Home Learning Resources for Instructional Staff
The term “continuous learning” means establishing and maintaining connections with students and families to provide learning materials and supports using a variety of modalities (e.g., email, phone, printed learning materials, and available online platforms).
Resources to assist districts, students, and parents/guardians are available on OSPI's Resources for Continuous Learning During School Closures webpage.
Stay Calm, Teach On.
Although schools are closed from providing traditional in-person instruction, education must continue. All schools were expected to have begun providing educational services by March 30, 2020.
OSPI's Continuous Learning 2020 publication, developed in partnership with a stakeholder group of education leaders, provides school districts with detailed guidance, tools, and resources for meeting student, educator, and family needs while schools are closed.
In late February and early March, we set a high bar for districts who wanted to continue distance learning if their school buildings were to close. The situation in our state has drastically evolved since that time. Subsequent to our initial guidance, Governor Inslee has shut down all schools in the state for a minimum of six weeks (which has since been extended) and the U.S. Department of Education has provided much needed guidance. We have an obligation to our students to provide them with opportunities to continue their learning during this pandemic.
Far West Family services is continuing to provide counseling for teachers and their families during the shutdown over the coming weeks. During this period of time with so many unknowns, stresses and worries, we are here to provide support for the challenges you are experiencing right now. Confidential sessions are available over the internet via “Zoom” or by telephone with our providers, Monday through Friday. Please call our office to set up an appointment. 206-682-8149. We look forward to talking with you.
Click here for mental health resources at HelpGuide.org. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/coronavirus-anxiety.htm
For parenting support: The Crisis Management Institute: https://parents.cmionline.com/
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