At-home learning resources
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Updated October 16, 2020
While the best place to start when planning or adjusting your home learning plan is with your child’s school or school district, the resources below will help you supplement their materials to help your child stay engaged in learning during the pandemic. If you are looking for child care during the school day please check out the child care options and resources website.
Online educational materials
- Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI): OSPI has identified high-quality online instructional materials that are aligned with Washington’ learning standards.
- UW Resources: UW faculty and staff from the College of Education, Burke Museum and UW Botanic Gardens have created materials to support at-home learning.
- Seattle Public Library: The Library’s remote learning resources are available to all parents and children, regardless of where they live.
Does your family need help paying for internet to access remote learning? Washington state’s K-12 Internet Access Program connects students in need to internet access at home, with no cost to the student or family.
Tutoring and learning support
- UW College of Education: The UW College of Education Community Job Board connects families interested in hiring students to provide tutoring or enrichment opportunities with students interested in work opportunities.
- Free tutoring through local libraries: King County Library System members have unlimited free access to Tutor.com. Each session is 20-30 minutes long and is designed to help learners with 1-2 questions. Learn on the King County Libraries website. Pierce County and Sno-Isle Librariesmembers have access to HelpNow, a live, online professional tutoring service. Learn more on the Pierce County Library System and Sno-Isle Libraries websites.
Special education resources
- Informing Families: Provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, Informing Families, updates its COVID-19 information & support page daily to offer news and information that empowers families be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities.
- Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction: OSPI offers public instruction guidance for families on special education services during COVID-19 and has compiled resources to support continuous learning for students with disabilities (links to an excel spreadsheet).
- Seattle Special Education PTSA: The “Back “Back to School Backpack” webinar series features presenters from the UW haring Center, The ARC of King County, Microsoft Accessibility and more. Recordings of the webinars are available on the organization’s website.
- The following organizations have created resources to help parents support their children at home during COVID-19 and to advocate for their children’s needs during the pandemic:
- The ARC of King County
- Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFFIRM) – includes translated resources
- The Autism Society
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
- National Down Syndrome Society