Distance Learning Resources for Parents

The following list of resources are only suggestions and cover a wide range of grades from K-12.

OCPS Supports: OCPS provides students and families with multiple supports at both the school and district level

OCPS Digital Learning - Distance Assistance - Tips for Families

COVID-19 Resources:

COVID-19: Resources for Families and Educators - Safety. Connection. Problem-Solving.

COVID-19 Anxiety Workbook: A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times

Dealing with Covid 19: Resources for Special Educators, Therapists and Families: Curated resources for those working with individuals who have developmental disabilities.

Behavior Resources for Parents During Distance Learning

Resources for Students with Autism:

Autism Speaks Toolkit: Autism Speaks currently has 40 tool kits and counting to help better educate our community on everything from early intervention to adulthood.

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Central Florida: provides support to the Central Florida area, including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia Counties

The Executive Function Institute: is a website that can assist parents with strategies and activities to help their child become successful academically.

UCF CARD Online Resources to use when Social Distancing: This document contains many links to educational online resources!

Academic Resources:

25+ Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids – Spring 2020: It’s now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their home!

Audible: Audiobooks Free- Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. 

Epic!: The Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under

 FND & BEESS Family Resource Document
Access this living resource document created by Florida DOE, BEESS and Family Network on Disabilities

FDLRS: Department of Education and FDLRS is offering free training to educators and parents (providing accommodations in a virtual environment, Setting UP Your Homes Learning Environment, Addressing Special Needs in the Virtual Environment.

Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home : is a fun resource for students to draw with Mo Willems the author and illustrator of a series of books to include “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” The three-week run, all 15 episodes and their downloadable activities, are archived

Khan Academy: offers parents free online instruction in Math, Science, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities

Khan Academy Kids: offers free, fun educational programs and activities for children ages two to seven

Scholastic Learn at Home: Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing

Orange County Library: Digital Resources

Math - Academic Resources:

Math Learning Center: Apps & Digital Manipulatives- Free all devices

Reading/Vocabulary - Academic Resources:

ABC Teach: Creative Learning Materials

Enchanted Learning: Theme Based Activities

Florida Center for Reading Research: A multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University. FCRR explores all aspects of reading research—basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment.

Intervention Central: Resources to Help Struggling Students

Free Reading: Provides a library of activities and other curricular resources for literacy development

PBS Kids: Educational games for math, reading, vocabulary

Reading A-Z: Downloadable Reading Resources

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary: Reading comprehension instruction that works

Reading Rockets: provides resources for parents with popular articles, tips sheets, videos, and other resources

Starfall: Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

Scholastic Lessons and Ideas: Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary

Reading Assessment/Reading Levels: Reading Literacy

Time for Kids: Weekly Classroom News Magazine – Online Games & Resources for Vocabulary

Social Skills Resources:

Social Skills for Middle School Students: Social Skills

Stuttering Resources:

The Stuttering Foundation: Provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

Visual Supports Resources:

Student and Classroom Resources : Visual Support Pictures

Bubbl.US-Mind Mapping Online: Online Graphic Organizer

DOE Resources:

Publications & Presentations from FLDOE

Parents Intro to ESE