In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources. Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement, or a story that you would like to see included, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIPP: Tips for Keeping Students Engaged in Distance Learning
The shift from classroom to distance learning is one of many challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. As students transition to entirely different learning environments – with altered curricula, physically separated from peers and educators – a difficult aspect of remote learning may simply be motivation. In order to encourage focus and productivity during a time that fosters the opposite, KIPP has put together a list of 5 tips from educators around the country to help children stay engaged and motivated throughout this quarantine period.
Nonprofit Finance Fund: Best Practices for Nonprofit Boards Navigating COVID
Now more than ever, nonprofit organizations are needed to help guide the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis – and nonprofit boards play a pivotal role in ensuring these organizations both receive the necessary support and choose the best courses of action throughout this period of turmoil and uncertainty. To help, Nonprofit Finance Fund Director, Alice Antonelli, has pulled together a list of 5 best practices for nonprofit boards to utilize throughout the current pandemic, complete with short videos for each.
BellXcel: Centering Social Emotional Learning in Remote Classrooms
As schools remain closed amid the COVID-19 crisis, students, families, and school systems across the country are facing a variety of challenges in delivering quality, remote learning experiences. In an effort to ease the adjustment to distance learning and complement existing curricula, BellXcel, in partnership with Scholastic Education, is offering BellXcel Remote, an “all-in-one bundle” that “provides all of the tools and resources to design, organize, implement, and assess a remote classroom environment with a strong social-emotional learning approach,” with options for administrators, educators, and families to choose from.
uAspire: COVID-19 Support Resources for Post-Secondary Students
COVID-19 is impacting every aspect of our education system, including institutions of higher education and their students. This crisis is especially devastating for students who depended on their schools for critical services, such as work-study jobs, or whose financial ability to attend college or university was already precarious. To help post-secondary students navigate various relief options, uAspire has created a COVID-19 Support Resources page, complete with FAQs, resources for families, students, and policymakers, and relevant and timely updates.
Citizen Schools: Helping Teachers and Families Access SEL Resources
Citizen Schools understands the value of clear, accessible support and guidance during these difficult and turbulent times. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Citizen Schools has curated a wealth of resources, featured on their COVID-19 Resources page, offering information and resources for teachers and families on equity in education, social-emotional learning, virtual learning, webinars and much more, to ensure all students have the tools necessary to continue to grow and thrive, during COVID-19 and beyond.
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