ACRES e-Learning Support
Worried that remote learning may leave your student behind this year? The ACRES Project & Penn State's Nittany Lions Read mentoring program are providing individualized virtual academy and remote learning support for K-12 students in Centre County for the 2020-21 school year! This unique online mentoring program is intended to supplement, but not replace, formal academic instruction.
You may also consider supporting this program by making a donation to help us cover the costs of this program for families in need. Just $20 can provide one hour of individualized support for a needy student.
The program features:
Each student will be assigned a trained mentor from ACRES or Lions Read.
Our mentors have passed all background checks, have experience working with neurodiverse students, and are trained in education; special education; and/or child development.
Mentors will work one on one with each student and facilitate fun Zoom games with peers to encourage social connections. We want students to get the support they need without feeling isolated or abandoned.
For one hour each morning, your student's mentor will work one-on-one via Zoom to create a daily checklist, prioritize tasks, and provide support for confusing assignments.
After lunch, the mentor will also "check in" again for a half-hour to assess daily progress and provide more guidance if needed.
Mentor help is available once per week, three days per week, or five days per week.
Individualized Virtual Classrooms track progress in real-time and make e-learning easy.
Each student will have access to a personalized virtual classroom via Google. This will be their "home base" where they can access e-learning platforms like Edgenuity; log on to Zoom; view daily announcements, checklists, and real-time progress reports; and get in touch with their mentor (mentors will try to reply to emails at least once every 24 hours).
Parents have access too, so you'll always be up to date on your student's progress.