Many children will experience learning in a whole new way this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, Cox Campus is up for the challenge! Back in March, at the onset of the pandemic, the Atlanta Speech School offered its free online preschool to support children and families facing the challenges of the pandemic. The Atlanta Speech School continued to offer free summer learning experiences designed for children from birth to 3rd grade on the Cox Campus.
Check out their new program Community Building in a Virtual Setting available for K-3rd teachers. Brownieland continued our partnership with the Atlanta Speech School’s Rollins Center for Language and Literacy producing videos that feature mentors and educators who share suggestions and resources to help make lasting connections for students and families. Watch the incredible videos below to learn more!
◊ In this video, Salley Edwards, Academic Coach for Crisp County Elementary, talks about why connections are as important as content, and how to make each child feel “seen” from the other side of the screen.
◊ Tips and tricks from a resourceful and creative educator for building shared purpose with students. Watch the video HERE.
◊ A play therapist shares how she captivates kids in online teaching. Watch the video HERE.
◊ A kindergarten teacher urges us to consider what’s most important in this time. Watch the video HERE.
◊ Find out why it’s crucial for creating community and connection in a new way, for a positive, capable class. Watch the video HERE.
◊ Learn about the role of self-reflection in a child-centered approach. Watch the video HERE.
◊ A developmental behavioral neuroscientist asks us to consider all the people that make up a classroom community. Watch the video HERE.
Cox Campus provides free, online access to research-based professional development courses and resources for teachers and others in the critical path of children and families. Through free, language & literacy courses, the Cox Campus helps teachers transform learning environments, so every child is on a path to reading proficiently. The Atlanta Speech School’s Rollins Center for Language & Literacy provides research-based professional development for teachers of children birth through third grade. Rollins’ instructors work with educators, healthcare agencies, families and child-facing professionals to further literacy through coaching, professional learning and online learning. Through this work, Rollins is building ecosystems that are conducive to literacy – where connection is valued over compliance, children feel safe and supported, deep reading is enabled – and the possibilities for every child’s future are opened through literacy.