Bored Kids? Here are some educational resources you can hook them up with.
Florida PBS Learning Media: PBS has curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for all Florida educators. PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. For early educators, there are also assembled packets of printable activities to download and share with parents and students.
Step Up for Students has created a section on their website listing educational and community resources for families. Please share this with your families, and if you have resources or innovative ways to continue serving families that you would like to share on our webpage, please let us know. Step Up for Students continues to accept scholarship applications for all programs: income-based (Florida Tax Credit and Family Empowerment Scholarships), special needs (Gardiner Scholarship), bullied students (Hope Scholarship) and reading help (Reading Scholarship Accounts).
1000 Friends of Florida has compiled a list of educational activities and curriculum tailored for K-12 students. These distance-learning resources produced by conservation, civic and planning organizations teach students about creating more resilient and sustainable communities; they explore our natural lands, waters and wildlife; and they detail the effort needed to plan for and design better places.
USGBC’s Center for Green Schools: During this global pandemic, parents and educators working from home are trying to keep school-age children enriched, on track, and out of harm’s way. Learning Lab offers lessons and activities that are well-suited for distance learning, and many that are ideal for implementing at home, while being academically rigorous and fostering sustainability literacy. Check out our recommended resources for K-12 educators and parents at this link. Many are available for free – simply login with your existing Learning Lab or USGBC account, or create one. Purchase an annual subscription for $40 to access Learning Lab’s 700+ lessons in English and Spanish.