Resources for Teachers

This resource collection provides practical tips and resources for educators to facilitate online learning while students learn from home.  Click on the “more” link to learn more about additional resources from each technical assistance Center.

Behavior and Equitable Practices

Special Populations

  • Equity Resources for Educators. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium features resources for educators to address equity issues for English Learners, students with special needs, students with limited access to technology, students experiencing homelessness, and students who identify as LGBTQIA+. 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…
  • Evidence-Based and Promising Practices to Support Continuity of Learning for Students With Disabilities: Practices and Resources to Support Teachers. This issue brief provides evidence-based and promising practices to support continuity of learning for students with disabilities and examples for families and teachers. More…
  • Practice Brief for Remote Instruction. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and its PBIS TA Center have created a practice brief that shares tips for maintaining continuity of learning through defining classroom expectations for remote (i.e., distance) instruction and online learning environments. More…
  • An Educator’s Guide to Virtual Learning: 4 Actions to Support Students With Disabilities and Their Families. The Office of Special Education Programs provides a brief list of four things that teachers should know, and actions they can take, to guide children’s learning in a virtual setting, including links to additional resources. More…
  • Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Classroom within a PBIS Framework. The practice brief by the Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) describes the “top ten” intervention strategies effective educators implement to support all students, including students with disabilities, in their classroom.
  • 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.
  • How “Classrooms on Wheels” Continue to Reach Rural Preschoolers During the Pandemic. This blog by Regional Educational Laboratory West for early childhood providers and district leadership share that a substantial body of research has established the benefits of preschool education to young children’s ongoing academic learning and development of social and emotional skills. Because Preschool opportunities are limited in Nevada’s rural high desert, a local full-service family support nonprofit organization, Community Chest, Inc., has been reaching and teaching 3- and 4-year-olds who would not otherwise have access to a pre-K education.

Online Learning and Instruction

  • Supporting Continuity of Teaching and Learning During an Emergency. This Fact Sheet from the REMS TA Center provides teachers with key considerations for planning for remote instruction and resources and tools for facilitating distance learning.
  • Resources for Responding to COVID-19. In this blog article, the Region 9 Comprehensive Center highlights 8 resources to help educators respond to the school closures and stay-at-home orders.
  • Journal Writing About the Present for the Future – ELAR Webinar Part 1. The South-Central Equity Assistance Center introduces part one of a three-part webinar series focused on Equitable Practices for Online Learning in English Language Arts and Reading. In this webinar, trainers outline literacy lessons adaptable for all grades as students use journal writing to record their responses to a pandemic that has upended their school year.
  • From Journaling to Personal Narratives – ELAR Webinar Part 2. The South-Central Equity Assistance Center introduces part two of a three-part webinar series on Equitable Practices for Online Learning in English Language Arts and Reading. In this webinar, trainers demonstrate a process where students select one of their journal entries to expand it into a fully developed personal narrative, reflecting the significance of the COVID-19 event.
  • From Journaling and Personal Narratives to Letter Writing – ELAR Webinar Part 3. In the final installment of this three-part webinar series, trainers present steps for students to select from their journal entries one issue important to them. Students will expand their writing into a letter to someone in authority suggesting how the issue and its outcome could have been improved upon.
  • 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.
  • How Can Educators Honor Their Expertise While Using COVID-19’s Opportunity to Transform Their Practice? This blog by Region 9 Comprehensive Center for educators highlight with the COVID-19 pandemic, education moved to new modalities of face-to-face, hybrid, and remote learning, but many effective tenets of teaching and learning remain the same. Teachers should consider which parts of their practice are worth preserving and use this time to grow and transform.
  • 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.
  • Promising Practices and Approaches to Support Remote Learning. This infographic by the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic for teachers and school leaders provide promising remote learning strategies and activities to consider when there are no classroom alternatives.

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