COVID 19 Resources for Parents and Schools

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Parent Resources for supporting learning at home

Let’s face it teaching your kids at home is difficult. So where to start? Kids need a predictable schedule that will need frequent check-ins to get it up and going. Post a Schedule and use it as your daily to guide the day. Be open to being flexible with adjusting times and inserting breaks to match your student’s needs.

Schedule for Kids (Example)

free-printable-homeschool-schedule-template

My Districts Resources for Learning Activity Ideas for Parents this is organized by grade. Here is a similar link geared towards teachers: LEARN FROM HOME RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

If you have more than one student cooperative projects are a must to include activities like; cooking, building, art projects, journaling etcetera. My son used FaceTime to read with a friend yesterday and it was a hit! Also, for downtime check out my post on Loose Things and Play.

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If you want to get away from the traditional approach one idea is to introduce a “Genius Hour”  is an approach to learning where students are guided by their own interests, background knowledge, and curiosity to learn.

genius-hour-in-classroom

Finally, Talk to your kids about the COVID-19 virus with this Tip Sheet Talking with your Kids COVID

Helping Children Cope with Covid 19

School-related resources from the ASCD

COVID-19 & School Closure Resources for K-12 Educators and School Leaders

With more and more schools across the country shutting down for an extended period of time, we wanted to provide you with information about some of the policy implications and questions you may have regarding lengthy school closures, some resources and tips for online learning, and other things school leaders should consider during this challenging time.

Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Considerations for School Closures ­- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Fact Sheet: Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – U.S. Department of Education

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak – U.S. Department of Education

FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – U.S. Department of Education

Protecting Civil Rights of Students During COVID-19 – U.S. Department of Education

Transitioning to Online Learning: What You Need to Know – ASCD

The Resilient Leader – ASCD

A Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach to Responding to Health Crises – ASCD

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands – ASCD

Summertime Strategies Can Help Schools Respond to Coronavirus – ASCD

School Communities Rely on Calm and Thoughtful Leadership – ASCD

 

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