Adaptive Leadership in a Time of Crisis- Ronald Heifetz, Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, offers us language and a framework for thinking about our work as leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This resource is intended to provide you ways of thinking, talking, and leading during crises.

 Leading Through Change - This resource, grounded in the work on transitions by William Bridges, is intended to provide you with ways of thinking about responding to change, especially sudden change, and suggestions for skills to practice in leading through change.

Leveraging Challenge to Build Culture -This resource includes a checklist of suggestions to help you navigate the COVID-19 challenge and strengthen your existing culture by focusing on clear communication, care of all stakeholders, and collaborative problem-solving approaches.

 Best Practices in Online and Distance Learning  - This resource is a research review of evidence-based practices in online and distance learning for educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open Education Resources

OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources.  Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.  These resources are a fantastic repository for parents and families to use when engaging with their child in remote instruction.  These resources can also be helpful for teachers and schools as they are planning remote instruction.


Curriki revolutionized the way digital learning content is distributed and shared. For over 10 years they have made the best curriculum, lessons and on-demand content free, open, and accessible to all. Curriki originated from the idea that technology can play a crucial role in breaking down the barriers of the Education Divide—the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not. Curriki helps bridge this divide by providing free and open resources to everyone

Eastern Michigan University Open Ed Resources

A repository of open education resources from a variety of sources, including UnboundEd, EngageNY, Illustrative Mathematics, Hippocampus, PBS, Smithsonian Learning Lab, and more.  These resources are an excellent place to start for parents and teachers of students engaged in remote instruction.

GeoInquiries using mapping ArcGIS software

GeoInquiries are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based content found in commonly used textbooks. Each activity is designed using a common inquiry model and can be presented quickly from a single computer and projector or modified for students' hands-on engagement. Collections of 15-20 activities per topic enhance your curriculum throughout the year.

PBS Learning Media

New Hampshire Public Broadcasting and PBS have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers and parents working with students in remote instruction environments. 

YouTube Learning

YouTube Learning provides a large repository of educational videos, on-demand content, and short and long form instructional video content on a variety of academic topics, from physics to literature and more. 

National Geographic Classroom Resources

National Geographic Classroom Resources brings National Geographic into your classroom or living room with lesson plans, maps, and reference resources. 

New Learning Models from Aurora Institute

iNACOL's Action Research Center illuminates the path forward as a knowledge-building hub for practitioners to transform education toward student-centered approaches. They advance the field by creating and curating research that informs, inspires, encourages and supports the development of new learning models.  This repository has excellent resources for parents and teachers engaged in the competency education model. 

Illinois Online Network Online Educational Resources

The resources in the Online Education Resources section represent a selected list of resources dealing with various aspects of online education and the online environment in general.

Guidance and Resources for Special Education from US Department of Education

5 Ways Teachers Can Smooth the Transition to Online Learning.pdf

National School Choice Week’s Collection of Free Online Resources:


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