Remote Learning & Building Closure Resources

Sustainable Jersey for Schools is compiling a list of resources to help staff, students and families across our school communities during the current crisis.  We will add to and revise this list as we become aware of new resources.  If you know of a resource that you think should be added to this list, then please let us know.  Contact us by email at schools@sustainablejersey.com

Distance Learning Resources

New Jersey Department of Education: Distance Education Resources by discipline https://www.nj.gov/education/covid19/teacherresources/index.shtml

Arts Ed NJ:   https://www.artsednj.org/arts-ed-virtual-teaching-resources/

US Green Building Council Center for Green Schools Learning Lab:  Lessons and activities that are well suited for distance learning, and many that are ideal for implementing at home, while being academically rigorous and fostering sustainability literacy. https://www.centerforgreenschools.org/find-k-12-lessons-students-learning-home

Google Teach from Home Hubhttps://teachfromhome.google/intl/en/

NJAPHEARD & Shape America:  Resources compiled by SHAPE America and other K-12 health and physical educators to help you continue to provide high-quality, standards-based lessons despite the circumstances.  https://www.shapeamerica.org/covid19-resources.aspx Twitter: #HPEatHome

Active Schools:  List of free resources to help families stay active    https://www.activeschoolsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Resources-for-Kids-to-Stay-Active-at-Home-4.1.20.pdf

Association of New Jersey Environmental Education:  ANJEE’s Environmental Education Hub is a compilation of resources for environmental education you can do from home for pre-K to adult.  Resources are offered by a number of different environment-focused organizations, including nature centers, conservation groups, and research consortia:   http://anjee.org/remote-ee-hub.html

Census 2020 Home and Distance Learning Activities:  https://www.census.gov/content/census/en/programs-surveys/sis/activities/distance-learning.html

Duke Farms Distance Learning Portal:  Activities, lesson plans, and other resources for all ages.  The site will be updated with new content daily. https://www.dukefarms.org/distancelearning?mc_cid=36899b52a5&mc_eid=7849be3f5a

Raritan Headwaters Learning Resources:  Lessons in nature, creature features, videos, backyard “how to’s” and a compilation of favorite interactive websites, for learners of all ages. Activities are designed to be easily carried out at home. The website is updated every Monday with new content.  https://www.raritanheadwaters.org/education/learningresources/

Project Learning Tree - Earth Day 2020: Activities and resources to help educators and youth learn about sustainability issues, climate science, and actions they can take this #EarthDay2020 and every day.  https://www.plt.org/news/earth-day-2020/

EPA: virtual educational resources from EPA to celebrate Earth Day  https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-04/documents/earthdayclassroomresources_s.pdf

Environment America: Guide to online events, activities and resources for kids and adults to connect with the natural world and each other.   https://environmentamerica.org/feature/ame/greener-together-0  

Turning Green Classroom: Eco-learning for middle and high school and college students, teachers, and families with simple, fun, impactful daily activities. Learn about daily themes, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.   turninggreenclassroom.org

New Jersey Agricultural Society's Learning Through Gardening At Home:  Lessons and activities about gardening and farming adapted for home. Find links to YouTube read-alouds of favorite garden books, a digital copy of the children's book From the Garden State to Your Plate, Farming Fruits and Vegetables in New Jersey and a fun video, Food Doesn't Grow in the Supermarket. http://www.njagsociety.org/learning-through-gardening-at-home.html

Edible SchoolYard's Edible Education for the Home Classroom:  Lessons that engage students in understanding how food is deeply connected to so many parts of our lives. New lessons are developed and posted every week to support learning at home.  https://edibleschoolyard.org/edible-education-home-classroom

PBS In Defense of Food Curriculum: This curriculum from PBS is designed to help adolescents learn why it is important to eat healthfully, investigate how food companies influence their food choices, and create action plans for changing their eating habits. (Grades 6-8; 13+) https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/idof_curriculum_01/full-curriculum-in-defense-of-food/ 

KidsGardening.org: At-home gardening activities.  https://kidsgardening.org/blog-at-home-garden-activities/

Captain Planet Foundation:  Recommended resources related to outdoor exploration, STEM and food for learning at home. Filter by grade band, topic, and type of activity. https://captainplanetfoundation.org/programs/cpf-resources/learning-at-home/

Growing Minds Day by Day:  A compilation of educational resources for use by parents, caregivers and educators during the COVID-19 quarantine (and beyond!). Each week, the Growing Minds team will select a theme related to food, gardens, or nature, and share thematic recommendations for children’s literature, activities, recipes, and online resources. http://https//growing-minds.org/tag/day-by-day/ 

goHunterdon: Activities, experiments, and other resources for learning from home about green energy and transportation. https://www.gohunterdon.org/distance-learning/env-ed

Social Emotional Resources

SEL4NJ:  SEL and mental health resources during the COVID-19 outbreak https://sel4nj.org/covid-19-sel-mental-health/

Administration Resources

New Jersey School Boards Association:  COVID-19 resources for school board members https://www.njsba.org/news-publications/press-releases/njsba-covid-19-resource-center-2/ 

Educators on the COVID-19 Front Line’–NJSBA Podcast, April 2 www.blogtalkradio.com/njsba

‘School’s Out: Managing Remote Learning During COVID-19’ NJSpolight and NJTV presented a virtual roundtable discussion on our students’ “new educational landscape.

NJSBA’s Virtual Program Update A comprehensive list of webinars, podcasts, videos and Facebook Live events focusing on the challenges facing local school boards and school districts during the current public health emergency. Posted March 26.

Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s podcast program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.com, will feature a series of interviews focused on school leadership during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Virtual Resources Webinar Series The webinar series will convey important information related to navigating through the COVID-19 health crisis and will highlight solutions available to help NJSBA members manage the virus’s impact on New Jersey’s educators and students.

Facebook Live NJSBA is hosting a series of Facebook Live events to address questions from boards, school administrators, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Jersey Association of School Business Officials: COVID 19 resource page https://www.njasbo.com/page/COVID19Guidance

New Jersey Principals & Supervisor’s Association:  Coronavirus guidance and resources page http://njpsa.org/10820-2/

National Farm to School Network: COVID-19 resource page includes resources for administering school meal programs and funding support for food programs  http://www.farmtoschool.org/resources-main/covid-19-resources-for-farm-to-school-and-ece

Facilities Resources

Healthy Green Schools & Colleges: COVID-19 School Cleaning Webinar Series.  View recorded webinars here  https://www.healthygreenschools.org/events/webinars/

 

To recommend a resource to add to this list, please email schools@sustainablejersey.com