Free Resources for Families & Teachers


Resources for Families

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, schools throughout Florida and the United States are on extended breaks in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Florida Department of Education has compiled a list of free resources, offered by state and federal agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations to help school districts, colleges, educators and families ensure continuity of learning during this time.

State-Level ResourcesEarly Learning Resources & Engagement: Birth - FiveResources for All GradesElementary School ResourcesMiddle School ResourcesHigh School ResourcesEnglish Language Learners (ELL) ResourcesSupporting Students with DisabilitiesCollege ResourcesSecondary and Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE)Vocational RehabilitationFood-Related ResourcesFree Internet & Communications ProvidersMental Health ResourcesVirtual Classroom SitesResources for Understanding COVID-19Resources in Spanish

State-Level Resources

U.S. Department of Education (DOE)

Through collaboration and coordination with State and local health departments, State and local educational agencies, other education officials, and elected officials, schools can disseminate critical information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community. For more information and resources for schools and school personnel, click here.

Florida School Board Association (FSBA)

FSBA offers a resource list on a variety of topics from legal advice to federal and national resources available. Click the header above for full resources list. Click HERE for a list of at home learning resources.

Early Learning Resources & Engagement: Birth - Five

A list of resources and tools to support families as they shift to digital spaces while home with their youngest learners.

Book Finder from Reading Rockets

Helps families find books appropriate for the age of their child.

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

as developed specific materials to assist in guiding their child’s early literacy development through the use of fun and exciting early literacy learning experiences. These materials are applicable to specific age groups. Parents may select infants, toddlers, or preschoolers for each type of the resources listed below:

  • CELLcasts: CELLcasts are audio/visual versions of CELL Parent Practice Guides. CELLcasts are available for parents to watch and listen to online or download.
  • CELL Videos: Each video introduces and illustrates a key component of the CELL Early Literacy Model. The videos are for use by teachers and with parents as indicated.
  • CELL Tools: CELL has created an extensive library of tools and resources that are easy to use and easy to implement that aide in supporting families.

VROOM

VROOM offers free, science-based tips and tools to inspire families to turn shared, everyday moments into Brain Building Moments® via app, text and/or printed home resources.

Why Reading Aloud to Kids Helps Them Thrive

Tips for making the most of reading aloud to children.

Florida Office of Early Learning (OEL)

FL Office of Early Learning (OEL) provides additional family engagement activities and materials for families to utilize outside of the classroom.

Waterford

Waterford.org has created a resource for parents with 3-4 year-olds – Early Learning Boost emails. These Early Learning Boost emails will each have a video and an activity sent out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. These are simple age-appropriate resources that parents can do with their children, instead of spending their time searching or planning activities. Parents can go to www.Waterford.org/boost/ to sign up for these free emails.

Cosmic Yoga

Free Yoga and Mindfulness videos for children 3+.

EduCare

EduCare support parents of children between 0-3, by providing complimentary text messaging advice specifically timed to your child’s age, with resources on wellness, early child growth, literacy/education and specific milestones.

GoNoodle

Free Exercise and Mindfulness videos.

Heggerty

Literacy lessons and assessments for children offered in English and Spanish.

Helping Struggling Readers

Ideas for families who have readers that need additional support.

Home Literacy Environment Checklist

Ways to make your home literacy friendly for children.

How to Choose a Read Aloud Book

Tips on reading aloud to children and selecting books for children.

Making Room for Family Literacy

A video that offers ideas on how to make your home a literacy rich environment.

Raising Readers What Parents Can Do

Tips on how you can help your child become a reader.

Read Early and Often

Provides information on the importance of reading early and the different stages of literacy development.

Reading Tips for Parents in Multiple Languages

Reading tips for families that speak languages other than English for families.

Reading Rockets’ Start with a Book

Provides book centered activities for families to use at home.

Seven Research-Based ways to Promote Early Literacy

A video that promotes family literacy.

STEM from the START

STEM from the START is a series of STEM lessons from New Hampshire PBS that is created to support parents in online learning for students PreK-2.  

Storyline Online

Provides stories being read aloud by actors, as well as book-related activities for children.

Coronavirus and Me - Storybook

Patrick Barney wrote and illustrated Coronavirus and Me, an activity book with a story, mazes, word searches, and color-in pages that is free to the public until June 2020.

Literacy Tip Sheets

The University of Florida Lastinger Center has partnered with the Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign to offer parents and teachers of young children easy-to-implement tips and strategies to build early language and literacy skills right at home. Corresponding videos are also provided with the free tip sheets to demonstrate the tips in action.

Funexpected

Funexpected Math was built for students from 3 to 7 years old to help them build mathematical thinking and become comfortable with math from an early age. Funexpected is offering free activities and a free desktop version of their app that can be found here.  

Mazaam

Mazaam is offering their edutainment app for children (ages 4 to 6) which uses classical music as an educational tool that promotes the development of emotional, cognitive and psychomotor skills, for free until June 30, 2020.

Talk, Read and Sing Together Every Day

Provides parents tips on talking, singing and reading that support the language and literacy skills of babies and toddlers.

Tips for Using Zoom with Preschoolers

A guide for teachers and parents to use Zoom for preschoolers.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

The Thomas B. Fordham has created a list of educational resources for families to assist preschoolers in interactive online learning. Click here for access to thirty-two free resources.

U.S. Department of Education (DOE)

U.S. Department of Education (DOE) offers early childhood learning resources which includes guidance for parents and families to help them support pre-k learning and development.

WatchKnowLearn

WatchKnowLearn offers free educational videos in all content areas for K-12 students.

Resources for All Grades

Florida Prepaid

The Florida Prepaid College Board announced it is deferring payment due dates for current and new Prepaid Plan customers to provide financial relief for families impacted by COVID-19. New customers will not have to make their first payment until July 20, 2020. Current customers will have their next payment due date moved to July 20, 2020. The $50 application fee can also be waived using the code: EDU1920

A.V.E. for Success K-12 Digital Resources

Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) offers courses for K-12 are organized by subject area (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, CTE) and then by grade. Teachers can find free lesson plan ideas and digital resources to engage students in content from anywhere. Many of the traditional courses created also have an Access course (and includes the Access Points) for exceptional students (ESE) and over 90% of the courses have an ELL section with specific resources for teachers to be able to reach ELL students. These courses are available to ALL teachers to copy and use with their students so they can track progress. Should anyone have questions or need assistance, they can contact Michele White at mwhite@fasa.net.

Learning Without Tears

Learning Without Tears can help teachers and families continue their student’s handwriting (cursive and print), keyboarding, and pre-kindergarten development from a distance. In addition to digital instruction, our resources also include At-Home Learning Packets which provide materials for use during school closures regardless of children’s access to a device or the internet. They are available by grade, and in English and Spanish.

Kuder

To provide further support during these challenging times, we recently released a new online toolkit, Success at Home, with free access to career advisor professional development, lesson plans, and more.

WeatherSTEM

WeatherSTEM project has created a vast amount of high quality weather education resources that are all aligned to our state’s education standards.

Camp Immokalee

YMCA Camp Immokalee is offering free live stream camp activities via their Instagram and Facebook page for children years 4-15 years old, including yoga, nature crafts, arts & crafts activities and much more.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

HMH is offering schools and families a comprehensive collection of high-quality resources to help keep students engaged and learning safely. Get flexible program access, free lessons and activities, and more (K-12).

Elementary School

Middle and High School

Educators/Superintendents

 

Critical Links

At Critical Links, we believe that education faces one of the greatest challenges ever with a sweeping shutdown of most schools in the world and we are committed to help teachers and parents navigate through this global crisis. For that reason, during this period, we are extending free access to a curated collection of resources to facilitate distance learning from home. Both K-12 students and teachers have access to rich content, quizzes, e-books, simulations and learning games in English and Spanish.

Myers-Briggs

The Myers-Briggs Company offers lifetime access for students, parents, and displaced workers during the National Emergency. Our VitaNavis platform helps students envision their future possibilities and connect to post-secondary education and the world of work based on their unique strengths, interests, and values, whether they are just beginning to explore the world of work, planning for their next year’s academic schedule, or preparing to graduate and pursue post-secondary education. 

Class Wallet

Class Wallet is providing free access to its spending management platform to all school districts in the nation for the remainder of the school year.

Learn With Us!

As schools have gone online as a result of the pandemic, we as students want to continue the journey of learning for ourselves and others. Our primary aim is to help as many students as we can, and at the same time offer relief to parents who are multitasking with working from home and managing their children’s learning. We offer free online group sessions and personalized individual tutoring sessions that will keep young students engaged in learning.

Read Theory

Read Theory (www.readtheory.org) provides personalized reading comprehension exercises for K-12 and ESL students. It is a completely free, adaptive tool for assessing and tracking student reading performance. For more information about Read Theory, click here.

CHARACTER COUNTS!

CHARACTER COUNTS! is providing free online character development resources for parents and educators that are age specific for elementary, middle school, and high school. The online lesson plans include a search function by grade level and topical focus. These lesson plans help teachers continue developing the character of their students, while also providing simple writing prompts and other online activities. The Family Guides are available for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Family Guides are a great resource to share with families who are in need of learning activities to do with their students while at home.

Committee for Children

Committee for Children developed a host of social-emotional resources to help children cope with the events associated with the coronavirus; these resources are intended for educators and families and offer free learning activities for young people ages 5-13, adaptable for remote learning or for families to do with their children.

Committee for Children

Committee for Children developed a host of social-emotional resources to help children cope with the events associated with the coronavirus; these resources are intended for educators and families and offer free learning activities for young people ages 5-13, adaptable for remote learning or for families to do with their children.

CommonLit

CommonLit offers a free online library of digital fiction and nonfiction texts for 3-12 grade students.

CPALMS

Florida’s official source for thousands of free instructional/educational resources that have been developed specifically for students and is available free at www.cpalms.org. In addition to computers, CPALMS may be accessed on mobile devices via the CPALMS app, which is available for devices running iOS and Android.

Dairy Council of Florida

The Dairy Council of Florida partners with schools throughout the state to create a culture of health and wellness for students, teachers and families by providing a comprehensive approach to support healthy school environments with free resources to teachers and students including recipes, digital content, Mooga (cow inspired yoga), Dairy 101 curriculum and much more.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education is offering free access to the Discovery Education Experience for the rest of the school year to schools and school districts who are not already partnering with Discovery Education. Principals and Superintendents can request access to the Discovery Education Experience by filling out the form here.

Education Development Center (EDC)

EDC is offering resources and ideas for parents and teachers that have been contributed by EDC staff around the world. Stay up-to-date with new resources from EDC.

Big Ideas Learning

As Florida schools and districts continue to be impacted by COVID-19, Big Ideas Learning is here to support teachers and learners in any way possible. On this site, you will find an array of Big Ideas Math support articles to help teachers, students, and parents as they transition to a virtual learning environment.

Boeing Future U

Boeing FUTURE U offers a virtual field trip that takes students to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The behind-the-scenes video tour introduces students to just a few of the amazing Boeing employees who are preparing to write the next chapter of space history with the launch of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft and the deployment of the Space Launch System (SLS). They also have developed Standards-aligned STEM lessons guide students for students to explore key concepts in aerospace and engineering. Students can contemplate moon tourism, create a landing system for the world’s first crewed Martian-bound spacecraft, learn about NASA’s citizen science projects, or design their own celestial body.

Brainly

Brainly is a social knowledge-sharing community of 200 million users. In response to this crisis, we’ve made our entire knowledge base free to all. And it’s helping; our community of students and parents across the country has surged. We are committed to supporting them with more resources during this difficult time. So far, that's included a COVID-19 at-home learning resource page, a Scholarship where students thank their parents, and more to come.

Diamond Piano Method

Diamond Family Piano Academy is offering an entire free curriculum to help students to continue to learn about music. Go to DiamondPiano.com and click the login button in the upper right-hand corner.  Login as a student with the username FreeStudent and a password of UseFree1.  (Be sure to make the username and password one word and to get the capital letters in there.) Go to DiamondPiano.com and click “join our online academy”.  Follow the steps to create an administrative and then student account in Diamond Piano’s online academy. Be sure to use the coupon code FREEMONTH when creating your administrative account.

Ellevation Distance Learning

Ellevation Education has developed free, research-based activities in English and Spanish to support K-12 English learners in a distance learning environment. This resource also includes videos, podcasts, and additional resources to help EL educators stay informed and inspired.

Floridastudents.org

More than 800 free original tutorials aligned to Florida’s standards support student learning in language arts, mathematics, science, civics and U.S. History.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS)

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has partnered with FDOE to offer all school districts student support and teacher professional development tailored to online learning at https://flvs.net/. FLVS also has a blog, the Virtual Voice, which features specific Coronavirus information, as well as general information to help individuals engaged in online learning. Please visit https://blog.flvs.net/.

GoGuardian

GoGuardian helps thousands of K-12 schools maximize the learning potential of every student by creating safe and effective digital learning environments, in school, or at home. In response to many of our schools & districts closing, we'd like to offer free full-functional access to GoGuardian's entire suite of tools through the end of the school year. From keeping students safe with off-campus web filtering to connecting students and teachers digitally, we want to ensure educators can be as successful as possible in a remote learning environment.

OverDrive

OverDrive is offering free access to 400+ simultaneous access titles via Sora. Students and staff can have access to those titles as well as the public library titles that are already there. Sora allows you to sort content via interest level, Lexile, ATOS and has other K12 specific features. It is the preferred, safer way for your students to access the public library.

Great Minds

Great Minds provides knowledge-building resources from Eureka Math® (for Grades K–12), our English language arts curriculum Wit & Wisdom® (K–8), and PhD Science™ (3–5). Customized by grade and module, these consistent and coherent video lessons, delivered by our experienced teachers, are viewable on any device. Let’s keep inspiring greatness and building knowledge together during these uncertain times. Look for new video lessons and updated content daily.

K12 FL LLC

Existing FLVIP district partners may reopen to take students for the remainder of the year, with our teachers, at no charge. Districts may partner with K12 for free access to middle and high school course offerings for 30 days on their PEAK platform, free access to Stride PK-8 adaptive learning product through June 30 and free access to their Big Universe K-12 digital library of over 17,000 books through June 30.

SMART Technologies

SMART Learning Suite Online enables students to connect remotely to live lessons delivered by teachers and engage in real-time with lesson activities. Cloud-based classrooms powered by SMART Learning Suite Online easily enable student collaboration on devices anywhere, anytime breaking down the distance learning barriers. This software is provided complimentary through the end of the school year.

SMART Education team members have also developed a variety of professional development and support courses for student self-paced and teacher-led learning. Teachers, IT professionals and leaders can access webinars to connect directly with SMART team members on topics for teaching in a distance learning environment. Access to grade level lesson content is also available.

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

If you are looking for educational resources to share with parents and families in your states, Learning Heroes and GreatSchools.org hosted a webinar this week, Supporting Learning at Home, which highlighted the free social, emotional, and academic digital and print resources available for parents and teachers, including The Learning Hero Roadmap and grade-by-grade learning toolkits, both in English and Spanish. For a list of resources, click here.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with a mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere to encourage continued education. Khan Academy is largely the #1 free resource during this time for students, teachers, districts and parents.

Achieve3000

Achieve3000 is opening access to its proven-effective online learning solutions for educators, students and parents. Solutions are available for students in grades PreK-12 with and without internet access, as well as those in need of Spanish content.

Edmentum

Edmentum is offering free program access to Study Island for Home, two free months of access to Study Island, or two free courses in EdOptions Academy to any school or district who has shut down due to this virus. Offline options are also available and include printable items to help you out. Click here for some fun and free options you can download and print right away.

Teachstone

Teachstone offers blog posts, webinars, and downloadable resources for parents and educators. Use these resources to learn about the importance of interactions, plan activities for children, and incorporate CLASS concepts into your daily routines.

Lexia Learning

Lexia Learning offers personalized literacy instruction for millions of K–12 students across the world. As a Lexia customer, Lexia will upgrade your licenses with a batch of additional licenses with subscriptions running through June 30, 2020, to cover all students at no additional cost.

Kahoot!

Kahoot! Is offering free access to all features to support distance learning in schools affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including access to Kahoot! Premium.

Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition is now available through June 2020 for all educators and learners who have a valid Office 365 Education account. Fill out this form to verify your account and request access to Minecraft.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has created free resources to support and engage teachers through the transition to virtual distance learning. Below is list of highlighted resources they are offering the support educators:

Lexile

The Internet Archive has opened up their "National Emergency Library" and has made some 4 million E-books available for free checkout. When paired with our Find a Book tool this becomes a powerful free resource for educators and families.

Tech For Learners

Tech for Learners is an online database that allows educators to search for tools to help them facilitate and instruct online learning.

Amazing Educational Resources

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ provides an extensive list of available educational offers to help families who are staying in their homes at this time.

Amplify

Amplify has offered free access to their resources including Amplify CKLA, Amplify Science, Amplify ELA, Amplify Reading, K-2 Read Alouds for Amplify CKLA and Amplify ELA (6-8).

Florida Blue and New Directions Behavioral Health

Florida Blue and New Directions Behavioral Health have teamed up to offer a hotline to help Floridians deal with their anxiety over the COVID-19 crisis. Specially trained behavioral health counselors will answer the phone 24-hours a day and offer assistance in both English and Spanish. To receive assistance, please call 833-848-1762.

Florida PBS

Florida PBS stations are banding together to support at-home learning for students by delivering a new weekday television schedule of educational programs. These programs are aligned to state standards, and are free and accessible from home. Click here for a listing of at-home learning programming supplied through local PBS stations (PDF).

At home learning stations are as follows:

  • WEDU - Tampa/St. Petersburg
  • WFSU – Tallahassee/Panama City
  • WGCU - Ft. Myers/Naples
  • WJCT - Jacksonville
  • WLRN - Miami
  • WPBT - Miami
  • WSRE - Pensacola
  • WUCF - Orlando
  • WUFT - Gainesville/Ocala
  • WXEL - Boynton Beach

In addition to At Home Learning, South Florida PBS (WPBT and WXEL) is providing virtual learning experiences. Every Friday at 1 PM Miss Penny from our KidVision Pre-K program is hosting a virtual story time on the KidVision Pre-K Facebook page! Moreover, every Saturday at 2 PM South Florida PBS’ local production, Between The Covers host Ann Bocock interviews different authors on the Between the Covers Facebook page which is being shared on WPBT and WXEL’s Facebook pages as well and streamed through South Florida PBS’ YouTube page. Furthermore, we have hosted virtual screenings for PBS two part-special, The Gene an Intimate History, South Florida PBS’ local productions Changing Seas and Kid Stew. Coming up on May 6th, we are hosting a virtual screening in celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month for the new PBS program Asian Americans. All of this and more can be found here.

Code.Org

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event or try any of the over 500+ one-hour tutorials, available in over 45 languages.

Collier County Public Schools

Collier County Public Schools created a break-down of step by step curriculum for a for all K-12 students with a widespread of subjects including language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, physical education, social emotional learning, career and technical, world languages and JROTC. They also offer a list of resources to support students, parents and teachers through online education.

Rosetta Stone for Students

Rosetta Stone is offering free access to Rosetta Stone for Students for the next three months, available to parents and guardians of K-12 Students who either attend a school that is closed in response to COVID-19 or are homeschooled. The service includes a 3-month, no-cost Rosetta Stone for Students subscription for new users (3-month period begins upon delivery of the access information email) and a no-cost, 3-month subscription added to the end of the current subscription term for eligible Homeschool product subscribers.

Tynker

Tynker teaches kids to code with block-based and text-based programming courses and activities. Educators can sign up for free access to the complete Tynker School PreK-12 curriculum. Parents and kids learning from home can access Tynker's premium coding program, Tynker for Home, for free during school closures.

University of Florida Lastinger Center

As innovators in technology-based educational supports, the Lastinger Center at the University of Florida has a suite of free and readily available online resources for students, educators and caregivers. These distance learning resources cover a variety of subject areas for all grades including math, literacy, social emotional well-being, and virtual instruction.

  • Distance Learning Resources
  • Math Nation -  Free access to high-quality, 100% standards-aligned mathematics instruction and support for 6-8 grade, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 through August 31, 2020
  • Literacy Matrix - Reading Endorsement Online Professional Development for teachers
  • Early Learning Florida - Early Learning Professional Development for early childhood educators
  • Information Gathering - Initial Landscape Analysis & Virtual Listening Tour

ABDO

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, schools and libraries are closing across the country. ABDO wants to ensure that readers everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn and grow during this unprecedented event. Our digital products are available for free now through June 2020.

Varsity Tutors - Virtual School Day

Varsity Tutors announced the launch of Virtual School Day—a free remote learning program that includes live, online classes and educational resources intended to help parents fill their kid’s day with enriched learning and to help keep students from sliding academically during COVID-19 school cancellations. Virtual School Day provides students with free live, online instruction each week. Each class is led by an expert tutor with experience in the course topic, as well as familiarity with virtual instruction. Classes refresh weekly, with age-appropriate options for grades K-12.

TEDEd

TED is working with expert educators and TED speakers to create and share daily virtual lessons on a widespread of subjects for elementary level students all the way up to college students. Click here to sign up for a free daily newsletter.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments is offering free 6 month software licenses of TI Software to all MAC and PC to allow students, parents and educators easy access to their calculators. They are also offering free downloadable Classroom Activities designed to align with all TI graphing calculators.

Mouse

Mouse Open Projects has selected projects that students can work on at home without an account, educator guidance, or materials. Have students choose a project and get started! Each project has a lesson plan and step by step instructions, so students can work by themselves or with an adult.

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center offers virtual games, lessons, videos and an interactive Constitution that teaches students K-12 about U.S. History.

Stanford History Education Group

Stanford History Education Group provides free access to U.S. and World History curriculum for teachers.

BeepBox

BeepBox is a free music platform where students can create their own instrumental songs and melodies.

Springboard

Our mission is to close the reading achievement gap for every child. To do that, we need your help. Whether you’re a parent that wants to become a better coach for their child, a teacher looking to improve your practice or a school looking to partner with us, this page includes resources to get you started.

  1. Resource portal for teachers and families to support reading at home
  2. Open source events/trainings for teachers AND families

NASA

NASA has made their entire Media Library of over 140,000 photos and resources accessible to the public and copyright free. Click here to access the library.

Teaching Strategies

The Healthy at Home Toolkit resource provides access to bilingual content created in partnership with pediatricians and mental health experts on prevention and care, and activities that promote emotional well-being and learning at home.

In addition to the Toolkit, ReadyRosie is providing the ParentPal™ tool, which is available on the Apple App Store. All subscription fees are being waived through June 30, 2020 to help families during this unprecedented time. ParentPal™ is a comprehensive tool to help families nurture their children to thrive socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. It provides families a roadmap to follow each day that promotes active, joyful engagement and developmentally appropriate progress through key developmental milestones from birth through age 3, with comprehensive content through age 5 coming soon.

Statistics in Schools (SIS)

Statistics in Schools (SIS) website has a new page dedicated to at-home and distance learning. The page provides a variety of resources and materials — videos, fun facts, warmup activities, and more — for various grade levels that are easy to use at home. SIS resources help students bring census data to life and learn more about their community, state, and country. These materials will help parents and caregivers ensure that their children are engaged, learning, and having fun during this time.

Other Resources SIS is offering:

250+ Educational Content on Netflix

ScreenBinge blog site includes more than 250 latest Educational content with proper descriptions, IMDB ratings and visuals.

Listenwise

Listenwise if offering free Premium access for educators to access their collection of comprehension quizzes and podcasts create for students K-12.

IXL

IXL supports teachers and schools with no cost resources aligned to Florida Standards with Pre-K through 12th grade curriculum and educational support. They are offering to extend their 30-day free trials to 60 days or more by emailing membership services to request an extension. Teachers are able to create a trial account to access an "At-Home Learning Hub” with a variety of resources and free webinars to help support teachers, students and parents.

iCivics

iCivics offers free online Civics Lessons and virtual games to engage and inform students in an age appropriate way about America’s government and history.

EVERFI

EVERFI provides interactive lessons for students K-12 in Financial Literacy, Social Emotional Learning, Health & Wellness and Career Readiness.

KidsActivities.com

Find a list of education companies offering free subscriptions as well as digital learning ideas due to school closures.

MH K-12 Resources

McGraw-Hill K-12 created a community support website, with over 1000 free resources by subjects and grade level, learning apps from the App Store and fun practice resources for teachers and parents to use with their students/children. McGraw-Hill K-12 is also providing additional support for teachers and parents that have access to our programs already. The company has Professional Development resources to help teachers understand and use the digital tools and has provided recommended materials that work best in digital learning. 

Open Culture

Use Your Time in Isolation to Learn Everything You’ve Always Wanted To: Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Historical Children’s Books, Movies, Coloring Books & More!

Explore.org

Explore.org has compiled a list of educational resources and lesson plans from animal experts and researchers to help connect your child and/or student to nature. View updates and resources here!

We Are Teachers

WeAreTeachers.com offers an assortment of resources for teachers and families that include classroom ideas, virtual field trips, free printable resources and more.

Make the Most of your Time at Home

Eatright.org offers ideas on how to get your kids involved with preparing family meals at home!

GoPeer

With GoPeer, an online tutor offers the same face-to-face personalized tutoring experience as an in-person tutor, but uses our state-of-the-art live learning platform to meet with you over the Internet. GoPeer is giving 1,000 free hours of tutoring to students in the area (two free hours per family so many students can benefit). Click HERE and enter the code FREE120 (*use all capital letters) when creating your free parent or student account.

Junior Achievement USA

With schools closing, Junior Achievement is providing free online resources to teachers and parents. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today.

Audible

Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

ExploreLearning

ExploreLearning has established a resource page for educators and parents and is offering online science and math programs free for 60 days, with opportunities to extend access for longer periods of time. They also offer free live webinars (from the same page) for learning how to implement our educational programs.

Some of their featured resources include:

Florida Electronic Library

Florida Electronic Library offers access to the online database of magazines, books, newspapers and other resources to the public.

Monique Burr Foundation

Monique Burr Foundation is a nonprofit that offers in person child protection and child advocacy online courses across the State of Florida. In order to accommodate during these times, these training programs are being offered as live streams or recorded sessions for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress offers online resources with unlimited opportunities to discover something new for families, educators, researchers and anyone curious enough to join. Below are a few highlighted  programs the Library of Congress if offering:

Engage! - Find more ways to engage with authors you love and connect to the Library’s resources from anywhere in the world on this new, frequently-updated page:

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words – Visit the Exhibition Online - Visit fascinating exhibitions online including our current exhibition on Rosa Parks which showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure.

For Educators: Classroom Materials & Online Office Hours - The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

Explore Digital Collections - Click through historical portraits and cityscape photographs, listen to sound recordings and oral histories, study American history and world cultures, discover local history and folklife traditions, explore maps, music, manuscripts and so much more. With digitized collections of more than 2.4 million items, it’s all at your fingertips.

Ask a Librarian – We’re Open for (Online) Business - Submit questions to receive research or reference help.

LobbyTools Local and State COVID-19 Responses and Orders

LobbyTools has compiled a database of state and local government responses to the COVID-19 crisis. This is a public list, and we encourage sharing this link with friends and family.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

With millions of learners attempting to grow and educate themselves in new circumstances, Mo Willems (Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence) has decided to invite everyone into his studio once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons so you and Mo can doodle together and explore ways of writing and making!

Newsela

From now until the end of the school year, any teacher that needs it can freely access Newsela’s full suite of products to assist with their learning continuity plans. They are also offering frequent professional learning resources to help them develop their mastery of distance learning techniques.

Parchment

Parchment is offering free access to all schools/districts through June 2020 to their online tool that allows students to request transcripts and other reports from the school/districts reporting office remotely.

Pencil Madness

Pencil Madness is a free online sketching tool for students to practice visual arts online.

PhET Interactive Simulations

PhET Interactive Simulations offers 158 free interactive Math & Science simulations for students where students are able to explore through a game-like environment.

Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an environmental education program that engages children in learning—both outside and indoors. Try these (free!) PLT family activities that you can do at home—both inside and close-by in a safe space outside—to keep kids engaged through active participation as they learn about nature. Activities are suitable for children ages 3—15 years; some activities are work better for younger children, others are more suited for older children.

WFSU Public Media

WFSU Public Media is partnering with PBS Learning Media to provide links to free videos, lessons, interactives and tools to help keep your children learning while at home. All resources are FREE and aligned to Florida standards.

Great Lakes Equity Center

Great Lakes Equity Center has cultivated a list of resources for educators, parents and students to provide support through online distance learning.  

Quizizz

Explore millions of teacher-created quizzes on a variety of courses for free!

Tallahassee Museum

The Tallahassee Museum is sharing enriching challenges and activities for families while they are home from work and school. Parents and kids are invited to experience, discover and explore the Tallahassee Museum through interactive, creative ways to learn from home.

Here For You: Free Tutoring

Here For You: Free Tutoring is providing FREE online tutoring for students K-12. The goal of this initiative is to help students, educators, and families through this difficult time and beyond without the burden of cost. All of the tutors are undergraduate college students who are passionate about helping students succeed and helping out families and educators. Along with assistance in classes, we also provide lessons on specific subjects upon request, and ACT and SAT tutoring. To learn more about our mission and team, please visit our Facebook page linked here.

Florida Atlantic University High School

FAU has shared different ways they made the shift to virtual teaching and learning as well as best practices in K-8 , as well as, their first virtual orientation for incoming FAU High – Jupiter campus students. To learn more about Florida Atlantic University High School, click here.

Elementary School Resources

Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z is offering free access to Raz-Kids and Headsprout for the rest of the school year to any teacher, school, district or parent that doesn’t already have them. Raz-Kids is for K-5 students and provides digital access to 800+ non-fiction and fiction leveled books in English and Spanish – students can listen to the books, read independently, and take comprehension quizzes while earning rewards for tasks completed. Headsprout is for K-6 students and provides individualized, adaptive reading instruction through a series of fun, engaging lessons for early reading and reading comprehension. Students earn rewards for reading tasks completed. Built-in placement test. Click here to access their list of resources for parents and educators.

Age of Learning

Age of Learning is offering free home access to ABCmouse, a learning resource for ages 2 to 8; Adventure Academy, for students ages 8 to 13; and ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform is available for children 12 and under.

Carolina

Carolina Biological Supply Company is committed to support parents, teachers, and school districts with learn-from-home resources during this challenging time. Explore the resources below for elementary and middle school students from Carolina’s Building Blocks of Science 3D, Innovators in Science, and Smithsonian Programs.

CLIMB

CLIMB is for youth ages 10 and under. This online adventure story of Sammie, the Saving Scottie, through a series of animated videos as he learns basics of money management. Topics include budgeting, saving and the difference between needs and wants, with the goal to help start the conversation about money basics, while making it fun and engaging for Florida’s early learners.

Coronavirus and Me - Storybook

Patrick Barney wrote and illustrated Coronavirus and Me, an activity book with a story, mazes, word searches, and color-in pages that is free to the public until June 2020.

Dyson

Dyson created 44 engineering and science activities for children in the form of YouTube videos and downloadable Challenge Cards.

eSpark Learning

eSpark offers free targeted instruction in reading and math for K-5 students based on their current needs.

The Florida Historical Society

The Florida Historical Society is offering free access to their Florida Frontiers archive, each episode focusing on an aspect of Florida history and culture. New episodes are added approximately every eight weeks, but as of April 3, 2020 there are 35+ episodes offered on their website.

Family Friendly Schools

Family Friendly Schools is offering free downloadable activities and books for English-Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies at each grade level preschool-grade 8. These activities are things parents can do at home with their kids and they are matched to what would be taught at that grade level.

Florida Power and Light Company

The Florida Power and Light Company has created the Changing the Current curriculum, providing free supplemental curriculum in Science, Languages Arts and Math for 4th, 5th and 6th grade educators that align with the Next Generation Science Sunshine State Standards. These cross-curriculum materials provide robust content for topics that are often challenging to teach and allow students to have a deeper understanding of all types of energy.

Hand2Mind

Hand2mind has created free access to K-5 lessons for math/science/literacy content for five days a week instruction.

Hurricanes at Home!

The National Hurricane Center will be conducting webinars about hurricanes for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders living in U.S. states and territories along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. These webinars will focus on the job of a meteorologist, the weather hazards that come with hurricanes, and how meteorologists get you the weather information you need before a storm.

Florida Date/Time: Tuesday, April 21 at 11am EST & Tuesday, April 23 at 11am EST

Kodable Blog

Kodable’s mission is to make programming education accessible to as well as supporting teachers, parents and students with free resources for teaching or learning from home.

National Inventors Hall of Fame

The National Inventors Hall of Fame provides online STEM and invention education lesson plans and activities to encourage continued learning, including STEM activity blogs and a STEM activity guide.

Flyleaf Publishing

Flyleaf Publishing offers a free resource to help facilitate online reading instruction and learning during this challenging time of school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak. There are two areas of the site, one for Students and one for Instructors.

Generation Genius

Generation Genius provides a free digital library of science lessons for K-5 students.

GoNoodle

GoNoodle provides free Exercise and Mindfulness videos for children.

Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning offers online language development lessons for K-8 students, including Math and Literacy Programs, geared towards keeping students, parents and educators engaged in academics and language development during this time.

Kids Quarantine Time Capsule

One designer has created a COVID-19 time capsule printable that you can download for free.

Family Math Card Game Booklet

Math Card Game Book is designed to help children ages Pre-K to Grade 2 learn important math skills using only a regular deck of playing cards.  The booklet may be particularly helpful in the current situation when so many parents are required to home school their children. The booklet was developed in a three-year research project at the Boston College Lynch School of Education, funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation, awarded to Beth Casey, Ph.D. and Eric Dearing, Ph.D., Boston College Professors. The Family Math Games Booklet is offered free of charge and linked here. 

BrainPOP

BrainPOP is offering free access to all of their lessons in Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health & SEL, Engineering for K-3 students, 3-5 students, English Language Learners and Educators.

Ranger Rick

The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization that works with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. Ranger Rick is a fun-packed children's nature magazine aimed at kids aged 7 and up and published 10 times per year by the National Wildlife Federation and is offering a three-month subscription free through June 30, 2020!

Primary Playground

Primary Playground offers free online activities and ideas to support teachers and parents in engaging Elementary level students in educational and innovative ways.

Scholastic

Scholastic created free resources to provide all students with 20 days worth of instructional materials at www.scholastic.com/learnathome. Click here to access a safe online environment for children to meet their favorite story book characters, write stories and listen to live events with Authors while interacting with other readers.

Adaptive Curriculum

Adaptive Curriculum is offering free access to its interactive Math & Science library during school closures made for students grades 6-12.

ST Math

ST Math is offering free access to parents and educators to their interactive math curriculum geared towards K-8 grade level students through June 30, 2020.

Walkabouts

Walkabouts ActivEd is making the Walkabouts platform available temporarily for free to any students forced to learn from home in response to the COVID-19 related school closings. Given these stressful and less than ideal circumstances, our team recognizes the importance of a resource for standards-based movement and physical activity. In addition to the general student logins being distributed by our team now, we are also offering significant accommodations and discounts to regions and districts who wish to license our platform at the enterprise level for their specific state standards. View additional free resources to help with kids at home during school closures.

Zearn Math

Zearn Math is providing math lessons for K-5 students free. Kids, teachers, parents, and caregivers can directly access online and paper-based materials at www.zearn.org.

Voyager Sopris Learning

Voyager Sopris Learning is offering complimentary resources to students and families as virtual curriculum. VmathLive provides a stimulating online, independent learning component that helps students apply math skills in a fun, interactive environment for grades K-8. Step Up to Writing provides various strategies that support Informative/Explanatory Writing with video tips and accompanying activities appropriate for students in each grade band from K–12.

Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning offers online language development lessons for K-8 students, including Math and Literacy Programs, geared towards keeping students, parents and educators engaged in academics and language development during this time.

Middle School Resources

Age of Learning

Age of Learning is offering free home access to ABCmouse, a learning resource for ages 2 to 8; Adventure Academy, for students ages 8 to 13; and ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform is available for children 12 and under.

Renaissance

Working together to support your students during unexpected school closures. Renaissance provides digital solutions to assist students and families learning from home.

Great Minds

Great Minds offers free access to “Knowledge on the Go” lessons in Math, Language Arts and Science for K-8 students and high school level math courses.

Time for Kids

As the world asks more of families and teachers, TIME for Kids salutes you, and we're here to support you! TIME for Kids is in the unique position to help kids understand this unprecedented moment.

The Get It Guide

The Get It Guide is a free math resource for students and families. Click here to learn more about The Get It Guide!

National Hurricane Center

With all of us learning and working from home, the National Hurricane Center will be conducting webinars about hurricanes for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders living in U.S. states and territories along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. These webinars will focus on the job of a meteorologist, the weather hazards that come with hurricanes, and how meteorologists get you the weather information you need before a storm. Click here for the webinar schedule from the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricanes at Home!

The National Hurricane Center will be conducting webinars about hurricanes for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders living in U.S. states and territories along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. These webinars will focus on the job of a meteorologist, the weather hazards that come with hurricanes, and how meteorologists get you the weather information you need before a storm.

TGR EDU

Use these interactive resources, designed for grades 6-12, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications in college access and STEM learning.

Carolina

Carolina Biological Supply Company is committed to supporting parents, teachers, and school districts during this educational disruption with learn-from-home resources for middle school. You will find free science activities for teachers and students that are safe and require minimal materials. In addition, you will find parent resources and links to activities that can be purchased and used safely and productively at home with middle-school-aged kids.

Civic Learning: National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center team is supporting remote learning with free lectures and civil dialogue sessions on the Constitution that students across America can access online. Offering daily live constitutional conversations for middle school, high school, and college students, available through Zoom, and accessible on home computer, laptop, or phone.

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

Things are tough for college students right now. The COVID-19 crisis, which has disrupted life everywhere, is “quite possibly the single most disruptive event in American higher education in at least a half century,” according to the Atlantic, one that has “left students scrambling to wrangle flights home and pack up their dorm room.” To learn more about Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), click here.

Math Nation

The Lastinger Center at University of Florida is opening up digital access to Math Nation to any district in the country free of charge through August 31, 2020; https://mathnation.com/learnmore/.

Family Friendly Schools

Family Friendly Schools is offering free downloadable activities and books for English-Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies at each grade level preschool-grade 8. These activities are things parents can do at home with their kids and they are matched to what would be taught at that grade level.

Finance Your Future

These online courses strive to be a comprehensive, yet simple overview of various financial topics like banking, budgeting and saving, credit and debt, insurance and financial frauds and scams. These courses are designed for middle and high school students as well as parents, teachers and other adults. This program is approved by the Department of Education as meeting the Financial literacy standards and contains modules, assessments and an instructor portal to assist teachers with implementation of this program.

North American Scholastic Esports Federation

North American Scholastic Esports Federation launched free daily “Community Club” sessions for students. These are interactive online gatherings to provide activities, socialization (without physical contact), development of game skills, and insights into the careers and lives of professionals working in the esports industry.

Matific

Matific is offering 60-day complimentary access for all schools impacted by, or preparing for, Coronavirus closures. Matific’s thousands of activities and worksheets cover every concept students learn in K-6 mathematics, and is available on all devices, including the web, iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. The platform also provides teachers complete lesson plans and robust student reporting. For more information on Matific, click here. (PDF)

ST Math

ST Math is offering free access to parents and educators to their interactive math curriculum geared towards K-8 grade level students through June 30, 2020.

Scholastic

Scholastic created free resources to provide all students with 20 days worth of instructional materials at www.scholastic.com/learnathome.

Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning offers online language development lessons for K-8 students, including Math and Literacy Programs, geared towards keeping students, parents and educators engaged in academics and language development during this time.

High School Resources

ACT Information

In response to uncertainty and school cancellations due to COVID19, ACT announced today it will offer a flexible schedule for summer 2020 test dates and test-at-home options for fall/winter 2020. As CDC and local guidelines for safety allow, ACT’s flexible scheduling offered throughout the months of June and July will provide students with reschedule options— without change fees—for June 13 to June 20 and for July 18 to July 25. Students may also make free test date changes from the June to the July national test date.

In addition to three previously planned fall/winter 2020 national test dates in September, October and December, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option for the ACT test, allowing students to take the test at their home on a computer. ACT will launch the test-at-home option in late fall/early winter 2020 as part of its national testing program.

ACT’s new remote proctoring option builds upon the extensive research and development work that underpins the new online ACT test option, section retesting and super scoring enhancements that will be available at national test centers starting in September 2020.

ACT is committed to ensuring the new remote proctoring option is accessible, affordable and protects the longstanding integrity of the ACT test. Colleges across the country rely on ACT scores for decisions about admissions, scholarships, course placement and career guidance and academic advising practices. ACT will evaluate the remote proctoring solution as a possibility in the future for state and district testing programs and international administrations. More details about the remote proctoring option will be available in the coming weeks.

In addition to these new testing opportunities this summer, students will have multiple other chances to take the ACT this fall:

  • ACT will continue to offer fall testing for states and school districts across the U.S., as it has for the past four years.
  • Students can take the ACT on campuses of hundreds of participating colleges with the ACT On-Campus solution.
  • ACT will be offering its new individual section retest option this fall for those students who wish to retake only one portion of the exam.

During this difficult time, ACT is also providing free digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools and workers impacted by COVID-19.

FREE Online ACT Test Prep webinar:

ACT Bootcamp – April 29, 7:00 p.m.— 8:30 p.m. EDT

SAT Information

In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled. Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds. In the coming days, College Board will share additional information and details directly with registered students and test centers. For more information about the SAT, click here.

June SAT and SAT Subject Test Administration

To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures across 192 countries, College Board will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020. Students can transfer their June registration to a 2020-21 administration in late May when registration opens for 2020-21 test dates.

Future SAT Administrations, Including September 26

If it's safe from a public health standpoint, College Board will provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26.

Fall 2020 SAT Dates

  • August 29
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

Students can register for these administrations starting in May. We’ll contact students directly during the week of May 26 to provide an exact date. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.

For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to take the SAT can do so.

Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:

  • Already registered for June
  • In the high school class of 2021 and don’t have SAT scores

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The College Board is continuing to administer AP testing for high schoolers nationwide and is shifting all testing to remote, online exams. They are also offering online AP Review sessions for students starting on Wednesday, March 25th that can be accessed here.

  • 2020 AP Testing Guide
  • Code.org is working with Amazon and the College Board to help ensure students who need laptops at home can finish their AP computer science course and take the exam this year. Students can register here. Availability is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. They can use it for the AP exam and keep it afterwards - it’s their laptop to inspire ongoing learning.

National Highway Safety Administration

The National Highway Safety Administration is offering an online driver education course to Florida school districts at no charge for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, waiving any and all fees for student completions through August 15th, 2020. This allows students to meet the Florida state-mandated online graduation requirement. They are covering the cost charged by FLHSMV for both the TLSAE (Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education) and Permit Test, which are required elements to obtain a driver’s license in Florida, for all students during this period as a donation to help our students and school community.

McGraw-Hill Higher Ed Resources

McGraw-Hill Connect is the most widely used assessment and adaptive learning course management system in higher education, built to support courses across the higher ed curriculum. ALEKS is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system for Math and Chemistry. ALEKS is a world-renowned adaptive platform that includes remote proctoring and lock-down browser capabilities for online testing. McGraw-Hill is offering Connect free of charge through the end of the semester, to instructors teaching courses that meet certain conditions, as listed on the site. McGraw-Hill is offering Complimentary ALEKS access for Higher-Ed Math and Chemistry courses through the end of Spring 2020 and free proctoring resources through LockDown Browser® and Respondus Monitor® through June 17th, 2020.

Some of their most popular resources can be found here:

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is making their Math materials available to 6-12 grade level students and teachers in Florida online at no cost for the rest of the school year, including text lessons, Artificial Intelligence-based software, skills practice, Instructional videos, Live Webinars twice per day for teachers, a live Math Coach available 8:00am-6:00pm daily and Mathia Software Support until 9:00 PM.

Carolina

Carolina Biological Supply Company High School Resources - Carolina Biological Supply Company is committed to supporting parents, teachers, and school districts with learn-from-home resources during this educational disruption. Enjoy exploring the free activities for high school science students. Each free activity can be used at home by teachers and students safely and with minimal materials. Additionally, we have included parent resources and links to activities that can be purchased and used safely and productively at home with high school-aged young adults.

EdisonLearning

EdisonLearning offers a comprehensive learning curriculum for 6-12 grade students and is offering free eCourse classes to Seniors on pace to graduate, one month of free access for all 6-11 grade students and to seniors who are not on pace to graduate if they sign up by April 1, 2020 and after 30 days registration will be $75 per student up until June 30, 2020. Training is being offered for teachers to learn tips on how to best transition and instruct through online education.

EdisonLearning is also creating their If You Can Text You Can Learn™ initiative, providing access to students who do not have access to the internet resources they need to continue their education online. Partnering with T-Mobile, they are offering a waived application requirement for EmpowerED connected student plans, free hotspot options to support connecting all students, options from $10: 2GB High Speed Access and unlimited 3G to $20: Unlimited High Speed Access, individual district conversations to determine student mobile access needs, implementation teams will label and kit all devices for district direct to parent/student deployment if needed, CIPA compliant filtering included on every device upon shipment and reduced contract terms.

Tata Consultancy Services

Through its groundbreaking Ignite My Future in School program, Tata Consultancy Services is offering free CS/STEM technology education resources available for middle schoolers and high schoolers.

TGR EDU

Use these interactive resources, designed for grades 6-12, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications in college access and STEM learning.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Gilder Lehrman is offering free registration for families and students that includes study guides for AP Exams, lesson plans, online exhibitions, lectures by major historians and access to over 70,000 primary source documents in the online Gilder Lehrman Collection.

Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

FEE has a plethora of resources available online for free to teach economics to students at home through our free online courses as well as our educational videos.

Finance Your Future

These online courses strive to be a comprehensive, yet simple overview of various financial topics like banking, budgeting and saving, credit and debt, insurance and financial frauds and scams. These courses are designed for middle and high school students as well as parents, teachers and other adults. This program is approved by the Department of Education as meeting the Financial literacy standards and contains modules, assessments and an instructor portal to assist teachers with implementation of this program.

Citizens’ High School (CHS)

CHS is making their technology and expertise available for rapid deployment to all colleagues in secondary education, including public, private, independent, charters and co-ops.

Civic Learning: National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center team is supporting remote learning with free lectures and civil dialogue sessions on the Constitution that students across America can access online. Beginning March 23, we will offer daily live constitutional conversations for middle school, high school, and college students, available through Zoom, and accessible on home computer, laptop, or phone.

North American Scholastic Esports Federation

North American Scholastic Esports Federation launched free daily “Community Club” sessions for students. These are interactive online gatherings to provide activities, socialization (without physical contact), development of game skills, and insights into the careers and lives of professionals working in the esports industry.

Plasma Education

Plasma Education is offering free access to all teachers and students to their Sci Ops: Global Defense, a virtual game that provides high school level Chemistry lessons in a fun and interactive style.

Adaptive Curriculum

Adaptive Curriculum is offering free access to its interactive Math & Science library during school closures made for students grades 6-12.

Sora Schools

Sora is a free, live, virtual project-based high school where students explore their interests and future careers. In this unique school, students work on passion-based projects, work at a part-time internship, and engage in a community of ambitious, enthusiastic learners.

Shmoop

Shmoop is offering access to a full library of online content and resources to the entire state of Florida for free by providing greater access to premium content and resources to support continuity of learning remotely. Resources include, college test prep, over 10,000 videos on 1,000’s of learning guides, over 400 online courses and much more!

Welcome to Shmoop Webinar, April 1 at 1:00PM. Click here to register!

English Language Learners (ELL) Resources

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Covid-19 page provides links to multilingual resources to help families talk to their children about the coronavirus. They have updated and reorganized this page to include additional resources, including a list of resources that are available in other languages.

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado provides a broad range of information and resources to support English learners during school closures, including advice for families of English learners and for educators to help schools and communities partner more effectively with multilingual families. The website is available in both English and Spanish. Fact sheets in multiple languages are also available.

Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium(MAEC)

MAEC curated a list of resources for teachers to address students’ language learning needs, provide instruction online, and ensure equity for English learners during COVID-19 school closures. MAEC also curated  information and resources for parents to help children with language learning needs.

The National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA)

NAELPA Executive Board is collecting resources on online instruction for educators working with ELs. Resources include guidance from USED, consortia and national associations, and other distance learning resources. The site will be continually updated as new information and resources become available.

The National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL)

NNELL compiled free resources and platforms for early language learning, with resources applicable to multiple languages.

Stanford University Graduate School of Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Education released free online courses for educators of ELs (through June 30, 2020). Courses focus on “enhancing the capacity of educators (teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators) to plan, implement, and reflect on high challenge/high support lessons that simultaneously develop their students’ content understandings, academic uses of language, and analytical skills.”

TESOL

TESOL is compiling resources and information for schools and teachers serving English Learners, including articles, information sheets, and strategies for virtual instruction. The hub also includes equity considerations for schools and districts along with resources for dealing with coronavirus-related racism and xenophobia.

TNTP

TNTP developed guidance to support multilingual learners and English learners with distance education during Covid-19 related school closures. The document provides a list of tech tools and resources for teachers and families to promote students’ continued literacy and language development. Materials are categorized by English Language Proficiency level and grade level and include guidance on their use.

WIDA

WIDA released guidance on opportunities and challenges of teaching multilingual learners in online environments based on the 2019 WIDA Guiding Principles of English Learning. The guidance includes resources and recommendations for teachers of multilingual learners. For families of young children ages 2-7 years, WIDA Early Years also has developed two free, downloadable activity booklets in both English and Spanish.

Below are a list of resources by grade level specific to ELL’s.

Elementary

Middle School

High School

All Grades

Supporting Students with Disabilities

U.S. Department of Education (DOE)

The Department stands ready to offer guidance, technical assistance, and information on any available flexibility, within the confines of the law, to ensure that all students, including students with disabilities, continue receiving excellent education during this difficult time.

Microsoft

Resources to offer accessibility, special education, and online learning: supporting equity in a remote learning environment.

Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z is offering free access to Raz-Kids and Headsprout for the rest of the school year to any teacher, school, district or parent that doesn’t already have them. Raz-Kids is for K-5 students and provides digital access to 800+ non-fiction and fiction leveled books in English and Spanish – students can listen to the books, read independently, and take comprehension quizzes while earning rewards for tasks completed. Headsprout is for K-6 students and provides individualized, adaptive reading instruction through a series of fun, engaging lessons for early reading and reading comprehension. Students earn rewards for reading tasks completed. Built-in placement test.

College Resources

Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle, Aeronautical University is offering free online course offerings on topics ranging from aeronautics and meteorology, to computer applications, history and more. No-cost options are available for the general public as well as Embry-Riddle employees. To learn more about Embry-Riddle, click here.

GRE Information

ETS has announced that the GRE has cancelled its April 4 national test date across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. All rescheduling fees are temporarily being waived until further notice. ETS is offering at home GRE testing beginning on March 27.

Ivy League Courses Online

Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania are offering over 400 online courses ranging in categories from Computer Science, Humanities, Business to Engineering, Math and many more. Browse available courses here.

TOEFL Information

ETS has announced that the TOEFL has cancelled its April 4 national test date across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. All rescheduling fees are temporarily being waived until further notice. ETS is offering at home TOEFL testing beginning on March 26.

Civic Learning: National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center team is supporting remote learning with free lectures and civil dialogue sessions on the Constitution that students across America can access online. Beginning March 23, we will offer daily live constitutional conversations for middle school, high school, and college students, available through Zoom, and accessible on home computer, laptop, or phone.

U.S. Department of Education

On April 9, 2020, Secretary DeVos announced in a press release more than $6 billion will be distributed to colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. Click here to read the USDOE press release in full.

Secondary and Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

Teachers: The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is offering a selection of free online courses to prepare CTE teachers to teach online.

Register/login on the CTE Learn site and enter the master key “MK-ACTE” to enroll in several courses for free. This complimentary key is valid through May 1st. Contact support@ctelearn.org if you have any questions.

CoAEMSP

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) understands that institutions, program directors, medical directors, faculty, and State Offices of EMS are working diligently to find ways to continue the education of students during this extraordinary time. The CoAEMSP continues to find alternative pathways to assure excellence in education while maintaining compliance with the CAAHEP Standards. Read the full update here.

Florida Association for Career and Technical Education (FACTE)

FDOE and FACTE are coordinating to provide online resource repositories through google drive to share information. You do not need a google account to access these sites.

They may be accessed at:

CTE Resources - Southern Regional Education Board

As classrooms around the country move online due to school closures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, STEM and career and technical education teachers need to be able to offer hands-on learning experiences in a virtual format. Find a list of resources compiled by various organizations, including the Technical College System of Georgia, the Association for Career and Technical Education and SREB staff. This list includes virtual labs, simulations and interactive learning objects that allow STEM and CTE students to engage with and explore the world of science and technology in an online setting.

Vocational Rehabilitation Resources

Federal Disability Resources Related to COVID-19

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Food-Related Resources

USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a series of flexibilities to make it easier for children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities to get food during the COVID-19 national emergency and remove administrative roadblocks for the dedicated local staff who serve them. USDA is now allowing states to permit parents or guardians to take meals home to their children. It has also issued waivers on the times meals may be served (to make meal pick-up easier), the requirement that meals be served in group settings (to support non-congregate social distancing), and the requirement that afterschool meals and snacks served through certain programs be accompanied by educational activities (to minimize exposure to the novel coronavirus).

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline for ReConnect Pilot Program applications to April 15, 2020.

Rural Development (RD) has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Opportunities for immediate relief are being offered by the RD Guaranteed Loan Program, the Rural Housing Service, the Rural Utilities Service and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service.

RD has also announced deadlines for upcoming Community Facilities and Distance Learning

USDA Rural Development has launched a COVID-19 resource page to keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated on actions taken by the Agency to help rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit https://www.rd.usda.gov/coronavirus for information on Rural Development loan payment assistance, application deadline extensions, and more.

USDA warns SNAP recipients to be on the lookout for potential scammers using the COVID-19 situation to steal personal information. USDA is issuing this warning after receiving reports of several possible SNAP fraud attempts.

Summer BreakSpot

During the unplanned break, and FDOE has been working directly with the Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness (the Division) at the Florida Department of Agriculture. On March 14, the Division obtained a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide flexibility for school meals during periods of school closure. The decision to continue meal services for students is a local one. However, FDOE is hearing consistently that districts are planning on continuing services, and districts must have their plan for alternative meal delivery approved by the Division in concert with USDA. FDOE will be participating in twice daily calls that the Division is hosting with all school districts’ food service directors. Note, this does not apply to the regularly scheduled Spring Break, because the waiver only applies to unanticipated events. The Summer BreakSpot program has been activated to connect families with alternative school meals during unplanned campus closures. To access this website, please visit https://www.summerbreakspot.org/.

  • FLKIDSMEALS Hotline - Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried activated a text line and call center to find free meals for kids during school closures related to the coronavirus. Floridians can text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer BreakSpot location with meals available. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with a live operator for additional information.

FoodFinder

FoodFinder is a national nonprofit with a website, www.foodfinder.us, and mobile app (“FoodFinder – Fighting Hunger”) that shows low-income families when and where to get nutritious free food from their closest food pantry. Organizations that would like to be included as a resource on this platform should also visit www.foodfinder.us.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)/National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)/ National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), announced program requirement flexibilities that would allow schools, child care institutions, and community organizations to provide meals to low-income children through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during school closures related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For more information about SFSP/SSO, click here.

Free Internet & Communications Providers

Chairman Pai Launches the Keep Americans Connected Pledge

AppleCare

AppleCare is providing the following additional support for educators and leaders.

Apple Education phone support:

Leaders and educators can call 1-800-800-2775, option 3, and they’ll be connected with an AppleCare Expert.

This number is operational for the United States and Canada only. For all other countries, customers should use their country’s AppleCare phone number.

Apple Education support communities:

Educators can also chat online, ask questions, and get help from these Apple Education support communities:

AT&T

AT&T has expanded eligibility for its low-cost internet program & new customers get 2 months of free service. In addition to SNAP recipients, the expansion covers households participating in the National School Lunch Program & Head Start. Learn more - https://m.att.com/shopmobile/internet/access/

Unlimited AT&T Home Internet

All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. Additionally, we’ll continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. We’ve expanded eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Additionally, we’re offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service.

Additionally, to help keep families connected during this uncertain time, AT&T is also funding 60 days of free access and unlimited usage of Caribu, a video-calling application that allows family members to read, draw, and play games with one another while in distant locations. The Caribu application, which integrates children's books, coloring activities, and games will be available to families across the country and around the world, free of cost, for the next two months.

Microsoft

Microsoft is offering a free 6-month Office 365 G1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams, is now available. Microsoft is making this special G1 Trial license available for the US government, in response to the increased need for employees to work from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Office 365 and Teams can help bridge the communication gap between educators, students, parents, and guardians by enabling virtual classes and access to assignments using at-home devices.

Additionally, Microsoft Teams can enhance, augment and compliment any existing emergency learning plans so that districts can spend less time on the “how” and more time on the students, families and educators impacted by this challenging situation. Please see other helpful resources for Microsoft Teams below:

Microsoft also has remote learning material located here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/remote-learning in the form of background materials, slides, videos, and other helpful resources as school districts deploy their remote learning option. This information includes how to leverage software licensing many districts already own in order to empower their remote learning. If districts do NOT already own the software, there is a self-service link for districts to access this for free to promote equity and inclusion. In addition, there are lesson plans, an educator center, and we have specific resources for students with disabilities including Microsoft Learning Tools and others located here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/

Comcast/Xfinity

Comcast is offering free Wi-Fi, postponing service cutoff for coronavirus crisis. A map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots is available at www.xfinity.com/wifi. For those with school-age students at home, Comcast created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media. Customers say “education” into their X1 or Flex voice remote to use. Xfinity will not be charging late fees to for customers that are unable to pay their bill due to impact from COVID-19.

  • Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. View a map of available hotspots, here. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

Cox Communications

New customers will receive their first month of service free. Offer available through May 12, 2020. Remote customer service support at no charge between now and May 12, 2020. In-home modem included.

  • $9.95 per month (plus taxes)
  • 10 Mbps
  • No term commitment
  • No deposit
  • No installation fee

Spectrum/Charter

Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced Friday that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K–12 and/or college students who do not already have internet through the company. Optional in-home Wi-Fi service at $5/month.

T-Mobile

Within the next 60 days, current customers will have unlimited smartphone data (excluding roaming), an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot / tethering service, and extra free  data up to 5GB of data per month. Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month.

T-Mobile has partnered with many Florida districts, across the country, with a program called EmpowerED. Empowered provides hotspots for students in need of connectivity. Orange County Public Schools is using the program and are currently connecting over 16,000 students. Since COVID-19, T-Mobile has created an expedited version of EmpowerED in order to shorten the process and work to provide immediate availability for districts and schools in urgent need for connectivity.

T-Mobile Update on COVID-19 Response

  • ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers as of March 13, 2020 who have legacy plans without unlimited high-speed data will get unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
  • On March 20, 2020, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile provided customers on smartphone plans with hotspot data an additional 20GB of smartphone mobile hotspot (10GB per bill cycle for the next 60 days) for each voice line. (T-Mobile Connect excluded).
  • T-Mobile increased the data allowance to schools and students for free, using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month through May 13, 2020.

Sprint

Sprint made general announcements that for the next 60 days there will be no disconnects or late fees. Other deals available are:

  • Complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3
  • Metered data plans receive unlimited data for 60 days and an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days

Verizon

Verizon is not charging late fees and terminations of service until 5/13/20. All Activation and Upgrade Fees are being waived if they were purchased from My Verizon Online, Telesales, Customer Service, Chat, or Authorized Retailers. Free International Calling will be offered to countries identified by the CDC as Level 3.

Federal Communications Commission

The FCC has announced new flexibility during the COVID-19 outbreak. To provide relief to E-Rate program participants affected by this unprecedented national pandemic, the FCC is temporarily waiving and extending several E-Rate filing and service implementation deadlines.

The Wireline Competition Bureau reminds schools and libraries that are closed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak that they are permitted to allow the general public to use E-Rate-supported Wi-Fi networks while on the school's campus or library property.

Century Link

Century Link has waived late fees and terminations of services to residential or small businesses for the next 60 days. All data usage limits are being suspended for consumer customers as well.

Mental Health Resources

Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health has compiled a list of resources for supporting the mental and emotional health needs of children and families before, during, and after a disaster.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is providing guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country, including media guidelines to prevent bullying

Florida Department of Children and Families

The Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health has created a resource to Find Local Services by county in the State of Florida. You can click on a drop down menu and select the county of residence- this will take you to a page with resources such as the managing entity, the CAT team, FACT team and mobile response team.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association has provided resources and information for the public including self-care resources, behavioral and public health, parenting and care giving and stress, anxiety and grief.

Southern Region Educational Board

The Southern Region Educational Board is dedicated to helping educators and policy leaders work through the challenges from COVID-19, sharing resources to continue to deliver teaching and learning, from elementary through graduate school. They have compiled a multitude of state and national resources, some of which is targeted for school counseling and mental health.

Money & Mental Health – Practical Financial Skills to Manage Money

Finty has created a guide focusing on how financial debt and money worries impact people’s mental health, the importance of practical financial skills and how it helps with mental health, including expert advice on combating debt, knowing why people overspend, and how to manage the effects of money pressures, as well as practical and useful tips and advice such as how to do a budget, analysing spending habits, where to save on household expenses, and how to deal with debt, and how to make money management a habit.

Virtual Classroom Sites

Apple

Remote Learning Using Apple

As K–12 and higher education institutions around the world adopt remote learning, Apple has new resources to support you.

Apple is offering a free 90-day trial of Final Cut Pro:

Virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning specialists are available for free to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows. Send an email to appleprofessionallearning@apple.com to request a virtual coaching session.

To support your transition to an online learning environment, we created the Apple Education Learning Series. Presented by the Apple Education Leadership and Learning teams, each video is designed to help educators use the built-in features of their Apple products to enable remote learning for all students.

As a follow-up to the series, educators can also participate in virtual conferences led by Apple Professional Learning Specialists. Visit the virtual conferences schedule to find events. Virtual conferences are available in English only. Email AELS@apple.com for more information. Find best practices for how to clean your Apple products here.

The App Store has curated the Learn and Study From Home collection to help educators and parents get the most out of their Apple products. In addition, we invite you to follow us on Twitter @AppleEDU for chats with other teachers about remote learning, and join the Apple Teacher Learning Center to stay up to date on using Apple products and services.

Google

Google is allowing G Suite for Education customers to use the Hangouts Meet premium functionality for free through July 1. Groups can host virtual meetings, including live stream and recording capability.

ZOOM / Clever

ZOOM/Clever are partnering together to provide a premium video conferencing experience, completely free to all districts experiencing school closures. If your district is closed, or planning for a closure, you can request a free Zoom account for your district by filling out the form linked here. Zoom accounts set up through Clever can help teachers conduct online classes with these features:

  • No time limit on class sessions
  • Single sign-on via your Clever Portal
  • Support for PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads, Android phones & iPhones

GoGuardian

GoGuardian helps thousands of K-12 schools maximize the learning potential of every student by creating safe and effective digital learning environments, in school, or at home. In response to many of our schools & districts closing, we'd like to offer free full-functional access to GoGuardian's entire suite of tools through the end of the school year. From keeping students safe with off-campus web filtering to connecting students and teachers digitally, we want to ensure educators can be as successful as possible in a remote learning environment.

Adobe

Adobe is giving at-home access to Creative Cloud through May 31, 2020, for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.

Affinity

Affinity is offering a free 90-day trial of the entire Affinity suite, 50% to those who would prefer to purchase Affinity and a pledge to engage more than 100 freelance creatives for work.

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is 100% free for all educators, learners, and families. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or at home by recording and sharing short, awesome videos together!

Seesaw

Seesaw is providing resources to support effective remote learning experiences for students, teachers, and families.

OTIS for Educators

OTIS is offering free professional development for educators and teachers and they have a series of webinars for Remote learning. This includes, but not limited to SMART Learning Suite Online, Google, and Microsoft Teams.

TechSmith

TechSmith is offering free access and expanded usage of tools that help enable educators and students to conduct remote teaching and learning. Their screen recording tool, TechSmith Snagit, and asynchronous collaboration platform, TechSmith Video Review, will be provided for free through the end of June 2020.

The LEGO Foundation

The LEGO Foundation is offering The Playline, which allows virtual educator meet-ups, and live programming via ZOOM with ways to keep young learners engaged and educators connected!

Monique Burr Foundation

Monique Burr Foundation is a nonprofit that offers in person child protection and child advocacy trainings across the State of Florida. In order to accommodate during these times, these training programs are being offered as live streams or recorded sessions for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

Newslea

From now until the end of the school year, any teacher that needs it can freely access Newsela’s full suite of products to assist with their learning continuity plans. We’re also offering frequent professional learning resources to help them develop their mastery of distance learning techniques.

Team+

The Team+ System offers you and your students a free step-by-step team development process to support your group projects. A complete online group learning platform, Team+ supports "teamwork from a distance" with a highly structured process that creates synergy among students and optimizes team performance. Team+ includes self-assessments, peer evaluations, and team building activities that develop soft skills, reduce team conflict, increase collaboration, and encourage participation from all team members.

Classtime

Classtime is offering free access to Premium and School licenses for their interactive and simple assessment solution supports teachers to make home-based learning engaging and effective for students of all ages. Teachers and students can both track learning insights in real-time with 9 tech-enhanced question types, and effectively discuss their results together. Typical use cases for remote learning are self-practice, enhancing online video instruction (interactivity and gamification), homework, and group work with formative assessments. Students can use any device to connect (smartphones, tablets, computers), and do not have to register or install anything - just share a link!

Teachers can register here.  

Resources for Understanding COVID-19

U.S. Department of Education

The White House, the Department of Education, and other federal agencies continue to release and update a significant amount of guidance to support schools, educators, and families regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For updated information, please visit Coronavirus.gov, CDC.gov/coronavirus, and USA.gov/coronavirus.

For education-related information, the Department has established a dedicated Coronavirus webpage (ed.gov/coronavirus), which includes resources for institutions of higher education and for K-12. This information is continually updated so please check back for the latest.

The Department has provided additional information for families and communities including:

The Department will continue to update its website, ed.gov/coronavirus. Please direct education related questions to COVID-19@ed.gov.

PBS

Click here to see math behind what makes pandemics like COVID-19 spread like wildfire, and how significant measures in the early days–before most of us know anyone who's sick–could make all the difference. Stay calm, stay cautious, and listen to doctors and scientists.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering an interim list of Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for facilities of those who have had suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. This resource outlines recommendations of how and when to clean and disinfect surfaces, what Personal Protective Equipment to wear and other considerations employers should be aware of. To access the list of guidelines, click here.

Tobacco Free Florida

Tobacco Free Florida has new materials available to educate the public on the impact of smoking to people who become infected with COVID-19. Click here to learn more about Tobacco Free Florida.

Crisis Prevention Institute

Crisis Prevention Institute shares proven verbal de-escalation tips during time of increased tension across U.S. and world. Click HERE for a detailed list of resources and tips of how to reduce anxiety and stress during a heightened situation. 

Scholastic

Click here for resources to help provide age-appropriate lessons to inform students about the spread of COVID-10 and to help ease their fears.

ChatterHigh

ChatterHigh has created online Mental Health and Florida COVID-19 Awareness and Prevention modules to better inform and guide students and educators.

Florida Atlantic University High School

To find more information about COVID-19 through FAU click here.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education created a Viruses and Outbreak Channel on their Discovery Education Experience for educators to have access to digital content to discuss and inform their students about COVID-19.

ExcelinEd

ExcelinEd has created a State-by-State snapshot of actions that are taking place in each state education system to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here for access to the map.

Class in Session with Jeb Bush”—a series of video conversations with visionaries of today. Created specifically for secondary school students and relevant for the classroom, these 20-minute virtual conversations—hosted by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush—will draw out personal and professional experiences and, especially important, elicit advice for America’s next generation from leaders across the nation.

Seeking Student Participation

As part of the experience, they are seeking to engage virtual classrooms, by soliciting questions from secondary school students to tap directly into what they want to know about preparing for productive and purposeful lives. Questions can be submitted to jeb@excelined.org or through our survey form.

Meet The Helpers

Meet The Helpers offers several videos to support parents on how to inform their kids about the cause and prevention of COVID-19, as well as age appropriate videos for children to learn more about the virus.

Scholastic

Click here for resources to help provide age-appropriate lessons to inform students about the spread of COVID-10 and to help ease their fears.

Translation Services

Translation Services has translated COVID-19 prevention fliers into 30+ languages so they're available to people around the world.

Nearpod

Nearpod is offering online lessons for students to stay informed about COVID-19 and how to manage stress.

Instruction Partners

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. You’ll find nine categories of tools and resources, with an acknowledgement that some areas are outside of our organizational expertise but critical to supporting students and staff. We will continue to update this website daily.

Recursos en español

Heggerty

Lecciones y evaluaciones de alfabetización para niños ofrecidos en inglés y español.

Ellevation aprendizaje a distancia

Ellevation Education ha desarrollado actividades gratuitas basadas en la investigación en inglés y español para apoyar a los aprendices de inglés K-12 en un entorno de aprendizaje a distancia. Este recurso también incluye videos, podcasts y recursos adicionales para ayudar a los educadores EL ha mantenerse informados e inspirados.

Consejo de Directores de Oficiales Escolares Estatales (CCSSO)

Si está buscando por recursos educativos para compartir con los padres y familias en sus estados, Learning Heroes y GreatSchools.org organizaron un seminario web esta semana, Supporting Learning at Home, que destacó los recursos sociales, emocionales y académicos digitales e impresos gratuitos disponibles para padres y maestros, incluyendo  The Learning Hero Roadmap y herramientas de aprendizaje grado por grado, tanto en inglés como en español. Para una lista de recursos, haga clic aquí.

Achieve3000

Achieve3000 está abriendo el acceso a sus soluciones de aprendizaje en línea de eficacia comprobada para educadores, estudiantes y padres. Hay soluciones disponibles para estudiantes en grados PreK-12 con y sin acceso a internet, y también para aquellos que necesitan contenido en español.

Florida Blue y New Directions Behavioral Health

Florida Blue y New Directions Behavioral Health se han unido para ofrecer una línea directa para ayudar a los floridanos a lidiar con su ansiedad por la crisis de COVID-19. Los consejeros de salud conductual especialmente capacitados contestarán el teléfono 24 horas al día y ofrecerán asistencia en inglés y español. Para recibir asistencia, por favor llame al 833-848-1762.

Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z ofrece acceso gratuito a Raz-Kids y Headsprout durante el resto del año escolar a cualquier maestro, escuela, distrito o padre que aún no los tenga. Raz-Kids es para estudiantes de K-5 y proporciona acceso digital a más de 800 libros nivelados de ficción y no ficción en inglés y español; los estudiantes pueden escuchar los libros, leer de forma independiente y tomar exámenes de comprensión mientras obtienen recompensas por las tareas completadas. Headsprout es para estudiantes de K-6 y proporciona instrucción de lectura individualizada y adaptiva a través de una serie de lecciones divertidas y atractivas para la lectura temprana y la comprensión de lectura. Los estudiantes obtienen recompensas por las tareas de lectura completadas. Prueba de ubicación incorporada.  Haga clic aquí para acceder a su lista de recursos para padres y educadores.

Recursos para estudiantes del idioma inglés (ELL)

El Centro de Información y Recursos para Padres (CPIR)

La página COVID-19 del Centro de Información y Recursos para Padres (CPIR) proporciona enlaces a recursos plurilingües para ayudar a las familias hablar con sus niños sobre el coronavirus. Han actualizado y reorganizado esta página para incluir recursos adicionales, incluyendo una lista de recursos que están disponibles en otros idiomas.

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado proporciona una amplia gama de información y recursos para apoyar a los aprendices de inglés durante el cierre de las escuelas, incluyendo consejos para familias de aprendices de inglés y educadores para ayudar a las escuelas y comunidades a asociarse más eficazmente con familias multilingües. El sitio web está disponible en inglés y español. Hojas informativas en varios idiomas también están disponibles.

Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium(MAEC)

MAEC seleccionó una lista de recursos para que los maestros aborden las necesidades de aprendizaje de idiomas de sus estudiantes, brinden instrucción en línea y garanticen la equidad para los aprendices de inglés durante el cierre de las escuelas de COVID-19. MAEC también seleccionó  información y recursos para padres para ayudar a sus niños con necesidades de aprendizaje de idiomas.

La Asociación Nacional de Administradores del Programa de Aprendices de Inglés (NAELPA)

La Junta Ejecutiva de NAELPA está recopilando recursos sobre instrucción en línea para educadores que trabajan con EL. Los recursos incluyen orientación de USED, consorcios y asociaciones nacionales, y otros recursos de aprendizaje a distancia. El sitio se actualizará continuamente a medida que haya nueva información y recursos disponibles.

La Red Nacional para el Aprendizaje Temprano de Idiomas (NNELL)

La NNELL compiló recursos y plataformas gratuitos para el aprendizaje temprano de idiomas, con recursos aplicables disponibles en varios idiomas.

Escuela de Graduados de Educación de la Universidad de Stanford

La Escuela de Graduados de la Universidad de Stanford publicó cursos en línea gratuitos para educadores de EL (hasta el 30 de junio de 2020). Los cursos se centran en “mejorar la capacidad de educadores (maestros, entrenadores de instrucción y administradores) a planificar, implementar y reflexionar sobre lecciones de alto desafío/ alto apoyo que simultáneamente desarrollan la comprensión del contenido de sus estudiantes, el uso académico del lenguaje y las habilidades analíticas.”

TESOL

TESOL está compilando recursos e información para escuelas y maestros que sirven a los aprendices de inglés, incluyendo artículos, hojas de información y estrategias de instrucción virtual. El centro también incluye consideraciones de equidad para escuelas y distritos junto con recursos para tratar el racismo y la xenofobia relacionados con el coronavirus.

TNTP

TNTP desarrolló una guía para apoyar a estudiantes multilingües y aprendices de inglés con educación a distancia durante el cierre de escuelas relacionadas con el COVID-19. El documento proporciona una lista de herramientas y recursos tecnológicos para que los maestros y familias promuevan el desarrollo continuo de la alfabetización y el lenguaje de los estudiantes. Los materiales se clasifican por el nivel de dominio del idioma inglés y nivel de grado e incluyen orientación sobre su uso.

WIDA

WIDA publicó una guía sobre las oportunidades y desafíos de enseñar a los estudiantes multilingües en entornos en línea basados en los Principios Rectores del Aprendizaje de Inglés de WIDA 2019. La guía incluye recursos y recomendaciones para maestros de estudiantes multilingües. Para las familias de niños pequeños de 2 a 7 años, WIDA Early Years también ha desarrollado dos folletos de actividades descargables gratuitos en inglés y español.

A continuación hay una lista de recursos por nivel de grado específico para ELL.

Primaria

Escuela intermedia

Escuela secundaria

Todos los grados