organizations are working hard to ensure you have everything you need at your fingertips to keep learning and
working. Please check out the various organizations and what tools and services each has created.
If you would like to be added to the resource page, please contact Jill Abbott, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association of American Publishers’ (AAP)
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten and disrupt lives, publishers across all sectors are working tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition experience for readers of all ages. From providing free access to research and medical journals to offering complementary digital education materials and expanding powerful storytelling platforms, the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) COVID-19 central resource page documents the many proactive, socially-aware programs that publishers have put in place to address every side of the pandemic.
The Aurora Institute is supporting educator leaders, administrators and policymakers at all levels to meet the challenges for academic continuity presented by COVID-19. We have launched a resource page with guidance on continuity of learning, best practices, and recommendations for school communities.
COVID-19 Response: Preparing to Take School Online
This resource is intended for district leaders developing online learning plans. Main topics covered: teacher & student readiness, alternatives, how to best leverage school system technology, privacy & security. You can find more at www.cosn.org/coronavirus.
Please add Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Bureau of Indian Education and the five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. In this critical time, state education leaders are working to support schools and districts in their response to, and preparation for, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. CCSSO is closely monitoring developments and supporting states in their preparedness and response efforts. Resources can be found at ccsso.org/coronavirus.
As school systems shift to online and home-based learning in response to COVID-19, Digital Promise has collected and categorized some of the best thinking available into an FAQ for educators and district leaders, families, and the broader education technology community.
We explain the state-of-play behind the biggest questions facing schools and families and highlight high-quality resources from around the country, with an emphasis on equity for all learners. The FAQ is updated daily at 3 PM.
The EdTech Center@World Education
The EdTech Center @ World Education has launched a resource and technical assistance site for educators serving adult basic skills, literacy and ESOL learners who are working to transition from in-person to distance teaching. The site, Tips for Distance Learning, includes resources to both scale up and launch distance education programs, including evidence-based guidance on first steps in planning, successful ongoing implementation (recruiting, onboarding, teaching, and assessing learners), and locating and evaluating online learning resources. We also include information on how to meet virtually with adult basic skills and literacy learners, links to offers for free or reduced online courses or curricula from publishers known to provide quality ABE learning resources, and a professional development events calendar.
Getting Smart has launched the Getting Through series to support educators, leaders and families on the path forward during such an uncertain time. This series will provide resources and inspiration as we face long term school closures, new learning environments, and address equity and access from a new lens. Whether you are just getting started with distance or online learning, or you’ve had plans in place and have the opportunity to share your work and guidance with others, there is a place for your voice and an opportunity to learn.
Leading voices in education and technology providing perspective on current world events and what to you can do to help.
Contribute to 'Learning in a Time of Coronavirus" - an open document for parents and educators. http://edtechdigest.com/
Information Industry Technology Council (ITI)
ITI provides resources for policy, governments and community partners, and educators. ITI launched www.itic.org/coronavirus with tools and resources our member companies have available to communities, educators, employers, and governments across the world as we face challenges associated with COVID-19.
MCH Strategic Data
MCH Strategic Data has published a national interactive map and comprehensive database of district and school closures to help customers and the community track rapid changes in school planning resulting from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, available now at MCH COVID-19 Impact: School Closure Map. The COVID-19 impact map and related data can be used by anyone as outlined on the MCH school closure web page.
Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence (MN TCOE)
Founded in 2013, the Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence is focused on developing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the current and future needs for high-demand, high-paying, high-growth, high-tech careers in Minnesota’s transportation industries. In an effort to meet those current and future workforce needs, the Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence promotes and aligns transportation industry career and employment opportunities by:
Promoting collaborative communication
Helping build high-quality training programs
Sharing and promoting best practices
Collecting, centralizing, and sharing data
Sparking new endeavors and innovative approaches
Providing professional development opportunities
Connecting employers, educators, and the future workforce
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Join NCTM for a webinar on March 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm ET - Making the Shift to Online Math Instruction: Supporting PreK-16 Educators in Online Pedagogy. For additional free resources, please visit https://www.nctm.org/freeresources/
PhysPort and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
The vision of Project Tomorrow is that all students deserve to be well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders, and engaged citizens of the world. Our mission is to support K-12 schools and communities in the implementation of high impact learning experiences that enable all students regardless of community profile or home finances to develop the college, career and citizenry ready skills needed for future success. We believe in the power of actively listening to the voices and views of K-12 students, parents and educators to inform decision-making and planning and facilitate an efficient and effective way for school and district leaders to do that through our Speak Up Research Initiative and our national data reports, infographics and briefings. We have created the following special resources to support school and district leaders during the COVID-19 crisis in our communities.
New Speak Up survey tool for schools and districts to use to collect information from parents about their thoughts and concerns about e-learning at home
Unfortunately too many districts are making decisions about at home e-learning based upon outdated assumptions, anecdotal information or spotty data. This new no-cost mini survey is designed to provide an efficient, effective and research-based way for districts to understand parents’ capacities at home for e-learning and their views/values on this – both for the short and the longer term. As always all local data collected through Speak Up is provided back to the school districts with state and national comparative data. Learn more: http://blog.tomorrow.org/
New Speak Up infographic: Are our K-12 students ready for online or virtual learning at home?
Speak Up Research findings from 464,629 K-12 students, parents, educators and community members on student readiness for online or virtual learning at home including new data on the homework gap, school technology experiences and attitudes about e-learning. Districts can use to inform their community, jumpstart new discussions or as context for grants and investments to support student learning during the crisis.
The SETDA eLearning Coalition is a collaboration of state leaders in digital learning. Their
resource compilation is published here and provides resources on eLearning for state education
agencies and school districts at no cost.
It is essential that educators collaborate to provide best practices and a framework to ensure
students can continue learning away from brick and mortar schools. This coalition provides the
opportunity to spark innovation around eLearning related to the COVID19 virus, inevitable
inclement weather and other disruptive events. Resources for school districts include:
Communication tools for state, district, and school stakeholders
Access to partner solutions - an aggregation for free or reduced-price solutions that align with
eLearning days, including content, online tools, broadband/device access and webinar tools
Rationale and research on why limiting disruption to learning opportunities is critical
Examples of state and district policies for eLearning days
District pilot examples
The technology industry is working diligently to support students, teachers, workers, and businesses across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about these efforts, including tech solutions to help students and teachers continue the learning experience. Please visit TechNet for additional information.