Many student are processing the violence at the capitol in different ways this week. How can you support your own child processing?
First Tee has teamed up with corporate sponsors to provide free tutoring during the pandemic.
First Tee wants to empower kids and teens in their personal journeys toward their best selves. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt learning, this tutoring can ease the burden on our community of students, parents, and educators. Through a partnership with Wyzant, First Tee — Greater Chicago families can access free online tutoring in over 250 subject areas including academic classes, test prep, coding, music, foreign languages and more.
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This code expires on November 18, 2021.
When it comes to remote learning, many parents and caregivers across Illinois have quickly learned that supporting their child’s education means more than just computer troubleshooting. In particular, parents and caregivers alike have faced challenges when it comes to fostering social emotional learning while still supporting traditional academic learning.
The LTC SPARK program has recognized this need and responded by creating a new, self-guided course titled “Parenting in a Pandemic” that centers SEL skills in an at-home learning environment.
In this course, written by SEL educator and coach Abby Lyons, participants will learn how to develop learning spaces at home, support student engagement, and encourage self-regulation. Parents and caregivers will also walk away from this course with the skills needed to manage their own social emotional well-being – no matter what challenges remote learning throws at them.
Sign up for “Parenting in a Pandemic” today and begin working toward completing this engaging new course at your own pace.
The LTC also offers a library of self-guided online courses on a variety of other topics, from Google Drive basics to integrated cybersecurity. You can sign up for these courses at any time, for free, on the LTC’s Online Courses page.
As a parent, you may be asking yourself, "How can I best talk to my children about the election?" I'd like to share some great conversation starters for kids and family members of all ages, that help your children understand how people vote, and how they decide how to make political decisions for themselves when the time comes.
Here are some questions you can ask around the dinner table, when riding in the car together, and when enjoying each other's company, especially when children ask the questions first:
Instead of framing discussions around politicians and political parties (because these change dramatically overtime), frame the conversation around our values and definitions. How do we see the world? What does that mean for how we as a family make political decisions?
The U.S. Department of Education today released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience.
“As technology continues to iterate and benefit every part of our lives, all students need more opportunities to leverage the potential of technology in education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “We hope families can use the information we release today as many of them are relying on technology more so than ever before and are navigating learning from home.
”Digital learning can help families and educators meet the specific needs of individual students, understand a child’s progress, and connect families and students with resources in their school community and beyond. As an increasing number of school systems implement digital learning both inside and outside of the traditional classroom, this guide demystifies digital learning for parents and empowers them to be effective advocates for high-quality digital learning.
The Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide includes guidance and best practices for caregivers around topics including:
The guide can be viewed here.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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