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Extra Yard
for Teachers

An annual salute to teachers supported by the Pac-12 & the CFP Foundation

Recapping 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week in the Pac-12

May 20, 2020

May 4-8, 2020

Pac-12 Kids Activity Workbook

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and in an effort to provide further support for teachers utilizing distance learning techniques across the Pac-12 footprint and beyond, the Pac-12 provided a digital workbook for elementary-aged children.

The Activity Book is a fun and free resource aimed towards contributing to teachers adaptation to remote learning. The book was shared on the College Football Playoffs Extra Yard for Teachers resource guide webpage along with the Pac-12 website and school districts across the Pac-12 footprint.

University Mascot / Cheer Surprise Teachers

In partnership between The College Football Playoffs Extra Yard for Teachers and the Pac-12 Conference, the Universities identified teachers in their local communities that have gone above and beyond as they pivoted from in class to distance learning.

During Teacher Appreciation week (May 4th - 8th), Universities collaborated with local school’s administration to organize surprise visits to the deserving teachers while they Zoom’d with their classes. Mascots, cheer team members and even a Head Basketball Coach surprised teachers with at $500 Donor’s Choose Gift Card to use in an effort in aiding their extraordinary efforts in remote teaching.

Content from the “Zoom Bombs” and surprises were posted on University social media platforms and amplified by both the The College Football Playoffs Extra Yard for Teachers handles and the Pac-12 outlets.

Teacher Appreciation Week Twitter Highlights

The Pac-12 circled back to check in on teachers that we partnered with leading into the 2019 Football Championship Game to celebrate the The College Football Playoffs Extra Yard for Teachers program.

When asked how they are coping with the adjustment to distance learning, teachers stated that they are getting creative; utilizing Zoom calls, digitally sharing students' artwork, and sending their students supplies such as playing cards and crayons in an effort to adapt to these trying times.

To thank the Teachers for all they’ve done to alter how they educate and to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, 3 of the 7 teachers highlighted were drawn at random to receive a $500 Donors Choose gift card to aid in their remote teaching needs.