Since our last COVID-19 blog update, GSNN staff have been hard at work mining our resource database and those of our PD Collaborative Partners to curate a selection of age-appropriate lessons that are suited for virtual learning. These resources were vetted using a set of criteria we developed that weighs aspects such as deeper learning, authenticity, 21st century skill building, and sustained inquiry using a real-world context.

Our initial set of curated resources is now posted on our website. All lessons meet two or more of GSNN’s core practices. We plan to add to this page as we identify more high-quality resources, so check back often!

On Wednesday April 15, GSNN hosted a webinar, Best of the Best: GSNN Curated Virtual Resources for You and Your Students, to unpack some of the resources posted on our website. The webinar was led by David DenHartog, GSNN’s Director of Innovative Learning, and featured three guest presenters:

Emily Courtney, Education Program Director, Strategic Energy Innovations

Kristi Hibler-Luton, Program Director, EcoRise

Andra Yeghoian, Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education

A recording of the webinar is available for those who were unable to attend.

Looking to connect with other like-minded educators during this unprecedented time in education? Join our GSNN Community Facebook Group! There, you can ask questions, share resources, and provide support to fellow group members. This is a public group, so anyone can join.

We hope these tools and resources will help you ease the transition from classroom to computer. Be on the lookout for another blog post in the coming weeks that will highlight some activities that students can do at home with their families.

The GSNN Team