Information/Resources to Support Students, Parents, and Teachers

  • IDPH's Violence Prevention and Social Support Resources:

    IDPH recently put together a list of social support resources that shares a variety of helpful organizations and services for folks who need assistance with many areas, including but not limited to: mental health and crisis support, violence prevention and intervention support, and reporting of child abuse or abuse of an older adult or adult with a disability.

    COVID-19 Continuing Education Resources Update

    The Illinois State Board of Education is dedicated to providing all students of Illinois with a quality education. ISBE has identified the following as distinguishable resources that are aligned to standards and free to users. They provide opportunities for additional and deeper learning and can be utilized by multiple users (teachers, parents, students):

    Resources for Parents and Teachers:
    ISBE WiFi Hotspot Website
    These hotspots are intended for remote learning during disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...Special thanks to all collaborating agencies for providing the hotspot location information. Please direct questions regarding the interactive tool to

    Mental Health Resources curated by ISBE (04/02/2020)

    A wealth of resources to reassure students coping with scary situations, help adults talk to children about COVID-19, and learn to manage anxiety and stress.

    Educating All Learners During The COVID-19 Disaster (04/22/2020)

    The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) joined nearly 30 education advocacy and disability rights organizations to form the Educating All Learners Alliance, which assembled a platform for ensuring equity for all learners and the continuity of special education services during remote instruction, in the form of a website full of curated, searchable resources, complete with access to experts and examples from the field.

    Coping with COVID19: Remote Learning forStudents withAutism Spectrum Disorder (04/30/2020)

    The Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project at Illinois State University has compiled autism-specific resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families as they navigate remote learning. This document contains support strategies designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with ASD. Ready-made examples and resources are included to help caregivers implement these strategies quickly and easily.

    Activities Designed to Keep Kids Engaged:
    Horace Mann Teaching Online
    Resources for K-12 teachers adapting to remote learning, including free online lessons, “Brain Breaks”, curated articles and quick links.

    Great ONLINE ACTIVITIES for children of all ages
    Thank you to the DuPage ROE for providing this list of websites! (be sure to download this PDF for links to work)
    As the name insinuates, these are ISBE curated, (currently) free resources to assist districts, teachers, and parents. The page starts with a very short list of non-electronic suggestions, but most do have some sort of tech component.

    PBS Learning Media
    Nashville Public Television (NPT) and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for Tennessee teachers.

    More Resources for Parents and Teachers:
    Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
    National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses

    Germ Prevention Strategies
    American Academy of Pediatrics

    When to Keep Your Child Home
    American Academy of Pediatrics

    Frequently Asked Questions And Answers COVID-19 And Children
    Center for Disease Control (CDC)

    Training & Education
    Classroom lessons and activities, as well as learning tools and materials from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
    This interactive map is actually pretty neat for science and social studies teachers, and even kids who are interested in learning more about global spread of this disease. Why not make this a learning moment?