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COVID – 19 Resource Library – Activities for children

The SLECoP is organizing a series of webinars for parents, educators, school administrators and anyone who have students in their care. These webinars are intended to help them with practical tips they can employ for how to keep their children engaged and learning with STEM at Home.

Stay Connected

Do you have ideas for simple STEM at Home activities pitched for any age children that you’d like to share through a virtual webinar? We will organize the webinar and work with you on best practices for such delivery – submit ideas here.

Also, members of the Community of Practice have been sharing ideas for how to keep the learning going. We are curating those resources as they come in and will be updating them regularly.

Here is the current list.

Do you know of other resources that should be added? Please submit them.

Online Resources to Engage Students During the Pandemic

To view the full version of this resource click here.

Ecosystems have been responding to the pandemic within their local communities by offering resources for families and others. Here are a few examples of Ecosystems demonstrating a rapid response to community needs.

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

As an active Ecosystem collaborator, both internationally and within their local community, the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance continues to share resources for families to engage their students at home. Click below to see some activities you can do today.

About the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) builds broad, deep, and innovative pathways for students to access high-impact careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative

Ecosystem leader, Project Exploration, has compiled a list of resources to support families during school closures in Illinois due to COVID-19.

Access Chicago’s list here

About the Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative

The Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative convenes stakeholders in Chicago’s STEM ecosystem to address inequities in the STEM learning continuum by facilitating cross-sector knowledge building, collaboration, and collective action.

Guided by the premise that access to a continuum of high-quality, STEM experiences across all years of development can provide a strong foundation for success in adulthood and support civic, college, and work readiness.

Understand that the STEM ecosystem reflects the combined STEM learning opportunities for students and families, recognizing that STEM learning can happen any time, anywhere, at any pace.

Recognize that access to STEM learning opportunities in Chicago is unequal and therefore, we strive to advance policies and practices to close opportunity gaps and address inequities, at both the system and local level.

Convene cross-sector stakeholders to move from a fragmented STEM landscape of efforts towards a coordinated approach.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of Science and Technology Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2020

White House OSTP Leads Effort to Increase Access to Online
Education Resources

Last week, as part of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s COVID-19 technology initiative, American technology companies were called on to make online learning resources more accessible for teachers, parents, and students as more Americans are encouraged to stay home amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Today, the technology industry rose to the occasion with the launch of TechforLearners.org, a new resource for educators, administrators, and public officials who are turning to online learning as coronavirus response disrupts the school year.

TechforLearners.org is a searchable online database of education technology tools that facilitate online classrooms and teaching, allowing educators to search for free and discounted tools and services by grade level, product type, and subject matter. The site, coordinated by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), will be continually updated and will soon include additional resources geared towards parents and students.

“Teachers and educators across the Nation will be relying on technology now more than ever. During this unprecedented time, the Trump Administration is committed to ensuring America’s educators and families have the technology tools to bring classrooms online. We are grateful to the technology and education leaders who jumped into action to launch this important resource,” said U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios.

“As our nation deals with the dynamic challenges resulting from this public health crisis, SIIA’s members and partners are supporting education and our nation’s communities — at all levels — as they transition to or extend their online learning capabilities,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “Tech for Learners will assist educators and school administrators in identifying the EdTech solution that best fits the specific needs of their school, student population, and educational community – from distance and online learning to remote administration and telework. Our hope is this will provide them, along with parents and students, some peace of mind and certainty in these uncertain times.”

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