Continuous Learning Resources updated 05/06/2020

Many educational companies are providing limited-time free access to educational programming.  These resources have not all been vetted by NEISEC, nor should this be considered an endorsement. Educators should be mindful of digital resources that require teachers or students to create online accounts. Please check with district policies and consider HIPPA, FERPA, and COPPA laws with regards to student privacy BEFORE implementing any of these resources.


Check out the blog post: Navigating FERPA, COPPA, and CIPA: What You Need to Know to Keep You and Your Students Safe.

ESY Guidance Document 


ESY Guidance 

ESY will be calculated in the same manner it would have been having still been attending school. ESY is for students with disabilities who have difficulty retaining or recouping information due to their disability. It is NOT something we do because schooling was interrupted by a pandemic! All kids have had a loss of education due to COVID 19. All kids will need some “catching up” in the fall. This is not ESY. 

Some of you are getting questions from parents regarding ESY. If so, you will need to have a Case Conference and look at the data. YOUR DATA DURING THIS  COVID 19 TIME WILL BE CRUCIAL!!!! ( see Progress Monitoring guidance below) It may be that due to the child’s disability, they may need ESY. If so, you’ll need to do it remotely for now. It may be that according to your data, the student doesn’t need ESY. So, no ESY is an acceptable response.

Compensatory Education 

Compensatory Education is something that is issued as a remedy by a judge or IDOE legal because the school has failed to provide FAPE. The term isn’t in IDEA or Article 7. No one should owe Compensatory Education due to COVID 19!!

However, if a district willfully refused to educate a child during this unprecedented time, they might owe Compensatory Education. It is my understanding that is NOT the case for ANY of our 13 districts. 

Links to Informational Websites

United States Department of Education 


IDOE 2020 COVID-2019 Remote Learning

Council for Exceptional Children- FREE MEMBERSHIP

CEC is opening its doors to the special education community in need of resources. Nonmembers of CEC can receive a free basic membership from now through May 31 by using the promotional code CECED60 This will give you access to all of our journal articles, member discounts on publications and events, and our online membership community where you can ask questions and receive support from special educators, administrators and support personnel.


PATINS Project 

With the move to distance learning for the majority of Indiana school districts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PATINS Project is providing increased support to schools through virtual meetings and resource guides to assist in working around access barriers for students who are learning from home.

Professional Learning Networks

Follow these hashtags on Twitter:

Indiana Online has created a Facebook group called Keep Indiana Learning. It’s an online community of educators to use and share online learning resources--join and share today! #KeepIndianaLearning

Designing for Online Learning (free)

Libraries Step Up FB group

Temporary School Closures FB group


PATINS Virtual Training Calendar


Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19

Webinar: COVID-19 Considerations for Special Education Administrators


Social-Emotional Learning Webinars and Recordings from CASEL

Virtual Learning Resources for Google Hangouts



Hangout Tips for Educators


Offline Learning Resources

 From an IT's Perspective, Ideas for Keeping Kids Learning Without Internet

Achieve 3000 Literacy Printable Packets, grades 1-10

Printable At-Home Learning Packets from Curriculum Associates, grades K-8

Ed Helper Printable Packets, K- High School 



eLearning Resources


Amazing Educational Resources List


Ed Tech Companies, updated frequently

Distance Learning Menus

Hyperlinked Resources for K-12 Remote Teaching for Special Educators


Social Express


Providing Equal Access to Distance Curriculum


Home Learning Resource List for Schools and Families


Online Teaching Resources


Jumpstart Guide to eLearning


We Are Teachers Podcasts for Elementary, Middle & High School Students


We Are Teachers 60+ Free Math Sites




47 Ideas: How to Teach Online


Free Access to Brainpop for Schools Closed to the Coronavirus


Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start


Google for Education: Tips for Enabling Distance Learning


Google Trainer Group - Coronavirus Resource/Idea Repository


How to Create an Online Classroom | Stanford Online High School






Switcheroo Zoo


National Geographic for Kids


Into the Book






Fun Brain


PBS Kids


Star Fall

Story Online


Highlights Kids

Supporting Young Readers- Reading Rockets

Using Technology to Adapt Content   

Assistive Technology Resources






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