With schools closed across North Carolina and South Carolina, children are probably starting to bounce off the walls.
Luckily, there are a lot of local resources for virtual learning for children while they are home.
We’ve compiled a list below.
CMS has launched an official web page dedicated to “supplemental remote learning.”
Cabarrus County Schools will open its Virtual Academy for the fall of 2020. Applications will be accepted July 14-July 31 for fall entrance. The Virtual Academy will be a Program Choice option available to a limited number of applicants.
Discovery Place Science has a Stay-at-Home Science series, which includes fun experiments kids can do at home with their family.
The North Carolina Museum of History has distance learning programs that focus on the history of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Zoo is offering a Living with Nature learning program which includes learning tools and videos.
The North Carolina Aquarium has a range of educational resources for students and kids.
North Carolina’s 2019 Teacher of the Year asked educators to send videos of themselves doing 30-minute lessons and is posting them all on a YouTube channel.
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has launched NCLearn@Home to help teachers, students, parents, and anyone needing enriching experiences. Find lesson plans, educator resources, State Library and State Archives collections, and virtual assistance from state librarians and educators, as well as offerings from the state’s natural and cultural institutions.
Rescue Ranch has created a virtual classroom where children can learn about animals and participate in fun STEM projects with materials found right inside your home.
PBS has curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more at PBSLearningMedia.org.
Go behind the scenes at the Carolina Raptor Center during its "Avian Home Adventure” lesson hosted live at 11 a.m. each day on its Facebook page.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is offering engaging lesson plans and STE(A)M-driven activities for students in elementary through high school.
The Ballantyne Learning Academy is also offering remote learning classrooms.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Libary is also offering virtual and online programs.
We will continue to update this story as more resources become available.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES:
- Learn all about the U.S. Government by taking a series of learning adventures with Benjamin Franklin. (link)
- Send “Dr. Universe” a question about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more. (link)
- Learn to draw from bestselling children’s author Mo Willems’ “Lunch Doodle” video series. (link)
- Check out The Homeschool Scientist’s 100 Engineering Projects for Kids. (link)
- Find games, videos, lessons and “cool stuff” on National Geographic for Kids. (link)
- Get ideas for crafts, science projects and find recipes for younger children on Funology.com. (link)
- Mission US offers interactive lessons on American History to middle school and high school students. (link)
- Take a virtual tour Yellowstone National Park. (link)
- Explore Mars on the Curiosity Rover. (link)
- Find more than 40 indoor activities on BusyToddler.com. (link)
- Make learning fun with this large selection of songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students. (link)
- Amazon Future Engineer is providing free access to sponsored computer science courses for grades 6-12 and teachers who are remotely teaching this age group in the Charlotte area and across North Carolina. It offers a wide-rage of classes, from a virtual robotics program to learning to code through music. (link)
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