Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health and Human Services
Collaborative Health and Human Services
In this time of COVID-19, at-home learning has become the new normal. In some cases, parents have been thrust into the dual role of at-home worker and at-home teacher. Additionally, disparities arise when you look at education levels of parents and socioeconomic factors. The goal of this project was to identify resources that are available to families to help overcome the many challenges to at-home learning: areas like access to the internet, proper work environments and access to wellness and mental health support, to name just a few. The process was done through collaborating with Learning for Life Charter School (LFLCS) staff, doing online research and calling local sources to identify available resources. Institutions like Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have created links to resources to assist parents in keeping their children engaged in their academics. Utilizing the knowledge base of the existing staff at LFLCS, and the information gathered from various research, a website was created for the parents of LFLCS students giving them links to various topics such as understanding math in order to assist their student, to “250 activities to do during COVID-19.” A major takeaway during this pandemic is that anything institutions can do to assist parents and students in navigating challenging shifts in educational systems is beneficial to successful outcomes.
Nizza, Francis, "Closing the Virtual Gap: Resources for At-Home Learning During COVID-19" (2020). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 947.