Educational Resources During COVID-19

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Virtual Learning Opportunities

The Louisiana Department of Education has put together a guide for early learning at home.

ABC Mouse is a resource for early learners that’s being offered for free for 30 days.

Kahn Academy is offering free online courses and lessons for math, science, and the arts for all ages, plus test prep for the ACT/SAT.

PBS Kids is free and offers an amazing collection of valuable learning resources covering an impressive array of topics.

Math Games is a fantastic resource for practicing math skills; struggling students may need an adult for support.

Learnzillion has a free version with standards-aligned lessons and videos for math and English, all grade-levels.

Crash Course Kids is a YouTube channel for kids that explores science.

Stand for Children Louisiana LEAD Fellow and Pre-K educator, Kacy Patin, is releasing frequent videos and guided lessons for little learners

Additional Educational Enrichment Activities

Noggin, Nickelodeon's learning service for children ages two and up, is offering 90 days of free access to their content including read-aloud e-books, learning games, songs ideas for off-screen family activities, and more. 

Twelve museums are offering free virtual tours.

Complete list of companies offering free subscriptions due to school closures.

Download 113 coloring books from museums.

275+ enrichment activities for children at home.

BroadwayHD is offering free 7-day trials for unlimited Broadway plays.

Take virtual tours of monuments around the world with Google Arts & Culture.

Take a virtual tour of The Louvre in Paris; the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.; or The Museum of the World, a project of the British Museum.

Virtually tour National Parks of the United States with Google Earth.

Check out the Live Cams of the San Diego Zoo and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Free mindfulness classes for kids.

Kanopy offers free access to documentaries and short films through participating public libraries, colleges, and universities.

For Teachers

School nurses and administrators from throughout Louisiana can call (504) 837-6670 on weekdays from 7am to 11pm and weekends from 8am to 8pm to speak with skilled nurses staffing the Children’s Hospital New Orleans Hotline for School Wellness and Virtual Care in partnership with the LDOE.

Zoom is offering free Basic conference accounts for schools affected by Covid-19.

First Book Marketplace provides Open eBook, a resource for low income students and families to access thousands of ebooks.

Google's education blog includes free resources from Google during school closures.

The Louisiana Department of Education has released toolkits, guidelines and resources for educators and school systems for continuous education.

Education & Childcare

LDOE’s School Operations Guidance FAQs for 2020-2021 (continuously updated).

LDOE’s School Reopening Dashboard offers system reopening plans, information on devices and connectivity, and more.

US Department of Education’s Guide to Serving Students with Disabilities during Covid-19.

LOSFA’s Q&A for pass/fail grades in Fall 2020 for postsecondary students.

School an hour session with LOFSA to discuss a student’s FAFSA, Student Hub, TOPS, START questions, etc.

Click here for the LDOE’s overview of CCAP, a program providing financial assistance for childcare to low-income families while they are working or attending school.

Register to operate as a family childcare provider or an in-home provider here.

Information about emergency childcare for essential workers in Louisiana from Agenda for Children.

View the LDOE's guidance for early childhood communities and providers.  

The LDOE’s child care (re)opening decision tree.

Download the US Department of Education’s Parent & Family Digital Learning Guide.

 

Know about a resource that should be added to this list? Please email it to lainfo@stand.org and we’ll include it here.

 

Please note: inclusion of a resource in this list does not imply an endorsement by Stand for Children.

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