Schools and families alike are navigating an uncertain future for this year’s spring semester in communities everywhere. In order to do our part as the hub for learning for Chicago Jewish day schools in the ATT system, we are working hard to support schools and parents. We applaud the schools who have all jumped to quickly find new ways to educate, inspire and even entertain children in the ATT system.
Behind the scenes, the ATT is coordinating with schools to support them as they implement programming as well as gather data to assess needs.
At the same time, we recognize that the unprecedented new reality of social distancing for Coronavirus brings with it a tremendous burden upon families. Families are navigating work, close quarters, Pesach preparation and homeschool now as well.
In order to help parents during this turbulent time period, the ATT is coordinating two community-wide efforts.
Social Work Session
Immediately upon the closure of schools, we gathered social workers from several ATT schools together for a public Zoom session with parents. You can read the full transcript of the questions and answers here.
We are setting up peer tutoring and chavrusas for students interested in finding a learning buddy or mentor in limudi kodesh and limudi chol subjects. Complete the survey here If your children would like to participate.
Collaborative Problem Solving
Add a new parenting method to your toolkit with the ATT’s expert in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Tamar Shames. On Sunday, March 29 at 8PM on Facebook Live and Zoom, Tamar will offer a parenting session to teach this research-based behavior method that we use to train teachers. CPS can help you work with your child to build up their intrinsic motivation to make positive choices and solve problems.
For more information about any of the ATT initiatives during school closures for Coronavirus, email email@example.com.