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POSTED ON: APRIL 15, 2020 - 8:27AM

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Supporting Your Child's Learning From Home During COVID-19

A New Resource from IRIS

Anxiety. Uncertainty. That infuriating Wi-Fi connection. The office just asked you to log-on to another unannounced virtual meeting, and you're still trying to decide what "class" is going to look like today for the kids.

As schools across the country and around the world are closed in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, parents everywhere are searching for reliable, easy-to-understand resources to support their children’s learning at home.

The IRIS Center has created a new module specifically for parents to address this urgent and growing need. Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies to help:

Clarify what is and (perhaps just as importantly) what is not a parent’s role during school shutdowns

Prepare for at-home learning

Support your child’s learning

Promote your child’s social and emotional wellbeing

Support your child if he or she is struggling or has a disability

More, the module includes practical, real-world tips and strategies for:

Keeping up with what a child is expected to learn

Creating and sharing learning spaces in what are often crowded living environments

Reducing distractions and other obstacles to learning

Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic can be accessed free of charge on the IRIS Center's Website. Please help us to get the word out and share this streamlined, user-friendly resource with parents.

Visit the IRIS Center for other free online resources, including information on behavior management, reading and math instruction, and plenty more: https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/. Supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, IRIS is located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.