Have the current school closures created new challenges at home for you and your learners? Our faculty members are developing and collecting research-based tips, strategies and resources to support families learning at home during this time. Browse these pages for ideas you can trust (and check back often as we're continually adding more content!). And be sure to check out our webinars to gain skills in supporting your students while learning at home.
Webinars Now Available On-Demand
Learning at Home
In our first webinar, six William & Mary faculty members shared their tips and resources for families of K-12 students learning at home. Topics included Math; Reading; Creativity & Screentime; Science & Problem-Solving; Social-Emotional Well-Being; and Supporting Students with Special Needs. Watch now on demand. Download the slides as a PDF.
Apoyando a Nuestros Estudiantes en Casa / Supporting our Students at Home
In this Spanish-language webinar for families of K-12 students, educators and health providers from different parts of the world shared ideas for Spanish-speaking families looking to find ways to support their children's learning experience in the midst of the pandemic. Watch now on YouTube. Download the slides as a PDF.
Job Skills for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities
Closings and restrictions due to the pandemic are presenting a unique set of challenges for youth and young adults with disabilities as they make progress toward employment and career goals. Our community conversation explored strategies and resources to support this transition from home. Watch now on demand. Our panelists have also shared a folder of related resources, including the slides from the presentation.
Supporting Struggling Readers
A panel of experts present strategies and resources to support families of students in grades K-8 who are struggling with, or below grade level in, reading. Watch now on demand. Visit our Reading resources for more information, activities and strategies. Download the slides from the presentations as a PDF.
Mindfulness for Families during the Pandemic
In this webinar, we examined the research and science of stress, resilience and coping — and explored practical strategies to help families manage anxiety, gain clarity and enjoy this time together. Watch now on demand. Download the presentation slides as a PDF.