Blog

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Uncategorized  / Coronavirus: Distance Learning Tool

Coronavirus: Distance Learning Tool

Parents: Want to make sure your students are still building their character muscle during distance learning? Character Playbook is a free resource United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) is proud to offer for elementary, middle, and high school students to support healthy character development!.

In response to the growing number of school closings and the rapid adoption of remote and distance learning, United Way Worldwide’s team at EVERFI mobilized last week to ensure that Character Playbook: Healthy Relationships and Mental Wellness Basics is accessible to students around the country — those with existing login credentials and those interested in accessing this tool for the first time. 

Character Playbook is now the umbrella name for two programs: Healthy Relationships and Mental Wellness Basics.

  • The Healthy Relationships course is an interactive, digital education program that uses evidence-based strategies to teach middle school students how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships, make good decisions and step in when they see questionable activity. The course engages students in activities that challenge them to better understand their own values and relationships with others. The six modules cover key concepts around positive character development, social-emotional learning (SEL), and building healthy relationships. The program empowers students to be compassionate friends who are better equipped to facilitate real connection to their community, family and friends.
  • The Mental Wellness Basics course builds on those learnings to equip students to become powerful advocates for the mental wellness of themselves and their peers. Like our physical health, our mental health can be strengthened or diminished through daily habits. Mental Wellness Basics is a digital resource that introduces middle and high school students to mental health education. Stigma associated with mental health can have serious and negative impacts on help-seeking behaviors, and many mental health conditions and symptoms can be significantly lessened through prevention. Placing importance on mental health education in schools leads to less stigma and improves the overall mental health of students

Parents and Students Without Existing Accounts

For the first time ever, United Way has created a website where parents will be able to search for their child’s school and receive a direct student access code to Character Playbook. 

Elementary School Resources

  • The Compassion Project: SEL Lessons
  • Vault – Understanding Money: Financial Education
  • Future Goals: Hockey Scholar
  • WORD Force: Literary Adventure
  • Healthier Me: Elementary

Middle School Resources

  • Metal Health Basics
  • FutureSmart: Financial Education
  • Character Playbook: SEL Lessons
  • Ignition: Digital Wellness & Safety
  • Venture: Entrepreneurial Expedition
  • Future Goals: Hockey Scholar
  • Endeavor: STEM Career Expedition
  • Honor Code: Beyond Bullying
  • 306: African American History
  • Healthier Me Middle School

High School Resources

  • Metal Health Basics
  • EVERFI: Financial Education
  • Prescription Drug Safety
  • Marketplaces: Investing Basics
  • Venture: Entrepreneurial Expedition
  • Keys to Your Future: Career & College Readiness
  • Ignition: Digital Wellness & Safety
  • Character Playbook: SEL Lessons
  • Endeavor: STEM Career Expedition
  • Honor Code: Beyond Bullying
  • 306: African American History
  • AlcoholEdu for High School
When your student logs in to their account, all lessons for their grade band (elementary, middle or high) will automatically be added to their student dashboard. Everything that is typically available to your student’s school is what they will see on their accounts at home.  Parent & Student Access

 

Parents and Students With Existing Accounts Login
Schools and Teachers Login
If you are an administrator, teacher or student with a current EVERFI username and password through your school, please note that you do and will continue to have access to EVERFI programming. Please log on to www.platform.everfi.net using your credentials to leverage the resources at this time.