Educational Resources and Activity Links
This is certainly an unprecedented time in our world, as well as in education. We appreciate the work our parents will be doing with students at home. It is important to note that we are following guidelines that have been provided to us by the Oregon Department of Education and the Governor’s office. This is a moving target right now, but we want to assure you that we will continue to communicate with parents and guardians as we get new information.
Here are some educational activities and strategies that families can use to keep students engaged in learning during the extended school closure.
The goal is to provide tools for at-home learning so families have some free, optional, easy-to-implement activities to provide structure, help students stay engaged, and prevent learning loss during an extended break.
Learning activities are organized by grade level. They contain a combination of low-tech and technology-based options across multiple subject areas, and include consideration for students’ special needs and physical and mental wellness.
These activities do not replace classroom instruction. Plans are being finalized for supplemental education activities that will reconnect students with our skilled and caring Junction City teachers in April. We are working to meet the varying needs of all learners across all grades. Technology plans are being developed to make sure that all our students can have regular access to curriculum materials and learning opportunities and can remain connected to their teachers and schools.
Families can partner with their children to complete these activities. Some activities include learning with devices and technology, while others do not—similar to the student experience during a typical school day.
Many of these strategies and resources are already used in our schools, and some provide opportunities to try something new or to show learning in a new way. No new required content is introduced and no assignments will be graded.
Special needs: Resources for students receiving special education and English language learning supports are included in the links above. For students in Life Skills, paper packets will be mailed home to families.
Robust teaching and learning: We recognize that these activities do not replace classroom instruction. Junction City teachers will be contacting families and students next week to survey student needs in preparation for development and delivery of content and grade specific learning materials.
Access for all: We are working to meet the varying needs of all learners across all grades, and developing technology plans to make sure that all Junction City students can have regular access to curriculum materials and learning opportunities and can remain connected to their teachers and schools.
Special note to seniors: We recognize that this global pandemic is disrupting your final months of high school. We are so sorry—it feels sad and unfair that events and milestones you have worked so hard for and were looking forward to are being postponed, canceled, or not celebrated in a group setting. We are actively working with the Oregon Department of Education to determine what needs to be done to help you complete your diploma requirements. We will keep you informed as we learn more. Our priority is helping you reach your goals for graduation, and we will get through this together.
OPB TV Educational ProgrammingOPB has adjusted their television schedules to support K-12 students with grade-level and subject-based programs during the coronavirus outbreak. This will provide thousands of children access to educational lessons while Oregon schools are closed.
Starting March 30, OPB's primary broadcast television channel will focus on educational content from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Programs will serve all ages throughout the day, starting with preschool programming in the morning and ending with high school programming in the afternoon. Find the full schedule of programs at opb.org/schedules.
OPB's 24-hour Kids Channel will continue with its current schedule to serve younger viewers.
Part of public media's mission is to ensure all children—regardless of their access to resources—have continued, free educational materials at home. OPB TV channels are available through cable, satellite and free over-the-air using a digital antenna. More at //opb.org/tv.
Educational Programming schedule by topic and age range:
6:00 a.m.: Natural Science (Grades K-3)
6:30 a.m.: History (Grades K-3)
7:00 a.m.: Math (Grades K-3)
8:00 a.m.: Science (Grades K-3)
8:30 a.m.: Financial Literacy (Grades K-3)
9:00 a.m.: Science (Grades 4-8)
10:00 a.m.: History (Grades 4-8)
11:00 a.m.: Local: Natural Science, Arts and Culture
11:30 a.m.: Local History
Noon: Social Studies and Science (Grades 4-8)
1:00 p.m.: Science (Grades 4-8)
2:00 p.m.: Literature and Liberal Arts (Grades 4-12)
3:00 p.m.: World History (Grades 9-12)<style="font-size: 1em; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">4:00 p.m.: U.S. History (Grades 9-12)