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Nonschool-day workshops to keep kids busy launched at NIU

September 22, 2018

DeKALB – Those days when your middle schooler has off, but you don’t, are coming. Northern Illinois University is launching a program that can keep kids busy and learning, while you go to work.

The workshops, which will provide a combination of digital design education and fun, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on days when students in DeKalb School District 428 don’t have classes, including teacher in-service days and spring break. Most of those dates coincide with the Sycamore School District 427 schedule, as well, according to a news release from NIU.

Students will learn different ways to use digital media for design and gain hands-on experience with skills such as video game design, virtual world development and stop-motion animation, the release said.

To sign up a student or for information, visit dcl.niu.edu, or call 815-753-0673.

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