HUD sponsored

2020 ConnectHomeUSA - Wide Open School: An Online Platform for Summer Learning


June 16, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT



Every year, kids across the country experience the "summer slide," when their math and reading skills slide backwards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for millions of kids, especially low-income children living in public housing, the summer slide started three months early, leaving them at even greater risk of falling behind academically.

In this webinar, Sue Thotz, Senior Education Manager at the national nonprofit organization, Common Sense, introduced Wide Open School. This new site is a free platform of the best online learning experiences and activities to help parents in your community combat the summer slide and keep kids learning, engaged, and entertained over the summer.

Wide Open School is a collective action spearheaded by Common Sense, which is using its over 15 years of experience and trusted reputation for guiding families and educators to make high quality media and technology choices for kids based on age appropriateness and learning potential.

Training Objectives

Participants were able to:

  • Understand concepts to help meet ConnectHomeUSA program goals
  • Learn ConnectHomeUSA community best practices

Who Should Attend?

This webinar was intended for Public Housing Authority (PHA) staff and community members responsible for ConnectHomeUSA program implementation. Community members from non-ConnectHomeUSA communities interested in bridging the digital divide for PHAs or other HUD-assisted housing programs were welcomed to attend.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Caila Prendergast | CHUSATraining@enterprisecommunity.org

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