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Due to the coronavirus threat, the CLAS office staff will be working remotely. Feel free to call us at (800) 239-3616. Calls will be returned as soon as possible; however, email is the most effective way to reach us. Click here for a list of staff email addresses.

Governor Ivey has extended the state of emergency and Alabama K-12 public schools will not reopen this school year. Visit the ALSDE's resource page for further details by clicking their logo below.




Resources Provided by the ALSDE

The Alabama State Department of Education has established a COVID-19 resource page which features relevant memos, LEA guides, an FAQ from Superintendents, and a Q&A for Special Education. If you have additional questions, you may email covid19schools@alsde.edu for guidance.

See below information from the Alabama Department of Public Heath to help stop the spread of COVID.

Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 if You are Sick
Wash Your Hands - Fight Cornona Virus
Social Distancing: What Does it Mean?


Resources Provided by CLAS Partners

LEANfrog is offering 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.

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

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

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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.
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PowerSchool
is committed to equipping schools and districts with the resources needed to support distance learning. Schoology Basic (limited features, Enterprise version will go live 7/21) is for teachers who want to adopt distance learning at the classroom level. It's free and easy to sign up.  Learn More  or Sign-Up.
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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.
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Classworks
 through it's Curriculum Advantage brand is offering remote learning solutions and support through their products, training, and resources. Classworks remains committed to its goal of student success and achievement.

Check out their latest virtual sessions.
Integrating Social and Emotional Learning into Your Academic Interventions 
Remote Learning for Special Education Students
Planning for the Return to Learning
Three Strategies for Summer Learning
Monitoring and Student Accountability 
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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: https://www.hmhco.com/learningsupport 
Website for our Shaped Blog: https://www.hmhco.com/blog
Website for FREE Resources: https://www.hmhco.com/blog/free-learning-resources 

Planning Effective Remote Learning FREE Webinar Series to K-5 and 6-12 teachers. Click here for dates and to register!

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Renaissance Focus Skills Resource Center – Access K-12 Focus Skills for Free

Focus Skills are—simply put—the building blocks of student learning. Based on extensive research into how learning progresses in reading and mathematics, Focus Skills provide a roadmap for closing learning gaps as you move every student toward greater mastery. Visit the Renaissance Focus Skills Resource Center to learn more: https://www.renaissance.com/focus-skills/

Complimentary resources include:

  • View focus skills for literacy and math by state
  • Download the Focus Skills Research Brief
  • Register for the Focus Skills Webinar on July 15 at 2:00pm ET

Educators from across the nation are planning to include the free Focus Skills in their back-to-school plans.

  • “This is amazing and so helpful. I am going to share with the admin team!”
  • “Very great information and resources that I hope most teachers will use!”
  • “I am excited to use these resources to target gaps that may be there after so much missed school.”

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Additional Resources (These services do NOT partner with CLAS)

HomeworkAlabama.org provided by the Alabama Public Library Service offers homework help, academic tutoring, writing lab and review, test prep and study resources, and online job search assistance.
Zoom is a video conferencing service that is being offered free to any K-12 schools affected by COVID-19 in the U.S.
Amazon's Audible Audiobooks are now free for kids during the school closure.
Webex is another video conferencing service that is offering resources for teachers, faculty, students and parents.
The Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences has a free emergency roadmap for making a rapid transition to remote learning during forced school closures.
The Metropolitan Opera is offering free live audio streams through May.
Watch videos of astronauts reading stories from the International Space Station at storytimefromspace.com.
Alabama residents have access to many digital services through the Alabama Public Library Service.
Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast has podcast episodes that may help your social-emotional state throughout this challenging time. Jon also offers some online team building ideas.
FAQs for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Related Personnel Issues for School Boards. Click Here to view.
iteach has partnered with Learners Edge to offer free blogs, webinars and courses to teachers & districts across the state. Click here to access these resources.
Literacy Lessons, free (at this time), ready-to-use mini lesson videos provided by Smekens Education, a fully-vetted Technical Assistance Partner with the Indiana Department of Education.
ACORE (Alabama Colleagues Offering Resources for Education) provides online/virtual resources for school and districts. Tell them about helpful resources by submitting here.
ACT is providing free digital learning resources for student & workforce impacted by COVID-19. Click here for more information.
Raymond James has provided a helpful Personal Distancing Resource Guide as well continue to practice good physical distancing.
NAESP is hosting a number of webinars on SEL, school nutrition & the challenges of assistant principals. Click here to view and register.
x.labs is offering a $250 discount price for CLAS members for their temperature scanning device. Click here and use discount code CLAS250 when ordering.
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 Missy Stephens, Coordinator, CLAS Academic Specialists here.Your school may also use this resource free through the ALSDE Summer Challenge program.
America's TOP Educational Speakers, Sam Glenn and Eddie Slowikowski present The “Stronger Together” Virtual In-Service Tool Kit for Educators, Administrators, Support Staff, & Students. The Stronger Together Tool Kit is the complete virtual programming system for what you need as a response to what is happening RIGHT NOW.