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 Please note: This list is not meant to be exhaustive; rather, it is an ever-growing, un-curated list of resources that schools can use to meet the unique needs of their communities and students.

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Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption

Homeschool During Coronavirus: How Parents and Kids are Reacting

Effective Family Engagement Can Look Like this-video

The Power of Teacher Relationships

General resources: Distance-learning from national leaders in the work of student-centered learning

Enacting How: What platforms and technology are needed to organize and connect you to students?

  

Preparing to Take School Online? Here Are 10 Tips to Make It Work.

2Revolutions: How to Create Deeper Online Learning (free account required)

Success Academies Ed Institute

Wireless Minneapolis - free city-wide WiFi during COVID-19 crisis

WiFi Map - find and access existing free WiFi anywhere

Instructional Resources

  • New Visions Public Schools are  offering free teaching resources. https://curriculum.newvisions.org/  They have created an extensive Open Educational Resource (OER) collection of curriculum materials, arranged by courses across a wide range of content areas, that help teachers plan more effectively and improve student learning.
  • Special Education professionals, Creatively Focused, are offering free consulting/paraprofessional supports to assist during COVID-19 https://www.creativelyfocused.org/covid-19

Resources

Northside Achievement Zone Resource list

Working from Home During the Break

    

Here are simple tips for working from home and staying productive. 

1. Eat the Frog

Yes, it will be tempting to press Snooze a few more times. However, it’s crucial to start your day productively while working from home, and early. After you wake up and eat a great breakfast and sip on some coffee, do the task you’re dreading right away. Fueled with the satisfaction and relief of accomplishing the worst task of the day, you’ll feel more motivated to tackle your to-do list.

2. Set A Schedule

Especially if you have children at home, you need a schedule to stay on task and productive.  Without meetings, calls, or breakroom chats it’s easy to burn out or lose focus. Create a daily schedule that works for you and your family. If you’re a morning person, plan to make your day top-heavy and schedule your difficult tasks in the morning, save your lower-priority tasks for the afternoon, and vise-versa if you’re a night-owl. Schedule time for lunch-breaks, cuddles, and walks with your kids. 

3. Get Dressed

Instead of wearing pajamas all day, create a mental distinction that you’re working by dressing for your day (it’s okay if you want to keep on your slippers).   Have your children get dressed as well to keep chaos at bay and provide them structure.

4. Create A Work Space

You may not be in the office, but you can have your own office. Instead of cozying up on the couch or bed, which should be for your inevitable Netflix bingeing, dedicate a specific room or corner to your work. Let each person in your family have their own work space so everyone can be productive.

5. Take A Fitness Break

Instead of feeling alone, take a lunch break and call your partner, friend, or co-worker. Take your kids or dog for a walk outside and get some fresh air. Use your extra time to improve your fitness by trying a home workout program. Even while we are all working at home, we shouldn’t forget to connect with each other. 


Minnesota Department of Education COVID-19

Check the Minnesota Department of Health website often for updates about COVID-19.

Additional resources:

  • Student Instruction
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Supporting Students
  • Special Education

CBSN Minnesota News - Updates

Minneapolis Public Schools PK-12 Online Enrichment Resources

We know that students in Minneapolis and St Paul will be following their distance learning plans.  See the links here.   

Minneapolis Public Schools PK-12 Online Enrichment Resources and Saint Paul Public Schools Distance Learning for Students and Families 


Amplify Reading

We know you're under tremendous stress right now, and we want to help. Amplify is committed to ensuring that you're equipped to provide your students high-quality instructional resources beyond school doors.

 

We are offering free access to a remote learning version of Amplify Reading, our adaptive digital K–5 reading program that provides students with evidence-based instruction and practice in all foundational skills.  

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Disclaimer: 

The provided resources include links to external websites or applications that are governed by their own privacy policies or information collection practices, which may be substantially different from STCollaborative. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and information collection practices of any external websites and apps before use with children or students.