Success with Colearning Pods
Preparing for Remote Learning and Colearning at Home
Success with Colearning Pods: Preparing for Remote Learning is designed to help parents who are colearning with their children at home. It offers specific and practical advice for parents from a veteran educator in a public school district and a homeschool mom. Topics covered include:
- SECTION 1: Finding District and State Information and Resources
- SECTION 2: Considerations For Families with Special Needs Children
- SECTION 3: Points To Consider When Creating Pods
- SECTION 4: Understanding Your Strengths, Working with Other Families, Developmental Stages of Childhood
- SECTION 5: Adapting to New Routines and Reducing Stress through Play, Movement, and Relaxation
- SECTION 6: Enrichment Activities to Elevate Learning
This course provides over six hours of content and nearly one hundred resources.
Maggie, with the amazing support of her husband, is raising three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum. Her boys were both diagnosed the same year when the youngest was 4 and the oldest was 13. It was also the first year of her graduate work in education. Needless to say, it shaped her research. She graduated with her Masters in Special Education with a focus on gifted from USF. This is important because she noticed that there are many students, like her boys, that are twice-exceptional and fall in between the cracks, only getting support or services for either their areas of talent or disability, but not both.
Currently, Maggie homeschools her children and is no longer teaching in the schools. Her love for helping children and their families did not end there though. She created a website called All About Sensory to share what she has learned and the resources she finds with parents. Maggie credits how well her boys are doing to an amazing support network of specialists which she found by asking questions and getting referrals. Maggie wants parents to know that they are not alone on this journey and that’s why she works tirelessly to serve others.