The Province of Ontario has launched a new online tool to help kids continue learning while schools are closed.
Called Learn at Home, the online resource is in line with the kindergarten to grade 12 curriculum. “The Learn at Home initiative will help mitigate ‘learning loss’ during this period of uncertainty,” said Minister Lecce. “Our plan will provide interactive teacher-led math supports to keep students learning and empower all students to learn key skills with an emphasis on STEM education, while also arming parents with resources to support them as their kids learn at home.”
The website contains reading material for elementary and secondary students who will be out of school until at least April 5th. Education Minister Stephen Lecce says qualified tutors will be made available through TVO, available to answer questions from kids. “Learning must continue,” said Lecce.
The Learn at Home website is now live.
For those kids who do not have access to a computer, Minister Lecce says work is being done with local school boards to make sure the right technology is provided as needed.
“By offering new at-home educational resources, the province is further supporting Ontario’s families as they help contain the spread of COVID-19,” said Christine Elliott, Minister of Health. “Each and every Ontarian has a role to play in flattening the curve. Our government is providing families with the support they need so that they can continue to contribute to our shared goal of protecting the health and wellbeing of all Ontarians, including our young students.”