K-12 Resources

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For educators, districts and states, resources on online teaching, district planning, students with disabilities, school counseling and more.

Federal Guidance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Education

Education Week School Closure Map

Online Teaching and Learning

Virtual Schools in SREB States, links to the region’s statewide online learning sites

From Georgia Virtual Learning, student courses and teacher training, available free to all

Georgia Department of Education digital learning resources 

Helping teachers and students make the switch to remote learning, from Microsoft

Strategies for e-learning, a March 17 webinar from the State Educational Technology Directors Association

Information on How to Create an Online Classroom from Stanford University. 

Free remote learning resources:

These websites provide free resources that can be accessed by teachers, parents and students. Many include specific guidance on ways to use their materials amid school closures caused by COVID-19. 

Going 3-D with Gather, Reason, Communicate framework website. This site is a collection of vetted, three-dimensional lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and state standards developed from the Framework for K-12 Science Education. The lessons were developed by teachers across districts and states utilizing local phenomena.

Discounted or temporarily free remote learning resources:

Teaching Channel is currently offering districts or other organizations access to a shorter, six-month Tch Plus subscription (through August 15) for $19 per user. Contact Teaching Channel to learn more. Individual teachers can use the code SAVE30 to access Teaching Channel’s resources for $6.99 per month. Resources include 61 two-hour professional development experiences in the Learning Plan Library as well as one-hour Express Learning Plans with certificates of completion.

PowerUpEDU has a robust portfolio of solutions that include several offerings facilitating Distance or Remote Learning. They have created a resource for teachers on their Virtual Learning page, including free offers from partners like Microsoft, Spiral and Swivl.

Planning for Closures and Continued Learning

Guidance for Schools and School Closures from CDC

From the Kentucky Department of Education, Non-Traditional Instruction Guidance is a planning and toolkit document covering everything from preschool to social media to special ed.    

From Miami-Dade County Public Schools:

Advice for K-12 districts creating local response plans, from Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. And Guilford’s plan

Practical actions to prepare for continued student learning. An overview of models, plus guiding questions and concrete actions from Instruction Partners

No Kid Hungry is offering emergency coronavirus grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need.

EveryoneOn provides information on free and low cost internet to help low-income students and families access to online education.

School Counseling and Mental Health

SREB Webinar: School Counseling from a Distance: Supporting Our Students During COVID-19 (recording)

SREB Follow-Up Webinar: School Counseling from a Distance: Support Our Students During COVID-19 Back by popular demand, this webinar will revisit the school counseling during COVID-19 topic with a panel of school counseling experts on Friday, March 27 from 12-1:30 p.m.

Tips and guidelines for parents, counselors and mental health professionals on talking to children, crisis response, countering stigma and more, from the National Association of School Psychologists

Updates and Resources from the American School Counselor Association

 

College Admission Process

As a service to students and families, National Association of College Admissions Counselors has created an online tool that is a central resource on changes to the college admission process due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tool includes information from colleges and universities nationwide on campus closures, deposit deadlines, and other admission-related changes.

The tool updates automatically in realtime as we receive input from postsecondary institutions

  • The Common App provides information regarding disruptions such as the coronavirus. If you are impacted, you can reach Common App’s dedicated support team via email. Fee waivers may be available if you are facing unexpected loss. Students who are having difficulty sending official test scores also have the option of sending self-reported scores to colleges.
  • Financial aid questions may be a concern. Federal Student Aid’s website includes information for students and parents, such as whether students can keep financial aid if their campus is closed and loan repayment questions.

Students with Disabilities

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak (U.S. Department of Education, March 12)

Website accessibility and online education, a March 17 webinar from USDOE Office of Civil Rights 

Tips from Chalkbeat

Accountability and Assessment

Fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Education, March 12

State Department of Education Resource Pages

Alabama

Georgia

Louisiana 

Mississippi
Mississippi Learning at Home Resources

Tennessee 

Education Journalism

Education Writers Association is aggregating media coverage of how schools and colleges around the nation are responding