Distance Learning


 

 DISTANCE LEARNING

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Valley PBS Educational Programming
Beginning Monday, Valley PBS (channel 18) will broadcast all-day educational programming that will be split into blocks according to grade level. The program began as a collaboration between NPR station KQED & PBS/KCET in Southern California.
 
Every Neighborhood Partnership
Check out ENP’s latest newsletter with online tools to improve your early reader skills.

ENP’s Free Literacy Kit
Materials include an instructional video to learn how to work with young children learning to read (Kinder through 2nd-grade) and access to a mentoring kit. Materials included in kit include: booklets, flashcards, and games.

FUSD Exercise Your Brain
Collection of online resources for students, families and educators.

Resources from Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
COVID-19 school closure distance learning resources.

COVID-19 Superintendent Bob Nelson’s Message to the community
This is a 6.5 minute video provided by Fresno Unified Superintendent, Bob Nelson.

Superintendent Bob Nelson Creates a New YouTube Channel
In addition, the information shared by Superintendent Nelson above, all Fresno Unified students have access to a plethora of academic tools including KAHN Academy, i-Ready and Springboard and much here on the FUSD website.

Following the Science Upstream: EarlyBird App Identifies Children with Reading Challenges
Tuesday, May 5th webinar. Emerging Models GLR Learning Tuesdays webinar, Following the Science Upstream: EarlyBird App Identifies Children With Reading Challenges.  I will moderate a conversation with Dr. Nadine Gaab and Carla Small as they share their innovative response to this challenge: EarlyBird, a 20-minute, tablet-based game that can assess children as young as pre-K while they play.

Q&A: Homeschool expert advises parents to 'do what’s best' for your family
Jamie Heston, a home-schooling parent who is on the board of the Homeschool Association of California and is a home-schooling consultant, addresses some of the most common questions parents are asking. 

Remote Learning for English Learners and Special Needs Students during COVID-19
Provided by Public Policy Institute of California, plus resources and idea bank from California Department of Education.

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman offers words of hope amid pandemic
Provided by CBS This Morning. An inspiring recitation of encouragement to all.

Secondary Science -  Virtual PLC's (Provided by FCSS) 
Looking for support with distance learning for Junior High and High School Science? 
Meetings continue weekly until June, view dates and grades, then register.  Join in any week!
 
DC Kids – Download kid-friendly, superhero-themed activities and previews of past and upcoming D.C. middle-grade graphic novels to enjoy at home.
 
Random Houses School Teachers and Librarians
Put together guides to help parents and students find grade-appropriate reads, including story time and read aloud books.
 
One-stop for Special Ed Teachers and Parents
Special Education teachers can share ideas online for serving students with disabilities during the pandemic. A coalition of more than 30 disability and education groups has created a digital one-stop shop of teaching resources.

Instructional and Professional Development (IPD) Distance Learning
Webinar trainings are being offered free of charge by the California Teachers Association (CTA). Designed for educators who are now dealing with a whole new set of challenges in mastering online teaching. These webinar trainings focus on a variety of topics such as the Basics of Virtual Lessons, Special Education Lessons, and Virtual Communication with Parents. Courses fill quickly and are all recorded. More available  on CTA website.

Resources from California Department of Education
Free educational resources for distant learning.

Free C-STEM Resources for Distance Learning Math with Coding and Robotics for K-12 Educators
the UC Davis C-STEM Center is stepping up to this unprecedented challenge and committing to helping K-12 schools across the country by providing many of our resources free of charge to schools and districts.  

Education and the Coronavirus Crisis: What’s the latest?
EdSource is tracking the impact of the coronavirus on all aspects of education in California.  See below for the latest developments compiled by EdSource staff. EdSource is regularly updating as new information is received.

How to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online
Two online-teaching experts offer advice on designing support for students. Materials include guides to help you help students with learning disabilities and resources to assist transition to remote teaching. Chronicle of Higher Education.

Home Learning for Kids and Parents Amid COVID-19 from Tufts University
Advice for turning time away from school into an opportunity for new types of learning. 

Resources for Families and Schools on Addressing Educational Needs for Students with Disabilities During School Closures: 

Teachers Share Their Favorite Free Learning Websites And Apps For Kids
These free tools provide educational and entertaining activities for kids at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Education Resources, Including Mental Health, for Kids, Families During Coronavirus Pandemic 
Provided by ACEs Connection

Teachers Share Their Favorite Free Learning Websites And Apps For Kids
These free tools provide educational and entertaining activities for kids at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scholastic is Offering Free Online Courses So Your Kids Can Keep Learning While Schools are Closed
As schools across the nation close because of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of students are stuck at home with their classes on hold. But before your child gets too excited about not having to study, rest assured, parents, Scholastic has got your back.

 

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