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LEARN UNITED Collaborative Partnership launches in Nashua to support students, families and teachers

 

Check out LEARN UNITED on WMUR HERE!

 

Check out the new TUTORING SERVICE featured in the UNION LEADER HERE!

INFORMATION PACKET AND REFERRAL FORM

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

United Way of Greater Nashua is leading the effort to create a volunteer-driven tutoring program in support of the city’s students. In the wake of a nearly 4 month remote learning shutdown combined with the usual “summer slide,” it is anticipated that thousands of students across the state’s 2nd largest school district will need additional academic support this fall. The community has recognized that the depth and breadth of the problem is likely far greater than the usual resources which would be available and is planning a broad-based response to the problem. The initiative, dubbed “LEARN UNITED” will include hundreds of volunteer tutors recruited across a variety of academic disciplines. These United Way COVID Response Team volunteer tutors will be placed under the guidance of one of the city’s youth serving organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, Nashua PAL, Girls Inc., the Adult Learning Center, or the YMCA of Greater Nashua. In one of these locations, or in an offsite location, potentially including a local church or synagogue or other community space, the tutors will be matched up with students who are referred in by a teacher, guidance counselor, or administrator from the school district. Behind the scenes, helping to coordinate the effort, will be United Way, the Youth Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Nashua School District’s 21stCentury After School Program. According to United Way President Mike Apfelberg, “Thing of this like the biggest homework club you have ever imagined. Over a dozen agencies, working together in lockstep, overseeing the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, to support the learning and social-emotional needs of thousands of students. It’s a very big project designed to combat a very big problem. We decided that a collaborative approach, building on the strengths of many organizations, is the only way to be effective in this unprecedented time of student need.” The program is scheduled to launch in October, giving students and teachers 4-6 weeks to adjust to the new learning environment and identify the learning gaps to be addressed.

 

School Supply and Tech Pantry

 

An additional component of LEARN UNITED is the creation of a “School Supply and Tech Pantry” at United Way to additionally support the needs of young learners and their families. The pantry will contain traditional school supplies such as backpacks, notepads, markers, and pencils, along with donated and refurbished laptops and tablets. All of these materials are located in a dedicated space at United Way’s offices in Nashua and will be open to low income students as well as teachers. “We all know a teacher who has gone to the store to purchase supplies out of their own pocket. Or a student who could really use their own laptop, but the family cannot afford one. Our School Pantry is a response to this ongoing problem, which has only been made worse through the COVID pandemic and subsequent school shutdowns. We all know to go to the food pantry when we need to eat. Our School Supply and Tech Pantry will be the same, but for learning,” according to Apfelberg.

 

Hotspots

 

A final component of LEARN UNITED is the purchase by United Way of mobile hotspots for young learners who cannot afford internet access. Hundreds of students have been identified who’s families aren’t located close enough to a public hotspot and cannot afford their own internet. In response, United Way has already ordered 100 mobile hot spots to be given to the students who meet these criteria.  More will be purchased as necessary in order to ensure educational equity in a remote learning environment.

 

Community Partners

 

With school begin just around the corner, United Way wishes to acknowledge the many community partners involved with these efforts, along with its great partnership with the Nashua School District and the Nashua Teachers Union. Without these partnerships the community would likely fall far short of its goal to create the smartest, strongest, and healthiest students in the state. United Way is currently seeking support for this initiative. Most needed are: volunteers to support tutoring services, volunteers to refurbish used technology, donations of laptops and tablets, donations of school supplies, and of course financial support for a program which will ultimately cost many thousands of dollars. People and organizations interested in learning more can email info@unitedwaynashua.org

 

United Way of Greater Nashua is a 4-Star / Platinum Level rated charity by GuideStar and Charity Navigator. It has served the 11 communities of Greater Nashua since 1930, fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. More information can be found at www.unitedwaynashua.org

 

In-person class time for ELL students

Houghton, Kimberly. “Nashua students learning English to get some in-person class time.” Unionleader.com, NH Union Leader, 19 Nov 2020, https://www.unionleader.com/news/education/nashua-students-learning-english-to-get-some-in-person-class-time/article_a2ce1a9e-2ed6-569c-bd42-6a6b9cc5653f.html

“The United Way of Greater Nashua is creating a computer training and teaching laboratory at its facility that will be up and running in about two weeks. The agency’s conference room is being converted to allow for six student workstations and one teaching station so city teachers can hold in-person classes with ELL students, according to Apfelberg.

“I wish we had 50 classrooms, but we only have one. I guarantee it will be used every day,” he said.

Each workstation will have a computer and plexiglass dividers so that students can remain socially distanced, he said.

The program is being funded with a $146,000 CARES Act grant awarded to the United Way of Greater Nashua.

The money will also be used to support the development of learning modules for technology platforms such as Zoom, Google Classroom and more, which will be translated into a variety of languages such as Swahili, Spanish, Portuguese and Rohingya, according to Apfelberg.”

Learning Modules and Tutorials for Remote Learning

Documents:

Accessing Google Chrome – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/584fb6a3-425e-478d-92f6-2e61090743b6.docx

Classwork Overview – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/588fb62c-17a3-425e-a672-d1e4bf5708bc.docx

Completing Assignments – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/9f146abe-b5ce-44dd-9a86-24e37e0998c0.docx

Join a Class and Stream Overview —  English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/3ad65b85-da95-4a36-9085-92d795a56f6c.docx

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/827c9d5a-0986-478a-9c73-d5f9e7c3208d.docx

How to use ZOOM – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/0435d3c6-85fa-46b0-aa0e-1ef3740f5900.docx

Using Google Meet for Remote Learning – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/1e93a28f-0bd2-4868-b197-0e4aed8bfeed.docx

Completing Kahoot_ Assignments – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/1027447c-f34d-453e-a4aa-646ec676011d.docx

Happy Numbers – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/a5c98033-7c04-4a28-859d-8d2303c569a4.docx

Seesaw Tutorial – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/83bfa2c6-1998-4779-bfc8-70ce96dbaf24.docx

Kids A-Z Tutorial – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/de68b36e-8524-48ac-a963-edd9e327daa3.pdf

Actively Learn Tutorial – English

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/748d06af-486a-4357-9625-a8e688f64d6a.docx

Completing Assignments in Google Classroom – Swahili

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/493beac3-21a1-44e0-93ed-c85d8ead25a4.docx

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – Swahili

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/55c25c1d-8cee-4c86-b04d-4f252bbd8b8e.docx

Joining a Google Classroom _ Navigating the Stream – Swahili

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/4ddbcdd6-e031-4306-9898-d3d8143584d7.docx

Completing Assignments In Google Classroom – Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/2e841652-1959-4931-9284-0dedccadf16e.pdf

Downoading And Installing Google Chrome – Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/40dd04cb-2634-447d-81dc-8bca5ef995a2.pdf

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/4a326852-cb34-4da6-b8f9-7911b7f79bc9.pdf

Joining A Google Classroom And Navigating The Stream – Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/3dcba99a-123e-4da2-ac13-a919bcc15826.pdf

Using Google Meet For Remote Learning – Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/040d91ae-7053-47b4-b80f-0240bda41034.pdf

Using Zoom For Remote Learning – Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/ce3a375e-b14d-4cc7-95e4-406342bdbe69.pdf

Finding Completing And Reviewing Classwork – Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/dd752b6d-3bc6-409f-b14b-631977a3be88.pdf

Completing Kahoot_ Assignments – Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/2c446755-39ce-4f3e-bb76-b3454c9ae9c4.pdf

Happy Numbers — Spanish

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/a35abbcf-f0a0-4614-a14c-718be9a0cfa0.pdf

Happy Numbers – portugues

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/01868402-5c45-4584-ace5-a3101e028e90.docx

Using Google Meet for Remote Learning – Portugues

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/8815be83-e0f9-474f-98ee-c3c6d9819149.docx

Accessing Google Chrome – Portugues

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/6fb12775-2ffd-42ce-a307-4a152b041316.docx

Completing Assignments – portugues

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/ce445e0b-7a2c-47e7-baa7-472f4b3681c2.docx

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – portugues

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/d94b6c4d-679a-4f04-b56c-3f36493bc3a4.docx

Joining a Google Classroom Navigating the Stream – Portuguese

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/5f08b268-7680-4888-9bc2-a85e89c209ef.docx

Classwork Overview – Portugues

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/3dd8844c-1580-4c3f-bb9a-f8e70c275d52.docx

How to use ZOOM – Portugues

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/86df0409-b1e1-4a5a-8ecc-988fefe687c4.docx

Completing Kahoot Assignments – portugues

https://files.constantcontact.com/68400ac7001/3727c94b-3e27-4d49-8ed6-1bd943142396.docx

 

Videos:

Using Zoom for Remote Learning – English

https://youtu.be/2UXxbsxRd0w

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – English

https://youtu.be/wqPve7Xp_r4

Completing Assignments in Google Classroom – English

https://youtu.be/oNs0Rb5TplE

Finding, completing, and reviewing classwork – English

https://youtu.be/kLpXDMb6_sQ

Joining a Google Classroom & Navigating the Stream – English

https://youtu.be/2ZP23m-9tLg

Downloading and Installing Google Chrome – English

https://youtu.be/Lpa__ay40iI

Using Google Meet for Remote Learning – English

https://youtu.be/PWVFpy10Bww

Completing Kahoot Assignments – English

https://youtu.be/y8JBD2eE090

Happy Numbers – English

https://youtu.be/KY0kwDvwFA4

Seesaw Tutorial – English

https://youtu.be/TuNYk63EieI

Kids A-Z Tutorial – English

https://youtu.be/mF8UHqf5YoA

Actively Learn Tutorial – English

https://youtu.be/UNN72qUqDDM

Joining a Google Classroom & Navigating the Stream – Spanish

https://youtu.be/qQusAZN589A

Completing Assignments in Google Classroom – Spanish

https://youtu.be/HvRQTp8JlsQ

Using Zoom for Remote Learning – Spanish

https://youtu.be/kTURGHzXqDU

Downloading and Installing Google Chrome – Spanish

https://youtu.be/y3cboZGg4Xs

Using Google Meet for Remote Learning – Spanish

https://youtu.be/17R9Qr1biUo

Finding Completing And Reviewing Class Work – Spanish

https://youtu.be/0S5OwCuK7n4

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – Spanish

https://youtu.be/WcnKuSLfg2w

Completing Kahoot Assignments – Spanish

https://youtu.be/Bu4ntnfgN2Q

Happy Numbers — Spanish

https://youtu.be/mywLFgJhUJY

Finding, completing, and reviewing classwork – Portuguese

https://youtu.be/xdeEw32W9fE

Downloading and Installing Google Chrome – Portuguese

https://youtu.be/IJF28T48MiI

Joining a Google Classroom & Navigating the Stream – Portuguese

https://youtu.be/3KDjg91md98

Using Google Meet for Remote Learning – Portuguese

https://youtu.be/6d2dfUoEil8

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – Portuguese

https://youtu.be/PiLN-wbP-hU

Using Zoom for Remote Learning – Portuguese

https://youtu.be/abpq-T7N1JI

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – Swahili

https://youtu.be/xtTHoSMX3Cs

Joining a Google Classroom & Navigating the Stream – Swahili

https://youtu.be/xEDdifZNa0s

Completing Assignments in Google Classroom – Swahili

https://youtu.be/kH5z2AsggLQ

Finding, completing, and reviewing classwork – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/FhXmZ3-mP00

Completing EdPuzzle Assignments – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/RFbS9OK307Y

Completing Assignments in Google Classroom – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/UG1gWJOD4Z4

Downloading and Installing Google Chrome – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/v08-vRmnsHQ

Joining a Google Classroom and Navigating the Stream – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/k95pGci1oJA

Using Google Meet for Remote Learning – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/orRGDDrMf-Q

Using Zoom for Remote Learning – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/VkQZqJ2Ltyg

Completing Kahoot Assignments – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/jpPrz71xiH0

Happy Numbers – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/m47eD6ZwZ5I

Seesaw Tutorial – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/oEV1NjUbdlg

Kids A-Z Tutorial – Rohingya

https://youtu.be/3zilCepYr_k

Actively Learn Tutorial — Rohingya

https://youtu.be/WCZyQFcK9aA

 

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