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Due to the coronavirus threat, the CLAS office staff will be working remotely. Feel free to call us at (800) 239-3616. Calls will be returned as soon as possible; however, email is the most effective way to reach us. Click here for a list of staff email addresses.

Breaking News: Governor Ivey has extended the state of emergency and Alabama K-12 public schools will not reopen this school year. The ALSDE will be working closely with superintendents to determine what home learning options are appropriate given each system's circumstances. Visit the ALSDE's resource page for further details by clicking their logo below.

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Join us on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST for a webinar to discuss how to continue providing services for students with disability and help special educators navigate through this challenging time. Q&A time will be provided. 

Click for more details and to register online

Resources Provided by the ALSDE

The Alabama State Department of Education has established a COVID-19 resource page which features relevant memos, LEA guides, an FAQ from Superintendents, and a Q&A for Special Education. If you have additional questions, you may email covid19schools@alsde.edu for guidance.

Resources Provided by CLAS Partners

Crayola has a website that has free lesson plans, parent resources and activities that parents can do at home with their kids. Teachers can also use these plans and activities for remote learning/teaching opportunities.
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Classworks through it's Curriculum Advantage brand is offering remote learning solutions and support through their products, training, and resources. Classworks remains committed to its goal of student success and achievement.
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Edgenuity offers a variety of virtual learning options including a no-cost teacher-led online solution. Click the Edgenuity logo for a list of resources provided during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to view a "how to" webinar. Edgenuity is also hosting a town hall on March 31 at 10:00 am.
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The HMH At-Home Support website is being updated regularly and as more resources become available. This site remains the best and most current support for schools and families regarding HMH’s response to COVID-19. Below are quick links to the main HMH At-Home site, the Shaped blog, as well as the blog page that houses all the free resources available to anyone.

Website for Educators and Families: https://www.hmhco.com/learningsupport 
Website for our Shaped Blog: https://www.hmhco.com/blog
Website for FREE Resources: https://www.hmhco.com/blog/free-learning-resources 

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Renaissance is in close communication with the districts in which we serve. Examples of our service to the districts include: myON Books and News so students have access to reading material; Freckle so students have math and reading skills practice; and Accelerated Reader home access to allow school to track reading through home quizzing.

Renaissance is also providing services at home to Alabama students and families. The information is updated daily. https://www.renaissance.com/renaissance-at-home

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Additional Resources (These services do NOT partner with CLAS)

HomeworkAlabama.org provided by the Alabama Public Library Service offers homework help, academic tutoring, writing lab and review, test prep and study resources, and online job search assistance.
Zoom is a video conferencing service that is being offered free to any K-12 schools affected by COVID-19 in the U.S.
Amazon's Audible Audiobooks are now free for kids during the school closure.
Webex is another video conferencing service that is offering resources for teachers, faculty, students and parents.
The Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences has a free emergency roadmap for making a rapid transition to remote learning during forced school closures.
The Metropolitan Opera is offering free live audio streams through May.
Watch videos of astronauts reading stories from the International Space Station at storytimefromspace.com.
Alabama residents have access to many digital services through the Alabama Public Library Service.
Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast has podcast episodes that may help your social-emotional state throughout this challenging time. Jon also offers some online team building ideas.
ACORE provides highly-effective online/virtual resources for schools and districts to support educators, leaders and families. Tell us about helpful resources by submitting your form here.  Use #ACORE  for discussions about this journey
Literacy Lessons, free (at this time), ready-to-use mini lesson videos provided by Smekens Education, a fully-vetted Technical Assistance Partner with the Indiana Department of Education.
ACORE (Alabama Colleagues Offering Resources for Education) provides online/virtual resources for school and districts. Tell them about helpful resources by submitting here.