District Offers Distance Learning Support Online

Sun Staff Reports
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) realizes that most parents and guardians have not been trained as teachers; many may not be comfortable using online tools. Others may be trying to figure out how to also fulfill their own professional responsibilities at a time when most workers are being asked to telecommute.

AUSD has created a site at www.alamedaunified.org/support in order to provide home schoolers with “information about online learning, supporting children who are studying at home, finding affordable Internet access and managing the social and emotional challenges that may come up during this time.” District staff has worked to translate these materials and expected to have most translations posted by April 10.

The district also set up a coronavirus hub page at www.alamedaunified.org/coronavirus with updates about the disease and communications that AUSD is sending to families.

AUSD will primarily use Google and Zoom for distance learning, as well as Aeries Communication and has links to tutorials, videos and frequently asked questions about the software on the support site.

Another page, focused just on Google Resources, offers information on accessing a student Google account; working with Google docs, slides and forms; and other helpful resources at www.alamedaunified.org/google.

Those without internet access can call AUSD at (510) 337-7000.