Online Learning Content & Support for Students
- nXu, Online Purpose Bootcamp: nXu offers a purpose bootcamp for high school and college students along with additional school-year programming. nXu bootcamps are designed to bring together students who are interested in learning more about their purpose in a fast-paced, action-packed, and fun experience.
- Google, Distance Learning for Educators (7 lessons, ~3 hours to complete)
- Galileo, Camp Galileo: a collection of easy-to-use activities designed to ignite your child’s inner innovator with Camp Galileo-style learning every day of the week.
- PowerMyLearning, Free Family Playlists® for Schools and Districts Impacted by COVID-19: PowerMyLearning is offering their Family Playlists program completely free of charge to all schools and districts impacted by COVID-19 from now through the end of the school year. Family Playlists are mobile-friendly, multilingual learning assignments that have students “teach” their families a concept by completing a fun, collaborative activity together.
- Big Picture Learning, Leaving to Learn in the Age of Coronavirus: as an increasing number of schools and school districts are temporarily shutting their doors, we may be provided with a once in a lifetime opportunity to double down on our philosophy of teaching, learning and activism. For those schools, students, educators and parents who wonder what a Big Picture Learning approach to education looks like under quarantine, we suggest these tips.
- List of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings
- Learning Keeps Going: this website has been produced by a coalition of orgs focused on online learning.
- Aurora Institute, Continuity of Learning Resources: this historic event demonstrates the need to orient school systems toward anytime, anywhere learning — these resources will help modernize systems to meet students’ individual needs.
- TNTP, Resources for Learning at Home When Schools Close: Curriculum guides organized by short-term, long-term and platform.
- Center for Education Reform, Countering COVID Resources
- Zearn, Distance Learning with Zearn Math: access 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation – all available for free during this time through no-cost individual account.
- Sesame Street: Sesame Street’s resource for how to have conversations with kids about COVID-19 and kid friendly activities.
- Uncommon Schools, K-8 Remote Learning: This site serves as the hub for all elementary and middle school online remote learning information while schools are closed.
- SAISD, Digital Learning Playground: San Antonio Independent School District’s Digital learning Playground
- Wide Open School Resources: a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.
Support for Families
- Family Independence Initiative (FII), COVI-19 Response: Community Can Help: FII launched #GiveTogetherNow, a rapid-response effort to get cash assistance into the hands of families most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Aliento, Guide + Resources for DACA/Undocumented and Mixed Status Families in Times of COVID-19: During these times, [Aliento] knows how difficult this can be for immigrant and mixed status families and the harm it can cause to our mental health. In response, Aliento has compiled a list of mental health practices to help people and families cope with the uncertainty of this time.
- Springboard Collaborative, A Message to Springboard Families About COVID-19: Springboard Collaborative president Aubrey White penned a direct message to their community members with reminders of key learnings from the Springboard program that can be utilized during this time.
- Transcend, School Closure Resource Hub: Transcend has been speaking with school communities around the country that are in a state of uncertainty due to school closures. In response, they are curating resources around some of then needs mentioned in these conversations.
- Generation USA, Resources & Support: Broad spectrum of resources on topics including career help, online learning, working remotely, financial health, health & safety, local support, and more.
Support for Schools, Teachers, Educators
- AEI, A blueprint for back to school: This blueprint, created in collaboration with more than a dozen former public officials and leaders, was developed to help guide schools as they plan for how to reopen this fall.
- Transcend, Three Jobs That Matter for School Communities Navigating a COVID World: This piece explores the three core “jobs” that will be crucial over the coming months and years: Responding, Recovering, and Reinventing.
- The Learning Accelerator, What will we do when everyone comes back to school?: Five steps toward developing resilient educational systems (article)
- DelawareCAN, What students say about remote learning…: A panel of students from across the state of Delaware share their thoughts about education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- TNTP, Remediation Won’t Help Students Catch Up. Here’s What Will (article)
- EdLoC, COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Families, Nonprofits, and Businesses: EdLoC has assembled a list of resources to help guide leaders and organizations around best practices as they address COVID-19 and try to do their part to slow the spread of the disease. Click the link above to view resources for schools, parents, nonprofits, and businesses.
- Instruction Partners, The 74: ‘We’re Doing School in a Different Way’: One Nonprofit Took Early Lead in Preparing Districts for Distance Learning During Pandemic (article)
- Instruction Partners, COVID-19 Resource Hub: The COVID-19 Schools Resource Hub provides school and system leaders a starting point to support student care and continued learning during extended school closures.
- Eye to Eye, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for the LD/ADHD Community: Eye to Eye has compiled information that may be useful to its community of educators, students, parents, and supporters during this time.
- Educators for Excellence, COVID-19 Resources for Educators: Educators for Excellence is working to ensure that educators’ voices are heard about how COVID-19 is hitting our highest-need communities. Access a list of resources that teacher leaders in their network have shared to help their colleagues navigate distance learning.
- The Management Center, Tips for Education Leaders
- Google, Tips for Enabling Distance Learning through G Suite & Chrome (2 page strategy overview)
- Google, With school closures, teachers can keep their lessons going remotely (blog post)
- Google, Enabling Distance Learning with G Suite and Chrome (60 minute video webinar)
- Google, Google Teacher Center PD Unit of Study: Distance Learning For Educators (7 lessons, ~3 hours to complete)
- Google, Teach from Home: For quick, entry-level support on G Suite tools and distance learning concepts (for the teacher who has never used tech before).
- Google, Google’s COVID-19 Edu Resource Page: For in-depth support and training on distance learning and how to utilize G Suite and Chrome tools to accomplish this type of teaching & learning.
- Google, Creating Interactive Video Lessons with G Suite (webinar)
- Google, Supporting Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) during Distance Learning (webinar)
- Google, Social Emotional Learning & Wellness during Distance Learning (webinar)
- Facing History Resources: library of resources to support educators during the transition to distance teaching. Resources include teaching-facing webinars, readings, and lesson ideas focusing on xenophobia and collective action amidst COVID-19.
- Global Oneness Project: A series of online events, for educators, parents and students, exploring new ways to engage with their stories, resources, and the community.
- HundrED, COVID-19 Toolkit: This special collection is compiling stories and solutions from schools around the world doing their best for students.
- iCivics, School Closure Toolkit: Toolkit for parents and educators featuring online games, as well as tips on remote learning and virtual classrooms.
- Mikva Challenge, Virtual Resources during COVID-19: A range of resources to support teachers navigating a new virtual education system.
- Bellwether Education Partners, What Charter Schools Need to Know: Federal COVID-19 Response Legislation and Charter Schools (article)
- Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, How COVID-19 has Exposed Education in-Equities in the US: An Interactive Virtual Discussion (webinar)
- Dena Simmons, Why COVID-19 Is Our Equity Check (article)
Support for Building and District Leadership
- The Leadership Academy, Culturally Responsive Leadership: A Framework for School System Leaders: This new framework serves to guide leaders in developing and integrating a vision for equity into everyday district operations, and to coach educators in creating an antiracist climate.
- Chiefs for Change, Resources for Education Systems: This page is a curated list of resources from Chiefs for Change members’ systems and other states and districts that they believe provides sound guidance for systems leaders in this challenging time. This page is updated regularly.
- Google, Distance Learning Strategies for Education Leaders (11 page guide)
- Google, G Suite for Education Quickstart IT Setup Guide (11 page guide)
- Google, Distance Learning Strategies for Education Leaders, Part 1 (60 minute video webinar)
Health & Wellness
- PureEdge, Pure Community Webinars: This webinar series is designed to help educators and learners easily access content to support well-being.
- The Learning Accelerator, Prioritizing Human Connection When Social Distancing is the New Norm: in this article The Learning Accelerator provides insight into how to ensure continued interpersonal and emotional connection between learners and teachers, between learners themselves, and between teachers.
- PAVE DC, COVID-19 Updates and Resources: resources for families in the DC area including information about where families can access meals and consistent updates from the Mayor.
- GirlTrek, GirlTrek on the Coronavirus Pandemic: What Black Grandmothers Taught Us: as the largest health movement and nonprofit for Black women and girls in the country, GirlTrek has been rapidly adapting to the ever changing conditions resulting from COVID-19 to help its half million members stay physically active, healthy, and safe during this crisis.
- Empower12, DC Student Meal Finder: enter an address or zip code into this tool to find the nearest school/community sites serving meals to ALL STUDENTS during the coronavirus outbreak.
- MIndfulness Resources (K-12): A collection of resources to help us all breathe
- Psychology Today, Anxiety Contagion: Tips for Relief
- The Awake Network, Free Online Meditation Resources for Times of Social Distancing / COVID-19
- Denver Emergency Food Network
- FoodCorps, How FoodCorps is Responding to COVID-19: click the link above to read more about how FoodCorps is dedicating its resources in new and different ways to supporting kids, schools, and communities through this challenging time.
- Harvard Business Review, That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief (article)
- Military Times, Now, civilians are experiencing the same kind of crisis stress that is well known to military veterans (article)
- GoNoodle, Get Moving YouTube Channel: fun videos to keep kids moving while indoors.
- Harvard Business Review, How to Run a Great Virtual Meeting: tips for how to run a successful virtual meeting
- Trio, Intentional Virtual Co-Working
- Peace First, Peace First Launches Rapid Response Grants to Address COVID-19: Peace First has launched a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world, starting today. Learn more and apply here.
- Family Independence Initiative (FII), Immediate Help During COVID-19: FII is collaborating with the Stand Together Foundation to launch #GiveTogetherNow, a national campaign to raise money that will go directly to workers and families suffering financially in the wake of COVID-19.
- Teaching Tolerance, How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism (article)