NATION WIDE — While schools closed down for up to a month and switch to online classrooms, Scholastic announced free courses for families, administrators and teachers.
According to their website, Scholastic Learn at Home provides three hours of learning opportunities per day for up to four weeks of instruction. The grade levels are divided up into four sections; Pre-Kindergarten to kindergarten, grades 1 to 2, grades 3 to 5, and grades 6 to 9. Subjects cover ELA, STEM, science, social studies and social-emotional learning.
“As more and more teachers, students, and families around the world are affected by the coronavirus, our priority is to support them in the best way we know how—by providing them with rich stories and meaningful projects that will keep kids academically active,” says Lauren Tarshis, Senior Vice President & Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines. “We designed Scholastic Learn At Home knowing that administrators and teachers need to create extensive virtual learning plans, quickly, and that students need uplifting and engaging experiences. Our hope is that even though daily routines are being disrupted and students may not have valuable time in school with their educators, together we can support meaningful learning at home while it is necessary.”
Scholastic Learn at Home is accessible on all devices and no sign-up is required. Instruction for each lesson includes writing and research projects based on nonfiction articles and stories, virtual field trips and reading and geography challenges. The courses are flexible for using any writing materials students have available at home and no printing is required.
The editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines have also launched a collection of kid-friendly resources for learning about coronavirus: classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html