Instructional Continuity Resources, Tools to Support an Effective At-Home Learning Experience

Providing Ongoing Support for At-Home Learning

Our goal is to provide educators, students and their families the resources and support needed for success. This site contains instructional tools for teachers, practical suggestions for parents, and professional development opportunities to support effective at-home learning. We know that in this unprecedented time in education, there will be questions. We encourage you to reach out using the ‘Connect Me to Help’ button. This button will ask you to complete a brief form which will then allow us to determine which specialist(s) could best meet your needs. 

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Curriculum
  • StudyJams Interactive Math and Science Activities
    This easy-to-use teaching tool will help you introduce and reinforce more than 200 important topics in math and science through fun interactive activities.

    Visit StudyJams.com >

     


     

    StemScopes Activity Pack
    Share this activity pack and readers set with your school community's parents and spark that science learning!

    What's included?
    • Parent and child hands-on activities for elementary school science topics on magnets, sound, and waves
    • Readers that dive deeper on each topic
    • Gorgeous science photos
    • You can get the activity pack and readers by submitting the form here. You will receive an email following registration.

     


     

    Amoebas Sister Videos
    The Amoebas Sisters Videos are:

    • FREE videos hosted on the Amoeba Sisters YouTube Channel.
    • Less than 10 minutes and provide a foundation and give more time for the important things: class discussion, exploration, hands-on labs, and student creation!
    • Organized by chapter in the learning playlist
    • Videos have subtitles [click the CC button at bottom right of any of our videos in YouTube], to help make them more accessible.
    • There are many translated subtitles! There are over 22 languages represented in translated subtitles (thanks to our awesome community)! 
    • Use the handouts and Un-lectured series to help students make connections to the content
    • Focus on the Texas science TEKS (although it's likely that you will see a lot of overlap with your area's standards if not from Texas).

     


     

    Mystery Science
    All of the lessons are expertly designed to engage students, achieve learning outcomes, and be easy for teachers to use. Mystery Science has short mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity. All of the activities are designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.

    Visit Mystery Science >

     
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
    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 once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.  Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!

     

    Visit Lunch Doodles >


     

    Local Art Teacher Online Lessons

    Check out the YouTube channel of Waco ISD Art Teacher Nicky Stokes. She provides lessons that can be done from home when following along with her videos.

    Visit Mrs. Stokes YouTube Channel >

     

    Midway ISD Teacher Paige Partlow is also providing online instruction via her YouTube channel. 

    Visit Ms. Partlow's Youtube Channel >

  • GoNoodle
    GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are! 

     

    Visit GoNoodle.com >


     

    Cosmic Kids Yoga
    More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jaime on the Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel.
    Parents and teachers report significant improvements in self-regulation, focus and empathy.

    Visit CosmicKids.com >

     
Special Populations
Instructional Technology
  • Zoom


    ZOOM is giving K-12 Schools their videoconferencing tools for free. Zoom allows people to easily connect via video and audio. There are many features included such as screen sharing, annotations, chat, and recording. All features will now be opened for schools and time restrictions have been eliminated.  Interested parties need to verify through this site in order to gain access.

     

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Facebook groups: 

  • Help, My Kids Are Home!
    This is a FREE parent and teacher resource group for everyone affected by school closings.  

Daily Webinar Series from Our Digital Innovation Team! 

 

ESC Region 12 wants to provide you with the necessary supports and skills to meet student learning needs now and in the future. These remote learning webinars are free and open to anyone, including parents and the community!

 

These will be held at 12:00 p.m. daily, click the subject area below for the link to join and archived recordings!

  • Join us every Monday at 12 p.m. by visiting this link.

     

    All of our Monday virtual session recordings will be archived here, check back soon!

  • Join us every Tuesday at 12 p.m. by visiting this link.

     

    All of our Tuesday virtual session recordings will be archived here, check back soon!


     

    March 24, 2020

  • Join us every Wednesday at 12 p.m. by visiting this link.

     

    All of our Wednesday virtual session recordings will be archived here, check back soon!


     

    March 25, 2020

  • Join us every Thursday at 12 p.m. by visiting this link.



    All of our Thursday virtual session recordings will be archived here, check back soon!


     
  • Join us every Friday at 12 p.m. by visiting this link.



    All of our Friday virtual session recordings will be archived here, check back soon!



     

We're Here to Help!

 

The Region 12 Digital Innovation team is available 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily to answer questions or assist during this difficult time. Please sign up for an appointment time here

Digital Innovation
Team Contacts
General Education
Contacts

Andi McNair
amcnair@esc12.net

(254) 297-1291

 

Joshua Essary

jessary@esc12.net

(254) 297-1250

           

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Kari Espin

kespin@esc12.net

(254) 297-1123

 

Jessica Torres
jtorres@esc12.net

(254) 297-1118

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