February 2021 News
National Learning Coach Programming
RECEIVE SUPPORT AS A NEW LEARNING COACH!
We are honored you chose a K12-powered school for your student(s)! We strive to provide you with helpful content, resources, and connections to be successful in your important role as a Learning Coach. Please visit our K12 National Learning Coach Programming Newsletter frequently to view the latest Learning Coach sessions and information.
GET CONNECTED WITH OTHER STUDENTS!
National Clubs provide social connections with students throughout the nation. National clubs are offered on a variety of topics through engaging online club sessions. Check out our National Clubs Newsletter for updates on our club offerings and to register your student(s) for an online club today!
Social Emotional Learning - Developing Student Self-Awareness
The Passion First Mindset teaches us that we are all unique expressions of human existence. It’s vital to find out what our individual strengths and talents are so that we might connect them with our goals and visions for the future. In this mindset, we work to understand our unique gifts, skills and strengths, and how to share them with the world to the maximum extent possible. Not only will we explore our interests, we will begin to identify our core values and what we stand for. The next step is learning how to make our dreams into reality, tapping into both the courage and perseverance needed to overcome any challenges we encounter in pursuit of the lives we desire.
Activities you can do at home to instill the Passion First mindset:
1. Create a passion/vision board - link
2. My Strengths Inventory - link
3. My Interests Inventory - link
4. My Core Values - link
Check out these resources to help you discover your passions if you aren't sure where to start:
February is a great time to show your favorite charities/organizations some love by making an extra contribution or volunteering your time and talent. Students can share their love in a variety of ways based on their interests and passions.
1. Spread love with Valentines
- Make and deliver Valentine cards and spread love to those needing it the most:
- Senior Citizens in Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility
- Patients at the Local Children’s Hospital
- Fire Fighters, Police Officers, or EMT’s in the Local Community
2. Volunteer at an animal shelter or bring them extra blankets/sheets
3. Donate to a local food shelter
4. Pick a charity you are passionate about and find a way to support them!
Be sure to share photos of your activities on your school's Facebook page with the hashtag #StrideServes!
The Consolidated Appropriations Act: What does it Mean for Education? — Digital Learning Collaborative
Susan Gentz is the founder of BSG Strategies and an education policy expert working to educate district leaders on funding, flexibility, and opportunities for innovation in state and federal policy.
This article describes an opportunity for eligible families to receive a broadband internet benefit for people who are laid off or furloughed during the pandemic. These funds will be distributed through the Federal Communications Commission.
CLICK HERE to learn more.
Stay Connected on the Go!
Explore K12 on your smartphone or tablet! And stay tuned, we're continually adding new app features.
The K12 app is a great resource for parents and legal guardians, keeping you in the loop starting with your online school search to completing the enrollment process to the last day of the school year and beyond!
With the K12 app, you'll have the power to:
- Start and complete enrollment
- Track your student's progress
- View your schedule
- Log daily attendance†
- Receive instant notifications
- Communicate your plans for future school years
The K12 app experience may vary by school. If you have questions, call 866.571.4316 for information.
†This feature is only applicable to schools that require attendance be added by the Learning Coach.