DeeperDive Learning, which provides online professional development, has made two of its "FamilyU" courses available to parents, grandparents and others working with their students at home.
The company said it was making "How to Read with Your Child" and "Building Reading Fluency at Home" available for free for two to the first 1,000 families who sign up.
Those who register will receive a code and access instructions within one to two days via email.
Conscious Discipline has compiled a collection of free online tools for parents on managing stress during the pandemic.
"COVID-19: Resources for Families and Educators" includes free membership to SEL lesson libraries with videos, games, and audio downloads, focused on coping strategies and restoring a sense of normalcy.
The company has also made weekly videos available on social-emotional learning topics and provided access through June to a three-session professional development webinar on working with children in trauma.
I wanted to provide you some more resources that I thought might be helpful during this time for your children using Stemscopes for science at home. Now that we are having to do distance learning I thought this video and guide to share with you would be helpful.
These links show how to access your children's assignments and other tools on the online platform of STEMscopes would be a great resource:
Age of Learning is offering families at affected schools free at-home access to ABCmouse, a learning resource for ages 2 to 8; Adventure Academy, is open for students ages 8 to 13; and ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform is available for children 12 and under. https://www.ageoflearning.com/
Survive learning at home with kids is an online community, from Participate, providing support and resources to families helping their children learn at home. Adults can connect with others during morning coffee chats and afternoon happy hours (while the kids play with Legos!) or on discussion boards. Students can find a full schedule of live external events, such as music workshops, lunchtime art and writing sessions and cooking classes with professional chefs. Plus, tons of ideas for lessons, projects, virtual field trips, establishing new routines and learning spaces and more.
We have posted many resources on our district website for parents to make the most of. First, our e-learning ICON will take you directly to our elearning page.
Go to the main d91.net page, and click this icon
Additionally, if you need access to a school nurse or social worker, we have that too!
Limit consumption of news
Keep routines in place
Manage your own anxiety
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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