COVID-19-related school closures have left many parents suddenly homeschooling their youngins. More than half of the nations kids are our of school.
That’s a lot of kids. When will they go back to school? Can’t say. How will we keep them on track? Dunno. Are there tools to help parents support their students at home?
Yes. Here it is. Our friends at Khan Academy are doing an amazing job of providing usable information to educators, students, and parents.
Today, they’re publicizing several webinars you might find helpful:
- Monday, April 20: How do you balance online and offline learning in today’s stay-at-home world? (11:30 AM PT / 2:30 PM ET) We’ll chat with Meghan Fitzgerald, an early childhood expert and founder of Tinkergarten, about best practices and activities that foster independent, hands-on learning. This webinar will be tailored for parents of young children (ages 2-7), but parents of kids of all ages are welcome to attend. RSVP now.
- Thursday, April 23:Homeschooling your kids? Learn how to use our weekly math learning plans (1:30 PT / 4:30 ET) Get an overview of our step-by-step weekly math schedules, which we designed as a fun, structured way to keep kids learning and reduce the impact of the summer slide and school closures. RSVP now.
- Wednesday, April 29: How to motivate and engage your kids in learning (3 PM PT / 6 PM ET) One of the most-asked questions we’ve heard from parents is: how do I motivate my kids to learn? We sit down with Conor Corey, a teacher, Khan Academy Ambassador, and parent of 4, to learn his student motivation tips and strategies. RSVP now.