CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pretty much anyone you talk to these days has had to adjust their work or school plans because of remote work and school guidelines put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. With Americans continuing to search for ways to successfully maintain their connections, both socially and through technology tools, UScellular has created the “Learn with US” informational resource microsite on www.uscellular.com. This hub of information can help ease the pain points consumers are experiencing with hybrid or distance learning and working from a remote location away from a typical office setting with connected technology.
According to a Household Pulse Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau1, nearly 93% of people in households with school-age children reported their children engaged in some form of “distance learning” from home. Results confirm that the most socioeconomically disadvantaged households do not use online educational resources for distance learning at the same rates as higher-income households.
“We’re seeing parents and kids continue to be challenged by connectivity issues and needing resources to help them remain efficient in their daily work, whether that’s in their jobs or remote schooling,” said Courtland Madock, vice president of marketing for UScellular. “The 'Learn With US' hub leverages a variety of resources we have from industry relationships and expert tips from within our company and our partners to deliver helpful information to those who need it.”
The Learn with US hub is a destination for helpful tips and resources updated with new promotions and tips from UScellular and its associated business relationships. The latest tips and resources are highlighted below:
Wyzant – Free, online tutoring session:
Through the end of 2020*, UScellular, through a relationship with Wyzant, is offering its customers a free tutoring session, up to $40. Founded in 2005, Wyzant is a digital marketplace to connect students to independent tutors. To get started, customers can click the link on the “Learn With US” page to sign up on the Wyzant site. From there, simply answer a few questions about your tutoring needs and Wyzant will list the experts best equipped to help you.
Educational Resources - Presented by Google, YouTube and Wyzant:
From elementary to higher learning, these tips come from experts in their industry and can help with a variety of subjects.
- Read Along Mobile App – Get friendly, real time feedback to build reading skills by reading out loud
- Learn @ Home with YouTube – This is a resource for families with children of different ages and areas of interest and compliment schoolwork assigned by teachers
- The Secret to Homeschool Success – Time Management – Offers advice on how to adjust daily routines to make room for learning
- Keep Your Kids Engaged with These 18 Smart and Creative Homeschool Ideas – Creative ideas to make remote learning fun and boost engagement
- The Wyzant Blog Homeschool Resource Hub – If full homeschooling is your choice, this resource from Wyzant can help
Connectivity Resources – Presented by Google:
Staying connected is super important. There are several links to resources from Google on the “Learn with US” hub to help efficiently learn and work from home.
- Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians – For educators to share resources to learn more about Google’s technology with Families and Guardians
- Google Terms Glossary – An archive of Google tools used in the classroom, plus video tutorials
- Best Practices for Family Engagement – To navigate the technology your child is using both in and out of the classroom
- Google for Education Family Tech FAQ – The most frequently asked questions about tech in the classroom
Additional Resources from Google:
Technology can help make remote learning easier and more accessible. Teach from Anywhere is a Google-created website that gives teachers and families the tools and tips they need to help keep students learning, anywhere, at any time and on any device.
*Offer is valid for existing UScellular customers who are not existing Wyzant customers. You will receive a $40 credit in your Wyzant account when you sign up through the corresponding offer link. Offer is valid through 11/30/20 and credit must be redeemed by 12/31/20. Offer is subject to Wyzant’s verification of compliance with these terms and conditions. Wyzant reserves the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time with notice.
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier is building a stronger network with the latest 5G technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. It is ranked #1 in the North Central Region in the J.D. Power 2020 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study – Volume 2. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with UScellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.