• Online learning and virtual instruction offer their own particular benefits and challenges. We suggest taking this Brainshark to gain tools on how to help your children learn more easily while at home. You can also access the suggestions and resources below:

    • Anti-Defamation League (ADL): Online learning resources for parents, teachers, and students.
    • BCPS Social Media Use Guidelines: View the Primary Social Media Use Guidelines or the Secondary Social Media Use Guidelines.
    • CATCH My Breath Service Learning Projects
    • CATCH Health at Home lessons: To help keep kids healthy and active in the midst of school closures, access CATCH's free evidence-based health, nutrition, and physical education materials. These activities require limited space and supervision, and are organized into three sections: Physical Activities, Activity Breaks and Family Health and Nutrition.
    • Cyberbullying and COVID
    • Family Success in Adapting to the New Normal Flyer
    • Lauren's Kids and The Florida Department of Education's Digital Health & Safety Resources: During this uncertain time of school closures, childcare pressures, and increased reliance on digital devices, it is important for families to be mindful of safety. The FBI released guidance for parents to stay alert, especially when 1 in 5 children who touch a digital device will be sexually solicited online. Lauren’s Kids is providing free digital lessons and activities from their Blueprint for Building Safer, Smarter Families resource for use with elementary school students. Have a middle or high schooler in your home? Visit SaferSmarterFamilies.org for lessons designed for older children and teens.
    • Mindfulness
    • At Home with One Love virtual learning series. This is a live educational webinar series presented every Monday and Thursday for anyone to join via Zoom. There are three types of sessions within At Home with One Love each Monday and Thursday:
      • The Educator Hour (2:00pm EST): For anyone who considers themselves an educator to join and learn about topics and professional development, including virtual workshop best practices, our 10 Signs of a Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship during COVID-19, how to help a friend and safety planning 101, how to teach consent, and more. Register here.
      • Virtual Workshops (4:00pm EST): A traditional in-person workshops taken online, including the 10 Signs, Couplets, and Behind the Post with breakout sessions via Zoom for the same small group feel and conversation. Register here.
      • Relationship Round Ups (7:00pm EST): Tailored for ages 14-22, this part of the series is all about open and honest conversations about relationships, including topics like relationships in quarantine, popular Netflix series’ breakdowns on Love is Blind and The Tiger King, and others. Register here.
    • Rethink Ed: Offers extensive social emotional learning (SEL) resources to students, staff and parents, including lessons, trainings, mental health supports, self-assessments and additional materials.
    • Second Step: Online free resources for educators and families.
    • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Distance Learning
    • Stand for Children: Resources for families during the Coronavirus outbreak.