Resources for Parents and Families

Stay-at-home orders across the country have placed new responsibilities on parents and families to provide learning opportunities while at home. This section highlights evidence-based practices and practical resources for parents and families to support continued learning for their students. Click on the “more” link to be directed to the TA Center website for additional COVID-19 resources.

  • Continuity of Learning: Resources for Families.  Families can access this set of resources as they help their children to stay connected and engaged in the shift to online education. This collection from the Comprehensive Center Network includes products and services for every grade and covering multiple content areas, with a special focus on resources that parents and children can enjoy together. More…
  • The Family Room Webinar Series. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, in collaboration with Turning the Page, facilitates weekly educational workshops and discussions to help families connect with each other and break down feelings of separation during this time of unprecedented isolation. These webinars, featuring museum educators, health experts, child psychologists, scientists, early childhood educators, and educational experts who work with diverse families across the country, provide an opportunity to engage with community partners about current parenting issues. More…
  • General Resources for Families. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium has compiled multiple resources to support families, including a general list of resources for families with students who are distance learning. More…
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Resources and Support. The Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center supports states, districts, schools, and community partners in collective work to ensure students’ civil rights and equitable access to inclusive, affirming, and safe educational experiences for all students. This site provides tips and resources for ensuring equitable learning opportunities for students during the pandemic.
  • Parent Information and Resources: COVID-19. This brief from the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the Parent Information and Resources Center speaks directly to parents about how to use positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) at home, an approach used in over 25,000 schools as a highly effective way to  build children’s social-emotional-behavioral skills and reduce challenging behaviors.. More…
  • Evidence-Based and Promising Practices to Support Continuity of Learning for Students with Disabilities. The following brief from the Office of Special Education Programs provides evidence-based and promising practices to support continuity of learning for students with disabilities and examples for families.
  • Welcome to Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) at Home. The CBM at Home webpage designed by the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) teaches families how to use a CBM to assess their child in grades K-3 to get an overall picture of his or her reading skills and risk for reading disabilities. The page also includes home based activities that are based on research and can fit into families’ daily routines.
  • Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide. This Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, by the US Department of Education helps parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience.

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Last Modified: 12/17/2020