RESOURCES FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM PROVIDERS, PARENTS, AND OTHER EDUCATORS
Steve Hamaker with Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters recommended using Flipgrid by Microsoft. Flibprid is a free, simple way to foster short video-based discussions on classroom topics. Educators, learners, and families can use Flipgrid at school or at home to stay connected and share their continued learning experiences. Any educator can sign up at www.flipgrid.com.
Child Mind Institute
Find information about how to talk to kids about the coronavirus that might be useful to you, your staff, and parents at childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus.
Turnaround for Children
In this special edition of The 180 Podcast on the coronavirus, host Chris Riback talks with Pamela Cantor, M.D., Turnaround for Children’s Founder and Senior Science Advisor, about how to address the fear, stress and disruption caused by the pandemic. Visit www.turnaroundusa.org.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Monty. Keep children safe and families strong in supportive communities! Get updated tools, tips, and techniques in the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide. Visit www.childwelfare.gov.
Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. We asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and student-teacher—when everything’s gone remote. Find 7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure from Edutopia at www.edutopia.org.
Tips for Zoom
Wondering how to more effectivly use the Zoom platform? Or just want to know how to change your wallpaper? Check out this article from CNBC. Click here.
NPR Tips for Parenting and Educating
Michelle from WYAA recommends two resources from NPR. Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now. The article and podcast feature a quick rundown of some of the questions they’ve been hearing from listeners. Click here. She also recommends How To Turn Your Home Into A School Without Losing Your Sanity. The article presents its tips as a comic that’s informative and fun. Click here.
Mission: The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is a statewide network working to create the conditions for young people to reach their full potential. We are a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.
WYOMING AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE
1472 N. 5th Street, Suite 201
Laramie, WY 82072