NYSUT believes in the education of the whole child. Remote learning, in any form, will never replace the important personal connection between teachers and their students that is a critical part of the teaching and learning process.
NYSUT values our families and we are here to support you and your child’s teacher(s). Families and educators are the experts, working together on what children need during this unprecedented time.
Before using digital platforms, families should be mindful of their child's personally identifiable information. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) includes information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity either directly or indirectly through linkages with other information. Some examples of PII are student name, parent name(s), student address and student number. District's must abide by Ed Law 2-d to ensure children's PII is protected. Families should use caution when signing up for or using any digital platforms.
Writing & Reading
- Download over 300,000 books from the New York Public Library for free: https://www.nypl.org/
- Write a letter, draw a picture to the elderly or home bound.
- Storyline online. Famous actors read books: https://storylineonline.net
- Check out your local library for online resources
- Scavenger hunts – themes, i.e. nature, birds, backyard, insects
- Keep a journal/log of time at home, write stories, interview relatives virtually.
- Research and write about something of interest. A great creative outlet to show off passions and skills.
- Write a script or a play
- Children’s stories in Spanish: https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories
- Harry Potter at Home hub: https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home
- Write a letter or draw a picture to thank a community hero – hospital workers, EMS (emergency medical services) workers, policemen, firemen, etc. and send.