Is anyone else looking around asking, “What the heck just happened?” Maybe it’s just me – but, man, it’s been a weird week. I’m not going to get into the conversation about COVID-19 and my personal beliefs or thoughts. At this point, none of that matters. It just doesn’t. What matters now is asking an important question. A question that has guided a lot of my thoughts this year:
There’s so many things in our lives, or in education specifically, that can cause a lot of complications or frustrations. On a small level, it could be the day-to-day interactions with students that are unmotivated in the classroom. Or, it could be on a larger level where our country is slowly being shut down due to COVID-19. Either way, in these situations, people tend to want to talk about what is happening – what’s right, what’s wrong, personal beliefs and opinions, etc. It’s not bad to have those conversations. However, those conversations don’t matter if it doesn’t lead you to a solution.
So, here is the problem: Schools around the country are being shut down due to COVID-19.
For some schools, there may be a short period of time where there is a “wait and see” how this plays out. However, if schools are shut down for a longer period of time…now what?
In response to my now what question in regards to school closures due to COVID-19, I have created a “Remote Learning Strategies” guidebook to support educators in structuring and organizing curriculum and learning activities for students. It’s still growing and developing but the foundation is there.
In this guidebook, I have shared the following:
- Top 5 Strategies for Remote Learning
- Tech Resources
- Helpful Websites & articles
It’s a simple guidebook with easy-to-implement ideas for all ages. There is definitely a tech focus that will be a great support to school districts that are 1-1 but you will also find some helpful articles for non-tech activities.
The best part, as always, this resource is FREE for you to use and modify for your school and/or district! Click on the image below to access to the curriculum and/or click on the view/copy links below:
If you have any additional resources that would be beneficial to add to this document, please reply in the comments below, message me on Twitter, or send me an email at meagan.elaine.kelly@gmail and I would love to add your resources to this document.
Take care and stay healthy!