While Elevate teachers are not providing instruction at this time, they have gathered learning activities for students and families during the closure. We have advised our teachers that all learning activities are intended to provide opportunity for students to maintain learning during this time of school closure. Activities will not be turned in or graded by teachers. Parents are encouraged to use their discretion on how to best make use of the resources provided. It is our hope that these activities help support you and your child during this time.
As our school team discovers additional resources, we will send them along so that you can be equipped to support your child’s learning. Two such resources - from the San Diego County Office of Education and KPBS, and Khan Academy are shared below.
1) KPBS Learning by Grade Level
Educational Content on TV, Online During School Closures
In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego Unified School District, KPBS is streaming TK-12 educational programming on its public television channel and opening access to its digital library of resources for students, families, teachers, and the community during school closures.
The "At-Home Learning: Where Children Matter" initiative launched Monday, March 16, will bring 12 hours of state standards-aligned television programming scheduled by grade level, and free access to a digital library of educational resources. KPBS programming and PBS LearningMedia California educational resources are free to families, educators, and the community to support learning during the school closures.
With most schools in San Diego County closed in an effort to curb the potential transmission of COVID-19, this partnership works to ensure students and families have access to robust learning materials.
If you are a public school educator using these resources, remember that any instruction must support all students. If you provide educational services to the general student population during a school closure, you must also ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the same opportunities.
Beginning Monday, March 16, KPBS 2 will broadcast 12 hours of programming selected to meet the TK-12 California educational standards. The programming will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in viewing blocks by grade level:
--- 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. - Grades TK-3
--- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Grades 4-8
--- 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Grades 9-12
How to Watch
A student does not need access to a computer or the Internet to watch. Tune into KPBS 2 with an antenna at channel 15.2, or on Cox 811 or Spectrum 1277. The programming and digital content is also accessible via mobile. Direct TV, Dish, and AT&T U-verse do not carry KPBS 2. If you have this service, change the input on your TV to use the antenna and watch over the air on channel 15.2.
California students and educators have immediate access to an online library of free educational resources from PBS LearningMedia California, including videos, associated lesson plans, hosted training sessions, and self-guided how-to resources for teachers. These will accompany PBS's trusted programs and align with current classroom standards.
How to Get Started
Educators and parents can join a 15-minute webinar to learn how to use PBS LearningMedia California. Live webinars are hosted twice daily through Bay Area public media station KQED.
--- Here is the Get Started with PBS LearningMedia Guide
2) Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Parents can set up accounts for your children and select learning activities from a wide range of math and science courses, including Hour of Code.