Scholastic is offering free online courses as schools across the country shut down due to COVID-19 on the company's digital learning hub, which is accessible on all devices, including smartphones, and requires no sign-up.
In the Scholastic Learn at Home program, students will have access to approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects based on exciting articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading, and geography challenges. Courses are organized into pre-K and kindergarten, first and second grade, third through fifth grade, and sixth grade and above.
The courses span the subjects of English language arts; STEM; science; social studies; and social-emotional learning.
“We designed Scholastic Learn At Home knowing that administrators and teachers need to create extensive virtual learning plans, quickly, and that students need uplifting and engaging experiences. Our hope is that even though daily routines are being disrupted and students may not have valuable time in school with their educators, together we can support meaningful learning at home while it is necessary,” said Lauren Tarshis, senior vice president and editor-in-chief/publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.
The program is designed to be readily available at home and requires no printing for assignments. It will remain free and open indefinitely, according to Scholastic.
The editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines have also launched a collection of kid-friendly resources for learning about coronavirus: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html