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Virtual Resource Week — Wrap Up

This week was our Virtual Resource Week, where we picked topics and asked you to share your resources that fit the subject. Thank you for all of your submissions! Below are some of our favorites. Virtual Tours This list of virtual tours includes museums, zoos, theme parks and more! Recipes This list of recipes includes plenty of easy-to-make, tasty meals… Read more »


Virtual Share Your Firsts Week — Wrap Up

This week was our Share Your Firsts Week, where we prompted you with questions regarding your first experiences in life. Topics included roller coasters, pets, vacations and movies seen in a theater. First Roller Coaster We received a variety of answers for this one. Two people experienced their first roller coaster at Knoebel’s Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pa., one on… Read more »


Occupational Therapists Send Home Teletherapy Tool Kits

Occupational Therapists from some New Story Schools in Western Pennsylvania have been working hard assembling dozens of tool kits to be delivered to families across the region. Occupational Therapy Supervisor Kayla Grush and Occupational Therapist Elizabeth Rigby put the kits together, and Occupational Therapy Assistant Lori Poleto helped plan the boxes for the students. They enlisted the help of Academic… Read more »


How Special Ed Teachers (and Humans) Can Cope with Our New Remote World  

By Tanya Tost M.A. If you’re like me, you’re out of closets to organize. Out of walls to scrub. Out of surfaces to Swiffer. Yes, we crossed all those tasks off in the first two weeks of the pandemic, posted the pictures of our immaculate cabinets to Facebook and then looked around in a blind panic, realizing that this thing wasn’t going… Read more »


Virtual STEAM Week!

This week was our STEAM themed week. We celebrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with projects you could do from home. On Monday we made invisible ink using lemon juice. There were mixed results, but we did get this photo from a parent whose child drew their hand in invisible ink. On Tuesday we challenged students to use binary… Read more »


A Remote Learning Survival Guide for Teachers

Kyle Lewis, BCaBA School Services Director New Story Schools Monroeville I’m sitting on a Skype call, staring at my same boring face in the upper-left panel for the fourth time today. I’ve just consumed my THIRD cinnamon roll. My neighbor is listening to Mandy Moore on a volume that’s completely absurd. While I’m attempting to discuss the 2019-20 budget with… Read more »


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