With Maryland school closures extended until at least April 24, thousands of students have been required to stay home and utilize online learning tools. In an effort to make learning more fun, the Baltimore Orioles have launched two new websites to help young fans learn math, vocabulary, and more.
From Baltimore Fishbowl:
The Summer Slugger program is actually part of a campaign that is returning early this year as children take part in educational activities at home. Using the online learning platform EVERFI, kids can take baseball-themed classes to learn about topics such as units of measure, arithmetic, spelling, units of measure and other subjects.
The Orioles also created a landing page called the Digital Kids Corner–named for the playground at Oriole Park at Camden Yards–with coloring pages, a math activity, games and tips for staying physically fit and eating well.
“The Orioles are proud to partner with Major League Baseball in offering free resources to the millions of teachers, parents, and community partners that are currently working tirelessly to educate and care for children during these unprecedented times,” Jennifer Grondahl, the team’s senior vice president of community development and communications, said in a statement. “These virtual tools can provide stimulation and entertainment to children throughout Birdland.”
The Summer Slugger program is free to children learning throughout the US, made possible by Major League Baseball and Everfi.
For more information, visit the Orioles Summer Slugger website.