Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 Resource Database

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Open Educational Resources (OER) support flexible instructional opportunities through the use of materials that can be reused and remixed to meet the needs and preferences of a wide range of learners. In this webinar, educators who are new to OER will learn how to create accessible OER using Open Author and how to evaluate existing OER in a variety of formats for accessibility.

Tags: Educators | Webinar | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Education Technology

Social media can provide opportunities to clearly communicate policies and procedures to families during remote learning, and this resource provides tips on how to ensure all communication shared through social media follows accessibility best practices.

Tags: Educators | School Administrators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Education Technology

The use of video to support instruction is growing with remote and hybrid learning, and this resource focuses on the top tips and techniques for creating accessible video content that also engages learners and promotes understanding for everyone.

Tags: Educators | School Administrators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Education Technology

Many educational materials are not purchased, but created by educators and staff as they are needed. This resource focuses on five practices for getting started with the creation of accessible documents and slide decks that can be shared with families to support continuity of learning for all students, including those who use assistive technologies to interact with educational materials.

Tags: Educators | School Administrators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Education Technology

The shift to remote and hybrid learning have highlighted the importance of accessibility as a way to ensure educational equity for all learners. This resource focuses on concrete steps educators and administrators can take to ensure the technology they are purchasing meets accessibility requirements.

Tags: Educators | School Administrators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Education Technology

This recorded webinar addresses challenges in supporting families to help their children with learning activities or conducting intervention within routines using technology.

Tags: Educators | Health/Related Services Providers | Webinar | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Family and Community Engagement

With children learning at home, our connections with families are so important. These tips will help you be focused and responsive during those calls or virtual meetings.

Tags: Educators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Family and Community Engagement

Programs can use this form to gather information from families as to the impact from the pandemic and best ways to support the child and family.

Tags: Educators | Health/Related Services Providers | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Family and Community Engagement | Mental Health and Social & Emotional Supports

This document is designed to guide the Program Leadership Team around considerations for supporting children, families, and staff as they return to the program. The guidance includes Pyramid Model practices you know and encourages you to think about those strategies from a trauma-informed perspective.

Tags: Educators | School Administrators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Family and Community Engagement | Mental Health and Social & Emotional Supports

STEP, the Parent Training and Information Center in Tennessee released an easy-to-use Return to School Planning Guide to help families prepare for how their children with disabilities will receive the services and supports outlined in their IEPs. A Spanish version of the guide can also be found on the STEP website.

Tags: Parent/Families | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Family and Community Engagement

These videos illustrate how parents and grandparents can implement the NCII reading and mathematics sample lessons to provide additional practice opportunities. In addition to the video examples, a tip sheet is available to help parents implement the lessons.

Tags: Educators | Parent/Families | | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Family and Community Engagement

This video and tip sheets provide an example and strategies for how educators can implement the NCII reading and mathematics sample lessons through virtual learning. The video illustrates a sample lesson using explicit instruction principles being delivered by an educator virtually and the tip sheets provide considerations for educators delivering instruction and how they can collaborate with families to provide additional practice opportunities using the sample lessons.

Tags: Educators | Parent/Families | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Family and Community Engagement

This resource was developed by a coalition of projects that are funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in response to requests from state and local educational agencies and parents about how to hold and participate in virtual individualized education program (IEP) meetings. While intended to meet a need during the COVID-19 pandemic, the content is designed to have broader applications.

Tags: Educators | Health/Related Services Providers | Parent/Families | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Family and Community Engagement

This Voices From the Field piece includes a discussion with Laura Hamby and Ann Jolly from the Exceptional Children department in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools about how they have addressed teaching and learning challenges related to COVID-19 restrictions. They shared some of the strategies they implemented during Spring 2020 to support special educators in their districts to meet the needs of students with disabilities and their families.

Tags: Educators | Local/District Agencies | Webinar | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Family and Community Engagement

School is starting or just around the corner! Here are some tips for families and teachers to prepare for the first week of school, whether it be in-person, online, or hybrid learning.

Tags: Educators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Family and Community Engagement