Education Resources to Help During COVID-19
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Teacher friends—we know you’re facing unprecedented disruptions and questions due to the spread of COVID-19 and nationwide school closures. How can you stay connected with students and families? How can you shift to online learning while addressing inequities and students with complex support needs? How are other teachers making this work?
We’ve compiled some helpful free resources to support you through these uncertain times. From blog posts to webinars, these expert resources will help you connect with students, teach remotely, address social-emotional needs, and continue your own learning while you stay safe at home.
A roundup of articles packed with helpful tips and guidance from trusted experts.
- Remote Learning Roundup: 6 Things for Teachers to Do and Remember During School Closures
- Teaching and Parenting in Troubled Times: 6 Brookes Authors Share Their Best Advice
- Reassuring Connections: 4 Brookes Authors Share Tips for Supporting Stressed-Out Students
- 15 Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout
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- Understood: Online Assignments: Best Practices for Teachers to Use With Students
- IDEA: Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
- The Inclusive Class (Brookes author Nicole Eredics): Tips for Helping Your Child Learn at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Ms. Jen Alexander (Brookes author): Trauma-Sensitive Student Support During School Closures (activities)
- EdSurge: Letter to Educators Teaching Online for the First Time
Helpful resources you can download, print out, or forward to colleagues and families.
- FREE eBook: Taking Care of Them, Taking Care of You
- FREE eBook: Fair is Not Always Equal
- Fair is Not Always Equal poster
- 4 Habits of Effective Inclusive Educators
- Colorful “job description” posters to inspire your whole inclusive school team
Downloads from other organizations:
- U.S. Department of Education fact sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students
- CEC toolkit: Best Practices for Educating Online
- Green Mountain Self-Advocates handout: COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities
Professional Development Webinars
Now’s a great time for you to pick up a new strategy, dive deep into a topic relevant to your work, and earn a CTE certificate. Here are some of our most popular webinars.
Presented by David J. Schonfeld, MD, a nationally renowned expert on childhood bereavement and school crisis, this edWebinar provides the essential information you need to provide sensitive, appropriate support to grieving students of all ages.
You’ll learn how to:
- Initiate conversations with children and their families related to deaths of family members and friends
- Support students when feelings of guilt affect adjustment to a loss
- Provide practical advice on issues such as funeral attendance of children
- Appreciate the importance of long-term follow-up after a significant loss
Picture inclusion in your classroom! Teaching practices that support all students are possible, and learn why and how in this edWebinar with inclusion experts Whitney H. Rapp, Ph.D. Katrina L. Arndt, Ph.D., and Susan M. Hildenbrand, Ed.D., coauthors of the upcoming book Picture Inclusion! Snapshots of Successful Diverse Classrooms. Dr. Rapp, Dr. Arndt, and Dr. Hildenbrand present practical inclusion strategies you can easily adapt for your classroom.
Are you a general educator new to teaching students on the spectrum? Or a special educator who is seeking ways to create better inclusive experiences for students? Or possibly a speech therapist or occupational therapist who is increasingly providing push-in services in K–12 classroom? If you replied “yes” to any of these questions, this edWebinar is for you. The teacher-tested ideas featured in this presentation are easy to implement, appropriate for all ages, and can be used to plan lessons and provide practice for social and communication skills.