I’m looking for ideas for how other FRYSCs are converting their programs into virtual…

I’m looking for ideas for how other FRYSCs are converting their programs into virtual programs or taking a completely different angle at all my Center does. I am hitting a brick wall for how to redo everything and still making it meaningful other than doing a zoom meeting 😩

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  1. Following, could we work together to create a blueprint or collaborate on some programs that can be replicated so we can work smarter not harder?

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  2. For my Family Reading Night, I’m thinking of creating one or two activities the family can do anytime during the week, so they are not overwhelmed. They will return something virtually and we will do a live drawing for winners. It would be much like my Family Engagement Bingo I did in the Spring that went over so well.

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  3. I think it will look different depending on the age group served. Three high schools in our district are working on virtual parent/student nights with pre and post tests entering them into drawings. We are also working together on doing some virtual “adulting” sessions for our students. Different life skills programs (basic car maintenance, cooking/nutrition on a budget), basic banking, etc. ). Trying to work together more instead of all doing our own thing which is a very positive outcome of all this. All still in planning stages as we await District plan. Those of us with older students can outreach differently than those with younger students. All uncharted waters but ones I know FRYSCs will swim in well and proactively

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  4. We are still waiting for our district to tell us our plan too. I think that’s why I feel all out of sorts…. Thank you all it makes me feel a zillion times better knowing I’m not alone on my own island!!

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  5. We are in a very rural area so a lot of our kiddos don’t have internet. That is why we had to do all paper NTI work. So doing virtual activities is going to be difficult. 😣

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  6. We did a virtual summer camp. Kept it 15 min or under. had a great following. Or watching, but when I asked for pictures or postings back… nothing. 😕. Technically it’s going to be hard to get responses on the virtual end. We can see who watches but to know if we are truly impacting isn’t going to know until the dust settles

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  7. We have done weekly virtual camps in Fleming this summer with Monday pick ups. We have done paintable door hangers, sock mask, cookie decorating, recyclable material bird feeders, dog training and treats, etc. Most have been pretty successful. We stopped doing food pick up and deliveries in July to give out food service people a break. Our built in audience of having food pickups has caused it to go down some.

    I am very interested in learning more middle and high school stuff to do virtually. I like some of the ideas that I read.

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  8. Hopefully some of our providers of programming can give a virtual option. I know I need a crash course on how to do things digitally. 🤷‍♀️

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  9. Lol, as of right now I’m coming up with outdoor activities centering around “Pods” of families. So our Cradle School program will meet outside the homes or the usual site and we’ll see which lessons we need to reformat or scrap.

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  10. Our 4H Office has some really neat “Ag Bags” they put together. We worked with them over the long break from school. I hope to work with them again if that helps anyone with ideas. I felt like they were in the same boat we are- trying to engage students and families.

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  11. So, I am no longer an active FRYSC (shhhh don’t tell!!😉) bc I always will be one at heart!❤️

    But I had some ideas I wanted to share…

    ❤️You know how libraries have summer reading logs for kids, you could do that for families and ask them to log their tallies, time, etc.

    It could be reading together, taking a walk together, anything you want to make it that promotes healthy behavior and/or family time! You could have a “submission” day when they all have to send you a pic of the log sheet. Then “winners” get prizes.

    ❤️Also doing a Facebook live “interview” with people while giving shout outs to the students/families who are watching and commenting. (The littles especially love this bc they feel “famous”.) The (socially distancing) interview could be with a teacher (just a fun get to know you interview).

    Or a community member who has a helpful resource to share.

    ❤️Any of the social media outlets… use TikTok/Instagram to offer fun but informative “PSA” style posts.

    My love and prayers are with you guys as you continue to serve in these unconventional ways!

    ❤️Mel

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  12. Peggy Tinkelenberg Snow at John Hardin High School created a Google classroom for her YSC and posted information and videos of activities (yoga videos were great). I am going to follow suit and do one for my YSC and have it on the school website where they have all the teachers online learning links…I’m thinking monthly themes for information…videos of community presenters…stuff like that. It’s a new world…New challenges…whatever it takes….

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  13. I’m using a Bitmoji classroom very fun as we start back. You can create one of these to look however you want but they can be fun for any age. There will be some questionnaires that are alway there like one for mental health and another for assistance but other content will change monthly. You embed links on different items in your picture. I plan to focus on theme of month. There will be information/ games/ and prizes for the month. As well as a google hangout for lunch bunch for those who maybe learning virtual.

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  14. For anyone and all wanting to do a bitmoji classroom for students and families. Here is a wonderful tutorial to get you started. Make sure you add bitmoji as an extension in chrome and create a bitmoji for use in you classroom. You can be as creative and personalize to what fits the needs of your students/families. For me in my classroom I have a book for book of month, inspirational quote that will link you to a motivational video on youtube. laptop for a quick survey on family needs. I plan to have monthly activity (cooking, exercise, career searches) for families/students to do together with all supplies listed, and possible pick up of supplies if a family needs. A game that will include prizes for winners each month. https://youtu.be/ZUDoniqrUmQ

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  15. Robyn West I did a lot of meetings with my students in google and had google classes for each of my groups. It was great and we met with topics regularly. This weekend I have an online scholarship workshop for my parents and students. Some of us are discussing collaboration as a group for high school topics online with our students.

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