Pivot Learning
As we all continue to navigate COVID-19 school closures, we are aware that many of you are faced with an increased challenge to provide equitable access to learning for all of your students. We wanted to share a few free resources we’ve curated from our trusted partners that can support your own professional learning around equitable instruction and that can help your educators and parents with the transition to at-home learning.
If we can be of assistance during this time, please reach out. We are here to provide support and advice as you continue to serve our students.
Professional Learning Resources
  Pivot Learning CEO, Dr. Arun Ramanathan: A School Playbook for Responding to Coronavirus: Four lessons learned from the swine flu (H1N1) pandemic.
  CORE: On-demand webinars, lesson modeling videos, and articles to build your knowledge of equitable reading, writing, and math instruction.
      Blog: Article, videos, and podcasts to increase knowledge about the intersection of equity and standards.
      Disrupting Inequity: Having Brave Conversations About Bias: This toolkit contains everything educators need to facilitate conversations about bias, prejudice, and race and includes materials and resources to guide you each step of the way.
Distance Learning Resources
Many of the organizations we partner with are offering or have recommendations for free online learning platforms, printable lessons and activities, and more to support all of your educators, parents, and caregivers as they transition to distance learning in an equitable way. We've compiled a list of these high-quality resources to help you navigate what is available.
  Curriculum Associates: The iReady math and ELA digital learning platform is now available at no cost. Curriculum Associates also has printable activity packs on their website for grades K-8.
  FreeReading.net: A collection of free activities, searchable by literacy skill, that can be used to teach reading and writing in or out of the classroom.
  National Center on Improving Literacy: Toolkits and other online resources to support early literacy development. There are several toolkits specifically for parents and caregivers that provide guidance and resources for developing their children's literacy skills at home.
  Open Up Resources: This high-quality, comprehensive curricula for grades K-5 reading and language arts and grades 6-8 math is always free. Just register to gain access. Resources to support implementation are also available.
      UnboundEd — Find Lessons: This free collection of lessons, searchable by grade and content area, is an invaluable resource for educators and families as they put together lesson plans to keep kids learning while out of the classroom.
      UnboundEd — Applying Standards to Content: Parents and caregivers are often unfamiliar with learning standards but are now faced with instructing their children. These teaching guides, videos, and podcasts focus on the application of content related to standards and can provide valuable insights.
  Zearn: 400 hours of digital lessons for grades K-5 with on-screen teachers and embedded remediation along with paper-based materials that can be used without a device are available for free. To help districts, schools, teachers, and parents/caregivers get started quickly, Zearn has put together a Distance Learning Resource Center with step-by-step instructions to get started, mini-PD webinars, video tutorials, and parent/caregiver packs to send home.
We hope this information is helpful. This is a stressful time but we can work together to support one another, our students, and their families. We'll stay in touch and provide additional resources and assistance as we can.
With kind regards,
Linda Diamond  
Linda Diamond
President, CORE
Arun Ramanathan  
Arun Ramanathan
Pivot Learning
Pivot Learning refers to both Pivot Learning and our subsidiary, the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE). Learn more about CORE at corelearn.com.
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