Distance Learning - Family Resources
I would like to follow up and share further resources to help with Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
Dr. Logan Fox, El Segundo High School Assistant Principal, provided this tip, which encourages families to use the Mood Meter and other SEL tools related to The RULER Approach to social emotional learning developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. “I would highly recommend that families explore the Mood Meter and I encourage parents to use it to gauge how their child(ren) are feeling and to spark conversation. I would suggest they use it twice a day, if possible (a.m. and p.m.). For older students, I recommend ‘journaling’ or having their child(ren) start a diary — an excellent tool for students to express in writing how they are feeling in a safe, non-judgmental outlet (as opposed to using social media). What a memory this will be if they keep their journals and read them several years from now.”
The Mood Meter is a tool to monitor emotions under The RULER Approach. The RULER Approach provides learning tools/methods for educators, students, and parents to better recognize, understand, and manage personal feelings.
The Mood Meter has already been introduced in most ESUSD elementary classrooms and is beginning to be rolled out at the secondary level as well. The Mood Meter is designed to help students learn to recognize emotions and develop strategies for regulating (or managing) those emotions. RULER stands for recognizing, understanding
Mood Meter Resources:
Video About Mood Meter and App for older students
Mood Meter App (optional, for a small fee)
We are all in this together! ESUSD will continue to provide information, tools, and resources to help ESUSD families, and hopefully ease stress and anxiety for all family members during this time of uncertainty. Stay well and keep learning!
Melissa Moore, Ed.D.
El Segundo Unified School District
Social Emotional Wellness Supports
West Basin's Water District - Water Education Resources
West Basin’s education team has developed alternative programming and resources to help bridge the gap between in-person instruction and distance learning. The following water education resources are available to support learners of all ages explore their water resources and become environmental stewards:
- Water Recycling Lesson Plan (for 3rd-12th grade teachers), intended as an alternative to a field trip to West Basin's Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility. This supports teachers conducting synchronous distance learning with their classrooms.
- Water Education At-Home Toolkit that provides activities and lessons that encourage students to engage in exciting virtual water education opportunities.
- West Basin’s Water Wonders series provides family-friendly activities to participate in while staying safer at home, together.
- Live Water Recycling Webinars hosted by a West Basin education team member. Educators may request customized webinars to best support their students’ educational needs.
- Webinars include a LIVE tour of the Roundhouse Aquarium with a local aquarium expert!
All resources can be accessed through West Basin’s Games & Classroom Resources page and will be regularly updated with new resources.
CODING/COMPUTER SCIENCE- K-5
FUN STUFF! - K-5
MYP - LANGUAGE ACQUISITION - 6-8
Virtual Field Trip Ideas
The Mission has been closed the past several weeks, and to ensure that student learning moves forward, we have been working to establish an interactive Digital Resource Center (DRC). It is designed to continue ways to experience and interact with Mission San Juan Capistrano and is not static, but added to regularly. It is not only a great resource for 4th grade learners, but students across all grade levels.
Here is the direct link https://www.misionsjc.
Here is the direct link https://www.misionsjc.com/digital-resource-center/distance-learning-a-home/
|San Diego Zoo|
|Monterey Bay Aquarium|
|Atlanta Zoo – Pandas|
|Smithsonian National Zoo|
|The Tundra with Discovery Education|
|Virtual Farm Tours|
|Here’s a list of Zoos with Webcams.|
US Landmarks, National Parks, and Museum Virtual Tours