COVID-19 - Distance Learning Support for Partner SchoolsBy Jeff Bryan
(UPDATE: To see our Ed Tech Coordinator’s distance learning plan for Partner Schools please click here)
Principals, Counselors, and P2 Leaders,
We know that keeping your students and staff safe is at the top of your minds as you consider the possibility of closing your school to slow the spread of COVID-19. We also know that you’re thinking about ways to continue providing your students with high-quality education — and that character education especially matters in challenging times like we face today.
You know that character strengths aren’t about ignoring the negative. Instead, they help us overcome life’s inevitable adversities. For example, you can’t be brave without first feeling fear; you can’t show perseverance without first wanting to quit; you can’t show self-control without first being tempted to do something you know you shouldn’t.
So, as you’re considering the possibility of “distance learning” for your students, please know that we are committed to supporting your school community during this time of uncertainty. For any teachers leading synchronous/real-time classes, teachers will continue to have full access to all of our resources on Google Drive. And, for any teachers leading asynchronous/on-demand classes — that may include parent-supported education — we have a plan in place to help you.
Our Ed Tech Coordinator, Frank Adamo, who is also an 8th grade English teacher, is developing a way to share all of your school’s parents in to have access to our resources. We will send a follow-up email tonight with specific steps to give your parents access, in the case that you move to distance learning.
In the meantime, please stay safe.
Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Positivity Project