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COVID-19 Resources

In the interest of helping our members stay informed and prepared, we are sharing a list free resources recommended by member schools and associates for your reference.

School safety/reopening:

Preparing K-12 School Administrators for a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020 (CDC)

All Hands on Deck: Initial Guidance Regarding Reopening School Buildings (National Education Association)

Collaborating in a Crisis: Working Together to Safely Reopen Our School Buildings (National Labor Management Partnership)

Critical Issues for the Fall: An Interactive Webinar with Kim Marshall and Douglas Reeves (webinar - 19 June 2020)

School Reopening Readiness Guide (2020 Ariadne Labs: A Joint Center for Health Systems Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The Learning Accelerator)

A plan to safely reopen America’s schools and communities (American Federation of Teachers)

Restart & recovery framework (Council of Chief State School Officers)

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs (CDC)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Independent Schools (NAIS - updated frequently)

Checklist for reopening boarding/COVID-safe charter (Boarding School Association, 26 May 2020))

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings (gov.uk)

COVID-19: Preparing For Widespread Illness in Your School Community - A Legal Guide for School Leaders (National School Boards Association)

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Page for Student Transportation (schoolbusfleet.com; updated regularly)

Resources for addressing biological hazards specific to COVID-19 within K-12 schools (Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Center)

Return to sports/activities

Considerations for Youth Sports (CDC)

School Reentry Considerations (SHAPE America)

Performing Arts Aerosol Study: Preliminary Findings (NFHS, July 2020)

COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Athletes, Coaches, Parents, and the Sport Community (Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s (AASP))

COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms (gov.uk)

Health/PE/Coaching Resources for all grade levels, Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD)

General Resources:

Educating Through Crisis/COVID-19 - Know Your Rights (NEA)

Improving remote connectivity: information, tools, resources and best practices for policymakers and school leaders (Digital Bridge K-12)

Education and Covid-19 Pandemic: How COVID-19 is affecting education and what can be done about it (Harvard Global Education Initiative)

Free resource guide for international schools (ECIS)

School Closure Resources - a curated list of resources for school closures (NewSchools Venture Fund)

Ideas and Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis (from recent Marshall Memos – Updated 16 June 2020)

Coronavirus: 5 Steps Colleges and Independent Schools Should Take Now (Organizatonal Sustainability)

Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools (CDC)

Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel (U.S. Department of Education)


Strategic Crisis Communication Best Practices For Schools (an interview with Western Academy Of Beijing)

Collaborating in a crisis: Ensuring educator voice when it matters most (National Education Association)

Child Protection/Safety

Child Protection During COVID-19 Response (International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Its Implications for Protecting Children Online (A technical note from UNICEF and partners)

Statement and resources regarding stereotyping, harassment, and bullying related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Addressing Human Rights During COVID-19 (World Health Organization)

Protection of children during the coronavirus pandemic (Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action)


Ten Strategies for Educators' Wellbeing: A Handbook for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak (Sea Change Mentoring)

E-mentoring / Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (Mentor, Dec 2019)

Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing Serving Children with Disabilities during COVID-19 national emergency

Strategies for remote learning and support:

Preparing for Remote Learning: A Readiness Worksheet (9ine)

Online Learning: A Strategic Approach for K-12 (International School Services)

Global Online Academy - Support and resources for online learning strategies 

Online resource center for educators around the world (Western Academy of Beijing)

Tips for Setting Up Temporary Distance Learning at Your School (Oak Meadow K-12 Curriculum and Distance Learning School)

Online learning, teaching and education continuity planning for schools (International Baccalaureate Organization)

Digital Learning Collaborative - data, information, news, and best practices in digital learning

Online curriculum resources:

Amazing Educational Resources - frequently updated compilation of online educational tools offered for free for families and educators alike

Curriculum Materials and Ideas from Kim Marshall (The Marshall Memo)

Distance Learning Resource Center (Education Reimagined)

Student Personal Interest Project (PIP) for middle and high school students (Skills21/EdAdvance)

The Real Time Curriculum Project - curated collection of online content to assist educators engage students in discussions about current events