HOW TO RUN A MEETING IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

The California State PTA has suspended an in-person association meeting requirement through June 30, 2020, and is encouraging online meetings if you can. 

https://capta.org/news-publications/covid-19/covid-19-resources-for-pta-leaders/

 

 

 

 

DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES FROM OUR EDUCATION PARTNERS

Our partner Create CA has curated an amazing list of free resources to help your family be creative at home while school is remote, and also through the summer. Create At Home has something for everyone – whether you're a homeschooling mom or dad, a bored student stuck at home, or just a frazzled parent looking for a creative outlet for your stress.

The #CreateAtHome website offers a comprehensive – but not overwhelming – array of collections and activities split into six categories, with at least four resources per section. Some of the ideas include:

  • Khan Academy's Imagineering Course: Do you love theme parks? Build a virtual theme park of your own through videos and activities, while learning from Disney's own Imagineers about character, rides, and more.

  • The Social Distancing Festival: Celebrate art as part of a global community. Every day, the Social Distancing Festival gathers art exhibits, musical and theatrical performances, and so much more from some of the most exciting artists working.

As students move to digital and distance learning, ETS has developed a tool that parents and students can use at home to gauge a child’s familiarity with using technology.

The “Technology Readiness Checker for Students” is an engaging, game-like tool allows students to create a storyboard by navigating through a variety of screens and using different functions, such as selecting menu options and using drag-and-drop features.

The tool is not a test and does not provide a score, however, it generates a chart showing parents their child’s skill level. The goal is to allow parents to engage with their child as they learn simple functions, so they can comfortably continue their education online during this difficult time.

Accessibility supports are available so that all students can use the technology readiness checker.

The Technology Readiness Checker for Students can be found at https://trcs.ets.org/ and instructions on how to use it can be found at https://elpac.org/s/pdf/ELPAC--How-to-Use-the-Technology-Readiness-Checker-for-Students.pdf.

Learning Heroes, a National PTA education partner, offers an excellent collection of distance learning resources to help families stay on track during school closures. Click here to start with their five-tip overview titled "Keep Calm, Learning is On!", which is available in both English and Spanish.

You can find additional distance learning resources on California State PTA's COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Families page.

 

 

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH/WELL BEING RESOURCES

 

 

COPING DURING COVID-19 -- RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR WELL BEING AT WORK DURING A CRISIS

 

 

HOW TO REDUCE THE STRESS OF HOMESCHOOLING ON EVERYONE

 

 

HOW TO HELP TEENS HANDLE THE LOSS OF PROMS AND GRADUATIONS

Symptoms & Risk

Testing & Treatment

Emotional Support Resources

  • California Surgeon General: Stress Relief During COVID-19

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUS” to 66746

  • California Youth Crisis Line: call or text 1-800-843-5200 or chat online

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text 838255

  • Friendship Line: For adults living with disabilities or who are over 60, call 1-888-670-1360

  • National Suicide Prevention Deaf and Hard of Hearing Hotline: Access video service by calling 1-800-273-8255

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or text LOVEIS to 22522

Financial Support for Individuals & Businesses

Immigrant Californian Resources

Ways to Get Involved

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