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How to Help Your Children With Distance Learning

Tips to keep children engaged

The term “engagement” refers to the amount and quality of time students spend on distance learning activities. Distance learning activities can be in a synchronous (real-time) learning experience where students have some type of scheduled online
interaction with a teacher or group, or asynchronous (not in real time) learning experience where students interact with online resources at their own pace (Carling, 2020).
8 Tips to Help Keep Your Child Engaged During Distance Learning

Student Goals for Parents to Observe

There are specific milestones that determine school readiness. This resource is based on the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards and tells parents what students should know and be able to do by the end of his or her current grade.

Best Practices for Parents Based on Experiences from March 2020 - June 2020

  • Establish and stick to a routine (create this with your child, if applicable)
  • Communicate with your child’s teacher
  • Ask for help
  • Do your own work while your child is participating in online schooling
  • Encourage frequent breaks that may involve the outdoors
  • Give yourself grace

What We Expect From You

  • Update all contact information in SchoolMax and with your child’s school
  • Responsibility of parent/guardians
    • Set small goals for your child
    • Designate a learning space that works for your family