Resources for Educators & Parents

May 29, 2020

People recognize the impact this pandemic has on the education system, and organizations are gathering resources to support teachers, learners, and parents. 

School Closures & Policy Changes

Resources for Childcare, K-12, & Students

  • Discovery Education is offering a suite of free resources (Daily DE) for parents and caregivers to compliment digital learning, resources that adapt to and complement teaching practices, as well as 40+ Virtual Field Trips for students.
  • Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) has pulled together a collection of resources for education leaders that they are updating daily. More about PIE
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber has created a COVID-19 resource page specific to parents, children, and caregivers including regular recorded webinars in partnership with Sesame Street. More about KC Chamber
  • Zoom, an online meetings and webinar platform, is offering free access to their platform for educators to stay in touch with their students and conduct online learning. More about Zoom
  • Newsela is offering free access to their platforms to teachers and full school districts, which takes complex subjects and breaks them down to make them digestible. More about Newsela.
  • Child Care Aware is providing resources for childcare providers, parents, and policymakers. More from Child Care Aware
  • Learning Heroes is providing content, tools, and other resources for parents and families, educators, and organizations. More from Learning Heroes
  • K12 is offering a list of K-12 learning programs, distance learning tools, and career path resources. More from K12.
  • Forbes outlines free online tools and resources for educators. See the list
  • The Hope Center has a guide to support college students through the pandemic. See the guide
  • CareerSafeonline is offering free learning modules for interviewing skills to schools who have current licenses with the organization. Learn more.
  • Edquity has a free app for android and iphone which allows displaced college students to search for local emergency resources (like food pantries, shelter, childcare, transportation, etc.). Learn at Edquity.co.

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