Distance Learning

Free Resources to Support E-learning: Members of the SEL Provider Council have curated their resources and curriculum. Please note that these have not been evaluated by CASEL through our program review process.

Greater Good in Education: Supporting Learning and Well-Being During the Coronavirus Crisis

  • This resource provides practices for families and educators to support learning and well-being for young people in kindergarten through college

Education Week: Video: 7 Tips for Remote Teaching

  • Larry Ferlazzo, a high school teacher in Sacramento City Unified School District, summarizes recommendations that he and other teachers made during an 11 part blog series on distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic for Education Week

Teaching Tolerance: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus

  • Experts at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network respond to questions about trauma-informed practices to support students during school closure and distance learning

WestEd: Strategies for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning

  • Introduction to the concept of trauma-informed practice and why it is especially crucial during distance learning. This research-based brief provides actionable strategies for applying a trauma-informed lens during school closures

Education Week: How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School

  • EdWeek speaks with SEL experts about specific strategies to help student maintain social connections, manage stress, and build supportive environments through distance learning

The COVID-19 Education Coalition: Learning Keeps Going 

  • A coalition of education organizations has curated this collection of best practices, free tech, ideas for parents, and webinars & podcasts to support distance learning

Facing History and Ourselves: Taking School Online with a Student-Centered Approach

  • A packet of resources to help teachers sustain community, support students, and create engaging, meaningful learning experiences

American Federation of Teachers: COVID-19 School Closures: Distance Learning Tips

  • Concise tip sheet for teachers to prepare for distance learning, from planning and pacing to supporting students as they adjust and staying flexible

Facebook: Digital Citizenship and Wellbeing Pillars

  • Resources for educators, parents, and youth for engaging in conversations and reflection about the complexity of citizenship and wellbeing in digital spaces. Includes lesson plans, activities, and additional tools for discussing this during COVID

Search Institute: Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID Crisis

  • Practical strategies for teachers to build developmentally appropriate relationships with their students during COVID

Edsurge: How Can Educators Tap Into Research to Increase Engagement During Remote Learning?

  • Uses the Adolescent Community of Engagement Framework to give practical strategies for creating genuinely engaging learning experiences for students during distance learning

Buck Institute for Education: Project Based Learning for Remote Learning

  • This webpage provides project ideas, recommended technology, and best practices for facilitating project-based learning (PBL) remotely