How to Supplement Distance Learning

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How to Supplement Distance Learning

How to Supplement Distance Learning | LA County Special Education Plan

As school districts transition to distance learning, many parents are starting to fear that their children might fall behind without in-person instruction. Though school districts are racing to create plans that are as rigorous as possible, there’s always more that can be done. Below are a handful of ways that parents can supplement distance learning.

Make Use of Technology Resources

There are a number of great technology resources out there that can help kids who are learning via distance. Whether you’re looking at YouTube videos that go into greater depth on a particular subject or apps that gamify the process of learning particular skills, you’ll definitely want to start researching technological tools. The more your child has available, the better the chance that he or she will find something that helps him or her to succeed.

Expand the Lesson at Home

This is also an excellent time to start expanding on lessons from home. If your child is studying a particular topic in history, why not watch a related film together or read a book? You can read the same novels that your child is reading in a Literature class or even brush up on your own math skills. Taking the time to get on the same page can be incredibly helpful.

Consider Tutoring

Tutors are in higher demand than ever, and often for good reason. If you feel like your child is falling behind or won’t be able to keep up, hiring a subject-matter tutor might be your best choice. Note that even those children who don’t have subject-specific difficulties can still benefit from having the help of someone who can help them with organization and study skills. Having the accountability that comes with a tutor really can help many children.

This will be an unusual semester for many families, so make sure that you’re proactive about ways to help your child with distance learning. Though it’s not ideal for all children, you can help to ensure that your child doesn’t lose too much progress. There’s no perfect solution here, but supplementing your child’s distance education with some at-home tools will help you to make the most of the situation.