Dear AFT NM Members:
It seems much longer than a week since we learned Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her decision to suspend the remainder of the academic year and move to a remote learning format.
Through this unprecedented period, we have been in constant contact with the Governor’s staff, NM PED, NM HED, and other appropriate agencies to ensure you are being supported as you continue to deliver educational services to our students, their families, and our communities.
Additionally, we have seen that our members across the state have stepped up to this challenge by finding innovative ways to deliver care, food, and learning opportunities, all while maintaining the highest protocols for safety for themselves and our students. Throughout this pandemic, we will continue to make sure community safety is always kept at the forefront.
We are PROUD of the work each of you are doing to exemplify our shared values as educators and New Mexicans. THANK YOU.
Included in this e-mail are a variety of up-to-the-minute documents, resources, links, and suggestions, especially as we transition to remote learning over the remaining academic year. Also included are a series of one-page background documents from AFT which will be helpful as we dig through the provisions of the recently passed federal CARES Act.
Please continue to monitor your inbox, as we will continue to share information and resources as they become available.
Stephanie Ly Kathy Chavez
President, AFT NM Executive VP, AFT NM
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR NEW INFORMATION AND RESOURCES:
Resources for Supporting Paraprofessionals
Special Education Resources
Supporting Vulnerable Students
Latest resources on mental health and coping with COVID-19 https://sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/covid-19-mental-health
Share My Lesson coronavirus/COVID-19 resources https://sharemylesson.com/coronavirus/remote
Resources on the recently passed/enacted CARES Act (Separated by topic area):
Resources Previously Shared; Some Resources Updated:
Supporting Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic aims to provide some implementation advice for educators and staff supporting special needs students. While IDEA ensures the availability of a free and appropriate public education, delivering these services to more than 6.5 million eligible recipients today brings unprecedented challenges.
Distance Learning Tips offers some practical guidance for teachers and others embarking on an often unexpected journey into distance learning. This resource was initially developed by and is adapted from the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals.
AFT COVID-19 Information and Resources: CLICK HERE
AFT Tips on Self-Care and Mental Wellness: CLICK HERE
AFT Share My Lesson on COVID-19 (Resources in English and Spanish): CLICK HERE
NM Department of Health COVID-19 Facts and FAQs: CLICK HERE
NM PED COVID-19 Resources: CLICK HERE
NM HED Website: CLICK HERE
NM Workforce Solutions: CLICK HERE
Each of these pages are being updated on a daily or near daily basis based on available and factual information. We encourage you to check them frequently.