High School Social Studies - COVID-19
Newsela offers access to thousands of News articles, historical articles, and primary documents that can be leveled to 5 different reading levels (many also in Spanish at 5 levels) searchable and curated by course type, standard, or topic. Each article at each reading level has an appropriate quiz to go with it.
Newsela can be accessed by ANY teacher or student through the Clever Button. Details and training videos here.
Turnitin.com is NOW available to all 7-12th grade teachers and students. Details here. (middle school logins will be updated by March 31st.)
This page highlights the online resources available in each course. For login and support issues, reach out to Jacob Vandemoortel or email@example.com
McGraw Hill is offering webinars for all their ConnectEd content here.
All Pearson Products offer free videos and custom webinars for you or you and a course alike team of teachers when you sign up for free at mypearsontraining.com
College Board Advanced Placement
As plans for the 2020 AP exam administration continue to evolve, I have included a few updates below regarding AP Exam administration. The AP Program will communicate the details of these additional solutions to educators and students by March 20. The link referenced here will always include the latest information from the AP Program.
We know that some educators will be relying on remote instruction for periods of school closure, making it more challenging to track individual students’ understanding of the material and adjust to their needs. Here is a one-page overview (.pdf/514KB) of how AP teachers can use the free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and ensure that students are well prepared for exam day.
AP teachers can access these additional resources to help them get set up with AP Classroom:
- Foundations. Learn how AP Classroom complements the new AP course and exam descriptions and offers students opportunities for practice and feedback throughout the year.
- AP Classroom Demo. See a click-through demonstration of AP Classroom, which highlights how to assign, score, and interpret results from Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, and teacher-created assignments and quizzes from the AP Question Bank.
- AP Quick Start Videos. Watch short tutorials on the recent features added to AP Classroom.
Beginning in early April, free online video lessons developed by AP teachers will be available for the AP topics and skills typically taught in the final weeks of each AP course. Watch the videos at www.youtube.com/advancedplacement.
College Board will announce portfolio submission deadline extensions for AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, Research, and Seminar courses by March 20. Schools do not need to call AP Services for Educators to request these extensions.
We are prioritizing the health and safety of students and educators during this challenging time.
From U-46: As you may probably be aware, the College Board will be updating their site to reflect further details regarding virtual AP examinations. On April 7th, we will host virtual meetings for any teachers that would like to learn more about those details. These sessions are informational in nature and will be recorded for later viewing. We are also planning to host virtual meetings for parents on April 8th. More information is forthcoming, but I wanted to make sure you were aware.
Other Resources Available:
(please note, everything here is free during SY 2019-2020. It is included because it is good and it is currently free. However, it's inclusion here does not indicate that it can or will be purchased as a district resource for SY 2020-2021 and beyond - JV)