COVID-19 guidelines for online enrichment

Dear teachers, librarians, and caregivers,

During the current COVID-19 outbreak and the related school closures, we understand that many districts are working to connect with their students and families online, to keep learning together when the in-person classroom is not an option.

Please note that these permission guidelines are for school, library, or other nonprofit educational use ONLY. 

We want to help you share our clients’ books with your students in these challenging times, and we ask the following:

  • A school-based intranet for students only, such as Google Classroom or another closed system, is the best way to share teacher read-aloud videos and other copyrighted content with your students.
  • A closed Facebook group or password-protected YouTube link to such videos, where the video is “unlisted” on YouTube and only available to those with the link, is the next best option.
  • If neither of these is available, and your best method of reaching students and families is Facebook Live or another publicly accessible method, we understand, but ask that you delete the videos as soon as possible, and in no event later than June 30, 2022, or the end of the 2021-2022 school/program year, whichever is sooner.

In addition, Mo Willems has created a series of videos, inviting students and families to doodle and play along with Mo: 

We appreciate your continued respect for copyright during these unusual times. We wish you and your students all the best, and we hope you can return to the classroom together soon.

With best regards,

The Wernick & Pratt Agency