COVID-19 school closures are looming, and busy parents need a safe, dependable way to keep their children from falling behind without breaking the bank.
Learning Pods supported by Sprouting Scientists, LLC helps connect your child to small groups of 4-6+ kids, led by a certified teacher, tutor, or teacher-in-training. Get a superior, socially distanced co-op learn-at-home experience!
Interested in setting up a learning pod of your own?
If you think your family may be interested in joining a socially distanced learning pod, there are a few things to consider first.
Think about who you choose to approach: Who you choose to set up these socially distanced learning pods with is essential to the safety of everyone involved. To minimize your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19, you’ll want to find a family that is being as careful as yours. That means a family who is spending more time at home, limiting their social contact, and wearing protective face coverings when they go out in public.
Consider a family that is participating in the same or similar virtual learning platform. That may be the same grades, school, or districts.
Keep it small: When it comes to socially distanced learning pods, the smaller the group the better. Aim for two to three families with 5 to 10 people involved. It’s important to remember that every additional person who joins adds a greater risk to the group.
Pick a family that gets along well with your family: Chemistry is key in these pods. Not only is it important to make sure that your kids like each other, but that the parents get along as well. Consider the other family’s strengths and ask yourself if they will make this learning experience better for your family and sustainable for the school year.
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Finally, settle on your educator. Whether you’ll be using a teacher from your community or neighborhood or working with an outside source, which can provide back-ups, insurance, and other considerations.
Sprouting Scientists has a wide variety of tutors and educators available for all subjects and all levels of learning.
Once you have locked down another family or two for the pod, set up a Zoom with them and our tutor/teacher to go over the ground rules. Come up with a set of guidelines for everyone to follow and a protocol if someone becomes sick or comes into contact with COVID-19.