When getting started, the goal is provide simple and accessible tools for leading Crew and creating moments of connection.
Key moves towards this goal:
Evaluate access to technology
Pick a platform/format
Decide on live/synchronous or recorded/asynchronous
Adapt or create a planning template, and begin planning
In planning virtual crew lessons, the priority is simplicity. Every time, students and staff simply need to connect. Over time, they need to sustain their senses of belonging, purpose, and agency. Here, we offer some examples of lesson plans at the secondary and elementary levels: for "synchronous" times when a group will all be on the same virtual meeting.
Below are some single sample lessons. For an example of a two week series of lessons, click here.
Secondary Example: Coronavirus and Racism Crew Plan
Note that these plans would probably unfold over multiple days and this is an overview. For the complete plan, designed by NYC Outward Bound schools, click here.
Learning Target: I can describe how COVID-19 and other pandemics have led to increases in racism and xenophobia (fear or hatred of anything foreign, including people from other countries).
Overview of the activity: Examine how COVID-19 has led to racism and xenophobia toward Chinese and Chinese Americans, as well as other Asian Americans. Learn how other pandemics have also led to racism and xenophobia toward other ethnic groups throughout history. Consider how you can respond to and combat this hate.