Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is partnering with rethink Ed to offer extensive resources to students, staff, and parents. These resources include lessons, trainings, mental health supports, self-assessments, and additional materials in support of social and emotional learning (SEL).
These resources are being provided to directly address the fear and anxiety which have emerged due to the pandemic coronavirus disease (COVID-19), school campus closures, abrupt changes in routines and the heightened sense of uncertainty and increased stress levels in both children and adults. SEL provides a foundation for managing emotions, having healthy relationships, understanding and empathizing with others, being responsible and safe, learning to cope with difficult situations, and manage stress, emotions, anxiety, and fear during this unprecedented situation.
Rethink Ed SEL is a comprehensive K-12 online platform that provides opportunities for students of all ages and abilities, as well as teachers, administrators and parents, to access on-demand videos and resources to assist with managing mental health and wellness. Educators can also access instructional materials, lessons and activities for their students.
Superintendent Robert Runcie stated, “We are excited to partner with Rethink ED to expand the District’s support for students, parents, and staff in this challenging time. Physical distancing does not need to be social isolation, and these resources can strengthen our personal development and our social cohesion. I strongly encourage our community to engage with and share these extensive SEL focused supports.”
BCPS educators and students can access Rethink Ed resources from their Clever launchpad, just click on the Rethink Ed tile in the Request Center to find the app. The resources can be directly accessed at https://go.rethinkfirst.com/supportbrowardpublicschools.
Parents can access Rethink Ed by visiting https://go.rethinkfirst.com/supportbrowardpublicschools, and scrolling to the bottom of the homepage for information on how to create their own free Rethink Ed account.