Forming a pod in your child's school or neighborhood?

 

Learning Pods are small groups (2-3 families, or up to 5 kids, is what the experts recommend)  that meet in a home  to guide schoolwork.  It's become a popular solution for some families to contain the spread of the virus, while allowing for some socialization. One parent can teach, parents can rotate teaching, or they can hire a tutor and split the costs. 

Take these 4 steps to more easily and safely form and coordinate your pods.

1

 Download the Tool

We've created a tool to simplify finding other families that you want to form a pod with.  Based on extensive research from the experts and parents, just like you. Note: if there are other fields specific to you - you can easily edit your survey.

 2

Circulate to Your Network 

Hint: Forming pods with families from the same class or school makes it easier - there's a shared curriculum and community. Send it via email or social media to a trusted network.

3

Gather Responses

Set a deadline and make sure that potential members of your pod submit their info and preferences. Make sure that there is an "admin" to keep the process going smoothly.

4

Form Your Own Pod

Review and share results. Connect with parents with similar and/or complementary needs.  Once  you think you have your pod on paper, set up a time to meet virtually  to make sure you are comfortable with one another.

 

Whether you call them "pods" or "bubbles" or something else clever, they are here and require a bit of work to get right.

 

If you're just getting started then take a look at the 39Hats podding best practices here!

 

If you're further along in the process, check out this comprehensive discussion guide from Camppedia, to help facilitate those important early conversations.

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