Support for Teachers/Administrators


Looking for lesson plans, virtual field trips, and other activities?
Check our Educational Activities for Home (or the virtual classroom!) page.


The Borderland Out-of-School Time Network (BOOST) has a great library of resources on a broad range of topics HERE


Looking for guidelines, information, and strategies for reopening?
Check our Childcare Provider Information page.


Keep an eye on the NMOST upcoming webinars page


Support for Teachers/Administrators:

State and Federal Government Resources

American Institutes for Research (AIR): Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and Caregivers

APS Chromebook checkouts - APS is checking out Chromebooks to families who don't have a computer at home, starting with high school students. 

Continuous Learning Plan Implementation Guide:  NM PED main page

Department of Education grant competition to spark student-centered, agile learning opportunities to support recovery from the national emergency. - PDF HERE

Governor Lujan-Grisham's School Closure Extension Announcement:   Press Release     Downloadable FAQs

Guidance for students with Disabilities: The New Mexico Public Education Department has issued novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) updated guidance for students with disabilities.

Latest guidance from the US Dept. of Education: The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and its Readiness ad Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center  offers free services and resources to support education agencies in their infectious disease and continuity planning efforts during the Coronavirus outbreak. From downloadable training packages, publications, online courses, tabletop exercises and more, key resources can be found in the Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19 section of the Biological Hazards Resources Page as well as the Continuity of Operations (COOP) Page. The topic is also featured within the REMS TA Center’s Community of Practice, the virtual space for school safety practitioners and their partners to collaborate, share, and learn from the experiences of others in the field. Specific to continuity of teaching and learning, the REMS TA Center offers Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Key Preparedness and Response Considerations, Ensuring Continuity of Teaching and Learning During Prolonged Absences, Dismissals, and Closures.

US Department of Education Coronavirus Information and resources page

National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) resources on public education's response to the pandemic which includes information on waivers for congregate meal service from the USDA, accountability/assessment waiver options, college readiness, and more.

The Comprehensive Centers have developed COVID-19 Education Resources for: Continuity of Learning; Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel and Resources for Higher Education Institutions.  Visit the website for more informtion.

Other Resources

Afterschool Alliance: A collection of resources, videos and information about offering virtual content may be found here.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Listing of Covid-19 resources for educators & OST Staff here. Fitness videos, self-care, quick connection cards, etc.

Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning: suggestions for educators to address the social and emotional needs of students at this time.

CSTA Resources: The Computer Science Teachers Association has compiled resources to assist in teaching during Covid-19.

First Book: If your agency is serving kids and families through a community program or emergency service program (such as a grab & go meal site, a food bank, or a faith-based organization), or if you want to send books home with students in advance of school closings, please go here for more information about First Book's efforts to subsidize the cost of books and resources for children in low-income communities.

Fostering STEAM: The Fostering STEAM project developed a series of kits that explore the art and science of nature’s colors.Their lesson plans come with material lists for creating your own kits, are freely available for download HERE

New Mexico State University STEM Outreach Center - resources for teachers

Science of Learning and Development Alliance: Covid-19 resources for Field Leaders

UNESCO: A collection of information and links pertaining to distance learning may be found here.

Wallace Foundation: Resources for Non-Profit Financial Management 


21st Century Community Learning Center related information:

Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC March Newsletter

Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC April Newsletter

Expense and Cost Guidance:   One pager - 2020 21st CCLC Covid-19 Allowable Costs       Exhibit L - 21stCCLC Alphabetical Guide to Expenses-6/27/19

April Newsletter from the Office of State Grant and Program Support (OSGPS)

May Newsletter from the Office of State Grant and Program Support (OSGPS)


Teaching Online:

Inequities of Distance Learning (from EENM) - PDF HERE

Maryland State Education Association: Best Practices for Teaching with Technology during Coronavirus Closures

Outschool offers Online Teacher Training on setting up your online classroom and getting started with teaching online. Look for videos and live trainings here


Online Safety and Privacy:

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN): Video Conferencing Tools in the Age of Remote Learning: Privacy Considerations for New Technologies

Darkness to Light Resources:

The Teacher’s Guide to Keeping Students Safe Online:
US Department of Education: FERPA and Virtual Learning:



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