A message from Dean Jennifer King Rice
These are very challenging times. As educators, school leaders, and parents, we have all had to adapt to a new educational reality so that we can continue to educate our children and students. We are all rising to this occasion to ensure that learning is not lost in the uncertainty of the time.
For 100 years, the College of Education has provided evidence-based knowledge to educators, school leaders, and parents to help them teach and nurture their students to success. Today, as in the past, we seek to provide you with cutting-edge research and information to guide your work. On this page you will find a range of tools and resources to support your students and children online and at home. We have highlighted some of the original research of our faculty in the boxes below, and we have curated a cache of informative online resources. These online links will connect you with trusted professional development communities that are critical to our accreditation as a college.
We are all in this together and we hope that you can use this page to navigate the new challenges that we are facing and Keep Educating. For additional information and resources from my colleagues throughout the university, please visit the Keep Together webpage.
Online Education Resources
For tips and tools on transitioning to virtual learning click on one of the tabs below.
- Coping with COVID-19, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- COVID-19: the best resources for online teaching during coronavirus, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- Learning english with laughter, Learning English with Laughter
- PreK-12 resources for emergency closings, Professional Broadcasting Company (PBS)
- Resources for gifted instruction, National Association for Gifted Children
- Resources for schools, teachers and parents, U.S. Department of Education
- Sheltered instruction lesson plans, Center for Applied Linguistics
- 10 strategies for online learning during a coronavirus outbreak, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- The ED games expo “goes virtual” to support distance learning, IES
- Tools and resources for school leaders and teachers, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- How to be a better online teacher, The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Online scratch based curriculum, Canon Lab
- Middle grades, Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
Social Emotional Resources
- Social work response to the coronavirus pandemic (National Association of Social Workers) - Resources to support social workers in this role.
- Resources for teachers and parents (International Literacy Association) - Tools, ideas and inspiration.
- Resources for virtual instruction and online learning (National Council of Teachers of English)
- Integrating EL and STEM teaching (U.S. Dept of Education) - Effective instructional practices and examples for learning language while teaching STEM.
- Lesson plans for ESL and EFL (Thought Co.) - This website provide top lessons for ESL and EFL teachers to use, and also presents videos that demonstrate how to teach English as a second language. Every teaching strategy is supported by a video that illustrates how to deliver certain teaching strategies.
- Free resources for teaching math online (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)) - With so many teachers currently transitioning to online teaching, we offer these free resources to support teachers and their students.
- MAA webwork (UMD Teaching and Learning Transformation Center) - WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for math and science courses.
- My open math (UMD Teaching and Learning Transformation Center) - MyOpenMath is designed for self-study and online courses in developmental mathematics. It takes advantage of open source materials to provide access to students who cannot afford traditional texts or software licenses.
- Find free science education resources (College of Science and Technology, Temple University) - Learning Science
- Online teaching resources you can use - a list compiled by NSTA collection (National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)) - Due to the coronavirus pandemic many school districts across the country have decided to close schools and teach online full time. NSTA has compiled a list of resources to assist teachers with this challenge. The external resources in this collection have been shared by educators, but have not been reviewed by NSTA.
- Wexler research (Dr. Jade Wexler and LLRC) - MCPER is partnering with the University of Maryland to implement and refine a tiered approach to improve reading among sixth- through eighth-grade students with disabilities in public schools.
- Benjamin broadcast (College of Education) - The first episode of the Benjamin Broadcast examines the College's influence on the field of Special Education, with guests Dr. Linda Jacobs (Ph.D. '71), Dr. Margaret McLaughlin, and COE doctoral student Alexandra Shelton.