As more and more schools nationwide are disrupted due to the spread of coronavirus, Scholastic has curated an entirely free and accessible digital learning resource designed to support teachers and families who have students in grades pre-K–9+, and are seeking ways for them to stay academically engaged during the closures—Scholastic Learn At Home.
Lauren Tarshis, Senior Vice President & Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines, explains, “As more and more teachers, students, and families around the world are affected by the coronavirus, our priority is to support them in the best way we know how—by providing them with rich stories and meaningful projects that will keep kids academically active. We designed Scholastic Learn At Home knowing that administrators and teachers need to create extensive virtual learning plans, quickly, and that students need uplifting and engaging experiences. Our hope is that even though daily routines are being disrupted and students may not have valuable time in school with their educators, together we can support meaningful learning at home while it is necessary.”
The digital learning hub provides approximately three hours of meaningful learning opportunities each day, for up to four weeks, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning. Activities include writing and research projects based on nonfiction articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, access to our new digital community for kids Scholastic Home Base, and more.
Scholastic Learn At Home is accessible on all devices, including smart phones, and no sign-up or printing is required to complete activities.
To learn more and to access Scholastic Learn At Home, visit: http://www.scholastic.com/learnathome
For kid-friendly resources for learning and teaching about coronavirus, visit: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html
For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, and follow state and local authorities for guidance on how specific communities are affected.