Today, so many colleges moved to online learning, and schools in Ohio and Maryland closed down (read more at As schools weigh whether to close amid the coronavirus threat, confusion and second-guessing reign from the Washington Post).
Moments ago, our local unions took this action:
Our tchers’ & SEIU unions just sent this letter 2 Supt requesting: “closure of SCUSD schls until such time that the Dist can ensure that our classrooms r equipped w/the appropriate supplies, staff & protocols 2 adequately meet the needs of our District related 2 the Coronavirus” pic.twitter.com/Bb5i2PH4rE
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 13, 2020
UPDATE: Our school district just announced we’re closing
Here are new additions to Here are new additions to The Best Advice On Teaching K-12 Online (If We Have To Because Of The Coronavirus) – Please Make More Suggestions!:
How K-12 Schools Should Prepare for Coronavirus is from The Center For American Progress.
Keep Teaching: Maintain Course Continuity During Temporary Closures has some useful resources for K-12 teachers. It’s from the University of North Carolina.
Learning in the time of coronavirus: planning distance schooling is from Harry Fletcher-Wood.
Online Resources / Apps for E-Learning Days is from Reddit.
ESL Library is not offering free access but, if you already have a membership, they are offering a free upgrade to their premium online service. Though I think there are a lot of good free ESL materials out there, if you’re open to paying for resources, I have to say that ESL Library’s materials are top-notch.
Here are some companies offering free subscriptions and services for those that are moving their courses to a virtual format. Doesn’t solve all problems (like access for all kids) but this may help. https://t.co/aMmdKiXj8e #VirtualEducation #VE #FreeVE
— Neus Lorenzo (@NewsNeus) March 13, 2020