JASON Learning’s Online STEM Curricula Offered Free to School Districts Impacted by Coronavirus
As school districts across the country are closing or preparing to close as a step toward slowing the spread of COVID-19, JASON Learning offers help for administrators, teachers, students, and parents in their efforts to rapidly transition to remote instruction. We realize that this is a challenging task, made even more so by the circumstances that make it necessary.
As a mission-driven nonprofit, JASON is prepared to do everything in our power to assist by providing our resources and expertise to districts across the country to help ensure that effective STEM teaching and learning continues while schools are closed.
JASON is offering any school district facing closures due to the effects of COVID-19 coronavirus free online access to our digital platform and STEM curricula. Access will be made available through the end of April.
We will also be offering a free series of online webinars to provide additional support to educators using JASON resources to help them conduct STEM learning activities and effectively manage their students remotely.
To activate district-wide access to JASON’s digital platform, please complete the short online form below. This will allow JASON to quickly configure automatic, “single sign-on” access for all teachers and students in your district, allowing for fast, seamless logins for anyone who wishes to take advantage of our online curriculum.
Our digital library includes hundreds of award-winning online and hands-on activities in science, math, and technology for K-12 students, and our multidisciplinary approach integrates reading and writing skills into every lesson. Videos, articles, games, simulations, and projects can keep students actively engaged. Many hands-on activities are designed to require only basic, easily accessible materials.
Once single sign-on is configured for a district, educators and students can easily login using their existing district accounts (Google, Microsoft, etc). Educators can even assign and share JASON resources directly to their existing Google Classrooms.
We look forward to working with district and school leaders to help the children of America continue to learn with excitement and make the most of a challenging time.
Dr. Eleanor Smalley President & CEO JASON Learning
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JASON LEARNING – DATA PRIVACY
JASON Learning is a mission-oriented 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers access to its on-line STEM education content to school systems and provides teacher training and other services.
JASON Learning is committed to protecting student information, student records and student-generated content which may be obtained by JASON Learning incidental to providing the services and programming. To this end, JASON Learning has adopted the following policies regarding Student Data and Employee Data:
For the purposes of this notice “Student Data” includes “Student Records” (any non-aggregated information directly related to a student, acquired through the use of educational software or systems, gathered by people), “Student Information” (any personally identifiable information or material of a student in any media or format that is not publicly available), and “Student Generated Content” (any student materials created by a student). “Employee Data” includes “Employee Records” (any non-aggregated information directly related to an employee, acquired through the use of educational software or systems, gathered by people), “Employee Information” (any personally identifiable information or material of an employee in any media or format that is not publicly available), and “Employee Generated Content” (any employee materials created by an employee).
JASON will comply with all state and federal laws regarding protection and use of Student Data and Employee Data.
Any Student Data which may be obtained by JASON Learning is not the property of or under the control of JASON Learning.
If requested in a written and signed statement from an authority of any local or regional board of education (which includes the user ID of the student), JASON Learning shall delete any student-specific Student Data maintained by JASON Learning within 10 business days of such request.
JASON Learning shall not use any Student Data for any purposes other than those necessary to deliver JASON Learning’s services and programs.
To the extent JASON Learning may obtain any student-specific Student Data, JASON Learning will allow any student, parent or legal guardian of the student (once the identity of the same has been confirmed to JASON Learning’s reasonable satisfaction) to review personally identifiable, student-specific Student Data maintained by JASON Learning and correct erroneous information, if any.
JASON Learning will continue to maintain the security and confidentiality of Student Data consistent with its established policies and procedures.
In the event any Student Data obtained by JASON Learning is released, disclosed or acquired by unauthorized persons, JASON Learning will promptly notify the school district (DISTRICT).
If a data breach occurs that results in an unauthorized release of student or employee data JASON Learning is responsible for notifying the DISTRICT in writing via email without unreasonable delay. Data provided to the DISTRICT must include, but is not limited to, what happened, when the breach occurred, when the breach was identified, an explanation of the data that was breached, the number of students or employees impacted, which students or employees were impacted, and steps taken to mitigate continued breach of data.
If there are any questions or concerns regarding the foregoing, please contact JASON Learning via email at “email@example.com” or at the address below.
Dr. Eleanor Smalley President & CEO JASON Learning
44983 Knoll Square, Suite 150 Ashburn, Virginia 20147