Distance Learning: A Project to help Communities during Coronavirus

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Our kids can do great things.

And we can empower them to do so.

This project is about making kids proactive helpers in a time of world-wide crisis. Let’s take our creativity and our design thinking and our ELA skills and make a difference in our communities.

Just imagine if a million high school students turned their attention away from Shakespeare and The Scarlet Letter for a month and used all their energies to try to make a positive difference in their communities.

Imagine them…

  • Creating educational Youtubechannels for younger kids with music or theater lessons, read-aloudsor science experiment demonstrations
  • Setting up virtual book clubs for lonely people in need of something good to do
  • Finding a means to connect seniors and children so seniors can read to kids and kids can send seniors feeling isolated art and cards
  • Creating a website for local flailing restaurants to connect them with people wishing they could order takeout in a safe way
  • Finding ways for organizations to safely donate food they’ve got that they won’t be able to serve
  • Launching positive social media movements
  • Hosting virtual STEM challenges for younger kids
  • Organizing ways to revitalize their downtowns when social distancing is over

Who knows what our kids will think up? Their projects just might make all the difference to a lot of people. This project launch handout will hopefully help you get things started.

I put this together as quickly as I could as a launch point for you. It's editable so you can add and adjust as you need.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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