Increasing Student Achievement through Innovation & Instructional Excellence

DEED's Division of Innovation & Education Excellence has launched this Teaching & Learning Support site to offer information, resources, and leadership to educators across Alaska.

Links to tools, resources, and publications on this site are for informational purposes only and do not indicate endorsements of the tools by DEED. Teachers should work with their school leadership to ensure selected tools are appropriate for their individual settings.

If you are an Alaskan teacher, and would like to showcase how you use particular tools and resources with your students, please contact Brittnay Bailey

Department contacts: Tammy Van Wyhe and Brittnay Bailey

Featured Resources


AK Edu Resources Matrix

Use the table below to sort and search for educational resources vetted by the AK DEED and partners.

ResourceDescriptionGrade BandContent AreaPostedcategories_hfiltertags_hfilter
AK Education Network – Project ECHO NewsletterProfessional LearningAugust 13, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsfeatured
AkPLNProfessional LearningAugust 13, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsfeatured
Common Sense Education “How to Host a Virtual Back-to-School Night”Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, SecondaryAugust 13, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsfeatured
Rural Educators NetworkAn EdCamp style, virtual meeting via Zoom specifically designed for Alaska’s rural educatorsProfessional LearningAugust 13, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsfeatured
Covid-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others?We will help you, and your community, understand the science of the virus that causes COVID-19 and other viruses like it.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, SecondaryJune 19, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsscience
Online Learning Using the 5 EsA collection of videos and samples on the 5Es instructional model by Catlin Tucker.Professional LearningJune 18, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsprofessional-development
HyperDoc TemplatesThe HyperDoc templates below contain different methodologies; however, the main methodology stems from the 5E model.Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, , , June 18, 2020elementary middleschool secondary grade-bandscte ela offline science
ACT Digital Learning Landing PageWe’re committed to serving community needs during this challenging time. The resources below are adaptable for use in home, through online learning and in workforce settingsSecondary, , , June 9, 2020secondary grade-bandscte ela math onlinelearning
ACT Digital Learning Press ReleaseACT is Providing Free Digital Learning Resources for Students and the Workforce Impacted by COVID-19Secondary, , , June 9, 2020secondary grade-bandscte ela math onlinelearning
ACT Student FAQQuestions about scheduling, rescheduling or making changes to a registrationSecondary, June 9, 2020secondary grade-bandsela math
REL NorthwestThe ten Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) work in partnership to conduct applied research and training with a mission of supporting a more evidence-based education systemProfessional LearningMay 6, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsprofessional-development
Educational Leadership: Getting Remote Learning RightThis Educational Leadership® (EL®) special report aims to provide guidance and spark reflection, discussion, and problem-solving on the unprecedented challenges facing school leaders and educators during the novel coronavirus crisis.Professional LearningMay 6, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsprofessional-development
Sea Grant AlaskaAlaska Seas and Watersheds teaching activities, developed by Alaska teachers, provide high-quality lesson plans and units. Complete and ready to use, aligned with Alaska state science standards.At-Home Learning, Elementary, Middle School, PrimaryMay 6, 2020family-learning elementary middleschool primary grade-bandsscience
Transition Tuesdays (SERRC)SERRC staff are helping students prepare for post-secondary transition with a new activity and video posted each week this month.Middle School, Secondary, May 4, 2020middleschool secondary grade-bandsell iep504
COVID-19 Curriculum MaterialsActivities to help build scientific literacy about COVID-19 through modeling and simulation of virus spread. Includes activities that address the social impacts of the virus and considering it through multiple …SecondaryApril 30, 2020secondary grade-bandsscience
Flatten the CurveActivity with free software download to model natural phenomena such as the epidemiology of the COVID-19 pandemic.SecondaryApril 30, 2020secondary grade-bandsscience
HG HelixActivities, videos, and educational support materials for teaching during the pandemic. Includes sections on COVID-19.SecondaryApril 30, 2020secondary grade-bandsscience
Coronavirus: What’s the Real Story?Students generate and prioritize questions about the coronavirus and evaluate scientific and/or technical information from multiple authoritative sources.SecondaryApril 30, 2020secondary grade-bandsscience
Responding to a Mystery IllnessCurriculum module where students examine the coronavirus outbreak from the point of view of an outbreak response team member.SecondaryApril 30, 2020secondary grade-bandsscience
Coronavirus: A Book for ChildrenAn introduction to COVID-19 basics, including transmission, prevention, response/treatment, and social considerations.ElementaryApril 30, 2020elementary grade-bands
Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected WorldElementary, Middle School, SecondaryApril 30, 2020elementary middleschool secondary grade-bandsscience
Covering COVID-19Resource hub from the Smithsonian Magazine featuring in-depth explainers, basic virology lessons, virtual travel stories and historical analysis.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 30, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsscience
PBS resources for CoronavirusResources such as documents, short videos, and media galleries to help students better understand coronaviruses, their prevention, and treatment. Separate pages for elementary and secondary activities. Direct links for Google …Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 30, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsscience
Daily DoTasks focused on engaging students in topical real-world learning scenarios, including infectious diseases and effects of a pandemic.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 30, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsscience
Teachable Moments of COVID-19Quick “bites” of relevant COVID-19 information that can help teachers better understand content or form the basis of a problem-based or case-based lesson plan or unit.Middle School, SecondaryApril 30, 2020middleschool secondary grade-bandsscience
SketchUp for SchoolsSketchUp is used to 3D modeling and printing. The Pro version is available through AK DEED.Middle School, Secondary, , April 29, 2020middleschool secondary grade-bandscte math science
Alaska Statewide Virtual SystemAK DEED is providing online courses free-of-charge to students in Alaskan districts.Middle School, Secondary, , , , April 28, 2020middleschool secondary grade-bandscte ela math science social-studies
APS 2020 FAQAlaska Performance Scholarship FAQ for the COVID spring of 2020.SecondaryApril 27, 2020secondary grade-bands
WritableFrom assessment to practice, Writable helps schools organize their writing programs around research-backed instruction and feedback – for every teacher and student.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 22, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bands
AASB Alaska At-Home ResourcesResources for Parents and Educators with Students at Home. AASB has provided a list of online resources that can help, as well as numerous companies offering their platforms and materials …PreK, Primary, , , April 17, 2020pk primary grade-bandsarts ela ell social-studies
eBook K-8 CollectionThis collection contains more than 15,000 e-books chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools. The collection can …Elementary, Middle School, PrimaryApril 16, 2020elementary middleschool primary grade-bandsela
FUNexpectedGet your child excited about learning and solving problems! Funexpected Math is an interactive environment, that embeds findings in educational neuroscience into digital learning games for children aged 3 to …PreKApril 15, 2020pk grade-bandsmath
Reading for Students at Risk for Reading Difficulties, Including DyslexiaLesson Plans for practicing different parts of reading – grades K-5.Elementary, PrimaryApril 15, 2020elementary primary grade-bands
Amplify ReadingAmplify Reading is a digital literacy program (free for now) that boosts reading growth through personalized instruction and practice in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and close reading.Elementary, PrimaryApril 15, 2020elementary primary grade-bandsela
Read Aloud LessonsStudents go on a journey through American history to learn about Colonial America and how the United States became a nation, watching videos, listening to read-alouds, and discovering new words.PreK, Primary, April 15, 2020pk primary grade-bandsela social-studies
Rhythm of the NorthA series of videos that engage young people in music, arts, and more. Johnny B., a retired school teacher, shares his music and his home in Homer, Alaska.Elementary, PrimaryApril 15, 2020elementary primary grade-bandsarts
WideOpenSchoolCurated lists of educational resources for teachers and families.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsarts cte ela math science social-studies
Perot Museum of Nature and ScienceInvestigate prehistoric times and discover what a fossil dig looks like and design a dig site to find dinosaur bones. Scroll to the end to find Alaska specific content!Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsscience social-studies
Science BobA collection of science experiments with instructions that you can do right at home. Great experiments to try as a family!Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsscience
Educational Leadership MagazineFeatures expert advice, personal reflections, and resources on teaching and learning during the coronavirus crisis, including issues of instructional quality, equity, social-emotional learning, and student and family support.Professional LearningApril 15, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsonlinelearning
Accessibility, Inclusion and Remote Learning1-hour webinar covering services and supports for students with disabilities during remote learning. Specific to Microsoft and MS tools.Professional LearningApril 15, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsonlinelearning
NCCER & PearsonNational Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and Pearson provide temporary free access to Pearson online learning materials (for available titles) through the end of this term.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Professional Learning, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandscte
Adapted PrintableActivities and worksheets for beginning math, early literacy, and executive functioning skills. Engaging, hands-on tasks that explore foundational concepts. Free, but requires an email registration to access the resources.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsela ell iep504 math
Social Skills GamesInteractive simulations to develop self-regulation, independent living, and social skills. Note: The site is hosted by Australian universities so game characters have Australian accents.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsiep504 sel
Anxiety Management StrategiesAn article detailing techniques for reducing anxiety, including breathing exercises, visualization, and journaling.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsiep504 sel
Building Social SkillsTools for supporting behavior, in the classroom and at home. Activities to practice daily living skills, communication, and prosocial behavior.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsiep504 sel
Council for Exceptional ChildrenCEC is offering free membership to any non-member educator, now through May 31, 2020.Professional LearningApril 15, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsiep504
Reading Strategies and SupportsDetailed lesson plans, including materials, for building reading skills. Topics include phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension, and more.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsela ell iep504
Practical Strategies and Resources for English LearnersThis padlet compiles resources for supporting English Learners, including instructional materials, family resources, professional development, and more.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsaccess ell sel
BrainPop ELLStudents are given a placement test assessing their knowledge of the English language. Based on results, students are assigned lessons at their level. Requires a subscription, however it’s currently free.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsela ell iep504
Global Online Learning AcademyGet information on best practices for online learning and links to further reading to dive deeper.Professional LearningApril 15, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsonlinelearning
Making Virtual More HumanThis article provides concrete ideas for educators to create a more effective virtual learning environment.Professional LearningApril 15, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsonlinelearning
ASDN Live Remote Teaching Support Sessions (Recordings)ASDN hosted and has posted recordings of the sessions they gave in the spring of 2020 for remote teaching support.Professional Learning, April 15, 2020professional-learning grade-bandsela math
WonderopolisEach day, Wonderopolis poses an intriguing question like ‘Why didn’t Canada Buy Alaska?’ Great for families that are learning together, or for teachers to provide a daily, low-bandwidth literacy activity.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsela science social-studies
Ideas for Families Unexpectedly HomeschoolingA wealth of videos, activities, and resources to engage students at home.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , , , , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsarts ela ell gifted-talented iep504 math pe science social-studies
UDL GuidelinesAn overview of Universal Design for Learning, planning lessons and activities based on multimodal instruction and multiple intelligences. Site includes specific strategies for differentiating lessons for Engagement, Representation, and Expression.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsaccess ell gifted-talented iep504
UDL ChecklistA lens to promote access for all learners. Slowly embed supports by altering one or two checkpoints to open access points for students with different learning styles, preferences, or needs.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsaccess ell gifted-talented iep504
Microsoft AccessibilityAn overview of tools for microsoft users the can be enabled to support vision, hearing, neurodiversity, and more, as well as classroom accessibility blog.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsaccess ell iep504
Google G-Suite AccessibilityThis site provides a clear, app-by-app description of available supports, including Gmail, Docs, Classroom, and more. A quick reference chart allows for an overview of features available by app.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsaccess ell iep504
Chromebook AccessibilityStep-by-step directions for enabling accessibility features, as well as video tutorials.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning grade-bandsaccess ell iep504
Smartphone AccessibilityA review of built-in assistive technology available with iOS and Android.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsaccess ell iep504
Goal PlanClear. simple template students can use to map out their own learning goals.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsell gifted-talented iep504 sel
Goal TrackerDownloadable form to facilitate communication between student, family, and school staff about goal progress.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsell gifted-talented iep504 sel
Strategies for Learning at HomeTips and tricks for caregivers working with students at home including organization, time management, attention, and memory.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bands
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain TimesThese seven strategies are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with autism. Examples and ready-made resources are included to help caregivers implement these strategies.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsiep504
Campbell Creek Science CenterReady for your next outdoor adventure? Each simple activity will help you develop your observational skills, creativity, and a connection to your local ecosystems.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary grade-bandsarts pe science
Code.org At HomeThis leads to options for teachers and families just getting started as well as continuing the learning journey they have begun this year.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandscte
Take a “Code Break”Tune and learn with staff at code.org and Hadi Partovi the founder to learn code together. Parents sign up to participate. Wednesdays 10am to 1pm they will be online.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandscte
Express courseLearn computer science by trying lessons at your own pace! Learn to create computer programs, develop problem-solving skills, and work through fun challenges! Make games and creative projects to share.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandscte
Unplugged activitiesCS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandscte
PBIS Resources to Support Students During the PandemicDuring these uncertain times, the Center on Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) shares resources available to help guide the work you do around student behavior.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsonlinelearning
Achieve3000 Literacy Printable PacketsPrintable packets at all grade and reading levelsElementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsela
The Kennedy CenterLesson plans sorted by grade levels, subjects, and duration. As an Alaskan teacher, this site is one of my favorites for learning any content paired with critical/creative thinking skills.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , , , , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsarts ela ell gifted-talented pe science sel social-studies
Project GutenbergA library of over 60,000 free eBooks, download or read online. Find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsela
Story Time From SpaceAstronauts aboard the International Space Station read a collection of illustrated children’s books and conduct science experiments. Check out the Notable Notebooks: Scientists and Their Writing entry.Elementary, Primary, April 15, 2020elementary primary grade-bandsela science
Which One Doesn’t BelongWebsite dedicated to providing thought-provoking puzzles for math teachers and students. There are no answers provided as there are many different and correct ways of choosing which one doesn’t belong.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsaccess ell gifted-talented iep504 math sel
Estimation 180Building number sense one day at a time through activities you can do at home. There are lessons for grades 4-8, in addition to daily estimation activities for the family.Elementary, Middle School, PrimaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary grade-bandsmath
Esti-MysteriesEstimation meets mystery: wonder what number is represented by an image. Clues require math to narrow possibilities. Students use estimation skills to solve the mystery and find the missing number.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsmath
Bedtime MathPosts daily math problems for families to build mathematical literacy. Just 5 minutes of number fun for kids and parents. Read a fact, followed by math riddles at different levels.Elementary, PreK, Primary, April 15, 2020elementary pk primary grade-bandsell math
Turner’s GOWGraph of the Week is one way to improve math literacy skills. Students will become sharper, analytical thinkers in today’s world analyzing current-day graphs.Elementary, Middle School, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool secondary grade-bandsmath
ASAP ScienceASAP Science YouTube video series on a mission of “Making science make sense.” Check out the Periodic Table Song, challenges such as which is better Paper Towels or Hand Dryers.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Secondary, April 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsgifted-talented science
BrainCraftVanessa Hill is your friendly neighborhood science educator and psychology specialist. She makes videos about your brain, body and behavior to help you better understand yourself and the world.Middle School, Secondary, April 15, 2020middleschool secondary grade-bandsgifted-talented scienct
Code.orgAccess grade level curriculum and learn to code with support. Students’ critical and creative thinking skills improve as they solve lessons on their own or in collaboration with others.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandscte gifted-talented science
CDC: Solve The OutbreakPlay Solve the Outbreak on the CDC website. In this interactive app try becoming a Disease Detective. Travel the world chasing outbreaks like ones real-life CDC Disease Detectives help fight.Middle School, Secondary, , April 15, 2020middleschool secondary grade-bandsgifted-talented math science
It’s Okay To Be SmartSolve mysteries like How an Igloo Keeps You Warm and Why Salt & Pepper Ended Up On Every Table.This channel has videos sorted into different science topics, most 5-10 minutes.Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool secondary grade-bandscte gifted-talented science
Physics GirlPhysics Girl is a YouTube channel created by Dianna Cowern that adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries. Most videos are between 5-10 minutes long …Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Secondary, April 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsgifted-talented science
National Geographic Kids Science LabExplore science experiments, videos, articles, and more with the Science Lab at Kids National Geographic. As an Alaskan teacher, I found the science/engineering labs to be highly engaging with well-sequenced …Elementary, Middle SchoolApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool grade-bands
National Geographic KidsInterested in weird and wacky animals? Curious about the United States or Native American cultures? NatGeoKids is loaded with resources for social studies and sciences. Check out their games, videos, …PreK, PrimaryApril 15, 2020pk primary grade-bands
AP US History and AP GovJocz Productions, created and supported by Daniel Jocz, 2016 CA Teacher of the Year. Find all of the APUSH review resources in addition to APGOV materials. This website is used …Professional Learning, SecondaryApril 15, 2020professional-learning secondary grade-bands
Big History ProjectCommon Sense Education describes ‘Big History Project’ as a “Fascinating look at life’s bigger questions with a fresh perspective” and it offers a collection of free, open, and online lessons …Professional Learning, SecondaryApril 15, 2020professional-learning secondary grade-bands
ACTE & Distance Learning ResourcesACTE recognizes the dramatic impact that dealing with COVID-19 is having on your instructional efforts. To this end we are pleased to announce through our online portal, CTE Learn, along …Professional LearningApril 15, 2020professional-learning grade-bands
Khan AcademyAn essential resource for instructional math videos with built-in checks for understanding. You can also find content area videos and daily schedules for remote learning at all grade levels.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Secondary, , , , , , , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsaccess arts ela ell gifted-talented iep504 math science sel social-studies
Crash CourseA YouTube channel with entertaining educational videos across many different content areas. Videos include animations to help bring the content to life. Disclaimer: the instructor speaks fast for some learners.Secondary, , , , , , April 15, 2020secondary grade-bandsarts cte ela gifted-talented pe science social-studies
HippoCampusBring content to life for students with supplemental videos, animations, and simulations. These multimedia resources allow students to visualize complex concepts.Middle School, Secondary, , , , , , , April 15, 2020middleschool secondary grade-bandsaccess ela ell gifted-talented iep504 math science social-studies
Audible StoriesStudents everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , , , , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsaccess cte ela ell gifted-talented iep504 science sel social-studies
NASA Stem EngagementInterested in playing an astronaut simulation game or reading to discover more about planets? The image of the day offers great inspiration for writing similes and metaphors.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandscte ela math science
Extensions MenuPrint a learning contract for students to select what they want to learn, how they want to learn it, and how they will share their product or performance of choice.Elementary, Middle School, , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool grade-bandsela math pe sciencearts social-studies
My Project MenuStudents choose what they want to learn, how to go about learning it, and how to share their learning. This learning contract was designed for K-4 students and is adaptable.Primary, , , , , , April 15, 2020primary grade-bandsarts ela gifted-talented math pe science social-studies
Education.comEducation.com offers independent student packets for at-home learning for pre-school-grade 5. They also have online games and weekly boosts to review skills. For those off-line, there are printables available.Elementary, Primary, , , , , , April 15, 2020elementary primary grade-bandsarts ela ell math pe science social-studies
20 Card Games to Enrich Math SkillsDo your students have access to playing cards? There are many games to play to practice math skills.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Secondary, April 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsaccess math
New York Philharmonic KidzoneLearn about instruments, music, musicians. Meet composers, explore concerts with interactive features to learn about qualities of music that evoke heroic adventures and inspire to overcome challenges.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, PrimaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary grade-bandsarts
Dallas Symphony Orchestra KidsHosts games, listen and learn, and various teacher resources. Many options to work on listening skills, follow suggested instructions to create instruments, and build creative thinking skills.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsarts
Active Games and MovementTake a brain/study break by engaging with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Variety from energizing to calming, supporting physical as well as social-emotional needs.Elementary, PreK, Primary, , , , April 15, 2020elementary pk primary grade-bandsaccess ell iep504 pe sel
Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)Check out the Mind and Body Calendars, available in English/Spanish, for daily suggestions and at-home fitness ideas. The calendars can be adapted and help track daily physical activities.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandspe sel
The Art AssignmentVideo series which profiles innovative artists and presents assignments to produce a work of art in their style or using their technique.Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsarts gifted-talented sel social-studies
Google Arts & CultureExplore museum collections from around the world. Check out the Art Zoom projects where you are taken on a close-up tour of several of the world’s most famous paintings.Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool secondary grade-bandsarts ela gifted-talented sel social-studies
Ready4KParentPowered PBC is offering the core Ready4K program for free through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to US early education providers to support at-home learning.PreKApril 15, 2020pk grade-bandsela
25 Ways to Learn at Home with LegosA collection of different activities for using Lego blocks! Skills covered include communication, sight words, and basic math, and science skills are included for more advanced Lego users!Elementary, PreK, Primary, , , , April 15, 2020elementary pk primary grade-bandsarts cte ela math science
Sesame Street – Caring for Each OtherResources you can use with your family to offer comfort and spark playful learning. We hope the resources and activities help you and your family breathe, laugh, and play together!PreK, Primary, , , , April 15, 2020pk primary grade-bandsela ell math sel social-studies
Scholastic – Learn At HomeDay to Day learning resources from Scholastic! Included in the lessons are a short read aloud, an online interactive lesson and many printables to further enhance the lesson!Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsela math science social-studies
PBS Molly of DenaliPBS Kids: Explore with Molly.Elementary, Primary, April 15, 2020elementary primary grade-bandsela social-studies
Baby Raven ReadsBaby Raven Reads improves early literacy skills by translating cultural strengths into home literacy practices. (Sealaska Heritage Institute)PreK, April 15, 2020pk grade-bandsela social-studies
Storyline OnlineThis award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.Elementary, PreK, Primary, , , , April 15, 2020elementary pk primary grade-bandsaccess ela ell iep504 sel
BrainPop Jr.Lots of fun, educational games and activities for young learners. Alaska’s teachers have full access.Elementary, Primary, , , , April 15, 2020elementary primary grade-bandsarts ela math science social-studies
Discovery EducationThe easiest grab and go resource here are the ‘Daily DE’ activities, organized by grade band. Dive deeper to explore their virtual learning platform or just search for activities.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Professional Learning, Secondary, , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool primary professional-learning secondary grade-bandsmath science social-studies
“Going Old School” Offline ActivtiiesA resource shared by Alaskan Educator Karyn Fillhart (@Filibuster3): “When schools need to close, online learning is great, but what if your students don’t have technology?Elementary, Middle School, PreK, Primary, Secondary, , , , , April 15, 2020elementary middleschool pk primary secondary grade-bandsarts ela math pe science social-studies
Math AnticsEngaging video lessons that are great for visual learners. One Alaskan teacher said “I’ve integrated these videos with EdPuzzle and my Google Classroom and absolutely love them!”Middle School, Secondary, April 15, 2020middleschool secondary grade-bandsaccess math
CommonLitA free collection of fiction and nonfiction that can be filtered by Lexile, grade, and more. Each reading can be downloaded, or read online. There are guiding questions and activities.Elementary, Middle School, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool secondary grade-bandsela
NoRedInkOnline tool for teaching writing, including grammar, usage, mechanics, and style. Teachers can assign lessons individually or by class. Students can create an account and receive lessons based on interests.Elementary, Middle School, SecondaryApril 15, 2020elementary middleschool secondary grade-bandsela
Division for Early ChildhoodDraw on high quality information to support your daily interactions with young children and families that include evidence-based practices and resources. All resources are free.PreK, Professional LearningApril 15, 2020pk professional-learning grade-bandsgifted-talented
National P3 CenterThis is an article from the PK-3 Consortium that outlines some best practices for working at home with students during this unprecedented time.PreK, Primary, April 13, 2020pk primary grade-bandsell sel
PBS Learning MediaFind resources for lesson plans or enhancing at home learning. Inspire students with videos, games and activities aligned to state and national standards. Many activities are printable.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Secondary, , , , , , April 7, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandsarts cte ela math pe science social-studies
NewselaCurrent event articles with literacy activities for all content areas and grade levels.Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Secondary, , , , , April 7, 2020elementary middleschool primary secondary grade-bandscte ela learning-supports math science social-studies