When staff and administrators at Kent Career Tech Center, MySchool@Kent and the Transitions program faced the prospect of losing another open house for prospective students and families to the pandemic, they decided they had to try another approach. A live virtual open house on March 25 became the answer.
The plan included scheduled presentations, tours and interactive sessions with instructors (and even a couple of students), backed up by staff answering the phones.
SNN photojournalist Dianne Carroll Burdick captured some of the moments, from the auto lab to student services.
Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.
School News Network reports on the 20 public school districts in Kent County, which enroll more than 90,000 students. Founded in 2013, we are an editorially independent news site funded by Kent ISD, local districts and community sponsors, and powered by an experienced team of reporters, editors and photojournalists. We specialize in covering classroom teaching and learning, analyzing the many issues that enhance or discourage student success, and highlighting the education magic that happens each day in our public schools.