Helping Children Learn in Uncertain Times
From the CEO - Joel Zarrow, Ph.D.
The world has changed. School districts across the country are making massive efforts to deal with the impact of the pandemic. From continuing to meet students’ nutritional needs through food distribution efforts to grappling with uneven access to digital technology in a time of virtual instruction, the number and complexity of challenges facing our public education system is as unprecedented as the pandemic itself.
At CLI, we are continuing to work shoulder-to-shoulder with school districts to help accelerate the transition from in-classroom instruction to at-home instruction. We are supporting teachers to understand what it takes to deliver effective online instruction. We are helping to strengthen the connection between teacher online instruction and at-home support by providing caregivers with learning guides full of activities and tips linked to the lesson objective of the teacher’s online instruction. We are dramatically increasing the resources available to teachers and families on LEARN, our web-based learning platform. In just the last two weeks, we have seen traffic up 50%. There’s a lot for adults to learn to enable children to learn in these disruptive times, and we’re making sure we’re doing everything we can to help.
Joel Zarrow, CEO
- B&N Trugman Charitable Trust
- Barra Foundation
- Donely Foundation
- Mark and Lori Fife
- Jeanne and Dov Haselkorn
- James P. and Brenda S.
- Grusecki Family Foundation
- McMaster-Carr Supply Company
- Gerald Mosely
- Moss Foundation
- Edmund and Megan Pantuliano
- Lilli Petruzzelli
- Pew Charitable Trusts
- Publix Super Markets, Inc.
- Steans Family Foundation
- United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Tools for Virtual Teaching:
CLI's LEARN Platform
Looking for teaching tips to help students at home? Parents and educators alike have free access to LEARN.cli.org, our online learning resource center. With free videos, lesson plans, writing prompts, guided reading sessions, teaching strategies and book recommendations, LEARN gives parents and teachers a variety of ways to keep their children engaged as they work from home.
Spotlight: A Book List for Learning at Home
Whether you are a teacher planning a virtual read aloud with your students or a parent snuggling up with your kids at home, we’ve curated a list of wonderful children’s books for students from Pre-K to 3rd grade.
Shoutout to Our Educators
Educators Across the Country Take Read Alouds Online
We invite you to enjoy this video provided by one of our teachers, Ms. Gilmore, reading This Pigeon Needs a Bath.