COVID-19 Avoyelles Parish School System Enrichment Instructional Resources and Guidance

In lieu of a distance education program, the district is providing optional enrichment instructional resources that can be utilized to supportstudent learning at home. These resources are available for students in grades Pre-K through 12. The resources span core content areas – ELA, math, science and social studies.

Student Enrichment Instructional Resources

  • APSB Website – APSB has created a one-stop shop for students, parents, and educators to locate quality resources to continue learning enrichment at home.
  • Louisiana Department of Education – The Avoyelles Parish School System will provide updates on resources released by the Louisiana Department of Education. These resources will be developed by the department in partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB). The online hub is set to launch on March 18th and will consist of links to High-Quality Curriculum Resources.

Dual Enrollment CoursesIndividual schools will be working with their teams to address options for Dual Enrollment courses based on guidance received from our local colleges and universities.

Recommended Daily Activity Schedule
PreK Enrichment Instructional Resources

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Text Services

Several programs are available to offer tips and resources for families that support early learning through text messages. Message and data rates apply.

  • Bright by Text

    • Provides quality information and trusted resources to families of children prenatal to age eight partnering with LPB. Text: LPB to 274448.

  • Vroom

    • Offers free, easy-to-use learning tips for children 5 and under, delivered daily directly to your phone. Sign up for free at https://www.vroom.org/.

  • Ready4K

    • An evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages. Text: Readby4th to 70138.

 

Online Learning
Frog Street’s partner, Education technology provider Age of Learning, is offering families at schools and centers affected by closure free at-home access to research-proven learning resources.

Families can use the redeem code: SCHOOL3673 to sign up

Recommended Resources:

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ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

 

Resource Grade Levels Description
BrainPOP K-12 BrainPOP offers cross-curricular movies and supporting features like coding projects, movie making, concept mapping, games, and primary source activities. Recommended for upper elementary and middle schoolers.

If your school has been closed due to the spread of COVID-19, head here to apply for FREE access to BrainPOP: https://brnpop.co/2wZraB8 This will grant you the ability to assign student work and more! 

For home use, families can register here: https://brnpop.co/39Td0QS 🏡👪

  

 

BrainPOP Jr K-3 BrainPOP’s K-3 resource, offering cross-curricular movies and supporting features like coding projects, movie making, concept mapping, games, and primary source activities.

If your school has been closed due to the spread of COVID-19, head here to apply for FREE access to BrainPOP: https://brnpop.co/2wZraB8 This will grant you the ability to assign student work and more! 

For home use, families can register here: https://brnpop.co/39Td0QS 🏡👪

 

CommonLit 3-12 CommonLit is a free online reading program for students in grades 3-12. Students can access high-interest informational and literary texts, standards-aligned assessments, and more.

 

 

Khan Academy K-8 Khan Academy is an online resource offering practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Students can practice math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Khan Academy’s math missions can guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.

 

 

LearnZillion K-8 LearnZillion is the platform for accessing EL Education (K-2) ELA and Guidebooks (3-8). LearnZillion provides a library of interactive language arts lessons, videos, quizzes, and assignments for students. LearnZillion tracks student progress and achievement on the lessons and quizzes and reports the results to the teacher’s dashboard for assessment.

 

Login Link: https://learnzillion.com/resources/73932

MackinVIA K-12 MackinVIA™ is a program that provides access for students and teachers to their school’s digital library. MackinVIA can be accessed on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device with Internet access. Download titles to read offline, using the free MackinVIA app available for all major mobile devices.

 

 

NewsELA 3-12 Newsela publishes daily content to support instruction for ELA, Social Studies, Science, and even Social-Emotional Learning. Every article comes in 5 reading levels, tailored to the skill level of each reader. Assessments are integrated directly into articles to help students engage with the content and to give teachers and administrators actionable insights on students’ reading activity.
NoRedInk 6-12 NoRedInk provides students with opportunities to practice their grammar and writing skills through various interactive activities. 

 

 

Pearson myPerspectives 6-12 Pearson Realize provides students with digital access to myPerspectives, the Tier I ELA Curriculum for Grades 6-12.
Scholastic at Home PreK-12 Scholastic at Home provides four learning experiences centered around a story or video. 

 

 

Studies Weekly K-5 Studies Weekly is an online platform available to all teachers and students in K-5 featuring Social Studies content. Students use the platform to delve deeper into history through 100K+ primary source images and videos. Students can also access specialized tools such as an audio reader, highlighting tools and a rewards system.

 

 

Zearn K-5 Zearn is an online math curriculum for grades one through five, with supplemental skills practice activities for kindergartners. Students have access to a dashboard with tasks to be completed; these include a variety of fluency warm-ups that promote general number sense and lesson-specific skills.

 

Login Link: https://www.zearn.org/

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Parental Instructions for Online Resources:

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  1. Click the google drive link provided.

For students with Significant Disabilities (Autism, Severe, Intellectual)

Materials and lessons that are standards- based:

  1. Each grade level (Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, and High) have a folder to access.
  2. In each grade level, folders for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Transition/ Life Skills lessons) are available.
  3. Each course will have lessons and activities that can be done for March and April.
  4. Parents may be able to print the materials.  Scroll the document towards the middle to see the actual content of the lesson.

Adaptive Education - Stretching Exercises for Wheelchair Users

Autism

 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
 
Dyslexia
 
Gifted and Talented
 
Occupational Therapy
 
Social Emotional
 
Speech Therapy
 
Visually Impaired
 

For students without Significant Disabilities

“ESS Students Needing Additional Support.”  This folder provides you with additional websites that will help facilities different learning strategies in the areas of reading, math, and language:

Enrichment Instructional Resources for ESS Students PDF Document

*To access resources, click directly on the green text.

  1. FASTalk: (Preschool-5th grades)
  • https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FASTalk_signup_EBR
  • To help families stay engaged in learning throughout a school closure. FASTalk is offering a new, direct-to-parents texting program free-of-charge for current partners:
    • FASTalk will send parents weekly tips and activities aligned to state ELA learning standards across preschool through fifth grade.
    • Activities will be sent by text message. Parents do not need to have a smartphone or download an app to benefit.
    • Text messages will be available in 100+ languages.
    • Parents will also receive tips to support social and emotional learning, including managing stress and anxiety.
    • FASTalk can also send links to high-quality online learning resources recommended by your district or state department of education. (Note: Districts interested in customizing the linked learning resources may contact support@fastalk.org to direct families to recommended resources.)

2. Headspace

  • offering free services for K12 — this in everything from guided meditations, morning rituals, on-line counseling, and other mental health supports.

3. Morningside Center for Social Responsibility
4. Physical Activity Links