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Lakota REMOTE LEARning resources Family Edition

WE are in this together!

This page is designed to support families with the remote learning experience. Please check back often as we will continue to update the page with new resources and information.

Remote Learning Resources

Teachers are providing learning activities and assignments each week during our remote learning experience. If you or your child are looking for additional educational experiences throughout the week, check out the resources below!

Wide Open School - features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject along with daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.

Scholastic Learn at Home - This free resource provides your children with 20+ days of exciting articles, stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them any time, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family.

Home Safari Facebook Live - In an effort to keep its loyal members and community connected to their favorite animals while the Zoo is closed, the Cincinnati Zoo will offer Live Facebook sessions weekdays starting on Monday, March 16, at 3 PM.

Kid Friendly Podcasts

National Parks Virtual Tours

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Easy STEM Activities and Challenges

InfoOhio Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Let's Continue to Learn - multiple opportunities to extend learning included

Hoonuit - Students and parents can access modules on college readiness, career readiness, 21st century skills, social emotional wellness, and more!

  • Students can access Hoonuit through Onelogin.
  • Parents can access Hoonuit by clicking the link above and entering the username and password provided by your child's principal. (Email to come out the week of March 22nd.)

Remember

Be patient. Everyone in the world is currently accessing technology as a primary source of work, education, entertainment and communication. Please be patient if you encounter errors, slow running time, etc.

Have realistic expectations. Do not expect the day to look like a typical school day. Teachers are working to continue instructional momentum while recognizing the barriers and challenges of remote learning. We deeply appreciate the role you will play in supporting this effort.

Communicate. Talk with your child about the expectations given for lessons, assignments and/or projects for each class. Encourage your child to communicate regularly with teachers. Don't be afraid to ask for clarification when needed.

Be flexible. Every home will be dealing with a variety of factors that impact what remote learning looks like for students on a daily basis. Make fluid decisions based on the individual needs of your family.

Remote learning for students will begin on March 25th.

Preschool – 2nd Grade:

Parents will receive weekly assignments for their children by 8 a.m. each Monday. Our teachers will also share a recommended schedule for learning and completing these assignments over a one-week period.

The content will be delivered to parents electronically, by email, or through the digital format they normally use – for example, Seesaw. For parents with limited access to technology, alternative options for lessons will be shared by the teacher.

Our teachers will share “office hours” with parents when they will be available to communicate with parents and students remotely to answer questions. Emails will be answered within 24-hours during the work week. Be on the lookout for virtual messages from teachers each week so that students are able to “see” their teachers.

Teachers will share with you how completed work will be submitted. Throughout the week, teachers will assess student learning and provide feedback.

Grades 3 - 6:

If you have an older child in grades seven – 12, your elementary aged child may share their district-owned Chromebook to access OneLogin, Canvas and assignments, using their Lakota account to login separately. Students may also access OneLogin and Canvas through a family-owned device. For students without access to technology, families can contact their building principal.

Our teachers will post assignments on Canvas by 8 a.m. every Monday and share expected due dates. Throughout the week, teachers will assess student learning and provide feedback.

Our teachers will share “office hours” with students when they will be available to communicate remotely to answer questions. For example, students may be able to talk to teachers and each other using the chat and new teacher-led video features in Canvas. Emails will be answered within 24-hours during the work week.

Grades 7- 12:

Our teachers will post assignments on Canvas by 8:00 a.m. every Monday and share expected due dates. Throughout the week, teachers will assess student learning and provide feedback.

Our teachers will share “office hours” with students when they will be available to communicate remotely to answer questions. For example, students may be able to talk to teachers and as a class using the chat and new teacher-led video features in Canvas. Emails will be answered within 24 hours during the work week.

Digital resources

Learn more about digital resources for you and your students.

Parents

Students

Please note: When accessing Canvas on a home device (tablet, iPad, computer) we recommend that you use lakota.onelogin.com and click on the Canvas tile.

Time Management

An important skill for success in a remote learning environment (or life in general) is time management. The resources below will help develop a plan for students to stay on track and balance school work, free time, helping out at home, etc.

Use a visual timer: You can help your child visualize how much time is left to complete a task by providing a visual timer. You can find visual timers online, and they can be as simple as a countdown clock or as fun as a rocket blasting into space!

There are lots of fun timers online, or you can download an app for your phone. An easy start is the Google Timer that appears by simply typing the word "timer" into the Google search bar! Add the word "fun" to your search and enjoy!

Try a visual schedule. Visual schedules provide structure, reduce anxiety, eliminate confusion, and set expectations.

To use the visual schedule with younger students, simply select pictures for the tasks you would like your child to complete. As your child completes tasks, they check off or move the picture to show they are finished! HERE is an example.

Consider the Hoonuit learning resources below to help older students be successful during remote learning. See directions for accessing Hoonuit in the Remote Learning Resources section of this webpage.

Self-Care

In these uncertain times, one of the best things we can do is to take care of ourselves. We can all benefit from consistent routines/habits, mindful activities, and self care.

Below are some resources for ideas and habits that support your social and emotional health.

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Coronavirus Update & FAQ - Lakota Local Schools

Steps to Help Ease Kids’ Fears and Anxieties About COVID-19 - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Childmind.org - Child Mind Institute

Talking to Children About COVID-19 - National Association of School Psychologists

Helping Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty - Common Sense Media

Coronavirus: Adjusting and Understanding - 1N5

Coronavirus - BrainPOP

Credits:

Created with images by Aaron Burden - "Crayons beside child coloring" • Jessica Lewis - "untitled image" • Nathan Dumlao - "Sponsored by Google Chromebooks" • Badhon Ebrahim - "untitled image" • Max van den Oetelaar - "Walkarounds in Amsterdam."