Coronavirus School Closures: How to Use A2L as a Remote Learning Tool
How will your school respond if closed due to coronavirus concerns?
Fears around the coronavirus (Covid-19) have spread as schools begin to close due to new outbreaks across the nation. Much of what school officials have said related to how they plan to handle these closures is applicable not just to Covid-19, but also to the more common threat: the flu.
As schools contemplate closure for any period of time, there’s something to consider that wasn’t available during previous epidemics (ie: H1N1 flu epidemic of 2009) and that is the accessibility of online educational technology, also known as distance education.
For example, Miami Dade Public Schools announced that they have 200,000 devices that they can issue to students so they can continue their education through distance learning if necessary.
“If we have to shut down a school for any reason — and that’s a measure of last resort — or isolate classrooms of students where they would have to stay home, we are able to empower those students and families with devices with digital content so their education continues from a distance,” Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said.
However, not all districts and schools have resources like this. For those that don’t or are relying on families to use their own devices, they may have to resort to the old pencil and paper method or a hybrid of solutions.
To bridge this gap and to create a seamless transition to at-home learning, Adventure 2 Learning has created both digital and printable resources that teachers can use to supplement their lesson plans if their school is forced to close for an extended period of time.
A2L has streaming content and downloadable activities available across the following subject areas:
- Social Emotional Learning
- Social Studies
- Art and Music
- Health & Fitness
- Digital Life
- Common Core
- Financial Literacy
- Preschool Learning
- NEW: Student Safety
The best part: A2L will offer these resources at no cost to schools facing this closure challenge.
If your school is temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus or flu and is looking for an at-home learning solution, please have a school administrator contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the button below to learn more.
We’ll do whatever we can to help with our video-based and supplemental learning resources and get your teachers and students set up with access to our programs.