Distance Learning Support

Vol. 2: Issue 8 -  November 24, 2020


What’s new on our website? 

For Parents, Teachers, and Administrators

Find and Support a Food Bank Near You 

For many individuals and families, food banks offer a crucial health lifeline in providing food free of charge. Learn facts about food banks, how things have changed during the pandemic, how to find a food bank near you and what you can do to help. Read more here.

Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Students

Teaching Tolerance has created a guide to help school leaders ensure that all students feel safe, seen, and capable of success; to ensure that the curriculum is as complete and representative as possible; and to ensure that the school climate fosters open and respectful dialogue among all students and staff. Read more here.

Comprehensive English Language Development (ELD) Resources for Local Educational Agencies

Created by the California Regional English Learner Specialists this Padlet provides resources for program implementation, ELD instruction, curriculum and much more. Click here to access.

Story Time with Safe Routes to School

Take a lunch break with San Mateo County Office of Education's Safe Routes to School Program every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Join our reading adventure and gain a better understanding of pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety. Most appropriate for Kindergarten to 8th graders. Register here.

Multilingual Community and Family Support  

The California and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youths during the current COVID-19 pandemic, seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, call or text 1-855-4PARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish, and other languages.

Being Pro-Active During the Pandemic

Canadian teen creates database of online resources for distance learning.
Ever wonder which online resources are most helpful to a teen learner? Sophia Joffe, a Canadian teen, curates online resources and shares her collection on her website Learn more here.
Creativity and Mindfulness Corner
Save the date for the San Mateo County Office of Education third annual Art Institute. This virtual professional development opportunity will be rich with opportunities to practice creativity and learn about its connections to the vital work we are leading in this trying time. More details soon. Join us!
Professional Development

Distance Learning Community of Practice

Let's connect to sharpen our skills, share tips, and collaborate with teachers across our county. Read more here.
The distance learning community of practice is open to everyone on select Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • December 10
Register here.
  • Sharpen distance learning skills to support ALL students
  • Connect with educators across the county
  • Further develop support for English learners
  • Register for the series here
We Are Here to Support You
Kim Bambao
Michelle Holdt
Arts and Restorative Learning
Tina Nelson
Library Services
Gwenn Lei
ELA & History/Social Studies
Gracie Hough
English Learner Support Services
Erica Ng
English Learner Support Services
Doron Markus
Science, Engineering & Health
Sandra Velásquez
Technology and Innovation
Jared Prolo
Executive Director, CIS
Andra Yeghoian
Environmental Literacy
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