MARC programs and services during Fall 2020
Along with everyone else, we were also hoping for a "typical" return to school this fall. Since that is not yet possible, we are prepared to provide schools with virtual services as social distancing and other precautions remain key. Most services will be provided virtually using Bridgewater State University's secure Zoom account. With that in mind, we are offering the following programs and services:
All faculty trainings and workshops will be provided virtually using Bridgewater State University's secure Zoom account. School staff can participate in the online training with only a working computer with an internet browser needed. Traditional In-person trainings will resume as soon as possible
PARENT EVENTS: Social distancing may be possible for parent events; if so, they may be done in person. Virtual presentations will be available as well.
Virtual In-Class Assemblies and Discussions. Using Bridgewater State University's secure Zoom account, MARC presenters will lead a lively information session and discussion with 30 or fewer students seated in each classroom. Presentations can be simultaneously delivered to up to 5 different classrooms (that means that a total of 150 students per presentation is possible).
Things to keep in mind:
1. Unfortunately, at this time we will NOT be able to provide services for students on days that they are remote.
2. Schools will need to have the technological capacity to project an Internet-connected computer screen. We are sensitive to the fact that not all schools may have this capacity, and these schools can utilize our free, research-based curricula (below).
3. Free presentations are limited to 2 each day. We are aware that this means that fewer students will be reached; we encourage the use of Curricula for other students (below).
Trips to the Bridgewater State University campus are unfortunately not possible right now. However, a virtual version of this training has been made and already tested.
*NEW* BIAS & DIVERSITY PILOT PROGRAMMING:
This new program, focusing on bias, awareness, and diversity training, is being designed for use with faculty and with students. For the pilot of this new program in fall and winter 2020, the faculty training is being designed as a webinar, but in future years we anticipate it being delivered in person at schools as an in-service training. The coordinating student curriculum will be designed for trained teachers to utilize in their classes. The pilot of this program will be delivered to designated schools at no charge. Schools may sign up to request participation in the pilot program by clicking HERE.
MARC FREE CURRICULA FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-5, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND HIGH SCHOOL:
These will be updated and available, free of charge, for anyone who can use a copy. We encourage the use of these Curricula during this pandemic. Be sure to also look at our free materials from the "When the Kids Come Back" webinar by clicking HERE.