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CCSD15 Parent University 2020-21

Keep the Learning Going!

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Federal Communications Commission as a part of Covid-19 relief, is offering emergency broadband payment support as part of the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Click the link below for more information, and to find out if your household qualifies. This grant can cover up to $50/month of broadband service for both local providers and national providers.

Get involved-- help others!

One way to stay active this summer is to get involved and volunteer with your community! If volunteering begins at an early age, it can become part of kids' lives — something they might just expect and want to do. Volunteering can teach them:
  • A sense of responsibility. Kids and teens learn what it means to make and keep a commitment. They learn how to be on time for a job, do their best, and be proud of the results. But they also learn that, ultimately, we're all responsible for the well-being of our communities.
  • That one person can make a difference. A wonderful, empowering message for kids is that they're important enough to have an impact on someone or something else.
  • Job skills. Community service can help young people decide on their future careers. Are they interested in the medical field? Hospitals and clinics often have teenage volunteer programs. Do they love politics? Kids can work on the real campaigns of local political candidates. Learning to work as a team member, taking on leadership roles, setting project goals — these are all skills that can be gained by volunteering and will serve kids well in any future career.

Check out this resource from We Are Teachers on volunteer ideas for kids!

Volunteering benefits from KidsHealth.org

Full STEAM ahead!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math or STEAM as it's frequently called, is a great way to get thinking while combining different interests and skills. There are a lot of great STEAM activities out there for students to participate in!

Looking for Math Resources?

Last spring, the CCSD15 Department of Teaching and Learning compiled a list of math resources that families can complete at home. Many of these activities can be done "offline", but some involve videos, websites and more. Check out this comprehensive list!

CCSD Math Activities and Resources

Grades K-8

Wide Open School-- Learning Opportunities at Home

Wide Open School is a division of Common Sense Media, with resources geared specifically for students, teachers, and families who might be learning at home. This fantastic resource has learning for almost all subjects, and is searchable by grade level and subject. A great aspect of Wide Open School is the consistency and accessibility of materials-- for learners of all ages. All resources are created with kids in mind, and can be a great resource to families learning at home. We've shared this resource before, but check it out.... it's worth a visit.

Wide Open School by Common Sense Media

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