Virtual program

Launch of WE [email protected] virtual program to support student learning across Canada

– The new and improved program offers parents and teachers free turnkey educational resources and daily interactive programming for supporting wellness, service learning and home education

TORONTO, April 3, 2020 /CNW/ – Today WE launched the WE [email protected] program, as part of its commitment to helping parents and teachers navigate the world of remote learning. the WE [email protected] is connected to the learning program through the long-standing free WE Schools service, which is provided to more than 18,000 schools across North America and globally.

For the parents finding educational resources to support learning at home, WE [email protected] offers daily interactive educational programs suitable for all ages, including grade-level virtual classes led by certified teachers and complemented by easy-to-digest resources.

Youth-friendly family learning resources focused on topics such as COVID-19 are available to parents to help young people better understand the pandemic. To proactively help young people experiencing anxiety and social isolation, WE [email protected] places particular emphasis on resources for well-being, including social-emotional learning, service learning and promoting resilience.

For teachers seeking to complete their online lesson plans (K-12), WE [email protected] offers free daily interactive and experiential lessons, which comply with the respective provincial learning guidelines. These include lessons on understanding COVID-19 – breaking it down for kids, staying connected while physically distancing, using technology for social good, and building wellness skills through social and emotional learning. . Teachers will also have access to lesson plans and activities designed exclusively to help enhance the curriculum and encourage students to broaden their understanding of global issues.

“We have been inundated with requests from our 18,000 partner schools and the families of their students,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “We emphasize social and emotional learning because we know young people are experiencing high levels of anxiety and social isolation at this time and we need to provide proactive support. We offer turnkey programs to help students engage in virtual learning, find community connections, and promote student wellness as a complementary and supplementary program to their school-based distance learning.”

Parents and teachers can easily access the WE [email protected] online program at www.we.org, including the following:

For families

WE Schools live
A daily online program to educate, engage and inspire with educators and experts for one hour. Busy parents can be sure that their children during this hour are receiving positive educational content. WE Schools Live streams daily on Facebook at 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT. The schedule is as follows:

  • Mindful Mondays – Learn to support your well-being and the well-being of others, including through self-care practices that build resilience.
  • Teachers’ Tuesdays – Engage with a teacher selected for their incredible pedagogy and charismatic style of teaching captive students.
  • Wellness Wednesdays – Learn how you can take care of your own physical health during a period of limited mobility.
  • Take action on Thursdays – Service learning comes to life, with action plans to address local and global issues, even when physically distanced.
  • Featured Fridays – Join an interactive episode where WE Schools Live dives into a hot and trending topic in the service-learning space.

Daily virtual lessons with a certified teacher
Virtual lessons that students can take daily by grade level, led by a certified teacher. Each virtual lesson will come with additional resources to support parents with homeschooling in an easy and digestible way.

Social and Emotional Learning Toolkit
An online toolkit that includes daily activities to do at home to promote well-being and foster empathy, compassion and resilience.

Teacher support and resources

Daily interactive and experiential virtual classes
Virtual classroom lessons for students (K-12) that cover a myriad of hot topics, including staying current on COVID-19, using technology to do social good, and building wellness skills through social and emotional learning. Teachers will also have access to lesson plans and activities designed exclusively to help enhance the core curriculum.

WE Teachers Hub
Access our archive of free online resources designed to provide teachers with resources to support their students. The WE Teachers Hub offers everything from ready-made lesson plans to professional learning courses that educators can access, as well as exclusive virtual learning experiences and a community of teachers from around the world. The platform provides educators with tools to address critical social issues with students, starting with trauma-informed resources and professional learning. Click here to access the WE Teachers Hub.

Pandemic – Informed community resource: COVID-19
This resource will help teachers deal with pandemic-related trauma. Educators gain a deeper understanding of the topic, relevant context, and explore the pedagogical benefits of trauma-informed teaching.

Webinars for teachers
Weekly webinars every Thursday at 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT to support and build community among teachers in their transition to creating virtual classrooms. Topics will include classroom management in a virtual world, virtual lessons for students, Q&A with wellness experts to support students’ social and emotional learning, and share best practices for learning to the House.

About us
WE is made up of a family of organizations that make good possible, including WE Charity, which drives national and international change and ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially responsible products and experiences to help support the ‘charity.

WE engages 4.2 million young people each year through North America and beyond through its free, one-year WE Schools service-learning program. Designed to enhance a school or community’s existing social initiatives or spark new ones, WE Schools provides teachers with educational resources and action campaigns to encourage students to deepen their academic learning and develop skills. social and emotional to succeed beyond the classroom. WE Schools operates in over 18,000 schools and has been proven to increase academic engagement, civic engagement, and college and work readiness.

WE empowers youth and families to improve the world by supporting over 7,200 local and global causes by volunteering millions of hours of service and raising millions of dollars that directly benefit their local communities and the world .

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For more information: about WE Schools @ home or to request an interview, please contact: Angie Gurley, Head, Communications at WE, [email protected], 416-432-9291; Camila Ossa, Associate Director, Communications at WE, [email protected]647-459-4460

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