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

The Unified Young readers Club is a great inclusive activity for a younger audience and accompanies Special Olympics Young Athletes play with books and study guides that support teachers as they address such topics as inclusion, awareness, friendship, bullying, and acceptance to audiences of both students with and without intellectual disabilities. Each book has a theme that relates to multiple state academic standards, and aligns with the precepts of positive school climate initiatives.

Tags: Educators | Parent/Families | Website | COVID-19 | Inclusive Practices | Literacy

The purpose of Inclusion Tiles is to support understanding of the true meaning of diversity and meaningful inclusion. Meaningful inclusion is hard to put into words and action, and these tiles help to start the conversation and support people of all ages along their inclusion journey.

Tags: Educators | Parent/Families | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices

This Voices from the Field video shares the experiences of four teachers in the Exceptional Children department in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as they adjusted to delivering instruction during COVID-19 restrictions. They discuss the importance of communicating with families, how they have adapted virtual instruction and used instructional materials, their thoughts for continuing efforts in fall 2020, and their advice for other teachers.

Tags: Educators | Parent/Families | Webinar | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices

COVID-19 has caused an unexpected rapid transition to online content delivery for many. Thankfully, there are already many great resources on how to effectively teach online. Here we’re sharing some of our favorite resources.

Tags: Educators | Toolkit | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices

In this webinar, Dr. Anita Archer teaches high leverage instructional practices for in-person and remote learning. Consistent with an explicit instruction approach, Dr. Archer demonstrates each practice, actively engages her audience, and sets educators up to successfully pivot their effective instructional practices into the current content.

Tags: Educators | Webinar | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices

Brief guidance provided on key questions to consider when planning purposeful adaptations to evidence based practices for new contexts such as online learning or blended learning environments.

Tags: Educators | Local/District Agencies | School Administrators | State/Regional Agencies | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices

This resource focuses on how to use inclusive practices in online environments and highlights how the best practices for including special populations are also the best practices for all students. There are also considerations for teachers around planning inclusive online learning.

Tags: Educators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices

Communication is necessary whether students are schooling at home or in school. This resource describes what teachers can do to support students who are using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) even when they are not in the same location as the student.

Tags: Educators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices

Families may start to feel “stuck” during distance learning. This resource offers strategies and tools to help families and students get “unstuck” when frustrated with distance learning.

Tags: Parent/Families | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices

This resource can help educators create and modify online learning experiences to engage all their students, including students with complex learning needs.

Tags: Educators | Technical Assistance Product | COVID-19 | Distance and Remote Learning | Inclusive Practices