MARC programs and services during spring 2021
Services for schools with students in-person, fully remote, and using hybrid models are available!
Due to the many challenges this pandemic has caused, we are providing all student services at NO COST to schools this year, regardless of their distance to BSU. Although we are providing these services at no cost, we are experiencing extreme budget challenges and are asking anyone capable of making a donation to do so.
All faculty trainings and workshops will be provided virtually using Bridgewater State University's secure Zoom account. School staff will interact virtually while participating in the training remotely. *NEW* Online On-demand version of our Train the Trainer is now available! Click here for more information.
PARENT EVENTS: Social distancing may be possible for parent events; if so, they may be done in person. Virtual presentations are available as well.
We understand that right now each school's situation is very different and while we will be as flexible as possible in how services are presented virtually we can't guarantee that we will be able to accommodate every request. Please note:
1. ALL requests are encouraged! We will accommodate whenever possible so it costs nothing to ask.
2. Free presentations are limited to 2 each day no matter the format that schools are using. We are aware that this means that fewer students may be reached ; we encourage the use of Curricula for other students (below) if additional presentations can't be scheduled.
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 in-class students seated in each classroom.
Keep in mind:
1. Schools with in-class students will need to have the technological capacity to project an Internet-connected computer screen. Remember, MARC presenters will NOT be in-person.
2. Presentations can be simultaneously delivered to up to 5 different classrooms (that means that a total of 150 students per presentation is possible). 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).
Virtual Assemblies and Discussions for Fully Remote and Hybrid Models. Details will be arranged to accommodate each schools situation whenever possible. Use of Bridgewater State University's secure Zoom account is available.
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, 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.
Since a return to in-person services is not yet possible, we are prepared to continue to provide schools with VIRTUAL services as social distancing and other precautions remain key. Traditional In-person services will resume as soon as possible. Most services will be provided using Bridgewater State University's secure Zoom account. With that in mind, we are offering the following programs and services: