new resources were added on April 13, 2020 | 1:00 PM
The following are links to websites that are curating a collection of resources for educators as we all navigate through the COVID-19 situation including:
- Minnesota Educator Associations
- Minnesota State Entities
- Organizations Providing Free Online and Distance Learning Activities and Curriculum
- Organizations Providing Online Learning and Teaching Resources
If you know of a website that has been helpful to you and should be added here, please let us know by emailing Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota Educator Association Resources
Technology and Engineering Educator Resources
By the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association
Various resources for educators related to Communications, Construction, and Manufacturing including:
- Career exploration,
- Distance education, and more.
Virtual Classroom Support and Agricultural Resources
by the Minnesota Association of Agriculture Educators
Collection of resource links related to virtual classroom support and agricultural topics including:
- Career Exploration,
- Leadership and others!
Resources for Teaching Remotely
by the Minnesota Science Teachers Association
Please help each other help students! This is a place to share what you find – and share tools that work for you. Please share ideas and resources here that can make us all better for kids!
Minnesota State Entity Resources
Academic Standards COVID-19 Resources
By the Minnesota Department of Education
The Academic Standards COVID-19 Resources includes a document on Distance Learning Considerations, which addresses delivery systems in analog and digital situations and assessment strategies. There are also documents with suggestions for each content area.
A focus of the documents is on providing equitable opportunities for learning for a range of backgrounds, home environments, and availability of the internet and other electronic communications so that all students achieve the standards and those with additional resources can take advantage of their capabilities.
Educator Resources for E-Learning During COVID-19
by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence
The Minnesota State IT Center has put together this page as a place for Minnesota educators to access online resources to help with online learning, e-learning, and distance learning through the COVID-19 situation. We will update it with new resources as we find them.
For You | Teacher Resources
by the Minnesota State TRANSPORTATION Center of Excellence
Collection of resource links related to:
- Career exploration,
- Free offers for digital textbooks, and
- Other resources related to transportation and beyond!
Agricultural and Career Exploration Teacher Resources
by the Minnesota State Southern Agricultural Center of Excellence
The Minnesota State Southern Agricultural Center has put together this page as a place for educators and students to utilize as we all navigate through the COVID-19 situation and distance learning. Take a look around! Be sure to check out our other centers of excellence resource pages as they share a lot of great resources that can be used by all educators.
COVID -19 Resources for Agricultural Educators
by the Minnesota State Northern Agricultural Center of Excellence
During these unique times we would like to share a few resources that Farm Business Management instructors, secondary, and post-secondary instructors may find helpful.
CTE Educator Forums and Resources
by the Minnesota State Manufacturing Center of Excellence
The Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is Here For You Now! This page provides you with the information provided in the CTE Educator Collaboration Forums. Please follow the links below to view the notes and Zoom presentations.
Engineering Discipline Forum
by the Great Minnesota State Disciplinary Get Together, Keep Teaching
This webinar is the continuation of The Great Minnesota State Disciplinary Get Together, Keep Teaching: Engineering Discipline forum. It is a conversation between Minnesota State Engineering, Engineering Technology, and STEM faculty sharing how they are solving the pedagogical challenges of distance learning. There were also discussions of techniques to support student and faculty mental health.
Check back for the video link!
Minnesota Online Teacher’s Network
by the Minnesota Online Teacher’s Network
A place for online teachers to develop their skills through professional discourse including just in time PD supporting educators transitioning to distance learning. Join experienced practitioners as they share strategies, tips, and tools to facilitate the transition to distance learning. These one-hour conversations are designed to facilitate networking among Minnesota educators as we navigate the uncharted waters delivering distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bring an open mind, your curiosity, and join us for the conversation!
Free Online and Distance Learning Activities and Curriculum
Pre-K-12 Engineering Education Resources
by the National Academy of Engineering
The LinkEngineering website is an online community of educators interested in providing meaningful engineering experiences to PreK-12 students of all abilities.
LinkEngineering is a community of educators working with PreK-12 students in classrooms or other settings. This includes – but is not limited to – teachers, teacher educators, and administrators. The site allows members to connect with each other and engineering education experts.
Resources for Career and Technical Education Programs
by the CTE Coalition
We are proud to announce the formation of the CTE Coalition of world-class industry partners and CTE organizations. We have partnered to provide the resources necessary to keep your CTE programs moving forward in these unprecedented times with many schools temporarily closed to students. As you review the remote learning resources below, we recognize that this is an evolving challenge for schools and instructors. Please check this website periodically for additional guidance and resources that will likely evolve in the coming days and weeks.
Resources are provided by industry leaders including:
- American Welding Society
- Caterpillar and many others!
Advanced Engineering Technology Modules
by the FLATE Center of Excellence
An assortment of curriculum modules to support a variety of engineering technology courses in different discipline areas including:
- Alternative Energy Systems
- Vacuum Technology
- Fluid Mechanics
- Additive Manufacturing and much more!
Teaching Skilled Trades Online
By the Harbor Freight Tool For Schools
As schools close across the country and as skilled trades teachers work to reach students who are sheltering at home, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools hosted three online conversations among our network of skilled trades teachers to ask: how are you teaching skilled trades online? Below, we’ve compiled their recommended ideas and resources for remote trades learning. We hope to continue offering their thinking about this unprecedented challenge.
Resources by trades includes:
- Welding and Manufacturing,
- Construction and Carpentry, and more.
Engineering Activities for Families and STEM Programs
By ENGINEERING is Elementary
Try Engineering as a Family! Whether you’re organizing a family STEM event or looking for fun STEM activities to do as a family at home, EiE Families has you covered! These hands-on, research-based activities promote collaborative problem-solving and build confidence in families’ understanding of the STEM disciplines. Designed for families with children ages 4-11. Activities are free.
STEM Resources for Online Learning
by the National Girls Collaborative Project
The National Girls Collaborative Project has compiled this list to assist as you serve your programs and communities including:
- Citizen Science
- Computer Science, Digital Technology, and Robotics
- STEM Activities
- STEM Podcasts for kids
- STEM Teaching Tools
- Zoos, Aquariums, and Live-streaming animals
- Other Valuable Lists
Museum of Science at Home
by the Museum of Science
Our building may be closed. But science never stops. And neither does the Museum of Science! Here’s a collection of STEM resources designed to bring the Museum — to you!
Learning Resources during COVID-19 School Closures
by the STEM Leadership Alliance
The STEM Leadership Alliance is curating a variety of (mostly) FREE teaching resources starting from educational services, programs, tools, and at-home lessons and activities for educators and parents including:
- Educational Programming Solutions
- Digital Learning Solutions
- Resources by Subject
- Resources by Grade
- Integrated STEM (iSTEM) Challenges (to do at home)
At-Home Learning Resources
by the Iowa State University 4-H Youth Development Program
The Iowa 4-H product team has curated a wide variety of youth-led learning resources that are available for at-home learning. All of the resources below are publicly available for you and your family to use. Our goal is to provide resources that young people can use to stay engaged in learning while out of school. Resources areas include:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Animal Science
- Civic Engagement and Leadership
- Creative Arts
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Healthy Living
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Amazing Educational Resources | Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
by a Nation of Teachers (Literally)
Started by a Facebook group and now driven by a nation of teachers, the list at the time of writing contains links to over 800 resources. This expansive list contains activities and resources for both administrators and teachers alike.
You will find resources on every subject and links for administrators to numerous companies offering free services during your time of need. eSchool News is working to review many items on this list–check back often for updates.
Digital Tools and Resources Online Directory
by All Digital School
Over 1000+ educational resources (apps/tools/websites/ebook/videos etc..) for all school levels (k-12) organized by subject, year level, type as well as price (mostly free ones). There is also a special filter in the directory so that only resources made free by their owners due to the COVID-19 outbreak will be listed. The directory is being updated daily by a team of more than 10. The site and directory are 100% free.
Online Learning and Teaching Resources
RTOL – Rapid Transition to Online Learning
By the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences
RTOL is a free emergency roadmap for making a rapid transition to remote learning during forced school closures. This quick-start guide will walk you through a simple step-by-step process to maintain your continuity of teaching and learning in a crisis. This program is based on a simple question, If a teacher had just one hour to prepare to teach remotely, what are the most essential things she would need to know and do?
COVID-19: Impact on Education Equity | Resources & Responses
By the Education Trust
When responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first consideration must always be the safety and health of everyone in the country. As an education equity organization, Ed Trust recognizes that America’s most vulnerable students are at particular risk while schools are closed.
So while school leaders, teachers, and parents and families continue adjusting plans and responses to the Coronavirus, Ed Trust will update this page with useful resources and information that keep equity at the forefront.
Tech for Learners | Online Learning Products, Resources, & Services
by the Software & Information Industry Association
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created new challenges for individual schools, school districts, states, universities, parents, students, and the workforce around the globe.
In response, the education ecosystem has come together – EdTech companies, non-profit organizations, and others – to ensure all stakeholders have access to the tools necessary to facilitate or expand online learning.
This web-enabled resource provides a searchable database for tools to support those involved in education and the workforce, at all levels, and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning and continue teaching, learning, and working from home.
COVID-19 Support Resources
For educators and IT administrators preparing for potential school closures — or currently facing them — here are a few ways to engage students through distance learning. Explore distance learning resources for schools affected by COVID-19 including:
- Google Hangout Meet
- Distance Learning Strategies
- Prepare Students to Learn from Home
- Training on Google Forms, Classroom, and Docs
Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS)
As you know, most students have been forced to switch to learning online from home due to the pandemic. This abrupt change is challenging for any student (and their teachers and parents), but it completely leaves behind a huge number of underserved students who don’t have access to a laptop at home or even a reliable internet connection in many cases. And even when students are eventually able to physically go back to school, these disadvantages will still matter.
Equal opportunity is so important to all of us here at STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service), and we feel digital learning inequality isn’t being talked about enough. To help raise awareness about this issue and promote forward-thinking solutions, we created the following online guidebook: