Resources for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

August 25, 2020

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K-12 Subject Matter Specific Support Resources

As higher education campuses across the country mobilize quickly to deliver face-to-face programs in a virtual synchronous setting, local K-12 schools are also being faced with the same issue. Academic Partnerships would like to help school districts with strategies for online instruction. These resources detail how teachers and administrators can leverage new and existing tools to help speed the process of virtual delivery and also help students so they can know what to expect in an online class.

This page will be updated regularly to include new information.

Updated as of 6.9.20

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Resources

Video-conferencing Tips

K-12 Zoom Training

Tips and Tools for Teachers and Administrators – Virtual Delivery

Tips and Tools for Students – Participating in Virtual Coursework

Provider: Annenberg Learner

Title: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

K-12 educators, students, and lifelong learners may access Annenberg Learner resources for free at Learner.org. When on the website you can select “professional development” or “classroom” and access resources for either or both by subject area.


Provider: ACT

Title: ACT Training for K-12 Professionals

Audience: Educational Leadership (Superintendents, Principals, etc.)

Category: Professional Development

ACT training events provide the opportunity to:

  • Learn strategies that are immediately useful in the classroom
  • Examine new ways to use ACT data when counseling students
  • Make connections between curriculum and college and career readiness

Provider: PBS TeacherLine

Title: Professional Development from America’s #1 Trusted Educational Media Brand

Audience: K -12 Teachers with a Focus on K-3

Category: Professional Development

There are both facilitated courses for graduated credit and self-paced courses for certificates available. PBS TeacherLine offers courses that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies! PBS TeacherLine offers self-paced courses typically require 1.5 to 4 hours of study.


Provider: Families In Schools

Title: Staff Professional Development

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

Families In Schools has developed an array of tools and trainings that help educational institutions, and community based organization, better work with and partner with families.


Provider: TED Talks Education by Apple

Title: TED Education

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world’s greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world


Provider: ALISON

Title: Teaching and Training Professionals Courses

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

These free online teaching and training professionals courses will teach you how to effectively instruct and understand the needs of a variety of learners. Assembled with many different types of student in mind, this page contains courses designed to teach you how you can best instruct others, be they students with special needs, working professionals, or even other teachers!


Provider: edX-K12

Title: K- 12 Courses

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

Take free online K12 education courses to build your skills and advance your career. Take courses about K12 education and other in-demand topics from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.


Provider: edWeb.net

Title: Free Education Webinars

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

It offers free Webinars. You can ioin live or receive a link to the recording and then you will earn a certificate in curriculum and instruction.


Provider: Intel

Title: Education Teaching Tools and Resources

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

On-going professional development is a critical factor in education transformation. For technology implementations to be successful, teachers need the skills to make effective use of the technology in the classroom. Intel’s teacher professional development courses help teachers move towards mastering those skills, improving teaching and learning.


Provider: DePaul College of Education

Title: `K-12 Online Teaching Resources

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development and Teaching Resources

Webinars on teaching online in all subject areas to make sure students are engaged and students are effectively being assessed.
Also included are various links divided by subject area for resources for teaching


Provider: Acer for Education

Title: Remote Learning: a comparison among top collaboration tools

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

A comparison for collaboration tools


Provider: AALAS

Title: RTOL

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

A guide for the rapid transition to online providing a step by step guide and distill the most essential needs.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

There are instructional resources by subject provided but also information on online pedagogy to help teachers move to online


Provider: NYC Department of Education

Title: Learn at Home

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

Information for parents and teachers about learning at home.

Provider: Understanding Language website by Stanford

Title: Understanding Language

Audience: K-12 ELA

Category: Professional Development

Professional development courses and resources for language teachers.


Provider: Achieve 3000

Title: Achieve3000 Literacy at Home Digital

Audience: K-12 ELA

Category: Professional Development

Log in any time and read great articles and stories and then complete activities that will help you build your skills.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 ELA

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Read Write Think

Title: ReadWriteThink

Audience: K-12 ELA

Category: Teaching Resources

This website provides classroom resources, professional development, videos, and parent resources for reading and language.

Provider: Midnight Music

Title: Free Music Tech Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Music

Category: Professional Development

A list of courses, most of which are free, to gain a professional development certificate for music educators.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Arts

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: The Art Assignment

Title: Assignments

Audience: K-12 Arts

Category: Teaching Resources

Educational video series that explores art and art history through the various lenses. Co-production of PBS Digital Studios and Complexly.


Provider: The Kennedy Center

Title: Lessons & Activities

Audience: K-12 Arts

Category: Teaching Resources

Arts-centered, standards-based resources for in and out of school. Filter content by grade, arts subject, and duration.


Provider: Google

Title: Arts & Culture

Audience: K-12 Arts

Category: Teaching Resources

Online platform for over 2000 museums and archives. Contains associated activities as well. Also has an available app.


Provider: Save the Music Foundation

Title: Music Education Resources

Audience: K-12 Music

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for remote teaching and learning, online education, and virtual concerts and tours.

Provider: Education Week

Title: Math Webinars

Audience: K-12 Math

Category: Professional Development

Education Week includes a collection of free webinars on mathematics and professional development resources for teachers.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Math

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Share My Lesson

Title: Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

Audience: K-12 Math

Category: Teaching Resources

This resource contains lesson plans, resources, webinars, and activities on math, financial literacy, and statistics. This resource page was created during April 2020.


Provider: Math Games

Title: Math Games

Audience: K-8 Math

Category: Teaching Resources

Free math games for skill practice. Games available for a variety of skill sets. Instructors can also create PDF worksheets from the content.


Provider: Desmos

Title: Desmos Teacher Classroom Activities

Audience: 7-12 Math

Category: Teaching Resources

A digital collection of free math activities for teachers and students. Contains videos and interactive components.

Provider: Harvard

Title: Online Science Courses

Audience: K-12 Science

Category: Professional Development

Expand your horizons and enroll in one of hundreds of free, credit or open certificate science courses through Harvard University’s Online Learning program.


Provider: edX Science

Title: edX

Audience: K-12 Science

Category: Professional Development and Teaching Resources

Science is one of the most popular subjects on edX and online courses range from beginner to advanced levels. Areas of study include neuroscience, genotyping, DNA methylation, innovations in environmental science, modern astrophysics and more from top universities and institutions worldwide.


Provider: MIT Open CourseWare

Title: Open Courses

Audience: K-12 Science

Category: Professional Development

It offers a variety of free online science courses


Provider: American Chemical Society

Title: Chemistry Education Resources

Audience: K-12 Chemistry

Category: Teaching Resources

Lesson plans, classroom resources, and activities for chemistry at home


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Science

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.

Provider: PBS Learning Media

Title: Bring the World to Your Classroom

Audience: K-12 STEM

Category: Teaching Resources

PBS curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for PD in STEM.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 STEM

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: The Concord Consortium

Title: STEM Resource Finder

Audience: K -12 STEM and Science and Math

Category: Teaching Resources

Accurate models and activities that can be filtered by type and grade. Contains physics, chemistry, life science, engineering, earth & space, and mathematics examples.


Provider: Science Buddies

Title: STEM Activities for Kids

Audience: K-6 STEM

Category: Teaching Resources

Explore experiments, engineering challenges, and demonstrations.


Provider: Jason Learning

Title: Free Webinars for Educators

Audience: K-12 STEM

Category: Professional Development

Free webinars offered to teachers and administrators about teaching STEM at a distance.

Provider: National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Title: NCSS Institutes and Webinars

Audience: K-12 Social Studies

Category: Professional Development

NCSS provides webinars to some of the best educational programming available to the social studies professional


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Social Studies

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Britannica Digital Learning

Title: Britannica Launch Packs Social Studies

Audience: High School Social Studies

Category: Teaching Resources

Free, emergency support and virtual-learning classroom resources for Social Studies


Provider: Big History Project

Title: Big History Project

Audience: K-12 Social Studies

Category: Teaching Resources

Free, online social studies course that emphasizes skill development. Online professional development and a teacher community is also available.

Provider: The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

Title: PDP – Professional Development Courses

Audience: K-12 Special Education

Category: Professional Development

This site provides a selection of PDP Courses, Video Lectures, and PowerPoint Presentation


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Special Education

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.
Be sure to check out “Supporting Students with Disabilities”


Provider: NYC Department of Education

Title: Specialized Instruction and Student Supports

Audience: K-12 Special Education

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources designed to support children at home including information on assistive technology and therapy supports for physical, speech, and motor skills.

Provider: Coursera

Title: Arizona State University TESOL Professional Certificate

Audience: K-12 TESOL

Category: Professional Development

“This course is designed for anyone who wants to teach English anywhere in the world. If you want to become a teacher, polish your teaching skills, or add a credential to your resume, this is the course for you! Get certified by a nationally-ranked university.”


Provider: U Texas

Title: Foreign Language Teaching Methods

Audience: Foreign Language Teachers

Category: Professional Development

The website provides professional development learning modules for foreign language instruction at the high-school level


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: Foreign Language Teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Colorín Colorado!

Title: Resource Library

Audience: ELL Teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Guides and toolkits, reading tip sheets for parents/educators, ELL resources from A-Z, the DOE English Learner Tool Kit, and a FAQ page about teaching English Language Learners

Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K- 12 PE and Health teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Online Physical Education Network (OPEN)

Title: Tools for Creating an Active Home

Audience: K-12 PE Teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources provided for and by Physical Education instructors teaching at a distance and parents that homeschool. Contains physical activity logs (K-12) in both English and Spanish. Also contains 7-week Phys Ed packets for k-2, 3-5, middle school, and high school.


Provider: Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH)

Title: Hip Hop Public Health Resource Center

Audience: K-12 PE and Health teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Repository of music, videos, and teaching guides. These resources can be sorted by content area, media type, grade level, and Health Ed and Phys Ed learning standards


Provider: Peer Health Exchange

Title: Let’s Talk: Your Health

Audience: High School Health teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

A library of health resources, including videos by peer health educators, to help teens take care of themselves (Stress, anxiety, sexual health, etc.)


Provider: FITNESSGRAM The Cooper Institute

Title: COVID-19 Fitness & PE Resources

Audience: K-12 PE Teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

A list of free resources for physical education and physical activity for students, parents and teachers who are practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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