “On The Road” series. Typically broadcast every Friday, correspondent Hartman travels across the country to bring us stories of friendship, hope, love and genuine acts of kindness in communities small and large. Now he wants to help families with kids who would rather be in school than stuck with their new teacher “Miss Mom” or “Mr. Dad”. [Read more…] about Back By Popular Request! Steve Hartman Offers Interactive ‘Kindness 101’ Class
As schools across Colorado and the nation close because of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of students are stuck at home with their classes on hold. But before your child gets too excited about not having to study, rest assured, parents, Scholastic has got your back. The educational company has launched a FREE “Learn at Home” website that has daily courses for students from Pre-K to grades 6 and higher. [Read more…] about Scholastic Offers Free Online Courses So Kids Can Learn While School Is Closed
Hungry to learn more about…well everything? Check out Active Minds which offers 20 to 25 FREE classes each month across metro Denver, Boulder and Longmont. Topics run the gamut from Climate Change and The Civil Rights Act to Artificial Intelligence and Pops Goes The Orchestra. [Read more…] about Active Minds Offers 20+ Free Classes Every Month in Denver/Boulder
How do you make learning fun? Try board games, cosplay and comic books. That’s the philosophy of Pop Culture Classroom, the nonprofit organization behind Denver Comic Con. The group is hosting a series of after-school educational workshops for local kids on topics they already love. Most workshops are priced at an affordable $10. [Read more…] about Pop Culture Classroom: Low-Cost, Fun Educational Workshops For Kids
Would you like to save money with coupons but think it’s too complicated? Laura dives deep into coupon waters during Coupons 201: Beyond The Basics. The FREE workshops is Saturday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smoky Hill Library (5430 S. Biscay Cir., Centennial). [Read more…] about Win Gift Card at Free ‘Coupons 201: Beyond The Basics’ Workshops
Libraries can teach you the basics (and not so basic) about computers for FREE. Jefferson County Public Library is another system that hosts a number of classes. Virtually all its libraries including Arvada, Belmar, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood, and Standley Lake, offer classes ranging from Internet basics and social media to workshops on using Word and Excel. Here’s a link to their current schedule. There are even special interest classes such as how to sell your stuff online. All classes are FREE, but you do need to register by calling 303-235-5275.
If you’re looking to hit a high-note this summer, we’ve created a Mile High Summer Concerts Guide. Because we’re “cheapskates”, we’re not covering any of the biggies at major venues, like the Pepsi Center or Red Rocks (who can pay those prices?) — just the local shows in the park or as part of a festival/fair. Luckily, the Front Range is jam-packed with many summer concerts — many of them FREE… our favorite kind! To ensure you don’t miss out on any live music, we’ve created this helpful guide sorted by day of the week. Clicking on a link will take you to our event listing for more details, including who’s performing, showtime, location, any restrictions (what you can and can’t bring) and other notable information. If we’ve missed any in your part of town, be sure to drop us a note. Let the music play!