Below is a compilation of family-friendly virtual tours, stories, music, exercise, story times, and other activities. Please feel free to add suggestions via the comments below and we'll incorporate them in this blog.
Download our Virtual Learning Guide for families below.
Learning Management System, access Virtual Learning modules for classes
Google Hangouts Meet for Office Hours
COVID-19 Updates in 17 Languages
The Rocky Mountain Welcome Center is updating daily its website with news and resources about the COVID-19 in 17 languages. You can find the information here: www.
Family Resources for Mental Health
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- How to Cope With Anxiety About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- Student AMP’d Performances from March 13th on the BSE Broadcast team site (link in Canvas).
- Aspen Academy Coronavirus Updates (prior communications with links about prevention, signs and symptoms, etc.)
As technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, educators also continue to leverage it as a way to engage their students. There is no doubt that technology is both essential to preparing students for the future and a fun way to hook learners of any age. That being said, it is important to use technology in the appropriate ways to facilitate appropriate development and understanding. Below are some tips and examples to consider when engaging your students with technology.
Recent weeks have been a rollercoaster for educators all over this country as new and sometimes conflicting orders, regulations, and guidance comes from multiple sources. Over recent weeks, school districts have announced major start date delays and/or that they are only able to offer an online model to their students for the coming year. Barring a new order from the state or county health agency, that will not be happening at Aspen Academy. Our HyFlex Model supporting on-campus learning and virtual learning, for those that cannot be on campus with us, is ready and will begin as scheduled on August 26 (with a staggered First Day based on grade level).
We are all so grateful for your partnership and resolve as we’ve ventured into this unique COVID-19 journey. Your trust, support, and confidence in Aspen Academy to be discerning, prepared, and to always have the health, wellness, and progress of our students at the forefront of our minds as well as hearts. We recognize the personal, familial, and economic challenges that many are feeling and experiencing. Our community has come together with a level of determination and positive pragmatism that has simply been outstanding individually and as a collective