April 2022 National News

Big picture

Time to Level Up: Re-Registration is Now Open!

Learning Coaches—today's the day to let us know your students are ready to level up and learn with their Stride K12-powered school again next year!

From your K12 mobile app

  • Log in to the "Coach" tab using your OLS account information
  • On the student dashboard, tap the section titled "Re-Register—Confirm Enrollment for Next Term

We can't wait for your student to advance to the next level in the fall!

Re-Register today at https://login-learn.k12.com/#login

Big picture
Big picture


Stride is offering a free virtual esports summer camp this year to help your child improve their esports skills, learn how to create video games, and learn how to code. Many of the skills developed in esports relate to a career in the tech industry. Your child can learn from the comfort of your very own home this summer.

Feel free to sign your child up for multiple programs.

Limited spaces are available for each tournament/class/program.

Find more details here: www.play2learn.gg

Big picture

And the finalists are...

Stride is proud to partner with The Nature Conservancy to showcase the best and brightest students and their #Innovative ideas around #environmentalimpact and #solutions. Please review the video below to see who our nine lucky finalists are.

Stride Innovation Challenge Finalist Reveal
Big picture

Follow our Stride Student Instagram Channel! @stridestudent

We are so excited to announce we have a Stride Student Engagement Instagram Channel! You can find us @stridestudent

This channel is meant to share about student engagement opportunities, as well as showcase student talent and elevate student voices to feel seen and heard! This channel is for our students to follow and connect with one another, as well as see what fun things we have happening!

Big picture

Stride National Cook Off is Here!

The 2022 Stride K12 National Cook Off is officially underway! If your learner is ready to show off their amazing cooking skills and have the opportunity to win some once-in-a lifetime prizes, this contest is for them! The competition is open until 5:00 PM ET on April 25, 2022.

The top 5 semifinalists will receive a gift basket valued at $200. The National Grand Champion will receive a $1,000 Amazon e-gift card and an iPad! The Reserve Grand Champion will receive a $250 Amazon e-gift card and an iPad.

Visit https://www.k12.com/stride-competitions to learn more and to sign up.

Big picture

Stride National Art Competition is Around the Corner!

Calling all students in grades K–12: You are eligible to participate in the Stride National Art Competition! Tell your friends—and get your creative genius on! You choose the art medium. We choose the winners! Submissions for the Stride National Art Competition will be judged on creativity, originality, and technical skill. The deadline to submit is 5:00 PM ET on May 23, 2022.

Each grade band with have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner with 1st place receiving a $1,000 Amazon e-gift card and a Microsoft Surface Tablet!

Visit https://www.k12.com/stride-competitions for details to come soon.

Big picture

Join us to thank a teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2–6, 2022, and Stride is honoring standout educators everywhere with an exciting sweepstakes!

Through May 6, show your #TeachLuv and automatically enter for a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods, or a custom celebrity Cameo greeting for your favorite teacher.

The sweepstakes' winners will be randomly selected by May 10, 2022.

Find full details and contest rules here.

Join Stride for April’s Nursing Club Speaker Series: Highlight on Long-Term Care and Hospice Nursing

Join Stride for April’s Nursing Club Speaker Series: Highlight on Long-Term Care and Hospice Nursing

Thursday, April 21st at 7pm ET

This month’s featured panel of speakers, Dr. Jennifer Shepherd of the American Nurses Association, Mr. Anthony Young, Hospice Team Leader and Jimiere Smith, Director of Nursing, Long-Term Care will discuss the role of Long-Term Care and Hospice Nursing, the unique aspects of Long-Term Care and Hospice Nursing, the essential skills required for this specialty and their personal journeys within this field.

Register at: https://www.stridelearning.com/career-prep/programs-curriculum/nursing-club.html

Stride Serves: Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels are a beautiful symbol of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve. This month we invite you to show your support for the happiness and safety of children around the world by making your own pinwheel display!

How You Can Get Involved:

Be sure to share photos of your activities on your school's Facebook page with the hashtag #StrideServes!

Happening Now: Explore STEM Careers, Scholarships, Advice, Internships, and more with Tallo’s STEM Season

STEM Season is packed with special events, industry speakers, career information, and scholarship opportunities - and it is all available in Tallo’s Online Community.

Upcoming Sessions Include:

  • April 5th - How To Become A Doctor
  • April 7th - Top 16 STEM Summer Programs
  • April 12th - How To Map Out Your STEM Career Path
  • April 14th - Black Innovators in STEM Who Changed The World

STEM Scholarships Are Available!

The $2,500 STEM Season Scholarship will be awarded to a random STEM Season student participant PLUS learn about over $100,000 in science, technology, engineering, and math scholarships and how-to apply.

Don’t wait – register and learn more now

Big picture

Mental Health Series: De-Escalating Cycles of Conflict

Stride is excited to present a live event April 13th, 2022 for Learning Coaches and parents of students enrolled in Stride K12-powered schools on De-Escalating Cycles of Conflict, in partnership with the Cook Center for Human Connection.

Register today https://cookcenter.info/StrideApr13

Some parents feel like they’re stuck in a constant cycle of conflict with their children. Learn strategies to have more calm and productive conversations with your children by breaking the cycles of conflict.

The session covers the following:

  • Understand we have internal protectors designed to protect us from harm
  • Learn what exiles parts are within each one of us
  • Learning to speak FOR our emotions and not from them
  • Understanding your child's emotions
  • Learn to become aware of your child's emotions as well as your own
Big picture

Why should others join the Learning Coach Community?

Why should others join the Learning Coach Community?

National Learning Coach Community

Join thousands of Learning Coaches in the National Learning Coach Community within the K12 App. This virtual village has been built to help Learning Coaches:

  • Access helpful resources
  • Meet and message other LCs
  • Connect their students with new friends
  • Receive and share advice, ideas and encouragement
  • Join interactive discussions, challenges, community building events and live guest discussion board moderators

Download the K12 app, log in using your Learning Coach credentials and join the National LC Community. #learningcoachlife

Learn more at www.learningcoachlife.com

Social Sessions

Our Learning Coach Social Sessions have been a big hit! Learning Coaches are enjoying seeing each other face-to-face each week and making connections. Download the K12 app and join the National Learning Coach Community to register and join us every Tuesday.

National Learning Coach Programming


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.

K12 On Learning Podcast

Each episode can be enjoyed here.

You can also find us and subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and others. Find us on the STRIDE/K12 website! Look for our Podcast Cover, as shown above!

Each podcast has an average download of 100 unique listeners and over 100 re-listens.

Our audience is listening on Google Chrome, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iTunes, and Stitcher, to name just a few. The podcast is now featured on the carousel banner on the K12.com website.

Are you listening? Please subscribe today and leave a review. We would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in being featured on the K12 On Learning podcast or know a student, family, or professional you think would make a great guest, please email Heidi Higgins at hhiggins@k12.com

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 in some schools.