COVID-19 Resources for Educators

AZ Dept of Ed

Virtual Learning is a resource hub for teachers and families to assist them as they plan for non-traditional instruction and should be used with discretion and in the way that best fits with their school/district curricula. This is a living document that will be updated frequently.

Title IV-A Online Learning and Enrichment is a resource hub for teachers and families to assist them as they plan for non-traditional instruction and should be used with discretion and in the way that best fits with their school/district curricula. The resources include PE, Health, Arts, Virtual Field Trips, Teacher PD, Connectivity Resources, and Podcasts.

ADE’s Exceptional Student Services team has launched a new webpage solely dedicated to guidance and recommendations regarding special education services during the COVID-19 school closures. The new webpage includes information on the following: Teletherapy, Individualized Education Plans, Evaluations, FAQs, and more!

Age of Learning: Includes three software products: ABCMouse, geared towards kids 2-8 years old, Adventure Academy, which is a multi-player game geared towards kids 8-13 and Reading IQ, which is a virtual library that tests a child’s reading level and surfaces appropriate books for them. To get free access for families, your school must request it using this form.

Arizona Science Center: Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m., educators from their Learning Team present on Facebook Live, featuring teaching tips, virtual learning best practices, and review of weekly lesson plans. The Center’s recently expanded website includes more than 150 new online learning resources, including videos, articles, demonstrations, activities, and more. Daily Free Learning Workbooks for teachers to share with parents while schools are closed.

Harry Potter Books: J.K Rowling and her team have announced a special, open licence for teachers to read the seven Harry Potter books aloud to their pupils in virtual read-a-long sessions on video. This means if you’re a teacher, you’ll be able to record yourself reading Harry’s Hogwarts adventures and share these with your pupils online.

i-Ready:Printable at-home activity packs are designed to provide students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. Each pack is designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade.

Learning A-Z:  Learning A-Z is offering free access to Raz-Kids and Headsprout to those schools that don’t have these products today, which will give your students full access to literacy resources from home, or any place with an Internet connection.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Free resources for teaching math online.

PBS: Distance learning tips from one teacher to another. 

STAR Online Learning System (SOLS): ADE/ESS and Early Childhood Education (ECE), and STAR Autism Support are collaborating to offer free resources and professional learning opportunities to support school staff through this unprecedented time. Learn more about how to get FREE access to tools intended to support remote learning for all learning levels, including children who have minimal language or are non-verbal, have motor skill limitations, or have challenges attending to instruction. All educators throughout Arizona may now receive FREE access to SOLS through STAR Autism Support. The STAR Online Learning System offers programming for early-childhood and primary age students, as well as for secondary students.

TNTP: Resources for Learning at Home When Schools Close 

University of Phoenix: offering K-12 educators free online courses from its Continuing Teacher Education collection. These courses help teachers to transition smoothly from in-person to online learning in the midst of COVID-19 and provides resources on how to keep students engaged in a virtual classroom. Free online learning resources for teaching your students virtually. Virtual classroom platforms, online quizzes and assessments, video lessons, and even complete curriculum plans to get you started. Everything here is free for schools closed due to the outbreak (and some are always free).