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 Strategic Partner Resources to Benefit Superintendents, Teachers & School Districts 

 

  • Forecast5 Analytics offered a webinar, COVID-19 Financial Planning and Communication Strategies, on June 2, 2020. If you would like to receive a copy of your district's Economic Profile Report shown during the webinar, plase contact Josh Rader at jrader@forecast5analytics.com. Click HERE to view the webinar recording. 
    Forecast 5 Analytics also has a COVID-19 Resources page which includes a collection of ideas from across the country on how districts are using data and analytics during this challenging time.

  • Utica National Risk Management Webinar:  Safely Reopening our Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Join us Tuesday, June 16th at 10:00 AM for a FREE WEBINAR to hear from infectious disease expert Dr. Thomas A. Russo, MD and Mr. Jay Worona, Esq. as we discuss important items to keep in mind as schools begin planning how to safely reopen their doors in the fall. The discussion will focus on best practices for social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), testing and much more, and will be followed by a Q&A session with presenters. REGISTER HERE! 

  • WozEd K12 Superintendent Roundtable: Compassionately Responding and Adapting in 2020 Podcast/ Originally aired on May 11, 2020.

  • Signature Partner Education Elements has created a webpage of resources -- Educating through COVID-19  that includes webinars on leadership, virtual learning, and teacher retention; facilitated drop-in chats; and 1:1 office hours for K-12 leaders. Education Elements Return Planning Guide info@edelements.com to learn more. Education Elements also has a series of 2-day virtual events upcoming including: Designing Student-Centered Learning Opportunities, Responsive Leadership and Team Habits in the Age of COVID, and Designing School for Learning Continuity.

  1. Diamond Partner EF Education First has developed a Virtual Experiences Toolkit - a digital toolkit of resources that EF has created and curated for educators to utilize with the goal of helping to connect them and their students to the world – even if we can’t be traveling right now. We believe staying connected is more important than ever—whether it’s with your students, the world around you, or your future plans. Because while travel might feel uncertain, the opportunity for educators and students to dream about it and learn from it is still on the table. This toolkit is filled with stories, lessons, and digital resources from EF staff, Tour Directors, partners, and educators across the country. We’ll continue adding to it in the coming weeks, so check back often! 

    Two of our most popular resources are this 360° Virtual Tour of the Panama Canal, narrated by an EF tour director, complete with follow-up activities for students and these Immersion Challenges that are filled with quick prompts to help students explore their little corner of the universe, and find a new way of looking at the things, people, and places they see every day.

    We will continue adding resources weekly, including more “how-to” in the virtual teaching space from EF’s partners at Southern New Hampshire University, global resources from our partners at Harvard, as well as other interactive experiences. Questions? Contact Michele Ahouse: michele.ahouse@ef.com

  2. Signature Partner Infinite Campus is offering free LMS Tools through June 2020 and has other great resources for superintendents to pass along to their teachers.

  3. Signature Partner Navigate Prepared is offering no-cost access to their Behavioral Threat Assessment Solutions and free access to their COVID-19 Flipchart Guide

  4. Signature Partner NWEA just released their latest research brief, “The COVID-19 slide: What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement.”  They understand that district leaders will be challenged to figure out how to best prepare to reopen schools, and more importantly devise strategies to help their teachers meet their kids where they are in their learning in light of COVID 19 school closures. This new study provides insights on what district and school leaders can expect based on our valid and reliable data. 

  5. Signature Partner Social Sentinel wants to help our New York State districts by offering access to their full language analytics platform at significantly reduced cost. If you are interested then please contact at gmargolis@socialsentinel.com or 802-861-1377.

  6. Signature Partner SuperEval compiled a list of free resources for superintendents to pass along to their teachers. The list includes educational grade-level appropriate games, PD, remote learning tools, assessment resources, e-books, videos and more. SuperEval hopes this list is helpful to your district.

  7. Signature Partner Thoughtexchange providing Free-to-all Access during COVID-19 crisis. Any organization can visit www.thoughtexchange.com and gain free access to the platform to ask questions relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak. There are no strings attached and no limits put in place on participant numbers or the amount of questions able to be asked relating to COVID-19. Free access to the platform will remain open indefinitely. Sign up  https://www.thoughtexchange.com/keep-people-connected/.

  8. As K–12 and higher education institutions around the world adopt remote learning, Diamond Partner Apple has new resources to support you.There are curated collections in the App Store featuring remote learning apps for institutions and educatorsapps to learn and study from home, and apps that work with Schoolwork.

  9. Diamond Partner The ECG Group is offering to volunteer their time locally or sponsor care packages. Contact CEO Kendra McQuilton at kendra@ecgengineers.com with your requests.

  10. HUNT Engineers Architects Surveyors, Diamond Partner is a full service A/E consulting firm specializing in P-12 education design for over 40 years.  Our capabilities include Building Condition Planning and Assessments,  Educational Space Planning, Public Information Support, Building and Building Systems Design, Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Survey and Information Technology Design.  We pride ourselves on our history of successful projects and thank all of our clients for allowing us to support your district with its building needs.

  11. Gold Partner ClassLink created ClassLink Lite to provide essential remote learning tools that will help institutions make the switch in less than 90 minutes. ClassLink Lite will be available through August 2020 and the $995 cost includes setup, training, support, and license. No other fees apply for ClassLink Lite. 

  12. Gold Partner The College Board is providing AP Central that highlights AP Updates for schools impacted by Coronavirus. In addition, AP students can still take this year’s exam, even though schools are closed. The College Board is offering at-home digital testing and free, online review courses @ www.youtube.com/advancedplacementExams will be given from May 11-22. Make-up test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5.  In addition, the College Board is working to help students with connectivity issues get access to the tools they need to use the practice resources and take the test. More information is available at www.cb.org/coronavirusAPstudents.

  13. Gold Partner Discovery Education is offering free access to the Discovery Education Experience to those schools and school systems currently experiencing closures. Complete this Experience Access Request Form to request access. Discovery Education has also created a thought-leadership series around cultivating equity during this unprecedented time of school closures. 

  14. Gold Partner EAB has created a compilation of access to major public health organizations, education associations, crisis plans and communication templates, and also lists what others are doing in real-time to respond to the crisis. Link here for details.

  15. Gold Partner PowerMyLearning is offering Family Playlists® free of charge to all schools and districts impacted by COVID-19 from now through the end of the school year.

  16. Silver Partner Allovue is providing free Community Allocation Response Team Services (CARTS)  to support districts nationwide procure and deliver resources to students and staff during closures, model resource allocation scenarios to prepare for revenue changes as a consequence of the crisis, and provide guidance to help districts decide what happens next.

  17. Silver Partner Better Lesson's instructional coaches have compiled a collection of tips, resources, and recommendations  to support educators in planning and implementing remote learning. They are also offering a free Interactive Virtual Learning session

  18. Silver Partner Danforth has a Benchmark Report Card Program that is being offered at no cost where Danforth's team would evaluate and “grade” a School District’s facility infrastructure needs for self-funding upgrade opportunities.   

  19. Silver Partner Dream Box Learning is offering 90 day free trials of DreamBox Math through April 30th so kids can keep on learning, even if they’re not in school. 100% of lessons are available in both English and Spanish and we are aligned with New York state standards. Superintendents can share this link with parents to have them register for this no-obligation free trial. Parents can send reports to their teachers to keep them updated on student progress. Existing member districts can receive free Dreambox licenses until the end of the June 2020.Silver Partner eSpark Learning is offering free accounts (no credit cards or commitments!) to support ongoing student learning at home. eSpark differentiates K-5 reading and math with activities kids love, and is a great way for students to be challenged at a level that's right for them! For administrators looking to start a free school trial link here! Parents can sign up free here.

  20. Silver Partner Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver effective instruction, and enable schools to meet their academic goals. Learn more at Edgenuity.com

  21. Silver Partner Intralogic Solutions is helping districts to protect buildings and deter crime by providing two weeks of 24/7 no-cost Event Driven Remote Camera Monitoring to all current clients. These services provide important piece of mind and, should an incident occur the District contact(s) will be notified immediately. Read more about this service here! 

  22. Silver Partner iTutor is offering their virtual academy to school districts at a very low cost until June 2020. In this model, districts can use the iTutor platform (whiteboard) to bring information their administration, teachers, and students. 

  23. In response the COVID-19 outbreak Silver Partner LeChase and AECC Environmental Consulting formed a strategic joint venture to be able to provide turnkey solutions for disinfection, decontamination and building modifications to help districts prevent the spread of the virus as well as address impacted areas. 

  24. To assist in distance learning measures, Silver Partner Legends of Learning is offering free access to all of our premium features through the end of the school year

  25. Silver Partner Math & Movement is providing access to an interactive presentation that offers kinesthetic strategies that support the modules, build number sense and critical thinking, and increase a student’s fluency and ability to focus and understand. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual e-book, and six digital skip counting banners. Target Audience: Pre-K-5. 

  26. Silver Partner Mind Research Institute is offering free access to ST Math until the end of the  school year. The free access will last until July and can be used at home or in school. 

  27. Silver Partner Rethink Ed is committed to supporting social-emotional wellness during school closures by providing districts with preventative health measures tool kit that includes webinars, whitepapers, tips and strategies for supporting your entire community during this time of uncertainty. They will offer free access to their online Social Emotional Learning Suite through the remainder of the school year. In addition, they developed a Distance Learning Series for parents, communities, care givers, teachers and administrators that will consist of live trainings and webinars covering Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health and Special Education beginning on Monday, March 30th. 

  28. Silver Partner Right At School  has developed a new parent website called Right At School @ Home to support students and parents during this strange new time. It has fun and easy educational activities, as well as stories from families across the country. Activities and posts are added each week, and interested parents can sign up for the Friday newsletter.

  29. Silver Partner Right Reason Technologies is offering free use of their eLearning / Distance Learning and Planning solutions. They can help answer the questions around HS Seniors, Credit Recovery, Credit Advancement, Summer School and more. Contact them at 631-909-2273 or DWatson@RightReasonTech.com

  30. Listen to this podcast of a group of Western NY Superintendents discuss their passion about their students and communities and how they are responding and adapting during this incredibly difficult time. Sponsored by Silver Partner Woz ED.

  31. Silver Partner Winsor Learning Partnerships are providing a new series of online professional development workshops for educators at no cost. Sessions will be delivered by Winsor’s Orton-Gillingham certified reading specialists. Your team members can sign up for any of the professional development workshops here.  New sessions added weekly. All sessions are first come, first served. In addition, Winsor is providing three weeks of lesson plans that parents can use to teach and reinforce progress in reading for their children, grades K-5 at no cost.

  32. Silver Partner Vocabulary.com is offering a full trial until the end of the school yearHere are some get started videos to assist. 

  33. Dr. Covey always shared that the 7 Habits work best when faced with a challenge. With this in mind, everyone's leadership is more important now than ever. Because most schools are turning to virtual instruction during this time, Franklin Covery Education has created several resources available on Leader in Me Online for schools ot access, free of charge. You can also access complimentary webinar series for Principals based on the 7 Habits and a leadership series for superintendents.

 

Strategic Partners
  • BBS Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, P.C.
  • C&S Companies
  • Campus Construction Management Group, Inc.
  • Core BTS, Inc.
  • CSArch
  • Day Automation
  • Education Elements
  • EveryDay Labs
  • Ferrara Fiorenza PC
  • Infinite Campus
  • K12 Insight
  • NaviGate Prepared
  • New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR)
  • Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
  • SEI Design Group
  • SuperEval
  • Thoughtexchange
  • Utica National Insurance Group
  • WestEd