COVID-19 Resources


Virginia Department of Health

COVID-19 in Virginia


Educational Resources

Educational materials developed by Boston University for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The website includes ASL/ English literature, lesson plans, and teaching materials. Something for everyone!

http://www.deafedlibrary.org/

Looking for fun and creative ideas to practice STEM skills at home? Check out NASA’s STEM activities here! https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html

Here is a PreK-12 calendar full of STEM activities to do at home. These activities will engage your kids in critical thinking, problem solving, and fun! Click this link for a variety of take home resources and online resources to help keep your kid engaged in STEM activities during school closures. https://www.vivifystem.com/blog/2020/3/12/top-stem-resources-for-school-closings

This is a compiled list of online activities in various educational areas: virtual field trips, reading, writing, math, science, screen free activities, and other. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Sgk9Pq5eCRJFvnjM9PNdei21z5-AQ6l0-bJqFE7n25o

DPAN, a sign language news channel, has started to compile a variety of recorded ASL kid stories to keep Deaf students engaged in literature. https://dpan.tv/programs/collection-vvevex5tooe

The Deaf-Hearing Communication Center has started an online, ongoing compilation of ASL Stories, ebooks, and ASL Educational Resources for Families and Students. On this list, you can find access to free resources for a variety of ages. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rgAG1vqyU1RAlOZOXSvdyPk0Y4gPN51jOFTqLKN00hw/edit

Students can respond to daily writing prompts, inspired by the New York Times, at home for free! Each week, The Learning Network will offer dozens of new ways for students to practice reading, writing, and thinking using Times journalism. They will be able to submit their prompts and reply to others if desired.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/learning/students-can-respond-to-daily-writing-prompts-inspired-by-the-new-york-times-at-home-for-free.html

Bored at home, want to learn something cool? Scholastic is providing day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Select your grade level and start learning now!

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Have little ones who are feeling wiggly and just need to get out some energy? Check out Go Noodle for families! There are 100s of songs, dances, and exercises perfect for being stuck inside.

https://family.gonoodle.com/

Want to read a story, learn some ASL, and more? Check out the Educational Resource Center on Deafness’ YouTube page! There are children’s stories signed in ASL, as well as family signs and more.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyRpJBseu43EojDdSUcSyA

 

Sign 2 Me Daycare page on Facebook

A new story signed every morning at 9am. Videos will be saved to the Facebook feed for later viewing. 

 


Community Resources

Not sure how to talk with your child about Coronavirus/ COVID-19? Need help as a parent navigating this uncharted territory? Here are English/ ASL resources that you can use to talk to your children today.

https://deafchildren.org/2020/03/talking-to-kids-about-coronavirus-asl-english-resources/

Eligible families can apply to receive Comcast for 60 days completely free. If you meet the criteria, you may be instantly approved for service!

https://www.internetessentials.com/Apply


CDC Website Resources:

COVID—19 Summary

COVID—19 Factsheet

COVID—19 Clinical Criteria

COVID—19 Infection Control

Healthcare Facilities Steps to Prepare

Guidance for Schools


Other Resources:

GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING HIGH-QUALITY SCHOOL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLANS

Baltimore City Health Department COVID-19 info site

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

OPERATIONAL PLANNING GUIDELINES TO SUPPORT COUNTRY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE