Everyone around the world is learning how to adapt to social distancing guidelines. This is particularly true for our educational partners across Long Island and New York City. The Maurer Foundation has risen to the challenge by working quickly to modify our in-person workshops to seamlessly integrate into the remote learning environment.
Teachers are showing their creative skills and educating their students using a variety of methods. In order to meet the differing needs among school districts, we developed two distance learning breast health presentations – one is a webinar option, the other a student-paced version. Our webinar workshop allows us to interact live with students by incorporating Pear Deck, a student engagement tool accessed through their personal devices. Some schools that are not utilizing face-to-face instruction are opting for our student-paced program. With this version, the video presentation can be viewed as often as needed, at the student’s convenience. The teachers are provided with a worksheet for the students to complete in order to assess their learning. This is a perfect option for colleges that only offer distance learning to their students.
Both programs have been modified for middle school, high school and college audiences. The teachers have expressed their appreciation for the timeliness of these new programs and grateful to continue to offer breast health information to their students. Our school partners have shared that we are the only outside speakers offering remote learning options at this time.
… The presentation was engaging, appropriate and very informative. There were questions and interactions between the presenter, teachers, and students. All students and parents should see this program.Jim Stewart, Health Teacher at East Hampton High School
With the development of these new programs, we are so excited to not only be able to continue bringing our life-saving message to our local neighborhoods, but also being able to reach schools and communities across the globe! Best of all, we continue to do so free of charge! You can request a program here.
Help Us Reach 5000 Students Before The End of the School Year!
Since April 1st our distance learning program has reached 2,800 STUDENTS in 21 PUBLIC SCHOOLS and 4 COLLEGES. The response has been incredible but we need your help to reach our goal of $5000 by May 15th.