Distance Learning Supports for Families

Distance Learning has begun. A big shout out to all of the teachers for pivoting to keep education going for young people and to all of the parents who have taken on the role of teacher, tech support, motivator and champion for your young people!  Here are a few resources that we hope can help those having a hard time getting started or keeping things moving.

Computer or Internet Access

Resources for people who don't have home internet or computer access (via St. Paul Public Library Resource Page)
https://mnafterschool.org/chromebooksGet Chromebooks for up to 75% off for distance learning (via Minnesota Afterschool Advance)

Managing Emotions - How do you all want to FEEL during Distant Learning & Social Distancing?

There is no doubt that at some point during distant learning and social distancing frustration and strong emotions will pop up.  If you haven't already had a discussion about how you all want to feel during the process, its not too late!  Check out the blog Emotions At Home: How Do We Want to Feel with instructions for the 4 steps to take to create a Family Charter to help foster communication around emotions.

Distance Learning through St. Paul Public Schools 

 One stop for all of your SPPS info including: (via SPPS Distance Learning Resource Page)

  • Student Expectations by grade Level
  • Distance Learning Tools and Supports
  • Tech support (ipads, Schoology, Seesaw)

Tools to help parents and caregivers keep kids focused and learning at home