New Virtual Learning Response Fund Enlists Private Sector to Support Learning Continuity During COVID-19 Pandemic

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To aid school systems implementing remote learning initiatives resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Education and the National Afterschool Association have launched the Virtual Learning Response Fund.  

The Virtual Learning Response Fund enlists the private sector’s support in delivering ongoing professional learning to help educators transition to virtual instruction.  The initiative aims to help ensure equity of access to research-based strategies to support student academic growth amidst the challenges of school closures. 

"Providing students the instruction they need to be successful while learning virtually has been my goal, and the goal of my school, since the first day of this crisis" said  Ana Hale, iTeach Educational Technology Specialist, Fulton County Schools. "But for many of my colleagues, teaching students in a virtual environment is a brand-new experience. The support of the Virtual Learning Response Fund will be critical in helping us meet this goal now and in the future.” 

Learn more about the Virtual Learning Response Fund here

Discovery Education is currently offering schools and school systems not currently using the company’s digital services free access to Discovery Education Experience. Schools accepting this offer will have access to Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform, including DE Coding, and its digital lesson plans, activities, and standards-aligned resources through the remainder of the school year. In addition, Discovery Education is offering a suite of no cost resources for parents and caregivers called Daily DE that can be used at home. For more information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource website