3 Resources You Can Leverage Now

Posted by Sarah SingerO

May 5, 2020

School closures have significantly disrupted the lives of students, teachers, families, and administrators. Across the country, educators are working tirelessly to keep as many children engaged and learning as possible, while acknowledging the current reality and stresses our communities are facing amongst this health and economic crisis.  

As we continue to navigate life filled with uncertainty during this time, it is important to focus on things we can control. Here are a few resources that can benefit your district, agency, and community in the immediate term. We are offering these solutions at no cost. 

1. Help Your Students Locate School Meals 

At the onset of school closures, we developed an online meal finder to help students and families locate their nearest distribution site. The tool is currently populated with over 10,000 meal sites and continues to grow. To add your local distribution data and make it easy for your community to locate the nearest food pickup sites, fill out this form.  

2. Improve Your Distance Learning Strategy With Location Analytics 

Understanding the geographic relationship of your students to school is important aspect of distance learning success. A major challenge with distance learning is ensuring equitable learning opportunities, and data is critical to identifying and supporting vulnerable populations, including the 14 percent of households with school-age children that do not have internet access. Location Analytics helps visualize the households that may need additional supports. 

Location Analytics includes an expansive set of interactive geospatial tools to help understand the geographic context of student, district, and school data and make more informed decisions. This will be critical as we continue to improve upon distance learning strategies and build new plans as we prepare for an unknown future. Contact us to learn more about how you can use Location Analytics during this time.

3. Support Your Staff with Professional Development 

Distance learning has placed new pressures on our educational community. It’s especially important we take care of our teachers and provide them with the tools they need to be successful. In partnership with The Ariel Group, we are providing professional development content to support teachers and administrators during closures. In recent weeks, our professional development platform has seen a 200% increase in usage. Learn more or get started by filling out this online form

We at Hoonuit are here to support you. If you are interested in any of the resources above, contact us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Hoonuit for help as you run into new challenges. We are working to develop tools that support the “new normal” in education. Your feedback and input are an important part of that journey.  

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