Distance Learning Resources
There are a variety of resources available that offer free virtual learning plans. These provide great ideas for pre-service teachers as they develop online lesson plans, and they are perfect for parents of young children.
Scholastic: Scholastic has made a "Learn at Home" digital hub available to support virtual learning plans. Teachers can plan virtual learning meetups to discuss and expand on any of the resources found on the site.
Age of Learning: Age of Learning is offering free, at-home access to ABCMouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ to provide learning resources for children ages 2-13.
Curriculum Associates: Curriculum Associates has made printable, at-home activity packs for students that include self-directed and practice exercises. Teacher guides are also available.
edHelper: EdHelper, which produces printable worksheets and educational resources for teachers and homeschooling parents, will be publishing free daily workbooks for students currently out of school.
Educational Insights: Educational Insights has compiled a set of free at-home worksheets for young learners that cover reading and language arts, as well as coloring, crafts, and "brain benders."
Epic: Epic is providing elementary educators and librarians the ability to offer students remote access to its reading platform for free. Students can access the company's digital library, which has over 35,000 books, read-to-me and audiobooks, videos, and quizzes. Teachers and librarians can stay connected to their students by assigning books or collections and monitoring their progress.
Kahoot: Kahoot is offering free access to the Premium version of its game-based learning software.
MDE: The Mississippi Department of Education has compiled a host of learning-at-home resources for students in pre-K through grade 12 to support student learning during the extended school closure.
ATLAS: ATLAS is a set of videos of classroom teachers hosted by the National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards. It is now available free for 30 days. This is a great resource for Education students to observe teachers for field experience hours.
Rollins Center for Language and Literacy: The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy has created an all-new Cox Campus online preschool that will provide families with flexible activities, lessons, and more that they can do with their preschool-aged children throughout the day. They will receive weekly themes, lessons tailored for their child’s age group, learning videos (Monday-Thursday) that include story reads, songs, and enrichment activities, and even daily “office hours” where parents can get support from teachers and early childhood experts.