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.
VIDEO: It Takes a Village: Practical ideas and resources for making remote learning work for educators, parents & community.
VIDEO: Remote Learning: Starting Small
We know next steps can feel overwhelming, but we're here to help!
Connect Me to Help
Our RLA team has provided some great, safe references for online books! Most are for elementary-aged students. The first two are favorites of Region 12 Ed. Specialist Brittany Thomas!
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.
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StemScopes Activity Pack
Share this activity pack and readers set with your school community's parents and spark that science learning!
Amoebas Sister Videos
The Amoebas Sisters Videos are:
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 >
Visit our Region 12 Math Page for more assistance or questions >
Math from Home Resources
Our ESC Region 12 Math team has created math from home resources and compiled them in a shared Google Drive. For access to the drive click here: Math from Home Resources >
Texas Association of Supervisors of Math
TASM is banding together to collect lessons, activities, and resources to support schools closing because of COVID-19. All of the resources will be collected in a shared Google Drive available to district math representatives. For access to the drive click here: TASM Resources
Khan Academy Lessons
Khan Academy is really good for middle and high school math. Our Region 12 math team has provided a link to a 30-minute video on how to get started with remote teaching using Khan Academy. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Desmos Classroom Activities
A collection of unique and engaging digital activities, which are free for you and your secondary level students.
Visit Desmos.com >
Helpful Apps/Website Links for the Classroom
Our Math team has provided some great applications and websites that can be used in the classroom or for remote learning.
View List >
As schools transition to remote learning, Texas Instruments is offering all students and teachers free, six-month software licenses for the following:
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Schools with students who do not have internet access at home who can request to borrow TI graphing calculators, while supplies last. See TI's blog post for more information >
History At-Home Extensions
Our Region 12 Social Studies Ed. Specialist Jessica Torres has compiled a number of assignments and extensions designed to use at home. Find the whole collection here >
Podcasts Specific to History
We've curated a list of excellent, history-centric podcasts to listen to with your students.
Check them all out here >
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!
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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® 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!
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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 >
Padlet of Bilingual/ESL Resources
Our Federal Programs Coordinator and ESL Specialist, Amberly Walker, has generated a padlet of resources related this this special population.
View the Padlet >
Any questions, please contact:
GT Resources for School Closures from TAGT
In an effort to support you during school disruptions due to COVID-19, TAGT has collected G/T-related educational resources to share with our members and followers. You can access the resources here >
eLearning Guidance Binders
Dr. Coral Wilkens, Special Education Director of Behavior Supports at Region 10 ESC and her SPED Leadership Team in Frisco ISD have developed the below comprehensive documents that are provided as models for eLearning during COVID-19 closures.
Special Education State and Federal Guidance
This folder is a compilation of documents guidance and resources from the State and National level.
View Folder >
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Guidance for Students Experiencing Homelessness
TEA has released guidance for local education agencies (LEAs) related to students experiencing homelessness and COVID-19.
Maintaining the Connection of the Classroom (Canvas LMS, canvaslms.com)
A step-by-step guide about how to maintain the connection of a classroom in a virtual environment from Canvas LMS.
Discovery Education announced that U.S. schools or school systems that are not currently using Discovery Education resources, but are experiencing closures due to the coronavirus, will have free access to Discovery Education Experience through the remainder of the school year.
To request access to Discovery Education Experience, principals and superintendents of affected school or school districts are encouraged to email Discovery Education at EducationPartnerships@discoveryed.com.
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Flipgrid Remote Learning
Flipgrid has provided a Remote Learning post with lots of great resources for educators, including a Disco Library Playlist, FlipgridPD webinars and a guide to using FlipGrid.
20 Steps to Get Started with the New Google Classroom
Provides a step-by-step process for teachers setting up Google Classroom for the very first time.
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.
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
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.
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