Tag: COVID-19

We at Chicago Unheard and the brightbeam network are deeply concerned for the children, families and educators being affected by the coronavirus. Here we are collecting resources and stories to help all of us in the Chicago area pull together to make it through this challenging time.

COVID-19 Resources for Families and Educators

 

Chicago Public Schools offers its complete list of K-12  enrichment learning resources here.

Chicago Beyond offers a wealth of learning, financial and mental health resources for Chicagoans affected by COVID-19.

Para recursos en español, haz clic aquí.

Check back as we add resources, especially related to education and remote learning.

 

COVID-19 Resources for Families and Educators.

A Letter From Brightbeam in Response to Coronavirus.

 

Velma Thomas Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation, Chicago Style!

This week, my colleague Tanesha Peeples and I want to take a moment to shout-out a handful of the many Chicago teachers we know who are working their hearts out for students every day. Take Jessica Fong, preK teacher at Velma Thomas Early Childhood Center. When schools closed due to COVID-19, half of her preK students and families began taking…

Ms. Anderson Ryder

It’s Good to Appreciate Teachers; Now, Let’s Listen to Them.

This year, Teacher Appreciation Week has taken on a whole new dimension. With many states, including Illinois, now shuttered for the remainder of the school year, countless parents nationwide are looking ahead to months more of educating their own children at home. As families continue to struggle through this new reality, it’s clear teachers’ work is being appreciated now more…