As school closures continue, educators are on the front lines of ensuring learning continues during this unprecedented time. The Allstate Foundation empowers educators with tools to promote SEL (social emotional learning) and service-learning skills in school, after school and at home.
Below are resources from The Allstate Foundation and its partners to support educators during this challenging time.
CASEL CARES Initiative: CASEL CARES is a new weekly webinar series from The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and made possible by The Allstate Foundation. The series offers valuable insights from experts to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances and support the wellbeing of both educators and students. Exploring how SEL can support both educators and students, topics include self-care strategies, approaches to build resilience, and how to most effectively provide students with what they need during this time. To register, visit CASEL’s COVID-19 resource page.
WE Schools @home: WE Schools @home offers free online tools and resources to support at-home learning. Developed for Grades K through 12, this weekly lesson package includes interactive and experiential curriculum-based resources, materials and lesson plans with an emphasis on well-being, social and emotional learning, service-learning and fostering resiliency. The program is complemented by WE Schools Live, a daily online show designed to engage students in learning, find community connection and promote well-being. Featuring inspiring guests, experts, teachers, celebrities and more, each day tackles a different, relevant theme and includes curated resources, videos and learning tools. WE Schools Live streams daily on Facebook, Youtube and Teams from 1-2p.m. ET. Tune in on April 17 for a special edition of WE Schools Live kicking off National Volunteer Week and highlighting WE Volunteer Now and opportunities for students to volunteer virtually.
We Are Teachers SEL Microsite: The Allstate Foundation partners with We Are Teachers, an online media outlet for educators, to offer free resources for teaching SEL in grades 6-12 via a special microsite dedicated to the topic. The online portal has articles, materials, and ideas to implement SEL both inside and outside the classroom. New to the site is a free guide for parents on raising happy, successful teen – an important resource that can be shared with parents as part of their “learn from home” strategy.
Facing History & Ourselves: The Allstate Foundation’s partner Facing History & Ourselves offers these readings and resources to start important conversations with your students about the coronavirus outbreak, and to explore questions about community, responsibility, decision-making and upstanding that are relevant in this moment. Visit the Facing History & Ourselves COVID-19 resource page to access webinars, teaching ideas and tools.