During this global health emergency, we are required to take precautionary measures of social distancing to protect ourselves, our students, and our communities from spreading Covid-19. NJEA recognizes the challenges that this emergency remote learning environment may present for our members. We remain committed to providing ongoing support and resources to members as they navigate this new territory. To that end, we have curated some high-quality web sources through our organizational partnerships for members to utilize.
WNET has curated a list of free lessons and activities from WNET, PBS LearningMedia, and other trusted partners to help keep your students learning at home. All resources are free and standards-aligned.
- At-Home Learning: Resources for Educators
- At-Home Learning: PBS PreK-12 Digital Learning Resources
- At-Home Learning: The WNET TV Guide for Students in Grades 7-12
Kiker Learning has provided a library of blog posts about Distance Learning Strategies, and online training tools to learn about a variety of Google tools for the classroom. They have also created and shared a School Closure Planning document that can help support students, educators, and administrators for online learning. Lastly, our partners at Kiker Learning provide training for "Applied Digital Skills" using their free project-based online learning curriculum. Please, see below:
Edmodo has been a popular online learning platform used by many of our members in school districts across the state. In an effort to help support these educators, they have provided us with a Distance Learning Toolkit that includes an introductory webinar, starter activities, live streaming content, and more.
Facing History and Ourselves has provided a resource a critical resource to help educators inform their students about the facts related to Covid-19, unpack how racism impacts our perception of this pandemic, and lesson-based content to gives students the opportunity to consolidate their learning and become "upstanders" in these challenging times.
ACEs Connection has provided education resources, including mental health, for kids and families during the Coronavirus pandemic.
SPAN is a parent advocacy network that has provided a variety of resources for parents and families to access key information.
NEA Today, the premier publication for our national affiliate, has provided a list of online articles, webinars, and resources to support our members across the nation.
New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL) is a longstanding partner whose mission helps address the need for support to expand access to STEM-related learning for K-12 students across the state with free, comprehensive digital course material, which include presentations, labs, tests, homework, and more.
There have been a long list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings that may be accessed online.
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Audible Stories at Home
- Amazing Educational Resources
- Teach For All: Virtual Learning Navigator
Additionally, we have discovered websites that provide a list of "virtual tours" of museums and national parks that you can access remotely.
- You Can Virtually Tour These 500+ Museums and Galleries
- Here's 33 National Park Tours You Can Take Virtually
We will continue to engage with our members and partners to identify, curate, and share additional resources to help with the technical aspects of this emergency remote learning environment. Please, feel free to reach out to CovidDistanceLearning@njea.org with any ideas or questions