Resources for Community-Based Organizations and Child Care ProvidersLearning Platform Resources
Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and child care providers also provide support to students and families with navigating distance/remote learning technologies. The AESD has developed materials to support CBOs and child care providers as they learn the basics about navigating the various Learning Management Systems (LMS) their student communities are using.
Child Care Provider Support
This video has been created as a resource for child care providers in their efforts to help support remote learning.
Ask a Teacher Help Desks
For more information, the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession’s “Ask a Teacher Help Desks” are available to support!
LMS Interface Quick Guides
These quick guides are intended to provide an overview for each LMS interface to allow providers to assist students in navigating their LMS.
Remote Learning Vocabulary
Our Learning Management Systems (LMS) specialists have put together a list of key words and their meanings to help families become familiar with the basic vocabulary around Learning Management Systems.
Resources: Supporting Student Learning
This document contains resources for parents and caregivers on how to support students’ social-emotional learning and academics.
Additional Learning Resources
Additional learning resources are available through the AESD’s partnership with Shifting Schools to assist families and providers with distance learning and navigating new learning technologies. These self-paced guides and modules are available for anyone supporting students at home or off-site during distance learning.
What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?
As parents/caregivers, how do we make sense of all the digital tools that seem to be required for the “new normal” of remote learning? An LMS or Learning Management System is one such tool being used by school districts across WA and many other states to help families stay connected to their child’s teacher, school and classmates.
Creating an At-Home Learning System/Schedule
Now more than ever, parents/caregivers supporting students at home need structure to help them stay organized. Creating a schedule and healthy routines can energize and provide peace and purpose during this time of distance (remote) learning.
Support Like a Coach
With the shift to online learning, many parents/caregivers are having to support their children’s education in ways they never imagined. Thinking of yourself as your child’s coach can help you and your family tap into success as you navigate together the new way of doing school.
Encourage a Growth Mindset and Why Struggle is Good for Learning
As teaching and learning moves from the classroom to the living room, parents/caregivers and students must reframe their thinking to navigate the challenges of remote learning. Encouraging a growth mindset and understanding why struggle is necessary for learning are keys to overcoming these challenges.