Peekapak is empowering the next generation of globally aware, enthusiastic, and empathetic citizens – whether learning is in-person, virtual, or hybrid. This year, Peekapak is offering new features to ensure educators can seamlessly teach important social-emotional learning skills in whatever setting a student may be in through its award-winning stories, ready-to-teach lessons, family activities, and interactive learning games.
Supporting In-Class, Remote, and Hybrid Learning for Social-Emotional Learning
Throughout the last few months, two trends in education have become increasingly apparent: (1) educators across the globe are transitioning to remote learning, and (2) social-emotional learning has been gaining rapid attention and support. Given these trends, it is evident that there is an increasing need for educators to provide a social-emotional learning platform to students in a safe and effective way during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is why Peekapak is happy to announce that we have adapted our program to fit all formats of learning including:
- Synchronous online learning through our new series of 50 ready-to-teach presentations to support online lessons per grade level.
- Asynchronous online and family learning through our new video lessons and myPeekaville, our learning game.
- In-class learning through our 80 classroom lesson plans per grade level.
While we have put extensive and careful effort into making these resources the best that they can be, we understand that the transition to either full or partial remote learning can be difficult for students. That is why we have also worked closely with our educators to design an entirely new product to help ease with this transition: The Back to School with The Peekaflu Series!
To help deliver Peekapak classroom lessons over video conferencing for remote learning, we will be offering ready-to-teach slideshow presentations to help guide lessons and save teachers time. We have put extensive effort into these presentations to ensure that the lessons are both concise and meaningful. Our goal is to help save time and make it easy for teachers to conduct remote lessons.
Video Lessons to Share with Families
To support independent and asynchronous learning at home, Peekapak will also have a series of video lessons of teachers doing read alouds, that can be shared with families to guide young learners.
Our goal is to help lighten a teacher’s load and support literacy at home with these pre-recorded videos of our teachers doing read alouds of our early childhood books (Pre-K and Kindergarten). The teacher will pause to ask questions and there will be questions for the family to ask their child afterward.
The myPeekaville iPad App
To better support the use of myPeekaville at home, students will have the option to log into an iPad app to use myPeekaville. myPeekaville is an interactive learning game with audio to guide students to learn SEL skills in the class or home. The app was carefully designed and tested to ensure that students are both engaged, and learning meaningful lessons.
Back to School with The Peekaflu Series
This series will feature a brand new story about a return to school after the Peekaflu lockdown. It will include 6 lesson plans that will cover topics such as dealing with the new rules and helping make sense of this new ‘normal’.
Peekapak is an award-winning, literacy-based social-emotional learning (SEL) platform of stories, evidence-based lessons, family activities, and interactive learning games. Peekapak helps overcome barriers to teaching SEL by making learning these skills more accessible, engaging, and measurable for school districts, educators, parents, and students. With its flexible and accessible design that can be easily modified, teachers can effortlessly integrate Peekapak’s ready-to-teach lessons into their planned curriculum. Behind-the-scenes, teachers, and administrators receive real-time reports showing a student’s progress and emotional state. This allows educators to be proactive in helping curve future mental health issues and promote positive well-being in the classroom.
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