As COVID-19 continues to spread, school closings across the U.S. are creating uncertainty and challenges for many students and families.
This impact is magnified for low-income students of color who are most at risk of losing access to high-quality instruction and teacher support.
To help teachers and school leaders as they navigate this crisis, we compiled a list of helpful resources over the last week from our partners working in K-12 education, including tips for providing equitable access to learning materials, free curriculums for virtual classrooms and information on how school systems are responding.
We hope you find these helpful as you adapt your instructional methods to meet today’s shifting realities. We will continue to update this list as new resources become available. If you have a useful resource to share, please send it our way.
- The Education Trust—New York: Educational Equity and Coronavirus [PDF]
Guide to ensuring student well-being and equitable access to learning materials.
- TNTP: Resources for Learning at Home When Schools Close
Curated curriculums designed for virtual classrooms.
- Zearn: Distance Learning Resource Center
Over 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation—for free! Plus, upcoming webinars to get you started.
- Core Knowledge: Free Downloadable Curriculums
Download free comprehensive and content-rich curriculums for Language Arts, History and Geography, and Science.
- Education First: Making the Most of "Going Virtual"
Tips for working virtually with your team including how to establish norms and use your calendar to communicate.
- Great Minds: Knowledge on the Go
Free math learning materials and curriculums, as well as free recorded daily lessons viewable on any device.
- Instruction Partners: COVID-19 Resource Hub
Instructional contingency plans, distance instructional models and methods for supporting student health, safety and nutrition.
- Education Week: Coronavirus and Schools
Up-to-date information about how schools across the country are responding.
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools: Instructional Continuity Plan
One district's plan for providing digital resources and ensuring all students have internet access and mobile devices.
- PIE Network: Rapid Response Resources
A number of helpful resources, including sample food distribution plans, guides for discussing the situation with parents and how to support students during a crisis.