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CASEL CARES Initiative: COVID-19 SEL Resources for Educators, Parents, and Caregivers [web resource]

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) understands how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike.

CASEL CARES is an initiative that brings you thought leadership, helpful resources, and access to key leaders in the SEL field during this challenging time.  Read more ›

Reopening Schools: Health and Safety Challenges for Kids Who Learn and Think Differently

As schools reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, new health and safety rules may be hard for kids to follow. Wearing a mask all day? Social distancing? Find out which routines may be extra hard for kids who learn and think differently—and how to help. Read more ›

How AR Can Help Students With Special Needs

Fortunately, education is progressing to become more inclusive of those with different learning styles and educational needs, but there is still a lot that can be done to make the classroom more inclusive for each and every student. It is becoming more and more apparent that it is time we rethink not just what we teach, but exactly how we teach.

One medium that could provide learning support for students with special needs in the near future is the use of augmented reality (AR) in education. Read more ›

Distance Learning Toolkit: Key Practices to Support Students Who Learn Differently [downloadable]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, distance learning has been a challenge for many educators, families, and students. That includes the 1 in 5 students who learn differently.

A new toolkit — developed in partnership between Understood and the National Center for Learning Disabilities — can help educators meet the needs of all students at this critical moment. Read more ›

Stop. Think. Connect. Cybersecurity Campaign [web resource] [downloadable]

The STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ Campaign is a national public awareness campaign with the goal of helping Americans to be safer and more secure online. Read more ›

Gifted and Dyslexic: Identifying and Instructing the Twice Exceptional Student [downloadable]

As individuals, each of us has a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses. But sometimes we are exceptionally strong or weak in certain areas. In the school setting, students with exceptional strengths and weaknesses may have different instructional needs than other students. Twice exceptional or 2e is a term used to describe students who are both intellectually gifted (as determined by an accepted standardized assessment) and learning disabled, which includes students with dyslexia. Read more ›

Books Matter: Children’s Books on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice [web resource]

When books contain experiences and characters to which children can relate, they foster a positive self-concept and respect for diversity. This collection of children’s books curated by Anti-Defamation League address issues of identity, bias and bullying. Featured books come with discussion guides for teachers and parents. Read more ›

BlackPast – Black History Online Repository and Reference Center [web resource]

BlackPast.org is a 6,000+ page reference center dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and the history of more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world. Read more ›

African American History Month Resource Collection [web resource]

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Read more ›

African-American Pioneers of Science [web resource]

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was part of a team that did mathematical calculations to help launch satellites—and later humans—into space.

Every time you print something, you can thank Mark E. Dean, who, along with a colleague, developed a system that allowed computers to communicate with printers and other devices.

And in 1992, Mae Jemison was the United States’ first female African-American space traveler.

National Geographic Kids showcases the work and contributions of Black scientists and inventors that make our lives better. Read more ›

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