COVID-19 and distance learning have presented a myriad of problems for students and educators. For example, FAFSA applications are down 15% this year and 29% of parents that feel their child is experiencing harm from social isolation. Meanwhile, students are missing out on in-person job-training experience, and recent events have heightened a need to teach students about diversity, equity, and inclusion. How can we tackle these issues head-on with students?
During the presentation, we will cover each of these problems broadly, then jump into breakout rooms to learn about resources and best practices for covering different topic areas. Educators will leave with access to online and offline resources that are student-driven, standards-aligned, self-graded, and FREE to use. Breakout rooms will cover:
1. Best practices and resources for culturally relevant teaching
2. What’s next after high school? Helping high school students with financial literacy and employability skills
3. Combatting the current mental health and substance abuse crises
4. Elementary education: addressing social-emotional learning and math/literacy skills at a young age
This PD is ideal for educators covering ALL grades and content areas.