Based out of Washington State University, Dr. Universe teams up with professors, researchers, and experts in the field, to tackle big questions. Explore animated video answers to questions posed by curious questions from students in Washington and around the world. Videos created in partnership with Northwest Public Broadcasting. Though not openly licensed, content is free to view online and listen to via podcast.
Educators and parents can use the Washington Starting Smarter site to better understand the scores and reports for the Smarter Balanced tests, see sample items, and access additional resources.All resources on the site are copyright The Regents of the University of California. Though the connected resources are free for viewing online, please note that your permitted use of the materials for other uses will vary. Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay
Resource suggestions for family leadership, voice, and engagement, including ideas to explore with your family learning with remote learning.
For educators using Google technology in their classrooms, this toolkit from Google for Education provides videos and best practices for educators to share with their students' families and guardians.Materials are copyright Google. This document from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction provides links to the online resources.
Meaningful STEM learning can happen at home as we problem-solve around the house and make sense of intriguing phenomena around us! Join us as we explore plants and animals in nature and use them as inspiration to solve an everyday problem for our family!
With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit PBS Learning Media site to download a handout, discussion questions, and view alignment to additional Washington learning standards.
Permitted use from PBS Learning: Stream, Download and Share
This resource was created by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Math Snacks is a fun and interactive educational series. This website contains five animated videos focusing on key mathematical concepts included in the Common Core curriculum for grades 4-8. Each interactive is beautifully illustrated, contains audio, and is supported by supplementary printable resources. All learner resources are available in both English and Spanish. Teacher guides as well as teaching videos support classroom implementation. A powerful supplementary tool for educators teaching about ratios, rates, scale factor, unit conversion, and the number line, as well as a source for children's educational entertainment at home.
Math Snacks was developed by the Learning Games Lab located at New Mexico State University.
Walk. Run. Dance. Play. What's your move?
Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. But it can be hard to find the time in your busy routine.
The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. And small changes can add up to big health benefits!
No matter who you are, you can find safe, fun ways to get active — to move your way.
As schools, students, families, and communities plan for and experience closures, OSPI is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources as we sort through this unprecedented situation together. OSPI Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website - check here for the most current guidance from OSPI)
In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.
We’re excited to announce a partnership between the public television stations across Washington and OSPI. Your local public television station is helping support educators, parents and caregivers with a variety of free high-quality, accessible educational media resources. The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBD KIDS programming on the main channel (for young learners ages 2-8) and the WORLD channel At-Home Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12) feature broadcast programming linked to at-home learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, or by parents to provide added enrichment and support for children’s educational needs. With both channels available free over the air, these educational programs can reach families who do not have internet access or computers at home.
The PBS Learning Media Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines are eight-week planning kits filled with lesson ideas, activities and professional learning support.
A weekly parenting podcast from Common Sense Media. Each week, host Ann Marie Baldonado checks in with authors, educators, and celebrities to bring you real-world stories and tips
Your involvement in your child’s education can lead to better learning results and outcomes. This “Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide” will inform you, as a parent or caregiver, as you monitor your child’s progress as your child accesses and uses technology for learning.
This guide aims to help all parents and caregivers, including those who have limited experience with digital tools, those who are expert with these tools, and anywhere in between. Each section starts with foundational pieces and builds from there.
Part 1: Benefits of Digital Learning
Meeting the Learning Needs of Your Child: Personalized Learning
Understanding Your Child’s Progress: Competency-Based Learning
Connect with Your Community and Beyond: Developing Partnerships
Part 2: Enabling Digital Learning
Ensuring Your Child’s Access: Personal Learning Devices
Ensuring Your Child’s Access: Internet Service
Ensuring Your Child’s Safety, Privacy, and Responsibility Online
Students take a close look at nickels and quarters commemorating many of the proudest moments in our country and in the seven states that make up the Federal Reserve's Eighth District. 25 Cents Worth of History is the second student activity book in "The Piggy Bank Primer" series. Young fans of Pig E. Bank will enjoy this new activity book, designed for students ages 8-10 who take a close look at nickels and quarters commemorating many of the proudest moments in our country and in the seven states that make up the Eighth District of the Federal Reserve. Other topics include the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Mint and the history and resources of Eighth District states. Activities include: designing a state coin, matching the "fun facts" with the correct state, locating Fed branch cities on a map and determining which states are endowed with particular natural resources. You'll learn something fun and interesting with each turn of a page.
Polyup is a math education app available freely on the web. With the goal of instilling creative problem solving and computational thinking skills into K-12 students, Polyup allows students to play with numbers and functions in a freeform environment.
Permitted use: Polyup is available today on the web on any internet-enabled device. As its core philosophy, Polyup is and will always be available for free to students and teachers
Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.
Learning Management Systems (LMS) specialists from the Washington Association of Educational Service Districts have put together a list of key words and their meanings to help families become familiar with the basic vocabulary around LMS. Available in multiple languages.
Modules 1 through 4 are organized around essential distance learning topics for anyone who is supporting a student whilst in their care. Each module invites choice and personalization. These self-paced, independent experiences are designed with the hope that you will tailor your online experience to your individual supporting needs and interests.
Module 1: What is a Learning Management System (LMS)
Module 2: Creating an At-Home Learning System
Module 3: Support Like a Coach
Module 4: Encourage a Growth Mindset -Why Struggle is Good for Learning
Use logic to solve visual, interactive mathematical puzzles. Create your own puzzles to share with your friends or the SolveMe Community.
Permitted Use: free online - not under an open license
Teaching Strategies is also developing free resources through Ready Rosie™ that will include interviews with experts on how families can stay healthy and safe, how to support children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic, and some fun activities families can do at home that support learning and overall well-being. More information on these resources will be shared with you this week.
We would like to remind you of the Resources Library located within the Family area of the online platform, GOLD®. If you have added your student's family members and their emails to the online platform (if not see instructions below), you will be able to directly email families those activities that are based on the areas of development for your students. These activities are intended to be shared and are therefore, family friendly. Take some time to explore the Family area in GOLD® and consider using these lessons as a way to support your remote learning plan.
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction created WaKIDS resources to support kindergarten families and teachers with remote learning including the Goal Planning and Reflection Sheet, Choice Boards, and Discussion Prompts, Look Fors, and Observational Activities. Kindergarten children are not yet able to manage their learning independently, so it will be important to establish goals together with the key adults who will help them engage in remote learning. The Goal Planning and Reflection Sheet is intended be co-created with the child, their parent/guardian and teacher during meeting times. The other resources assist families and teachers to identify learning activities that offer opportunities for observation and assessment of skills, knowledge, and behavior.
Meaningful STEM learning can happen at home as we problem-solve around the house and make sense of intriguing phenomena around us! Join us as we embark on a mission to create a healthy and nutritious meal for our family! This STEM mini-project can be launched by the teacher and can provide families with a fun project to do in the kitchen.
Meaningful STEM learning can happen at home! Embark on a journey with your students to answer the driving question: How can we design a solution to prevent Washington’s coast from eroding?
Wide Open School is a free collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.This site has a very user friendly interface, an excellent organizational structure, and reputable partners providing quality content. Though the connected resources are free for viewing online, please note that not all are openly licensed so your permitted use of the materials will vary.
iCivics' free civics materials provide enrichment activities and lessons to keep learning going at home. This resource provides a link to their remote learning toolkit for families.