Amid nationwide school closures in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, virtual learning has become the new reality for students and teachers across the country, drastically changing the way teachers teach and students learn. While this situation presents both students and teachers with new challenges, there is much to be positive about. In an effort to bring us together while we are at home and to spread positivity, Give More HUGS is introducing opportunities for students and teachers to connect, converse, and share their love for learning and reading.
Our community of students and teachers are working together to launch the #ReadTogether and #LearnTogether campaign. If you are a student or teacher, we encourage you to sign up below.
At GMH, we believe in the importance of reading and learning together. We can learn a lot from one another and we hope that you will join us as we stay home together.
Although we are all at home – we are still connected. There are still stories to be written, shared, and read. The purpose of the #ReadTogether campaign is to empower students, teachers, and parents to continue on in their quest towards personal and collective literacy through online book readings. Virtual volunteers from all walks of life will read children stories of all kinds to participate in our #ReadTogether campaign. We ask that volunteers read scholastic books that they have at home to share a love for reading with children around the world via social media. Together, we will foster ways to connect with one another and promote literacy at home.
How can I participate?
Calling students, teachers, and parents to join us in a Read Together campaign! Sign up if you are interested in being a part of our community of students and teachers who are sharing a love for reading.
Visit us on Facebook to join our network of students and teachers to listen to children’s stories. Thank you to Scholastic, Penguin Random House and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s for allowng our community to #ReadTogether.
Students and teachers can support one another as we collectively continue to teach and learn remotely from our homes. The purpose of the #LearnTogether campaign is to create a community of teachers and students who learn together as we embark on this nationwide online learning journey. Every week, our community of students and teachers will post tips across social media platforms – both teachers and students will come together to share tips and tricks for charting these uncharted waters of online learning. We will share our new insights to show the world that were are in this to #LearnTogether.
How can I participate?
Calling students and teachers to share tips for online learning to help us learn and grow together. Your tips can help encourage and support students and teachers during this time as the nation’s schools go online. Sign up if you are interested in sharing tips and tricks to help students and teachers with this form of teaching and learning.
If you are under 18, in an email to email@example.com:
- Your parent or guardian must send the email to with the subject: #LearnTogether
- He or she must provide: full name, contact information, and permission to post the following:
- Your First + Last Name
- A family-friendly selfie
- Your tip and / or trick for online learning
Now more than ever is a time for us all to come together to support one another in this new normal. We look forward to connecting and supporting teachers and students as we continue with remote teaching and learning. These campaigns have been created by teachers and students like you who truly want to create opportunities for connection, collaboration, and community. We hope you will sign up for our #ReadTogether campaign or submit your tips and/or trick for our #LearnTogether campaign. Let’s continue to share a love for reading and learning! We look forward to your submissions!