Resources for Schools

This resource collection from our federally-funded technical assistance Centers provides available federal guidance as well as links to resources related to how schools can maintain continuity of learning to support students and families during COVID-19. Click on the “more” link at the end of the resource description to learn more about the TA Center that produced the resource.

  • Continuity of Learning Resources. The Comprehensive Center Network has created a repository of education resources to support continuity of learning while in-person instruction is paused in response to COVID-19. More….
  • Continuity of Learning: Resources for School Leaders. This resource collection features resource lists, websites, and webinars curated by National Comprehensive Center to support local educational agencies (LEAs) in their work to protect equity and ensure continuity of learning for students.
  • Continuity of Learning: Resources for Offline Use. This resource collection from the National Comprehensive Center features websites that support learning offline. Materials available offline are vital to allow for the possibility of restricted access to technology and limited communication by students. The websites in this collection include products and services for every grade and covering multiple content areas.
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning for Education Agencies: Ensuring Continuity of Teaching and Learning During Prolonged Absences, Dismissals, and Closures. For schools, continuity of operations (COOP) planning means preparing to support the whole school community in the event of short- and long-term student and staff absences, school dismissals, and/or school closures. The COOP plan — contained in what is known as an “annex” within a school emergency operations plan (EOP) — will describe how a school or district will work to provide for the continuation of essential services during prolonged absences caused by emergencies (e.g., an infectious disease outbreak, natural disaster, or power outage).
  • Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Community of Practice. The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) TA Center Community of Practice (CoP) is a virtual space for education agencies to collaborate and learn from the experiences of others in the field as well as share resources, tools, questions, and information specific to COVID-19. Leaders involved in the field of school and/or IHE emergency management are welcome to join, from members of emergency operations planning teams and law enforcement officers to community members and parents. More…
  • Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Twitter: COVID-19 Resources. The REMS TA Center’s Twitter profile highlights its biological hazards web page. The resources created by the TA Center are related to infectious disease planning, and provides resources created by Federal partners are that relate to COVID-19, infectious disease planning, mental health, etc. The TA Center team has posted relevant resources related to preparing for the pandemic, including individual preparedness (such as handwashing tips), and how to recover, including continuity of operations planning and recovery considerations.
  • Students Experiencing Homelessness and Temporary Housing. This resource page from the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium features articles that provide recommendations for connecting schools, homelessness service systems, and families that may be experiencing homelessness and/or living in temporary housing. More…
  • Ensuring Continuity of Learning And Operations for English Learners. The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition provides resources intended for school personnel and institutions of higher education to improve distance learning and the support of English learners and their families during school closures. More…
  • Improving Attendance in a Remote Learning Environment This brief from the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) adapted the suggestions and strategies provided in the Improving Attendance and Reducing Chronic Absenteeism guide for practice during remote instruction. Strategies from both briefs may be helpful to educators and schools in implementing hybrid (in-person and remote) instructional models.
  • Going the Distance: Online Strategies for Helping Students with Disabilities. This blog by Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic for district leaders, school leaders, and teachers share research of promising practices of online learning for students with disabilities and provides suggestions education leaders should consider when working online with students with disabilities based on research findings.
  • Meaningful Online Education for Our Youngest Learners: Tips to Reconcile the Need for E-Learning with How Young Children Learn Best. This blog by Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest for early childhood and early elementary teachers provide technology-mediated learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for young learners when used in regulated amounts.
  • Back to School During COVID-19: Developers and Researchers Continue to Respond to Support In-Class and Remote Teaching and Learning. This blog by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for educators share a new resource, Guides to Education Technologies that presents information on government-supported education for in-class and remote learning. The resources are web-based and include a mix of no-cost products as well as ones that are fee-based. The following guides present resources across a wide range of educational topics appropriate for young children through postsecondary education and special education, for English Learners, and for teachers: Early Learning, Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Social Studies, and Special Education.

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