Virtual Teaching Resources

You are likely being bombarded with online teaching resources, many of which are free or “free for now.” We don’t want to overload you, so WEAC is compiling high quality, vetted enrichment resources on this page for educators teaching online during the coronavirus crisis. As always, we encourage you to lead with care and compassion and then curriculum.

Do you have a favorite resource that others might like to use? If so, please send us a quick email. To protect yourself and your students, be sure and visit our best practice considerations for teaching online.

Discovery World Science and Technology Museum

Discovery World Science and Technology Museum Start Your Summer Adventure Museum Hours Wed-Sun: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm Book Your Visit Learn How We’re Staying Safe Geek out over summer. Our summer day camps keep kids off screens and allow them to explore the exciting world of science.

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Student Career Info is a production of Students & Leaders Network, Inc. a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing career information for students, educators, parents and the public. The program features live Q&A video discussions and a digital library of topics that provide information and insight on careers and life challenges for students.

Special Education | Educating All Learners

EDUCATING ALL LEARNERS DURING THE COVID-19 DISASTER An alliance dedicated to equity for complex learners The Educating All Learners Alliance is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.

New, Free Family Website Subscription Provides Resources and Guidance for Remote Learning

In these months of remote learning, parents and family members, who are taking on the role of teacher while classroom teachers strive to construct meaningful remote lessons, need resources, advice, and guidance for their kids. We at the Gilder Lehrman Institute understand how challenging this can be.

Zinn Education Project: Teaching People’s History

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.

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Smithsonian Distance Learning Resources

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Resources for Online Learning During School Closures

Editor’s Note: We understand many schools and students cannot rely on virtual learning during the closures because many in our communities do not have access to it for a variety of reasons. We will address issues of equity in subsequent articles.]

Distance learning: PBS NewsHour classroom resources for students | PBS NewsHour Extra

Use these teacher-produced resources and lesson plans to create your own packets for students. We will keep this document updated, especially around current events. We have five sections to choose from, plus additional resources. Do you have resources you’d like to recommend to other teachers to use in the event school is closed or teachers/students have to miss class?

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creatED gives schools and districts practical, art-infused teaching strategies and insights that deepen creative thinking in schools. The program focuses on building creative capacity and embedding project- and inquiry-based learning in K–8 schools. The innovative teaching and learning approaches integrate across the curriculum and across grade spans.
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BrainPOP

BrainPOP – Animated Educational Site for Kids – Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology

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Resources for Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic | Common Sense Education

You’re already a trusted source of information in your school community. And now families and students are looking to you for additional support as school closures become the norm. Common Sense can help you prepare with remote teaching resources, family education materials, and research-backed strategies to ease stress and encourage learning.

At Home Learning – PBS Wisconsin

Public media organizations remain committed to ensuring that all kids statewide have equitable access to high-quality educational media. PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), announce the continuation of our At-Home Learning TV broadcast schedule for summer.

Teaching Tolerance | Diversity, Equity And Justice

Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators-teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners-who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.

Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)

is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is a noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children’s and young adult literature.

Explore NASA STEM

The purpose of NASA STEM is to engage students in NASA’s mission. Our vision is to immerse students in NASA’s work, enhance STEM literacy, and inspire the next generation to explore. NASA has a portfolio of programs and opportunities dedicated to attracting, engaging and educating students and to support educators and educational institutions across the nation.