We recognize that there are a lot different sources for news on this health crisis. Here is an evolving list of resources that we hope will be helpful for educators.
Educational Curriculum and Activities:
- Agroecology Education Resources – the Agriculture Program at MITCH Charter School teaches students about food systems, with resources and activities based on the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s 10 Elements of Agroecology.
- Amazing Educational Resources – a running list of educational companies offering their products for free. This includes all areas of study.
- Biomimicry Institute: Youth Design Challenge (Proposals due by April 17)
Captain Planet Foundation: Resources for Learning from Home
- DIY and Hands-On Activities – Trash for Peace
- EcoRise: At Home Learning Resources
- NASA STEM Engagement
- NBA Virtual PE
- Plant Pigment Art
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Skill Share – Free Classes for Kids
- Signs of Spring Bingo
- Teaching Resources for Bringing the World into Your Classroom
- The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Toolkit – CLEAN supports all teachers with climate and energy education
- Turning Green 30-Day Virtual Classroom – Launching April 1 and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this 30-day lesson plan aims to inform and inspire students through hands-on environmental education.
- Virtual School Activities
- 9 Things You Can Do Right Now to Support Students through the COVID-19 Epidemic
- 10 University Art Classes You Can Take for Free Online
- Advancing Campus Community Online Learning
- Campus Election Engagement Project
- COVID-19 College Student Educators Resources – A list of ACPA College Student Educators International free webinars about navigating changes in student engagement during this time. Also included: crowdsourced resource sharing and networking sheets.
- Ready Together: Lessons for Disaster Preparedness and Resilience
- United Nations Association Virtual Activities Hub
On-Line Technology Resources
- FREE Online Workshop: Teleconferencing
Cohosted by Open Signal and MetroEast Community Media, this online workshop will walk you through how to use Google Meet, Google Hangouts and Zoom.
- Low-Income Internet Options
Community-Based Learning Remote Resources:
- Community Based Learning in times of Social Distancing, Isolation and Quarantine
- Virtual Volunteering
- Portland Public Schools
- Need to borrow a computer for your PPS student? Fill out this form!
- Hope for College Resources
- Campus Programs to Offer While Your Students are Away
Mental Health Resources
- Stress Management – Think Indigenous
- FREE Stress Management Course from OSU
Three academics from Oregon State University (OSU) have created a 10-week course to help people understand stress the coronavirus pandemic is creating and to find coping methods. It’s called “Punch through Pandemics with Psychological Science.” OSU students can take it for credit, and the public can take it for free. The course material will be updated weekly, but it is not required that people participate at a particular time.
Enroll in the course: at https://canvas.instructure.
com/enroll/JNEPCR (requires email address). See FAQ for registration options without an email address.