Resources for COVID-19 & Reopening Schools

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Implementing Cognia Formative Assessment Tools in the Classroom

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Planning for Teaching, Learning, Assessments, and Supporting Vulnerable Populations through the Lens of Alabama’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools 

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Using the Roadmap to Design Remote Learning Environments for Student Success

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Preparing for Facilities, Operations, Wellness, and Effective Communication for the 2020-2021 School Year  

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Resources Provided by Our Partners

Classworks is hosting an exciting and informational web series! Gain practical ways to simplify each component of your RTI program. Transform your RTI processes from reactive to preventative! Register today for all five 30-minute sessions or just the ones relevant to you. 

  • Screening and Progress Monitoring | July 22 | 2:30 ET
  • Effective Interventions | July 29 | 2:30 ET
  • Data and Decision Making | August 5 | 2:30 ET
  • SEL and RTI Sustainability | August 12 | 2:30 ET
  • Hear from Your Peers | August 19 | 2:30 ET
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Carnegie Learning is hosting a FREE webinar, Reshaping Education: The Webinar Series throughout the fall to help support leaders in reshaping teaching and learning within their districts. Click this link for more information and to register!

LEANfrog offered a free workshop series, Efficient Virtual Work Practices for Central Office Staff

Session 1 (recorded from Thursday, April 9, 2020): Making Remote Work, Work: Practices for Central Office Staff.  Click Here to view the recording.

Session 2 (recorded from Thursday, April 16, 2020): Making Remote Work, Work: Practices for Leading School System Staff.  Click here to view the recording.

Session 3 (recorded from Thursday, April 23, 2020): Making Remote Work, Work: Building Agile School System Processes.  Click here to view the recording.

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Horace Mann has a complimentary SLS (Service Loan Forgiveness) program being offered in appreciation of everything our educators are doing during the pandemic.  Click here for more information or sign up directly by clicking here! You may read their news release here. For additional information click here to schedule a brief appointment.

In addition, they have released a white paper, “Closing the Learning Gap: How frontline educators want to address lost learning due to COVID-19”. Click on the link to read.

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American Fidelity stands ready to serve having all colleagues working remotely. Login to my Account. Their partner, Heath E-Commerce offer exclusive coupons for our customers on their online stores. Use code AF5OFF for $5 off medical supplies. Shop here.

PowerSchool is committed to equipping schools and districts with the resources needed to support distance learning. Check out their new program, Professional Development Plus (PD+) Training! As a subscriber, all users in your district will have unlimited access to an extensive online library of self-paced courses and video tutorials, along with the opportunity to follow role-based learning paths designed to give you the solutions-focused training you need to best use your PowerSchool product. For more information about Professional Development Plus (PD+), email us at, or call (877)873-1550.
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Crayola has a website that has free lesson plans, parent resources and activities that parents can do at home with their kids. Teachers can also use these plans and activities for remote learning/teaching opportunities.

Edgenuity offers a variety of virtual learning options including a no-cost teacher-led online solution. Click the Edgenuity logo for a list of resources provided during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to view a "how to" webinar. 
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The HMH At-Home Support website is being updated regularly and as more resources become available. This site remains the best and most current support for schools and families regarding HMH’s response to COVID-19. Below are quick links to the main HMH At-Home site, the Shaped blog, as well as the blog page that houses all the free resources available to anyone.

Website for Educators and Families: 
Website for our Shaped Blog:
Website for FREE Resources: 


Renaissance is in close communication with the districts in which we serve. Examples of our service to the districts include: myON Books and News so students have access to reading material; Freckle so students have math and reading skills practice; and Accelerated Reader home access to allow school to track reading through home quizzing.

Check out their latest webinar,

In the Classroom and the Living Room: Guide Student Growth with Targeted Practice  

Renaissance is also providing services at home to Alabama students and families. The information is updated daily.


Schools participating in the CLAS Motivated Data Grant program (STRIDE), have access to  an engaging adaptive learning tool for grades Pre-K-8 that motivates students toward mastery and rewards learning with games.  For more information & to apply for FY21, contact Gina Price, Coordinator, CLAS Academic Specialists here. Your school may also use this resource free through the ALSDE Summer Challenge program.

Additional Resources

Reading Horizons is hosting virtual and live events to help you learn how they can help your students learn how to read. Click here for a listing of their events!
Alabama Best Practices Center teamed with Paul Teske and Sarah Brown Wessling to build and faciliate three courses for teachers on planning and implementing remote learning. Click here for more information and to register for The ABPC's - Flipped Classroom & Online Learning Series.
Click here to read the AASB FAQs: COVID-19 Vaccinations and Employees. (February 2021)