Wide Open School Workshop Powered by Common Sense Media

First Republic Bank
May 13, 2020

[Shannon Houston] Online portal is a one-stop destination for daily schedules, education and content across a wide variety of topics. Alongside tips for managing stress, and self care for the whole family during this time of social distancing. A long time friend of First Republic, Jim Steyer, one of the most respected experts and entrepreneurs on issues related to children, education, media, and technology in the United States. He is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Common Sense, a nationally known author, and an award winning professor at Stanford University. Before I turn to Jim, let me do a quick housekeeping reminder. We will take questions at the end. You can submit a question by utilizing the button at the bottom of your screen labeled Q$A. And with that, let me now turn over to Jim Steyer, Jim.

[Jim Steyer] Thank you very much Shannon it's great to be here. First Republic has been friends of Common Sense really from day one, when you're a good friend and CEO, Jim Herbert became probably the first major business supporter of Common Sense Media, and we sure have grown a great deal in those 16 years. And it's sort of perfect eggs always that First Republic is our partner. As we struggle with these really tough times during the COVID-19 epidemic, as you mentioned, Shannon, it's been a great partnership for 16 years. Common Sense is the leading nonprofit in the United States focused on the impact of media and technology on kids in families. We also built a really large education platform over the years. And, today we have 90,000 schools around the world that are members over a hundred million unique people will use our services this year. And first of all, because they've been there from day one to help us rate educated and advocate on behalf of kids and families all across the United States. So, we're delighted to be here. So, let me tell you just briefly about wide open school, and also the work we're doing to close the digital divide here in California and around the United States. Because this is clearly a unique time. And when the COVID-19 epidemic kicked, it's almost about two months ago now. We were aware that this was gonna have a huge impact on K-12 and even early preschool education in United States because families were not gonna be able to send their kids to school every day. And we're gonna have to learn how to do online and distance learning and were we're gonna have to relax some of the screen time roles. The Common Sense media has been so well known for over the years, but also schools and educators around the United States. We're gonna have to suddenly move from the normal classroom experience to one where we were all looking into a screen like we are today, at this webinar. And that's a really tough thing to do, when you think about it. Most of the teachers in the United States have never had experience with that. Most of the students have not had experience with online and distance learning. And so, at Common Sense because we're basically this convener and curator of record, because we've established ourselves at the leading national nonprofit focused on these issues, and are trusted and respected by people on the content side of media and technology. But also on the distribution side. We decided, and you're gonna hear from my colleague and partner Ellen Pack in a minute. It was really me talking to Ellen, and a couple of friends and saying, somebody should create a universal central hub where everybody can go sort of a one-stop shop, where you can go if you're a student, a teacher, or a family to get the best and most accessible educational resources during this crazy time of the COVID-19 epidemic when so many of us are having to learn online distance learning for the first time. So, with no further ado, we just decided to launch Wide Open School. We have a partner in New York named Larry Berger, who runs a very, high quality education company called Amplify. So, we made the partnership with Larry and Amplified to build the platform of Common Sense. And as you mentioned in your introduction, literally in a matter of a couple of weeks under Ellen's Pack's leadership, we launched a major new website, to provide resources for all K-12 schools around the United States, for preschools and also for families across the country who were trying to figure out how to manage their days during these times of sheltering in place. So, Wide Open School, basically became a partnership with some of the big tech players in the United States so, Google, Zoom, Apple, Salesforce, and some of the cable companies like Comcast became founding partners so that, we could have a platform for distance planning and live interaction like we're doing here on the webinar. And then, we also went to some of our best friends in the Worlds Education Media, who have high quality education content like Scholastic and Sal Khan at Khan Academy, and National Geographic, Sesame Street, PBS and others. And said, look, we would like to have all of your content for learning at home in one central place. So, the average parent, the average educator can find it. And that's exactly what Wide Open School became. And so, over the past weeks, we just continued to build the content on that site and Ellen is gonna give you a tour of Wide Open School better within a minute, so you can sort of see how we put it together. And the extraordinary treasure trove of resources, that are out there. One of the things that we also know too during this period is I can say this as the father of four kids, trying to survive during these crazy times here, and we live in San Francisco. It's a stressful time, and it's a weird time. You wake up in the morning and you can't remember what day it is, and it's just a different kinda time for so many of us. That's true for parents, kids, teachers, everybody. And so, we've also amassed a variety of resources for parents about, staying calm and mental health, and all the stresses that you might be feeling during these times. We put that together for students as well. We've tried to put together a variety of different resources that help you plan a day if you're a parent, so you can have a normal schedule, and work with your kids to make sure that they are going to do their online classes. Hopefully their school is able to provide online learning. And so, it's been a really successful effort, a big challenge, but a really successful effort and First Republic's been an awesome partner. The other thing that we've been working on very much is once and for all trying to close the digital divide here in California, and around the United States. What we call the homework gap. It's true but unfortunate reality that about 12 million students in the United States right now, 12 million kids, do not have full time access to the internet and broadband conductivity and devices at home. So, they're basically at risk of not being able to go to school in a distance learning online learning environment. And that's just not fair. And we at Common Sense feel that every child should have the same opportunity for a good education, that that's sort of central to the American dream, and to the opportunities that each and every one of us should have. So, whether they're in this side of family or they're in your family, all kids ought to have that opportunity. So, we've been working very closely here in the State of California with governor Gavin Newsom, and it's economic cover. We've also been working at the federal level to try to make sure that there are resources available for every family so that they can have broadband conductivity and a data plan, a quality device like a Chromebook that they may need from their kid be going to school, and also the kind of content that we're making available and they'll light up in school. So, I also want all of our friends out there in the audience today to remember, that the digital divide is something, is that we all need to come together to solve now. And big companies like Google and Apple and T-mobile, and Comcast and HTMJ are all stepping up to provide additional resources for low income families so that they can have the devices and connectivity they need for their kids to go to school at home. Also, for those families to apply for jobs. And all the other things that are happening now in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. So, we really appreciate people support for that effort to close the digital divide in California and around the United States at both the State and federal level. So, out of great crisis like this does come opportunity and we think that we've been able to pull together Wide Open School, any really coordinated national and statewide effort to close the digital divide for disadvantaged students around the United States. With the help of First Republic, and everybody in the audience, we think we will make this a reality. The truth is education's never gonna be the same again. Nope, no matter when we finish and come back to a more, the new normal state that we'll all come back to at some point, hopefully soon, education is gonna be different. Just like I think healthcare and medicine is gonna be different. Because of telehealth and telemedicine, like education and school is gonna be different in the future, and we think that Wide Open School will be front and center in making that happen. By the we're also gonna be launching with, First Republic's Unique sponsorship, a new podcast later this week called "Parent Trapped." I'm sure many of the parents in the audience understand what we mean by parent trap, that's gonna have a unique set of content for parents and for the grownups out there, about how to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 epidemic. So, we can't thank you enough for being such great, longstanding supporters and partners, at First Republic Bank, you guys have been amazing colleagues and friends for many years, and we're delighted to be here. Now, it's my honor to turn it over to my partner Ellen Park, who's gonna give you guys a tour of the Wide Open School website. And, we look forward to hearing your questions and your comments and thank you for all your support for Common Sense study work, and for Wide Open School, and Ellen take it away.

[Ellen Park] Great, thanks Jim. Welcome everybody, it's really an honor to be here and I'm excited to tell you more about Wide Open School, how it came together. I have my colleague on the line, Rebecca Randall, who is going to be showing the site and navigating while I'm narrating. So, hopefully we'll be giving each other some, queues to go. But as Jim mentioned, sort of in mid March, we started both as an employer and as somebody who works very closely with families and with schools, we started to see things begin to have to happen. I was gonna say unravel. I mean, it was quite crazy, right? Schools were starting to close. Employees had to be at home with their kids. You had to try to manage juggling both working from home as well as trying to think about your kids' schooling. And the real motivation for us to launch Wide Open School was we just wanted to help stop kids from falling behind. We knew we had a role to play because we spent so much time thinking about learning, and thinking about great resources that we can pull together. We're kind of a curator of record. And so, we did that then. Jim mentioned the supportive First Republic. And I just wanna say, one of the reasons that's so important is it allows us to move so quickly. So, First Republic has supported us for over a decade, and it's just been it the ability to sort of know and see a moment and seize on it. That's the kind of knowing that you have the support of an organization like First Republic like makes that possible, both with the podcast as well as with Wide Open School. So, just we were filled with gratitude. So, I think that what I wanted to tell you about is, this incredible collection of curated learning resources. And I'm hoping that we can navigate it a little bit, while we go, so, this is the homepage. You can see below the list of some of the content partners that came together for this. And really what we wanted to do was provide support for both teachers, educators. And by the way today it's, this whole week is teacher appreciation week. So, I hope, I've said that this pandemic has given us all a great appreciation. We already have one, but a tremendous appreciation for our teachers. We are seeing firsthand how challenging it is to keep kids learning and engaged with learning for hours a day. And we've never been more appreciative of those hours that kids are spending at school. So, we launched the site and it has an educator view and a family view. We're gonna focus on the family view today, but I'll just sort of quickly say on the educator side, as Jim mentioned, this shift so quickly over to how do you teach virtually. It's not that straightforward. You might get your Zoom working, but you have to figure out how to engage with children. So, we have a series of professional development webinars, tips, tricks, great technology and tools that evolve and vetted so the educators come in and have a different experience than the families have. But we're gonna focus on a family experience here today. And what you'll see is you click on, we're a family and let's look at the younger grades, pre-K-5th grade. So, and what you land on here is a list of, you can see the academics are covered. So, if you were looking for resources for reading and writing, for math, for social studies, you'll see those all here. But we also felt it was really important to have a mix of activities, academics but also movement. One of the things we heard is like, how are we supposed to keep kids moving and active during this time? Well, we have solutions for that believe it or not, through the screen. And also, supporting their emotional wellbeing and their emotional health through the crisis. So, another very important thing. So, we really looked at sort of the big picture, not just academics cause it's beyond that. And we'll get into the daily schedule. But before we do, let's click on science for a second, and just take a look if you will, at some of the great science resources that are here. So, you can see that this is all, so, one of the things to know is that our team of editors at Common Sense, so, who is putting this site together? We have a group of amazing editors who are, they're PhDs, they design curriculum, they're plus former classroom teachers, their child's development experts. And we have spent the last 16 years looking at things, devaluating them for learning. Just because an organization or company puts learning on a label, that doesn't mean it's actually good for learning. But our editors know when it really is. So, we've gone through and selected some great activities. You'll see a mix of offline and online activities, because we know there's also the challenge of a lot of screen time. So, you might see here, I'm showing, I see up on the screen, is how deep is the ocean? Well, that's a video that you might wanna click on to go if you need a quick 10 minute break or you wanna do that with your child. That's kind of an example. But also you'll see great things, household tricks, music in a bottle. Just inspiration is what we all need right now, because every day is just feeling like another day. How do we keep it going? There was a fun one about creating a brush with nature materials and things like that. So, there's just a tremendous number of activities here. You'll see all vetted. So, our editors step back and they look at a couple of things as we look at these things. We wanna make sure that we're curating resources that are free. That's really important to make this site accessible to all. We wanna vet things that are, that have your privacy in mind, and your children's privacy in mind. Privacy is one of the core values of our organization. So, we wanna make sure that's an important thing we're looking out for. And then also that it's about an easy lesson. You can jump right in, this does not require you preparing, and reading the night before and all of that. These are things you can actually, they're curated for things that you can kind of jump into. You're not gonna hit. You're not gonna have to download apps. You're not gonna have to log in, hopefully it's just something that you can just jump right into. So, there are some really great things there. Now, there are also, and that's just one category of science. You'll see the same for these other topics. But let's hop over for a second to live events. So, there is also, we talked about getting moving, and here is something that right at, nine o'clock, so that's now, if you clicked and we don't need to click now, but you'll see a live exercise class, an age appropriate exercise class, going on right this minute that you could tune into. And you could build a routine around that, and do that each morning and have somebody guiding your kids through a little bit of movement. And just look at this incredible list that our editors have called about the things that are going on, right now, they're age appropriate for your kids. So, music classes, virtual drawing lessons there, these are some of the incredible hidden gems we've found, which is children's book authors, logging on a couple of times a week at certain time appointments, that you can just click on here, and do a drawing lesson and follow that over time, and see your skills build over time, and they're fun and interactive. One of the people that we have here, he also has two pug dogs and he, talks to the dogs, and his kids are involved. So, it's just they're kinda fun, a real great sort of break if you will. So, those are kind of some of the examples there. And then also one of the most of my favorite areas is field trips. So, again, remembering that we are balancing the academics with other kind of exploratory activities. Here's some, you can go on a tour of the M&M factory. You can learn about the American Revolution, or take a dinosaur tour. But then look at this offline activity where you're gonna create something out of a box in your own home. Or you're gonna build a helicopter with resources you're gonna find around the home. This national parks tour, I highly recommended for everybody kids and parents alike, an unbelievable tour of every national park, just like you've never seen before, you're gonna wanna visit every one of them. And once the travel bans are lifted. So, that's kind of an example of like a field trip that you could take with your kids right from your living room. And but the thing that parents and families told us they really wanted was helped with a daily schedule. And so, you'll see here that organized by grade bands is a list of, and you can write, we can also go to the upper grades. So, we have a middle school, and a high school version as well. And you can see here, where we're helping organize the day. So, not everybody knows how to organize a day. Maybe your school is sending home lots of resources and planning, but maybe they're only filling a couple hours, and you have a lot more time to fill. So, we're focusing on showing a balance here. Some academic topic in the morning and in the afternoon, balanced with getting out and moving, balanced with emotional wellbeing, balanced with things you're doing offline. So, you're always gonna see that balance from us, in terms of helping you map a day. That's what we heard. Number one, that everybody wants help with is mapping their days. So, kind of fun resources you'll see, again, remembering that each one of these has been hand selected, lovingly handcrafted, we say, by our editors at Common Sense Media. So, and then we even have evening activities. So, we have links to, podcasts that are free, right? And podcasts that are free, but also audible. Audio books that are free with specific selections, television things you'll click through, you'll see the Common Sense Media reviews behind them. We're also trying to curate here things that are free and accessible to all, and don't require a subscription. So, that gives you a little bit of a sense of what we're programming. So, this means our editors are programming 250 items a week, in terms of across all the grade bands, and we have different age specialists in each of the areas. And so, that gives you a little bit of a sense. And then, another thing just to talk about is we also felt it was really important to talk about family services Wide Open School. I'm sure you've seen stories. There's many, many children who depended on their schools for lunch programs, things like that. So, we have here things that are looking at the hunger challenges that some families are facing, as well as the emotional support, and things that they might be looking for. So, as we distribute this site through schools as well, we wanted to make sure we were thinking about all communities and supporting in every way that we could. So, that's kind of, I would say a broad overview. There's lots to explore here. I hope you will take time to explore it. And then, here it also is back to Common Sense Media, the site, I hope you all know and love. You'll see at the top, this is our coronavirus resource area. So, here we're of course linking to Wide Open School, but there are also some really incredible tools and resources. Like what does a parent need to know about Zoom? You've heard some of the stories, how do you set it up for the right kind of privacy measures, et cetera? Things like activities that you can do, with your children as well as keeping you entertained and engaged. So, great podcasts for the whole family, audible books. All kinds of great things that you can do, and media that you can have in your life that, support family activities and family engagement. So, that just gives you, I mean, you can just see there's just, our editorial team has been very busy. It's interesting, some organizations get busier during the pandemic and some get less busy. We are definitely one of the organizations that has just been incredibly busy. But we've really enjoyed every moment because we're directly in touch with the families, and the schools that we're serving. I wanna mention one of our absolute favorite resources is our best family movies ever guide. This is a digital version of this guide. And this was one of the main, this was a great collaboration with First Republic Bank as well. And you'll see in here it's kinda fun. You'll see movies by topic, by age, by everything because everybody needs a little bit of just escape time. And so, in here you'll find some great movies and recommendations. And what's great about this is, it's set up as a PDF, but it's actually completely interactive and clickable. So, when you click on one of these movies like "The Adventures of Milo and Otis", you will get over to Common Sense, where you can see the full rating, which is here but you'll also see where you can get it. So, one of the great services is it will tell you, oh, ludo, well that's an ad supported by free video platform for example. Or you can get it in Google play, or on Amazon or on YouTube. So, that every title that we have in the resource will tell you where you can find it. Cause one of the most frustrating things is you wanna watch something but you don't know where to watch it. So, this guide helps you figure that out. And that's kind of a great thing. And you're probably familiar with our ratings. But we have, in addition to our expert editorial rating, we have what parents say about a title. Like kids say about a title. You can watch the trailer, you can see what the, we say the parent guide is, how much, what's the educational value? Are there positive messages? How much violence or things that will you see? It's just an incredible amount of detail that goes behind each rating. So, we think you will love the best ever family movie guide which was built with tremendous support from First Republic. So, it's one of our absolute favorite and best bestsellers. It, even though it's free. It's a, we call it a bestseller a Common Sense. It's just amazing how many people love this, and have it when they're making their decisions. So, one more great thing I wanna tell you about is something we're really excited about, which is launching tomorrow. And Jim already gave you a little bit of a hint of what's coming. It's our new podcast. It's Common Sense Media's first ever podcast, and we are again, thrilled to have the support of First Republic to make this happen. It's called "Parent Trapped." And it is all about, this moment that we find ourselves in, where we're trying to work from home or, keep our lives with a semblance of normal, when your kids can't see their friends, and they can't see their relatives, and their grandparents and everything else. And how do you get through the day, and how do you maintain your moments of sanity? It's hosted by Ann Marie Baldonado, and she is a incredible audio veteran. She has worked on with Terry Gross on "Fresh Air" for over 20 years. You'll sometimes see her do the actual interviews on air and she also is the key Booker, so, she really knows talent. She knows a lot about interviewing, and she is on our show. She's our host and she interviews experts and authors and different people about what do they need to know, what kind of tips can they offer, how to keep your kids safe right now, how to managing anxiety, how to think about, how to keep the peace between siblings, and partners and everybody in the household. There are some amazing tips and ideas for creating special moments with your families that I think you'll really love. It's a quick listen, it's about 20 minutes. We know how busy everybody is, but we think it'll give you some really great inspiration. So, this launches tomorrow. You can get to it on Apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your podcasts, and I hope you will subscribe, and give a listen and give us some feedback on it.

[Shannon] Ellen, thank you so much. Perhaps we dive into questions.

[Ellen] We'd love that.

[Shannon] All right, wonderful. Well, thank you all for submitting questions. We wanted to start here. Jim mentioned the future of education, and this moment in time as a possible catalyst for that changing looking forward. How are you, and how has Common Sense Media thinking about what the future of education looks like?

[Ellen] It's a great question. I mean, I think that we're actively sort of looking at it at all times. I think one of the things that we very much are conscious of is our public had education is a right that every child across the country has. And so, one of the things he mentioned that we really think about is access, and how do we make sure that everybody has fair and equal access to education opportunities. So, I think digital can go an incredibly long way, in this to help. And this pandemic has really sort of just made that so apparent like, that there are tremendous resources out there. They still need to be structured and scaffolded, and organized in ways. And we need to be able to be ready to mix virtual, and in-person learning. And we need to train our teachers about how to teach both online if this were to continue to come in and out. I mean, that's something I think we now know, and see as a core competence that everybody needs to have, all the teachers need to have. But also just teaching with technology. How do we continue that full cycle. And another hope of ours is coming out of this crisis is that families and schools are even more connected. That you have a true appreciation for what's going on in these schools, for how challenging it is, and that we can provide sort of this virtual, like full connection between home and school, really thinking about our kids, and how to keep them incredibly supportive throughout.

[Shannon] That's great, thank you for that. And actually it leads into the next question, which I know is top of mind for a lot of our parents. Joining us now. Digital creates this amazing access opportunity, at the same time thinking about balancing screen time. It is something that that certainly took place before the current environment. And so, how should parents be thinking about that today?

[Ellen] Yes, it's one of the things we're hearing a lot about. And, I will just another plug for the podcast, because on the podcast we have a whole segment specifically about the new rules of screen time. And it's an interview with our senior director of research, Michael Rob, who's read every study possible. And so, it's great because Ann Marie asked him very specifically like, what about this, is that a myth? Is that real? What do I need to worry about? And there's some really, really interesting answers to the questions there. I think the first thing that we say to parents right now, and Mike Rob has also written an article about this, which is take a breath, and relax those screen time rules. You have to. I mean, think about, not just that, your kids are it right now. Kids are social beings. They learn through social interaction, you've now suddenly facing the situation where they're either not with their peers anymore in the ways that they used to be able to. So, you're not all screen time is created equal. There are all different kinds of screen time. So, there is in this case, if you're doing virtual dinners with grandparents, or you're allowing your kids to have, play dates with their friends at certain times of the day, those are social interaction times. Yes, it's on a screen, but it's not the same as, watching videos nonstop for four hours straight, which is also by the way, you have to give yourself a little leeway, is okay once in a while if you just need a break. I think what we say is, you have to protect your mental health, and your kids' mental health first. I think of it as the airplane where they're like, put her mask on first. Get through these moments. You wanna make sure that you're taking care of yourself, that you have the breaks you need, to make you an even better parent when you're fully engaged in some of the offline activities. So, it's a balance. But the biggest thing is none of us have faced this before. Old rules are out the window. They will come back. And that not all screen time is created equal. That you can find a balance of activity. And also, we love a balance that's not screens with screens. Trust me, like that is definitely really important. Get outside, get moving, do some of these offline projects that we feature on Wide Open School. So, it's a balance still, but don't be too hard on yourself. You have to just, recognize that we're in a unusual moment.

[Shannon] Well, I love the airplane analogy, and if folks are looking for a good movie, it's a great plug for best family movies,

[Ellen] Yeah.

[Shannon] and your directory. So, Too more, for unique learning needs for individuals.

[Jim] It looks like,

[Ellen] I'm so sorry I froze and I didn't hear the question. Would you mind repeating it?

[Jim] Yeah, let me looks like we lost Shannon, let me.

[Ellen] Oh, okay. I thought it was mine.

[Jim] No. Let me get Rebecca to ask the questions.

[Ellen] Absolutely.

[Rebecca] Sure, hello everybody. The question was in regard to whether, or not there were any resources on the site dedicated to children with special needs.

[Ellen] Oh, great. Great question. I should have shared that right from that pull down menu that we were showing for the different grade bands. There is a special section called learning differences. One of the organizations we partner with in this effort is called the Understood. They do a tremendous job, sharing resources that have learning differences right, front and center. So, yes, there are some good resources there some ratings and reviews of things that you can go do. And by the way, that has been one of the biggest requests of educators on the site is, what more do you have? These students are facing special challenges, and I'm sure those of you in families with learning differences, that's a really important area. And there is some technology that can scaffold and support. So, there are definitely links to that on the site. They're also just, I'll do the plug for another thing which is there's also materials for English language learners. You'll see that in the pull down menu. So, those are the kinds of supports that we're trying to provide. When I talk about that scaffolding for families and for teachers.

[Rebecca] Looks like Sharon or Shannon rather is back off, she was back a second and then gone again. Ellen, there is another question in regard to how we're supporting districts that may not really have handled the transition to remote learning particularly well, even in some of the more affluent school districts that have or where most families at least ostensibly have access. So, how can folks that are on the call introduced Wide Open School to districts in their regions?

[Ellen] That's a great, thank you for that question. And, I would say, we have tried to spread the word with districts and through through educators and school administrators, but it's a tough job. You know how hard it is to market a new offering or a new product and especially during this time when it's so noisy out there. So, this is trying to start up from zero to 100, very quickly in a matter of weeks. So, anything you all can do to help send this to a district administrator or a tech coordinator at your school, even a beloved teacher who might not know about it. That was kind of a lot of what we sort of saw, and how we approach this whole thing. Which is, we wanna be there for schools that, there are many hours to fill in the day. Schools may have a plan, but it may only be a couple hours. They may not have a plan. We're seeing a lot of different research. We did a survey with teens that said, a quite a large percentage of them had not been to an online class yet. So, sometimes schools are sending materials, but not doing any virtual teaching. So, there's a whole variety of things going on. And I would say that's when this, a resource like this that's kind of a self-serve really easy to navigate exploration. We hope it can be a tremendous support for those families when the districts don't quite have their learning plans in place. I'm sure everybody's gonna be working really busily this summer, just in case we're going in and out of any kind of these modes, we will be there with a resource.

[Shannon] Ellen, Rebecca, thank you so much. All right, so we're gonna do our very last question here. What is your favorite class that you've taken on Wide Open School?

[Ellen] Let's see. I would say for me, I really am a travel bug, so, I have missed so much even dreaming about my next trip. It's not like I would have taken that many trips this month or anything, but just not even being able to travel I find really challenging. So, I love to sit on the sofa with my daughter who's a teenager and we just pick places in field trips to go together. So, one thing that's super fun, is I'm sure maybe you've seen these Zoo Cams, where you can watch the baby cheetah or these different things like that. So, you can go to the Zoo or you can, I mentioned the national parks one. I mean, that one is just the thing of beauty or these art museums that you just would never get to. So, I would go check out field trips particularly both grade bands. That would be my top tip.

[Shannon] Wonderful. Well, thank you so very much for joining us here today. We are delighted again to be long time supporters of Common Sense Media, and all of your ventures including the latest Wide Open School and "Parent Trapped". For folks who, we had a couple of questions regarding logistics. You can go to to visit the programming, which is free and available to everybody. So, thank you so much Ellen. Thank you Rebecca, and thank you everyone for joining us here today. We are so very grateful to have you as our clients.

[Ellen] Thank you very much.

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