Remote Learning Resources for Texas Parents
Style Magazine Newswire | 4/8/2020, 2:56 p.m.
Friends and Neighbors,
As we are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 public health crisis, our state and local leaders are trying to make the best decisions to protect and assist as many Texans as possible. As you are aware, Governor Abbott closed all schools in Texas, and now parents have the monumental task of schooling their children at home.
If you are one of those parents that are assisting your child or children at home, I hope that these remote learning resources will be helpful to you.
Keeping Kids Curious
Tailoring lesson plans to a student's specific interests keeps them curious, engaged, and eager to learn! Whether supporting STEM by baking or applying lessons to sports, find the right interest-based opportunity for your student here.
Take A Virtual Field Trip
Visit the Smithsonian, explore NASA's research center, take a walk on Mars, or tour the Great Wall -- all in the comfort of your own home!Virtual field trip opportunities will keep things exciting and entertaining for your student. Need ideas? Click here!
Learn As A Family
Enjoy some time as a family and engage your students with a number of family-led educational experiences for ages 3 to 12. This collection of free activities from Microsoft encourages families to learn, do, and share together!
Set the Environment
Having a designated study space that is quiet and comfortable helps children to focus and retain information from their lessons. For tips and tricks on creating the perfect learning environment for your child, click here.
Educating your child from home can be stressful and overwhelming. Need help? Take advantage of online office hours that give parents the opportunity to ask questions & seek support from teachers, tutors, and administrators in real time.
Support Early Learning
Supporting instructional continuity is critical for any student's future success, but especially those in early childhood. These at-home resources for early learners will help keep your child on track and on time once returning to the classroom.
Utilize Online Resources
Incorporating videos, interactive games, and online learning challenges keeps at-home learning exciting and engaging! Check out the many free resources at Scholastic, LearnZillion, and TexasHomeLearning.org.
Yours in Service,