A quick guide to help students, parents and teachers prepare for the upcoming school year.
We know this sudden transition to distance learning is unprecedented territory for administrators who already have their hands full. And we want to help relieve some of that stress. Based on our experience supporting our clients’ distance learning, we’ve put together this checklist to help administrators who are just beginning to prepare students and families for this transition.
The beginning of school will be a different experience from any other in your family’s history. Some schools have started the school year with in-person instructions. In other areas, parents, caregivers and even siblings will soon be once again thrust into home schooling because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. So how do you become not only a parent but also a teacher during the COVID-19 outbreak?
As schools across the country roll out their distance learning plans, many questions remain about how to execute them. Here are six of the most common experiences people have while rolling out distance learning under extremely short notice and in the midst of a pandemic.
Remote learning will likely play a role in students’ lives once schools reopen. Here’s how teachers and parents can help kids manage stress, build resilience, and stay connected.
Videos and Webinars:
- Quick Expert Tips to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety Part Two – ADAA video – ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Drs. Debra Kissen, Reid Wilson, and Sally Winston share expert tips to manage coronavirus anxiety.
- Quick Expert Tips and Strategies to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety – ADAA 5 minute Video – ADAA member Dr. Debra Kissen
FREE Learning Platforms:
- Coursera– TONS of free online courses from Universities like Stanford, Duke, and NYU on just about any topic you could wish for…
- EdX– massive online open courseware- you can take classes from top universities!
- Find some free books or use OverDrive to access books from our libraries to read and maybe start a virtual book club with a few friends…
- Duolingo– you’ve always wanted to learn Klingon right?
- Memrise– or maybe Norwegian?
- Listen to a new Podcast– put the headphones in and go for a walk. Maybe turn the Charity Miles App on while you’re at it. You’ve got time.
- 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free– Ivy League schools are also highly selective and extremely hard to get into. But the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms.
- Live Online Classes for Ages 3-18– Spark your child’s curiosity with access to 10,000 small group video chat classes—created and taught by inspiring teachers.
- Newsela-Have you ever used? Check it out!
- Students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays; resources to expand learning and family engagement with our At-Home Learning on-air programming (click here!)
- Scholastic offers free, online learning experiences for kids of all ages (click here!)
- Inside Social-emotional Learning- A Library of SEL Resources for Parents, Educators and Schools A Library of SEL Resources for Parents, Educators and Schools
- Amazing Educational Resources