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NYC Outward Bound Schools Resources

NYC Outward Bound Schools has developed a series of resources that can assist teachers and staff — and parents, too! — in facilitating virtual learning and keeping students connected despite distance.

Best Practices for Virtual Project-Based Learning

 

Virtual Crew Resources

 

Effective Virtual Team Meetings

 

Grief Resources for Schools

 

Curated Tools

In addition, NYC Outward Bound Schools has curated a list of several online learning tools that are free and easy to use, can be used by teachers in multiple content areas and grades and can be integrated into routines or long-term projects. These tools provide opportunities for increased student engagement and collaboration and provide data for teachers to use about student learning. All of the tools align with EL Core Practices.

Online Tools for Virtual Project-Based Learning

 

Discussion Tools

 

 

Checks for Understanding/Formative Assessments

 

Asynchronous Teaching Tools: Facilitating Students Leading Their Own Learning

 

Curated Remote Service Learning Ideas

At NYC Outward Bound Schools, we connect service learning to the ethos of kindness that is part of the school culture. We design and plan service learning experiences that go beyond charitable volunteer work to include projects that build important academic skills. These experiences help students to see that academic work can be in the service of good for others. Though these projects are remote for the time being, we continue to research service opportunities to ensure that service learning projects provide a real benefit to the community. These resources align with EL Education Core Practice #7: Incorporating Fieldwork, Experts and Service Learning.

All Service Learning Projects

 

 

Projects that Support the NYC Outward Bound Schools Community

 

Projects That Provide Needed Resources or Improvements to the Community

 

Projects That Take Action or Raise Awareness on Social Justice Issues

 

Social Justice Issues Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Choice Board

Fight xenophobia and racism around the origin/spread of the virus

Help combat the increase in racist and xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans.

Spread facts and promote healthy behavior to prevent spread of COVID-19

Make sure everyone in our communities has accurate information about COVID-19.

Save youth jobs

Summer job programs in New York City have been canceled due to budget cuts.

Increase participation in the US Census

Now that face-to-face education regarding Census participation can no longer happen, online advocacy is more important than ever.

Increase voter turnout

Given stay-at-home orders, voter registration efforts have gone virtual. How can you make a difference in the upcoming election?

Environmental justice

Earth Day was April 22, but don’t limit your actions to just one day!

Healthcare inequalities

Existing inequalities are exacerbated by the virus.

School funding

Due to the costs to New York City during the pandemic, schools are facing massive budget cuts.

Addressing mental health concerns

How can we take care of ourselves and others during these stressful times?

Other Virtual Learning/Working Resources

Online Learning/Planning Tools
Facilitating Connectedness
Goal Setting for Academic & Character Growth
Podcasts
Articles for Reference

College-Related Resources

Technology & Hardware Needs

The following organizations are offering free software that can be used for virtual Crew and other student/staff meetings:

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