M-CESC Teaching & Learning
September Focus: Resources for Parents/Guardians
Easing the Learning Curve
Not only have educators had to adapt during these unprecedented times, students and parents have, as well. While class time could be used to instruct and prepare students for distance learning, parents and guardians need resources to access at more opportune times. This month's newsletter has an abundance of resources based upon the learning platforms and/or devices being utilized.
The video below is from TLC's Outdaughtered, but we chose it because it is a great representation of what many parents experienced during the initial closure of schools.
And as always, please reach out to us if you have questions.
Set your family up for success with distance learning tips and resources. From using Zoom to managing anxiety and supporting social and emotional well-being, welcome to your go-to guide for a positive experience learning from home.
Additional Resources for Families Regarding Distance Learning
Mental Health Resources for Back-to-School
Parents, caregivers and school staff will need to consider the impact of these experiences when planning to support children in their transition back into the traditional, hybrid or virtually-based school year. The following is a list of resources, curated by our team at OhioMHAS and aimed at supporting the mental health of students, parents, caregivers and school staff upon returning to school and throughout the year.
Those resources are linked here.
Resources for Families of Exceptional Children
The team at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute developed a free online toolkit to help families and caregivers supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder during the COVID-19 virus.
NCPMI provides services with the goal of promoting the positive social, emotional and behavioral outcomes of young children (birth through five), reducing the use of inappropriate discipline practices, increasing the inclusion and ongoing participation of young children with disabilities in early childhood settings, and the promotion of family engagement.
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is OPEN and HERE TO HELP YOU! While we will continue providing resources to help you cope with COVID-19, we also understand the power of education and for that reason, all of our educational trainings and workshops through the month of May 2020, will be provided virtually and from the comfort of your home.
How Parents Can Help Their Students Stay Safe Online
We have included here a blog that discusses how parents can instill good internet safety practices in their children, as well as ways that parents can keep their own information safe.
Are you digitally fit?
Technology is all around us. Devices like smartphones, computers, and tablets have vastly improved the way we learn, solve problems, and work in our daily lives. In our increasingly technology-rich world, it is essential that students are equipped to lead a balanced and healthy digital lifestyle for success in school, at home, and in their future careers.
That’s where the Digital Wellness Project comes in... click the link below to access the project website, a partnership between WOSU and its partners.
Ohio Department of Education
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
We have linked upcoming webinars and online workshops that are being offered to educators at no cost.