Programming Update: Exciting New Changes Coming This Fall
As promised, Adopt A Class has taken this extraordinary time to brainstorm new opportunities for our program to address the challenges presented by COVID-19 head-on. We have crafted solutions that will improve our program, create more opportunity, and do our best to bring a joy and connection to our community in inventive ways. Here are the exciting changes Adopt A Class is bringing you this Fall:
(1) MENTORING VISITS: Teams will be asked to conduct their mentoring sessions virtually via Zoom, Google Hangouts, or another platform of the teacher and the teams’ choosing.
Our ask will remain the same: mentoring visits will focus on STE(A)M, College & Career, and Essential Employability Skills.
Teams and teachers will work together closely to best assess what will work best to meet the needs & circumstances of everyone. The format, length, and depth of the visit will likely be dependent on grade level of students.
Virtual Pen Palling: We will pilot this new tool with a small group of classrooms this Fall for potential full launch in the Spring. Please reach out to us if you are interested in participating in the pilot
(2) FIELD TRIPS: Adopt A Class will work with our adopting organizations to create a field trip library of video visits to our Adopters’ workplaces to safely expose students to what would have previously been an in-person field trip opportunity.
(3) EVENTS/ EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: A virtual event series aiming to bring speakers directly to classrooms via both live, interactive video conferences and taped recordings.
Speakers will include authors, scientists, tradespeople, doctors, and military professionals.
Most importantly, a member from our Adopt A Class staff will be reaching out to you, our partners, very soon. Teams will be matched with an Adopt A Class staff member to help ease the transition to assist in utilizing these new program resources. We will be available to you every step of the way!
Your partnership is pivotal to us! We want Adopt A Class’ return in the Fall to be as seamless and engaging as possible. If you’d like to have an impact in future programming, please complete our survey here.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you’d like additional information. Together, we will be ready to support our students, teachers, and schools in the Fall.