COVID-19 Remote Learning Resources
MCS Online Learning Platforms
Seesaw – a learning management system to receive your lessons and upload student’s work.
Zoom – video tool for conducting live meetings and classroom sessions with our teachers, specialists, and administration.
ParentSquare – a communications tool that provides faculty, staff, and parents the opportunity to send and receive school and class information, share pictures and files, see calendar items, and facilitate sign-ups. All school, grade level, and classroom information will be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text.
Second Step – Second Step is a social skills program that combines social-emotional learning, bullying prevention, and child protection to take a holistic approach to children’s social-emotional development.
The program builds on cognitive-behavioral intervention models integrated with social learning theory, empathy research, and social information-processing research. It is intended to teach children to identify and understand their own and others’ emotions, choose positive goals and successfully manage reactions when emotionally aroused.
Montessori at Home
MCS’s Remote Parent Handbook – Learning from a home guidebook
Aid to Life – supporting the natural development of children from birth to 3 years from a Montessori perspective.
American Montessori Society – an excellent resource for families and educators.
Online Resources to Support At-Home Learning
Unite for Literacy: books read to you in Spanish.
Buena Gente Spanish Video Series: great conversational videos.
Audiobook company Audible.com is streaming stories for children in six languages, at no charge as long as schools are closed.
Virtual Museum Tours
Google Arts and Culture offers virtual tours and online exhibits from 2500 museums around the world.
Virtual Field Trips
Discovery Education, a digital education company, hosts virtual field trips and trove of online resources.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic, an education publishing company, hosts resources and projects for at-home learners.
National Geographic Kids. Games, puzzles, books, videos, crafts and more to engage children around science and adventure.
Find Your ‘Virtual Park’ with the National Park Service. Digital opportunities to engage with the parks through multimedia galleries, webcams, virtual tours, and more.
Storyline Online streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, and dozens more.
Parent Resources – Facebook Groups
Parent Resources – Talking to children
Answering Young Children’s Questions About COVID-19. Age-appropriate responses, from ZERO to THREE, to common questions a toddler might have about coronavirus.
National Association of School Psychologists. Helpful resources for families and children coping with the constantly changing situation of COVID-19. Includes additional mental health resources for children.
Parent Resources – Care of Self and Others
Kids for Peace promotes activities to help young children lead with empathy in this uncertain time. Includes self-care tips and compassion-centered projects for students.
Managing COVID-19 Anxiety and Stress The CDC offers guidance for coping with added stress and anxiety related to coronavirus.
Free Online Courses for Continuing Education. Well and Good provides a list of 11 online courses for adults eager to learn a new skill while in quarantine. Includes classes from Harvard, Disney, and Fender.
All of the Ways You Can Help. The New York Times has compiled a resource center for giving back during the coronavirus pandemic. Includes guidance for supporting medical professionals, donating blood, connecting with your community, and more.
Coronavirus Advice for the Public. The World Health Organization provides regularly updated downloadable materials based on new scientific findings regarding COVID-19.
“What’s New” The latest news about COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.