Shaw has announced it will be giving away free online learning for K-12 students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes through a partnership with Washington, D.C.-based EVERFI.
As spring break comes to an end, Shaw says these self-guided online courses will allow students to “supplement their learning while school facilities are closed and classes move to virtual learning.”
EVERFI has research-backed online courses for grades K-12 from a variety of topics, including personal health, financial education, mental health, digital wellness and more.
“Families are now facing a new reality of being at home together all day, every day, which, for many parents, has meant that they have had to take on a new more formal role of teacher in addition to all of their other work and household responsibilities,” said Paul McAleese, incoming President, Shaw Communications, in a statement.
Shaw says all Canadian families can access these free courses until June 30, 2020.
“Through its comprehensive and immersive digital course materials, EVERFI is helping change the way people think about education. By bringing these online courses to families, we hope to give families peace of mind and kids exciting and engaging learning experiences,” added McAleese.
This latest announcement is part of the company’s #ShawHelps campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at helping Canadians keep connected. Shaw recently made its GO WiFi network free for the public to access in Western Canada, while it has also provided 2GB free data to select Freedom Mobile customers, among some of its initiatives during the coronavirus outbreak.