Looking for free resources to use as teachers, and engage students and parents?
We’re now a week into the quarantine and school closure transition in Las Vegas, and balancing multiple roles while, as educators, trying to ensure the continuity of instruction for our students, might feel like literally having to bend backwards. We are all playing a game of limbo together learning how to balance our new roles as stay-at-home parents, remote workers, online instructors, and more – all at the same time. To help support, The Knowledge Society – a STEM-based accelerator program for teens – is fully committed to doing its part to assist the community during these times.
To that end, TKS has rolled out three major initiatives available for free to all teachers, students, and parents.
For Teachers: TKS is currently hosting a daily series of online webinars designed just for teachers at 1pm PST. In these webinars, TKS directors and participants discuss science and technology, strategies to engage students online, and ways to encourage student curiosity and self-regulated learning. Each session will feature a TKS student – Las Vegas students will be featured March 24 – 26. Learn more or sign-up at: https://learn.theksociety.com/teacher-sessions
For Students: TKS is also hosting a daily series of online webinars for students at 11am PST. TKS directors and participants discuss technology, strategies for learning while at home, and host conversations with TKS students. Learn more or sign-up at: https://learn.theksociety.com/student-sessions
In addition to the online webinars, TKS will be offering a curated selection of their online technology curriculum (“Explore Modules”) to any student, for free. Students can access these modules and begin learning about Brain-Computer Interfaces and Space Technologies (more to come!) at: https://applications.theksociety.com/explore
For Parents:TKS is sharing a daily newsletter designed to help parents engage with their students to promote learning at home while schools are closed. Parents will be provided with quick, accessible resources for learning as well as suggested activities and discussions parents can have with their children. https://learn.theksociety.com/lets-stay-curious
All the opportunities outlined above are completely free and available to anyone who would like to take advantage. Please feel free to share far and wide to support as many parents, students, and teachers as possible.
In addition, TKS is committed to providing resources and online learning opportunities for students for as long as schools remained closed. Updates and sign-up links will continue to be provided online at www.theksociety.com.
So if right now you’re (perhaps literally) upside down staring at that limbo bar trying to figure out how to get to the other side without tipping it off and onto your head, keep in mind that we all are – but there is no shortage of help!
This post was guest-written by Kelle Snow, Associate Director of The Knowledge Society in Las Vegas. A special thanks to Don and the team at Nevada Action for School Options for sharing!
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