Pandemic Pods

Need help finding or forming a Pandemic Pod? We're here to help!
Connect with other families nearby based on interests and preferences. Reach out yourself or let us help you match with 5 other families.

The scramble to form a Pod now has a solution.

Search, discover, and find other families and learning resources

Search, discover, and find other families and learning resources

Plan a routine and to-do lists for your pods

Plan a routine and to-do lists for your pods

Access best practices and right-fit tools and curriculum

Access best practices and right-fit tools and curriculum

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Partners

COVID has created uncertainty around school attendance this fall, and many families are anxious, struggling, or do not have the means to adapt. We are a group of organizations, capable and committed, working together in service to help all families make Remote Learning as successful as possible this fall.

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CoLearn

Provides parents free organizing tools to facilitate learning, manage pods, and keep kids on track to help them become independent learners.

https://colearn.com
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Discount Schools Supply

Provides families and schools guaranteed low prices on the top brands in school supplies, learning products, curriculum, and furniture for learning pods.

https://www.discountschoolsupply.com/
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Braid

Enables parents to form a group bank account to manage payments and budgeting related to pod expenses.

https://braid.co/
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Altitude Learning

Provides a learner-centered, full-suite learning platform, with curriculum that is suited to your child’s interests and level but challenges them to advance and develop.

https://www.altitudelearning.com/
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Wonderschool

Helps educators set up micro-schools, including registration, marketing, enrollment, parent engagement, payments, billing, and best practices through a micro-school community and support system.

https://www.wonderschool.com/
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Brilliant

Helps students learn STEM through fun and challenging interactive explorations.

https://brilliant.org/
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Swing Education

Helps families and pods find certified, qualified and trained educators that can facilitate a pod in-person, hybrid, or remote.

https://swingeducation.com/
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eSpark Learning

Personalizes lessons and activities in reading and math for K-5 learners, assuring they are always challenged and engaged.

https://www.esparklearning.com/
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Levered Learning

Levered is closing the achievement gap in elementary math with a next-level blended learning system. Levered currently serves 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade math with an individually-paced, competency-based online core curriculum.

https://www.levered.com/home
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Child's Pose Wellness

Offers live and recorded courses on yoga, movement, and wellness for kids and families.

http://www.childsposewellness.com/
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Rainbow Chef's Academy

Offers courses and content to help young people understand both cooking techniques and nutrition, from making snacks to understanding how nutrition affects mood and energy.

https://www.rainbowchefsacademy.com/
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The Emile School

Offers individual, accredited classes and an innovative, full-time, virtual middle and high school with a new, modern technology platform.

https://www.hiemile.com/
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The Unschool School

A marketplace that offers families access to a wide variety of alternatives to conventional K-12 schooling. From in-home microschools and PODs run by local parents and educators, to in-person group classes led by dynamic subject-matter experts, to out-of-school enrichment activities in your community

https://www.unschool.school/
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Microschool Builders

Provides support, guidance, and tools to set up and deliver a microschool for trained parents and professional educators.

https://microschoolbuilders.com/
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Trifecta Education

An innovative community learning center model that provides guided explorations and supports learners in self-directed learning.

https://www.trifectaeducation.com/
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DIY

Offers real-world creative projects, courses, and interactive community that gets children and young adults making, doing, and learning hands-on skills.

https://diy.org/
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PhotoMath

The world’s most popular math learning app. All you have to do is point your phone’s camera at a math problem (handwritten or printed) and the app will provide step-by-step explanations on how to approach and solve the problem.

https://photomath.app/en/
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Guidepost Montessori

A full-suite montessori program that offers at-home curriuclum, a full virtual school, and even a training program for care providers.

https://guidepostmontessori.com/
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Pandemic Pods in the United States and counting!

Co-Learn Leadership

Michael Staton

Michael Staton

Founder and Colearner

Michael Staton is a lifelong educator, colearner, and entrepreneur. Beginning as a public school teacher, Michael redesigned his classroom around getting typical high-school students ready for the academic rigors of college. Now a Partner at Learn Capital, he spent over a decade as an education entrepreneur and investor, backing innovators like Coursera, Outschool, Photomath, MakeSchool, Minerva, Clever, and NearPod. He was also helpful to the founding of Million Lives Fund, Reach Capital, Higher Ed Live, UnCollege, YearOn and Dev Bootcamp. He was co-founder and CEO of Uversity, which changed the way colleges do admissions and enrollment management.

Michelle Spencer

Michelle Spencer

Co-founder & Chief Learning Officer

Michelle Spencer is passionate about educational reform. She founded a charter school based on Big Picture Learning that facilitated project-based learning and internships for every student and was the principal of New Technology High School in Napa, the flagship school of the New Tech Network. She launched a non-profit that trains thousands of educators and parents across the US and internationally. Michelle went on to be the Director of Summits & Professional Learning for EdSurge, creating Tech for Schools Summits for school districts. She also led outreach for a Gates Foundation project studying how schools across the U.S. structure and use time.

Ed Shadi

Ed Shadi

Co-founder & Chief Technical Officer

Ed Shadi is a seasoned engineer, educator and mentor with over 15 years of software development, management, and EdTech experience. Having led numerous software teams and scaled tech startups, he has acquired a solid understanding of architecture fundamentals and executing best practices for the full software development lifecycle. He’s experienced in leading high performance teams to deliver on technical strategy, as well as implementing cross-group collaboration between engineering and the broader organization. He has taught hundreds of emerging programmers in a classroom and practical setting, as well as tech workshops.