GLEAN START Coaches Newsletter
Corona virus edition
We had a regularly scheduled newsletter ready for you but recognize the need to adapt to our current times. We have been compiling resources to assist you, your students and your families in navigating this unique situation.
If you have any specific needs or concerns, please reach out to your ASD TC and we will do our best to find a resource or information to help you. We are all available by email. Please also consider sharing any additional resources or information you have with your ASD TC so that we can update this and share out more resources. Check back for updated resources by visiting the web version of this newsletter.
Thank you for all you are doing to support your students and families during this time. PLEASE share this out to colleagues and families!
Visuals & Social Stories
8 page booklet - GREAT for secondary students and in 11 languages!
Red, Yellow and Green activities showing what you can and can't do during Stay at Home.
My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus written by Carol Gray
Parent guides to learning at home
Spartan Caregiver Support aims to address this urgent need by providing caregivers with free informational support via phone, video chat, or other electronic media. This includes behavior support, communication supports, sleep concerns, and routines.
From Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education
8 Weeks of Curriculum, Schedules & Training For Home Schooling During School Closings
OT resources, video examples and links to Speech and Social Emotional Resources from GISD/Grand Blanc Ancillary staff
GISD Occupational Therapist resources for students and families
Home based gross motor and mobility activities from GISD Physical Therapists
Free language builder resource kit: language, motor, functional routines, lesson plans and photos.
Language Arts & Reading
Learning A-Z is giving away FREE Raz-Kids and Headsprout subscriptions to K–6 educators for the duration of the school year.
eBooks with audio, music and sound effects. 3,000 FREE eBooks for the next 3 months during this emergency. K-6+ login: continue pass: reading
A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens
Additional Academic Resources
Daily & weekly assignments/practice: reading, math, writing & puzzles
Lots of ideas and resources for exceptional learners
Social Skills + Social Emotional Skills
Additional Sesame Street Caring For Each Other resources at https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring
Attainment is offering free, 90-day web-based subscriptions for our research-based literacy programs: ELSB, ELSB for Older Students, ERSB, Access Language Arts, and Access Language Arts: WRITE.
Activity booklet with The Moodsters, geared towards younger students.
Teachers and family resources, lesson plans videos and more.
GISD Teacher Consultants
Teacher Consultant, ASD:
Laura Henry - email@example.comAlex Keesling - firstname.lastname@example.org
Barb Olszewski - email@example.com
Angie Grindel, Consultant for Behavior Support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelli Pierscinski, TC for students with Disabilities - email@example.com
GISD's Regional Collaborative Network (RCN) has partnered with Livingston ESA to strengthen our resources and collaborate to bring your MORE amazing things from START. We are GLEAN (Genesee-Livingston Educational Autism Network).