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Distance Learning

Educational Podcasts for Learning at Home
The Walking Classroom
26 free educational podcasts and lesson plans.

Free Educational Resources for Distance Learning
California Department of Education

Google Earth Tours
Tours of 31 national parks with high-quality photos, 360-degree views and information about trails and points of interest.

Help K-12 Students Learn About Earth from Home
UCAR Center for Science Education

Khan Academy
A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems
The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually.

Mystery.org
A online platform that is collecting every question children ask and creating video explanations for all of them—not just Why questions, but also How questions—step-by-step guides for anything they want to do.

Ranger Rick Stuck Indoors
National Wildlife Federation
Website resources and current digital editions of Ranger Rick magazine are free to all visitors through the end of June.

Reading Comprehension Instruction
ReadWorks.org
FREE content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade

Scholastic Learn at Home
The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password, and is open freely to all. The learning journeys are accessible on any device. They are designed to limit the need for printing, and allow students to learn independently or with their families.

Starfall Education
Free and low-cost experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration.

Time for Kids Digital Library
TIME magazine
TIME for Kids digital library will be available for free for the remainder of the school year.

Virtual School Activities
A directory of websites, including live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun educational sites.

News and Commentary

How do you study online without a computer or internet access? It’s a reality for many Colorado kids.
By Erica Breunlin, The Colorado Sun  |  April 13, 2020

Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet
Comcast  |  March 13, 2020

CenturyLink Commits to FCC's Keep Americans Connected Pledge
CenturyLink |  March 13, 2020

As Coronavirus Forces Schools to Go Virtual, We Must Innovate — and Embrace Learning As We Go. How 1 Washington District at the Epicenter Is Doing Just That
By Robin Lake, Center on Reinventing Public Education  |  March 10, 2020

For Educators

5 Strategies for Teacher Self-Care
ASCD

ASSET Education
Equips educators with a curriculum of concrete tools to help their students reduce stress and build resilience.

The Five Ds of Destressing
ASCD

How teachers can talk to children about coronavirus disease
UNICEF

How To PBL Online
High Tech High Graduate School of Education
In this e-mail based course, you will explore essential aspects of project-based learning design while also considering strategies for creating accessible and equitable online project-based learning experiences.

Past and present Teachers of the Year offer advice to state educators
Colorado Department of Education
Interviews with Sean Wybrant, Meg Cypress, Hilary Wimmer, and Christina Randle.

SHAPE America PE Resources for COVID-19 Times
A collection of resources from SHAPE America and other K-12 health and physical educators to help you continue to provide high-quality, standards-based lessons.

For Families

School Meal Sites
Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative
Supporting the families of health care providers, public safety personnel, and staff supporting critically at-risk populations.

Denver Metro Emergency Food Network
Delivering free, prepared meals to homebound families and elderly individuals in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Eating Healthy at Home
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Emergency Food Assistance
Food Bank of the Rockies

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
National Association of School Psychologists

How to Support Your Child’s Learning, Engagement During COVID-19 Outbreak
Colorado State University

Joy's Kitchen
Food pantry and mobile pantry services.

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
NPR.org

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Common Sense
Navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids.

Resources for Parents: Helping Children Cope
University of Colorado Anschutz Department of Psychiatry

Stay Healthy, Love Science, and Avoid Boredom at Home!
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Twelve Talks to Have With Teens
 Jefferson County Communities That Care

News and Commentary

Lower Your Expectations, And Other Parenting Advice For The Era Of COVID-19
CPR News

Wellness

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early.

COVID-19: Resources & Updates
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Free, evidence-based resources to support the physical, social, and emotional health of children and their caregivers.

Down Dog  Apps - Free Membership
Down Dog is offering free membership through July 1 for all students and teachers. To access the free membership, please sign up with your .edu email address. If your school doesn't use .edu emails, please write to us at schools@downdogapp.com so we can extend the free membership to your school's email domain.

The Five Ds of Destressing
ASCD
Although we can't permanently avoid stress, we can manage it with the right strategies.

Mental Wellness Under Quarantine
Healbright
This course compiles clips from clinical psychologists on things you can do from home to take care of the mental wellbeing of you and your loved ones. The course focuses on stress & resilience, and offers more than a dozen practices designed to calm the nervous system and reduce stress.

Mindfulness Class for Kids
Mindful Schools
30-minute classes for K-5 students offering mindful activities, mindful movement and read-alouds. 

Mind Matters Online Series - Free
The Dibble Institute
The Mind Matters curriculum is designed to help you develop skills and coping mechanisms to overcome anxiety and build resilience.

Second Wind Fund
Provides services for children and youth at risk for suicide.

Social-Emotional Learning Resources to Use at Home
Aperture Education
Downloadable social and emotional learning activities. 

The Science of Well-Being - Free Online Course
Yale University
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.

Stress and Coping
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

T-Shirt Face Mask Template
Real Thread
This downloadable template includes instructions for making your own face mask out of an old t-shirt, plus a cutout to guide you through it.

Resources from Hub Organizations

Funding Opportunities
The Hub

Resources & Updates
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Resources for Quality COVID-19 Information
Center for Rural School Health & Education

Support During COVID-19
Colorado League of Charter Schools

How to Support Your Child’s Learning, Engagement During COVID-19 Outbreak
Colorado State University

Additional Resources

CDC Coronavirus Resource Page
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado's Philanthropic Response to COVID-19
Philanthropy Colorado

Community Resources for Women in Need
The Women's Foundation of Colorado

COVID-19 Resources
School Social Work Association of America

COVID-19 Resource Center
National Association of School Psychologists

COVID-19 Translated Print Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Informational fact sheets and posters with a variety of language translations.

Educational Equity & Coronavirus
The Education Trust–New York

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families
Research-to-Policy Collaboration

Rapid Response Resources: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
PIE Network (Policy Innovators in Education)

Supporting Learning and Well-Being During the Coronavirus Crisis
Greater Good in Education
Practices and other resources that offer ways to address student and adult anxiety in this time of uncertainty, and that cultivate our human connection through kindness, compassion, and other prosocial qualities.