COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EDUCATOR PREPARATION RESOURCES
Cooperating Teachers + Field Supervisors + Student Teachers
UT Colleges of Education provide resources to those impacted by COVID-19 with the intent to support the continued development of student teachers and current classroom teachers as they transition to a new learning environment.
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We stand strong as a UT System. Our Universities have gathered information to help support your needs, your particular situations, and your questions. We have compiled questions, resources, and articles to help support current and developing teachers as they navigate learning from home.
Websites + Student Learning
Websites supporting K-12 students and teachers transitioning to school at home.
HARMONY AT HOME
The Harmony at Home toolkit supports social and emotional wellbeing for students and families during this difficult time. This toolkit offers a variety of lessons and activities, as well as guidance for parents and guardians to set Harmony Goals and use Meet Up and Buddy Up materials.
SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME
Scholastic Learn at Home provides reading and writing resources for K-12 searchable by grade level. Writing prompts and other activities to engage early readers are available.
VARSITY TUTORS - VIRTUAL SCHOOL AND SUMMER CAMP
Varsity Tutors provides free live online classes and resources during school closures. In addition, they are providing virtual summer camps where students can engage in free week-long sessions that are fully interactive. The list of options endless!! Check it out today!
THE KIDS SHOULD SEE THIS
Science, technology, art, nature, music, storytelling, and other great stuff that will intrigue and inspire learners. This website hosts over 4,000 videos curated for teachers and parents who want to engage children in smarter and more meaningful media. 10-15 new videos are added weekly to this free resource appropriate for all ages.
THE NEW TEACHER PROJECT (TNTP)
The TNTP blog is an up to date, comprehensive view of resources for learning at home. The author provides tips as well as resources for short-term and extended closures.
Lead4Ward has been a trusted resource for educators across Texas! In response to COVID-19, they have created a school at home resource that is perfect for teachers. All shared documents are created with the opportunity for teachers to edit and make their own.
Khan Academy provides age appropriate learning resources for K-12. From elementary to high school test prep resources, the modules are interactive, and parents/teachers can easily track progress.
Raise Your Hand Texas - Raising Blended Learners series
Blended learning combines the best in person instruction with the integration of technology. While blended learning can’t take place without the face-to-face instruction, resources offered provide teachers and administrators with solution-oriented blended learning tools.
Designed for children in grades 2-5, the READS parents program is designed for parents, teachers, and community partners to read with their students and complete the associated activities. The READS reading routines support reading engagement and comprehension.
TEXAS HOME LEARNING
The Texas Home Learning Model supports quality at-home learning for students by providing daily and weekly learning plans in all grades that can be started immediately in a student’s home environment.
Online Learning + Teacher Development
Resources designed for the continued development of teachers.
ATLAS provides an interactive virtual library featuring authentic teaching practices aligned to common teaching and learning frameworks. For those wanting to see great teachers interacting in real environments, this website is a great place to start!
Inspire celebrates and develops inspirational educators through free on-demand courses and resources designed to support social emotional learning and inspirational instruction in the PK-12 classroom and at our partner universities.
Texas TLAC Online
TLAC online learning, supported by the TEA, provides online learning modules that teach Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion teaching techniques. These modules provide opportunity for teachers to observe, see techniques modeled, and practice. ELL strategies are also available!
READING AND WRITING PROJECT
Now more than ever, we must invest in our teachers to learn more about what great remote teaching looks like. Check out these powerful teaching reading resources designed to support teaching practices and lifting the level of student reading and writing even when teaching virtually.
Better Lesson provides a wealth of resources for developing teachers. You choose the specific focus area where you want to grow and engage in powerful online professional development to help support your growth as a teacher.
Visit readwritethink for resources and professional development around all things reading and writing. Designed for PK-12th grade teachers, explore the many resources, professional development opportunities, and engage with a community of reading and writing teachers.
Zoom Training Resources
THE MEADOWS CENTER
Parents have been thrown into the role of home school teacher! Learn of a wealth of tools and resources created by the Meadows Center. These tools are designed to support parents in areas such as early language and literacy, helping your child with building vocabulary and comprehension, transitions, navigating difficult tasks, and establishing rewards systems. In times like these, we parents need all of the support we can get!
LUCY CALKINS - VIMEO CHANNEL
Calling all teachers who look forward to continuing their development in a virtual space! Lucy Caulkins and colleagues are showcased in 38 curated videos on vimeo for you to watch while considering your own craft of teaching. These videos are sure to keep you inspired and learning!
Teaching and Learning Exploratory
This website features full-length classroom vidoes and collections of teaching clips. In addition, integrated tools and resource documents are available to support deeper understanding of classroom practices. Primarily math and ELA videos from middle and high school.
Articles and resources supporting our new learning as teachers and supporting what teaching may look like in the future. From entirely virtual classrooms to blended learning models, you will find many resources to support teachers here!
TEACHER TOOLKIT FOR ELPS AND ELL LEARNERS
Texas Gateway has developed a free online ELPS Instructional toolkit with the purpose of supporting focused, targeted, and systematic instruction to meet the linguistic needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).
REMOTE LEARNING: SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS
Education Week published a resource hub providing easy access to multiple resources supporting special education students through remote learning. This may be an important resource as we learn more about how districts will respond to school opening in the 20-21 school year.
LITERACY AND LEARN
The Learn website provides resources to teachers supporting comprehensive literacy practices. Learn about the writing workshop, literacy coaching, guided reading practices, and more.
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