COVID-19 Resources

We are using this space to share resources that we hope will help families and teachers to support children and themselves during the COVID-19 crisis.

Available Resources

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Using Culturally Responsive Practices to Foster Learning During School Closures: Challenges and Opportunities for Equity

This recent blog post by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) explores the potential of remote learning to increase the connection between schools and families, which could in turn help teachers employ innovative culturally responsive practices, addressing social and institutional ...
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Fun & games to improve mental health

The Texas Institute for Mental Health in the University of Texas at Austin launched an interactive, online set of resources to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Their Fun and Games features offers activities from different school districts, sortable by type ...
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How to help a friend

This infographic/flyer from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Texas offers warning signs for mental illness, tips for starting a conversation with a friend, and ways to support, all in a simple and engaging format. It's part ...
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Teen testimonial on dealing with anxiety & depression

This 3 minute video features a young man describing his own struggles with anxiety and depression, as well as the power of reaching out for help. It's part of the new interactive, online set of resources created by the Texas ...
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Children’s Mental Health FAQs

The Texas Institute for Mental Health in the University of Texas at Austin launched an interactive, online set of resources to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) feature addresses a variety of mental health needs, including ...
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Mystery Science

This popular K-5 science curriculum offers hands-on lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core. They're offering a limited number of free memberships for the next year. https://mysteryscience.com ...
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Educating students with disabilities in remote settings

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest is featuring a blog series on supporting specific student populations as schools shift to remote learning. In this blog post for teachers, they focus on the unique needs ...
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Guidance for navigating remote learning for English learner students

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest is featuring a blog series on supporting specific student populations as schools shift to remote learning. In this blog post, they focus on the unique needs of English ...
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Maintaining Wellness in Crisis

Maintaining Wellness in Crisis

Helping kids stay busy, stimulated, and positive while creating an environment that allows them to feel safe and protected can be challenging. A team of child trauma experts at Child Trends have listed several recommendations for supporting the emotional well-being ...
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The Brain Architects Podcast

While the coronavirus pandemic has changed many things around the world, it has not stopped child development. A new series of special episodes of The Brain Architects podcast from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University aims to ...
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