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What is Virtual Crew?

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What is Virtual Crew?

Virtual Crew meetings (large or small, live or recorded, high or low tech) can support students and staff to:

  • process their emotions
  • connect with, care for, and find moments of joy with each other
  • learn, talk, and think critically about the times that we’re in 
  • advocate and develop skills for themselves and others as virtual learners
  • take actions, however big or small, to better themselves, families, and community.

We are learning alongside you right now about what Crew looks like without students in a building. Based on what we and our partners have learned so far, this collection offers our recommended moves and resources for getting started,  for facilitating virtual crew with students, and for leading staff crew. (Totally new to Crew? Here's an overview).

To get the quickest sense of what this can mean for live/synchronous meetings, here is one set of considerations for leading virtual Crew, from our colleagues at NYC Outward Bound Schools:

To get the quickest sense of what this can mean for recorded/asynchronous meetings, here is a video from Rosemary elementary. 

We invite you to explore the entire collection featuring curated sets of student and staff resources, including many from our partners. We invite you to contribute, by sharing your own school's strategies and resources for maintaining belonging, purpose, and agency right now (click here to share with us). And for the treasure-hunters among you, we're also maintaining a Drive folder which we'll be updating frequently.

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