Education Resources

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is committed to ensuring that every student -- not just a lucky few -- can get an education that’s tailored to their needs and supports every aspect of their development. To help ensure that educators and families are equipped with the necessary tools and information during this transition to distance learning due to COVID-19, we’ve assembled a collection of free, online resources being offered by our partners to help during this time.

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Teachers and School Leaders

2Revolutions

2Revolutions is offering resources to school districts, higher education institutions and educators. Resources include an educator tool kit and free registration for a new course on deeper online learning, and a new group on its InspirED Social Learning Platform called Teaching In PJ Pants for teachers to share tips and tricks with one another.

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American Federation of Teachers

American Federation of Teachers developed an interactive resource list of questions to ask when preparing for school closures.

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Bellwether Education Partners

Bellwether Education Partners is offering pro bono services to school districts and charter school networks who are figuring out how to address a variety of issues related to operations, strategy and decision-making, state and federal policy guidance, curriculum and instruction, and financial planning during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Beloved Community

Beloved Community is offering a webinar for organizations on centering equity in their COVID-19 response strategies.

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Brightwheel

Brightwheel is offering resources on their website for early learning center owners/administrators – including a guide on financial and loan resources and a guide with steps child care providers can take to ensure safety of families and staff, maintain financial stability, and continue supporting their community.

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Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is making important information and resources available to guide home learning, for families around the world faced with the difficult task of homeschooling children during school closures. For every country in which Bridge operates, they will compile a daily homeschooling activity plan for people, parents, and caregivers that is class, grade, and country specific.

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Catalyst:Ed

Catalyst:Ed and Leading Elephants is offering school and system leaders a roadmap to navigate COVID-related uncertainties and plan from now to summer and beyond, while centering on their values and their commitment to equity. Their roadmap provides concrete actions, curated resources, examples of support available through the Catalyst:Ed expert network, and leadership guidance.

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The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), is offering tips and guidelines for school leaders to support the social and emotional needs of adults and students. Both children and adults may feel a range of emotions during this time — fear, anxiety, stress, curiosity, and uncertainty — and resources help schools and districts continue to foster safe, supportive learning environments and positive adult-student relationships, while learning how to develop strategies for keeping themselves and their communities healthy.

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Digital Promise

Digital Promise is hosting a library of online learning resources intended for educators and can be filtered by type, grade, and subject. All of the included resources are free and meet Digital Promise’s student privacy criteria.

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Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC)

Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) is disseminating resources via their network to help guide organizations that are working in real time to respond to COVID-19.  Information for schools includes where to get free Zoom accounts, maps of school closures by state, a weekly webinar series to discuss how K-12 schools are coping and share best practices and more.

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EdSurge

EdSurge has an active guide for schools responding to the coronavirus that includes guides to digital learning, webinars, news, and a comprehensive set of resources of available digital learning resources.

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Ellevation

Ellevation is offering Ellevation Distance Learning, a free K-12 resource that includes research-based activities specifically adapted to support educators of English language learners in distance learning environments.

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FoodCorps

FoodCorps is providing support to AmeriCorps service members and services to communities based on their needs –whether it is emergency food relief, innovative school meal distribution, or webinar-based education.

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Fugees Family Academy

Fugees Family Academy Founder and CEO, Luma Muflleh has written an op-ed about homeschooling, emphasizing the importance of a whole child approach to meeting the physical, emotional, mental and academic needs, and in fostering safety and well-being of children and families during this time of school closures.

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The International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)

The International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) has published 10 strategies for online learning to help teachers who are making their classrooms virtual for the first time.

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KQED

KQED is offering daily 15-minute webinars for teachers to help them get started using PBS Learning Media resources (compatible with Google Classroom).

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Latinos for Education

Latinos for Education launched a new online platform for educators called EdCentro. The new site offers educators from coast to coast, the opportunity to find a community that speaks to their reality and engage. On the platform members can connect virtually, access resources for Latinx educators and engage in critical conversations related to COVID-19.

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LeanLab

LeanLab shared resources with full lessons and curricula that can be delivered virtually.

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The Learning Accelerator

The Learning Accelerator has pulled together a variety of resources around how educators can help navigate learning during uncertain times.

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The Learning Policy Institute

The Learning Policy Institute has compiled a list of resources for teachers and parents, including some for English Learners and students with exceptional needs. LPI is also featuring a blog series that explores evidence-based and equity-focused strategies and investments to address the current crisis and build long-term systems capacity.

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Learningkeepsgoing.org

Learningkeepsgoing.org has practical resources and expert-sourced tools for educators to assist them with online learning, including a help desk for educators, that is managed by the International Society for Education Technology (ISTE).

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Marshall Street

Marshall Street has developed a series of practical resources for schools, teachers, and parents to help navigate school closures based on expressed needs from their partners. Resources include information on individual education plans (IEPs), distance learning accommodations, family engagement, at-home activities, and supports for parents and families.

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New Leaders

New Leaders is offering a curated list of resources to help educators navigate the changing landscape as well as insights on how to preserve community, protect learning, and promote connectedness in its Leadership Changes Everything blog. It also plans to offer coaching to help problem-solve and adapt to the challenges educators face during and after the pandemic.

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New Teacher Center (NTC)

New Teacher Center (NTC) is launching a series of student-centered, evidence-based communities of practice, webinars and resources for the education community in their Resource and Community Support Hub.

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Newsela

Newsela is supporting teachers and administrators by providing resources to help plan and continue instruction during the crisis. This includes providing free access to its entire product suite through the end of the 2019/20 school year, free access to professional learning resources, and free content to help teachers educate students and keep them informed about COVID-19 in a way that’s accurate, responsible and empowering. Additionally, they published a guide on how to prepare for distance learning.

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NYC Leadership Academy

NYC Leadership Academy has posted an informative blog around the importance of focusing on behaviors and practices, not specific population groups, and the role leaders will play during this time of crisis.

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Panorama Education

Panorama Education has been working with partner districts to develop resources for social-emotional learning  and virtual learning while schools are closed. Additionally, they have begun offering free daily virtual professional learning workshops including Mindfulness Strategies for Adult and Student Wellness, Building Connectedness and Belonging for Students While School Buildings are Closed, and Using Zoom Video Conferencing to Connect with Students and Families and to Power Remote Learning.

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The Policy Innovators in Education Network

The Policy Innovators in Education Network has published a collection of resources for school and district emergency preparedness and then mental well-being of children.

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PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is offering its Family Playlists® free of charge to all schools and districts impacted by COVID-19 from now through the end of the school year. Family Playlists are completely mobile enabled and can be delivered in more than 100 languages.

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Quill

Quill has launched a new initiative to help teachers and parents impacted by school closures. As part of the Initiative, Quill is providing free access to Quill Premium hosting drop-in Q&A sessions for teachers and parents, and resources for parents and guardians looking for resources to help their kids improve their writing skills.

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Teach for America

Teach for America built a COVID-19 Resource Hub that includes curriculum development materials for teachers shifting to online teaching, resources and plans for school and district leaders managing school closures, educational equity advocacy resources, and stories of hope from their communities.

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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has published the SETDA Coalition for eLearning — an online portal of resources, policies, exemplars and professional learning to support state leaders and partners take collective action around teaching and learning in the digital age.

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TNTP

TNTP published a guide for district leaders of Resources for Learning at Home When Schools Close.

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Turnaround for Children

Turnaround for Children has curated a list of resources — including a podcast and blog post — to help people take care of themselves and their children, physically and emotionally, at the same time.

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Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. The site has resources for students with special needs and materials for English language learners (ELL).

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Zearn

Zearn made its K-5 curriculum — including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation — available for free. Kids, teachers, parents, and caregivers can directly access its top-rated content 24/7, outside of school, including materials that can be used without a device.

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Families and Students

Age of Learning

Age of Learning is providing free home access to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ for all affected families in the U.S. for the duration of the crisis. They are also working in Japan with their partner Rakuten, and globally with UNICEF, to support the many millions of students around the world that cannot attend school.

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ASSET

ASSET is partnering with high school and college students to share techniques to help people feel less anxious, more hopeful, and ultimately supported by a community of peers. ASSET will also be posting new videos on Instagram daily for the rest of the school year.

 

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The Atlanta Speech School

The Atlanta Speech School has opened a free, online school for families that do not have access to early childhood education opportunities, creating an experience where learning and early brain development can go forward in the home, during this time of crisis.

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Brightbeam

Brightbeam published a list of resources available to families — from learning activities to places to secure food — to put power in the hands of families and communities.

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Center for Mind Body Medicine

Center for Mind Body Medicine is offering self-care resources, and free access to its Mind-Body Skills Groups, which can help reduce stress, develop effective coping skills, enhance well-being and build resilience.

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Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute is publishing a series of newsletters designed to help families and children who are coping with additional anxiety related to the COVID-19 virus, as well as disruptions to their daily routines, school closings, and so many other things that can affect mental health. They have also created a centralized destination of COVID-19 content on their website that includes specific articles, videos and links to content that is relevant to good mental health as families seek to manage through the coronavirus.

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Common Sense Education

Common Sense Education published resources for parents to find educational video games and apps and ways to assess if an online tool is useful for learning, as well as a set of resources for teachers to prepare for school closures, including collaboration tools and lesson resources.

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Center for Healthy Minds

Center for Healthy Minds is making its scientifically-backed Healthy Minds Program App available for free to help people manage stress during this time of monumental adjustment and ever-changing news stories.

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Hip Hop Health

Hip Hop Health offers a resource called H.Y.P.E at Home!, which includes a collection of fun, standards-based dance breaks that encourage physical activity at home. No gym or equipment necessary.

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Learning Heroes

Learning Heroes has made their Learning Hero Roadmap available, which provides creative ways to make learning fun at home.

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The Learning Policy Institute

The Learning Policy Institute has compiled a list of resources for teachers and parents, including some for English Learners and students with exceptional needs. LPI is also featuring a blog series that explores evidence-based and equity-focused strategies and investments to address the current crisis and build long-term systems capacity.

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Learningkeepsgoing.org/Parents

Learningkeepsgoing.org/Parents has practical resources and expert-sourced tools for families to support learning during extended school closures curated by the International Society for Education Technology (ISTE) and EdSurge.

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Lovevery

Lovevery, which issues stage-based weekly content for children ages 0 – 24 month-olds and activities up to 48+ months, has a blog with screen-free activities and products, including lists of activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Next Generation Politics / YVote

Next Generation Politics and YVote have released civic resources, created and edited by teens, including a blog and podcast, The Round Table. The blog and podcast provide a platform for conversation and engagement of civically-minded young people from different parts of the country, and foster dialogue across various divides — socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, political, and regional — and to challenge norms and represent all kinds of diversity, especially of perspective and ideas.

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PBS Kids

PBS Kids has published guidance on how to talk to kids about the coronavirus.

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Playworks

Playworks’ resources and game library help keep students active while at home. The library includes games that can be played anywhere, with all ages, requiring little to no equipment. They are also posting 5-7 Play at Home Recess segments on Facebook three times a day.

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PilotLight Food and Education Center

PilotLight Food and Education Center has published family resources including family lessons, activities and recipes in English and Spanish. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2pm PT, PilotLight will be showing videos live on their social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook @pilotlightchefs).

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street has launched Sesame Street in Communities with relevant new videos, printables, and learning-at-home resources for families. Visite Sesame Street en las Comunidades para recursos en español.

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Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. The site has resources for students with special needs and materials for English language learners (ELL).

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Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors is launching Virtual School Day, a free resource that helps parents build an individualized at-home learning curriculum for their students, including live, online classes; adaptive assessments; and relevant Learning Tools content. Tools are intended to help parents during a time when they’re both overwhelmed and unsure about how to proceed.

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Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is sharing webinars, resources, and articles to help communities.

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