At ISA, we’re experiencing the unfolding of the pandemic as you are. The impact on educators, students, families, and communities around the world is immeasurable. In many communities, educators are working hard to get lessons online and to remain in contact with students. Many students and families are also striving to support their students’ learning at home.
How can ISA help? First off, if you have a question or concern about instruction in this new age, ping us at our Twitter feed or via our contact us page, and we can get you help. This might include virtual coaching for principals and teachers as they consider this new form of teaching and learning. Lastly, what about social and emotional support for your students, support that can be embedded in instruction? Please contact us and we’d be glad to help.
Here’s a list of resources, which is not an inclusive list; the below represents what we found to be useful over the last few weeks. If you have something to add to this page, feel free to send it to us. Thanks – and keep safe and healthy and learning.
These sites offer comprehensive lists, resources, and links to support for children, families, and educators building new learning environments.
|Mass. Department of Education||US Department of Education||Common Sense Media||America’s Promise Alliance|
|Southern Region Education Board||SmartBrief||Amazing Education Resources||Academy for Teachers|
|“what’s working for online learning”|
Social & Emotional Learning
|Panorama Education||CASEL||Child Mind Institute|
|Self-care resources and survey questions assessing student needs||Webinars and parent/educator resources aligned with SEL standards||Support to caregivers helping children through a crisis|
Teaching & Learning
|New York Times||Scholastic||Emerson Collective||Amplify|
|Student-centered news and materials||Access Scholastic’s Learn at Home initiative with daily projects||Resources for both families and educators||Remote learning experiences designed for grades K-8|
|College Preparatory Math||Institute for Student Achievement||GeoGebra||Desmos|
|Resources, curricula, and learning guides provided free||A list of resources assembled by ISA math content coaches||online math tools for graphing, geometry, 3D, and more!||gr 6-12+ digital math activities, lessons, and tools|
Science & Engineering
|NASA||Mass. Institute of Technology||Museum of Flight||Earth-Like|
|Virtual space exploration||Activities to explore artificial intelligence||Explore flight via virtual experiences, podcasts, and more||Simulation: build your own planet|
|Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden||Virginia Zoo|
|Daily safari experiences brought to you live daily @ 3 pm EST||Join the virtual voyage daily @ 2 pm EST|
|LA Department of Cultural Affairs||National Public Radio||ArtsHub||Emerging Europe|
|Resources for arts education targeting children and teens||A directory of virtual concerts||A digital art guide to exhibitions and concerts from Australia||A collection of smaller European museums and their digital offerings|
|CBS This Morning||Museum of Modern Art|
|Arts resources for students||A series of free online art courses|
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
|Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility||Dr. Zaretta Hammond||Southern Poverty Law Center|
|Guidelines on how to counter biased or uninformed student responses to the novel coronavirus||Guidance in creating culturally responsive distance learning experiences||Resources from Teaching Tolerance with ways to provide emotional support to students to resources for families in need|
|World Central Kitchen|
|Chefs for America initiative distributing meals to children and families|
Online Learning Guidance
|The Journal||FutureEd||GA Department of Education||EHTP Schools|
|A list of ed tech companies helping educators reach students virtually||Dos and don’ts of online learning from CEO of One Schoolhouse||Online course for virtual special education support||Virtual classroom observation rubric|
|Low cost internet and technology resources|