Keep up to date at the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Their Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance & Resources page has information on the re-opening of schools, meal programs, attendance policies, special education policies, and more.
The Common Core Standards are available to review, ensuring parents and caregivers can teach students the correct information during school closures.
The U.S. Department of Education has Questions and Answers on providing services to Children with disabilities during the Coronavirus Outbreak.
The Office of Educational Technology has created a Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, to get caregivers better knowledge of distance learning.
If you need a computer or reliable internet, EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.
Informing Families has checklists and resources on Back to School planning for Remote Learning.
Waterford has tips on How to Create an At-Home Learning Space for Your Child.
Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures, a guide from Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents.
CNN has but out a blog called How ‘regular school’ parents can homeschool their kids with tips for educating children at home.
Wide Open School is a new website from Common Sense Media offers families and educators resources on how to support students, including those with disabilities, during remote learning.
Common Sense media has a short video on 6 Tips for Keeping Kids Motivated for Online Learning. Education to the Core has other ideas in their article 10 Strategies for Distance Learning Success.
Lessons and Activities
Understood has ideas for 9 indoor activities for hyperactive kids.
The Best Ideas for Kids has over 100 Indoor Activities for Kids.
Bookshare.org provides accessible materials that can be customized with alternative formats for people with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers.
Open and free content is now available from on JSTOR and Artstor, which is appropriate for older students.
Audible to provide free audiobooks for children & teens during COVID-19 pandemic.
Help your elementary school-aged child put together a COVID-19 time capsule.
There are several Best Adapted and Inclusive PE Games from Marathon Kids.
Science Channel’s How It’s Made offers virtual tours for practical learning.
We Are Teachers provides links to authors who are reading books aloud online for elementary students.
Curriculum Associates provides English and Spanish versions of printable learning packets for Grades K-8.