Dear Brent family: our students, parents, teachers and staff,
We are facing difficult, uncertain, and unprecedented times.
On one hand, we are witnessing and feeling how the COVID 19 pandemic has been adversely affecting us as individuals, families, communities, cities, countries and the world. Everyone is affected. Know that it is alright to feel afraid, anxious, and worried.
On the other hand, it is also a time to witness how the world is coming together and how we can be a part of the solution. Everyone can make a positive difference in flattening the curve and in overcoming the virus. Know that it is also a time to be disciplined, caring, brave, and positive.
To build our resilience as a Brent family, below is a list of sites and resources put together by the team. This list will be continuously updated. We hope that you will find these resources helpful.
We are facing these times together. Please know that you are not alone.
Stay strong, Bulldogs!
May God bless us all!
TIDBITS OF ADVICE FOR PARENTS
cost : Free
Actively Learn is a web-based reading platform that helps students read deeply and think critically, with thousands of texts and associated instruction in ELA, Science, and Social Studies.
Math, Reading, Writing, ESL, Early Childhood, Special Educationcost : Free
FREE educational resources, worksheets, writing prompts, themed coloring pages, craft and snack ideas for parents, teachers & caregivers.
cost: Free 60-day subscription to Choose Your Path e-learning course (4th-12th grades)
Students have step-by-step guidance to explore their passions, talents and life goals, interview people in the field in forums and by email and phone, and create a learning experience for others about their interest field. With a vision for life goals, kids care more about the tasks in front of them today.
Fine Arts, STEMcost : Free
Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!
Grades 4 to 12
Interactive videos meant to stimulate creativity and a hands-on activity at home.
All Artusi online services are free to affected schools, universities, and other institutions until June 30. Email [email protected] to be added.
Artusi is a suite of digital workbooks to help students learn the fundamental skills of music theory faster, better, and more accurately than before so they can spend more time pursuing the creative mission of music making and music study.
cost : Free
Everything you need to help educate families about online safety — for free
cost : Free until September 2020
BeeLine Reader helps students read on screen more effectively. It is used both by skilled readers (including high school and college students) and readers with dyslexia, ADHD and autism. The technology is backed by educational research and has won social impact awards from the United Nations and Stanford University.
Belouga is a digital platform providing K-12 teachers and students with a personalized learning journey through connection, communication and collaboration with peers around the world
Social Studiescost : Free
Big History Project is a free, online social studies course that emphasizes skill development as students draw mind-blowing connections between past, present and future.
Social Studies, Civics & Media Literacy
Free resource for middle and high school teachers & students! Bites Media connects credible, high standard media reporting on current events with “why it matters” to democracy and citizenship, supporting students with developing critical media literacy skills and helping tomorrow’s leaders be more informed citizens today.
BoomWriter is a complete classroom literacy solution. It is a writing platform that helps teachers inspire students to write on any subject ( fiction, non-fiction and vocabulary-focused activities). Try it for ELA, Social Studies/History, Science and even Math. Plus, it can be used on any device
Early Childhoodcost : Free
A multi award-winning network of play libraries empowering families to connect, talk and play together at home
Collective Play Ground provides classes for young children and their adults with a focus on nature-based and anti-bias education through play with open-ended materials and adult discussion.
PreK – 12
Scholastic is offering free online courses so your kids can keep learning while schools are closed
PreK – 12
Bring the World to Your Classroom! PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you.