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Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers from the CDC

CAST UDL Book Builder - Create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills.

Chalkbeat Colorado - Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education.

Colorado Classroom At-Home Learning

Discovery Education Interactive Virtual Field Trips - No permission slips required! These free virtual events let educators take students to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences, without ever leaving the classroom.

History Colorado Virtual Field Trip

Home and Distance-Learning Activities - Statistics in Schools by the US Census - For use in school classrooms or learning at home, the Statistics in Schools program offers over 200 free learning activities and engaging resources for students in pre-K through 12th grade. - "The goal of this site is to help parents confidently provide an education that develops their child’s creativity, retains their originality, and nurtures their independence."

Homework Help - Visit our Homework Help page for suggested web resources that support your child's schoolwork from A to Zoology.

Looking at Writing with Reading Rockets - Writing is a process. Writing with kids can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be painstaking and frustrating, for the writer and for the adult. For most writers, it's somewhere in-between. This interactive tool is designed to help teachers and parents learn more about writing.

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program - National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! Our Young Writers Program supports under-18 writers and K-12 educators as they participate in our flagship event each November, and take part in smaller writing challenges year-round.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | Teaching Climate - NOAA is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate.

Peace Corps | Educator Resources - Established in 1989, the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program is dedicated to promoting global learning through lesson plans, activities, and events—all based on Peace Corps Volunteer experiences.

Regional Educational Laboratory Program - The Regional Educational Laboratories work in partnership with educators and policymakers to develop and use research that improves academic outcomes for students.

Statistics in Schools - Statistics in Schools (SIS) brings school subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau statistics to create materials for use year after year for K-12 students. Explore this site for engaging resources and activities in social studies, math, English, geography, sociology and more.

StoryJumper - Reliable, easy-to-use storytelling tool gives students solid tools to tell a story, collaborate with others, and share their work.

Teaching Our World: The Coronavirus

Teaching with the Library of Congress - Discover and discuss the most effective techniques for using Library of Congress primary sources in the classroom. Teaching strategies, outstanding primary sources, lesson plans, teacher resources, and current thinking on effective classroom practice are all open for discussion. The Library of Congress has millions of primary sources available for free online. Teaching with primary sources is powerful way to help students engage with content, build their critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge.

The White House Historical Association | Classroom Packets - Learn and teach important stories of United States history through the lens of the White House using the White House Historical Association's Classroom Resource Packets. Adaptable to any twenty-first century classroom, these ready-to-use materials highlight resources from the White House Historical Association's Digital Library.

United States Geological Survey | Teaching Resources - Tap into over 140 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of lesson plans and activities, maps, podcasts, online lectures, videos and animations, and much more. Browse thousands of ideas for using these resources in elementary, secondary, university, and informal education settings.

US Capitol Visitor Center | Teachers - Whether visiting the Capitol in person or teaching in the classroom, a range of activities, resources and learning opportunities are available for teachers and their students.

US Department of Energy | Solar Decathlon - Free, downloadable resources to explore energy for classroom and educational use.

Wide Open School - Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids in preschool through grade 12 and is curated by the editors at Common Sense (

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Including the collection of Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus

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(970) 221-6740

Including the collection of
Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus