COVID-19: Georgia Education Updates and Resources

Newest Updates:

http://georgiasummer.org/ - Public and private partners across Georgia - including the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and Governor’s Office of Student Achievement - have come together to create this online toolkit with resources for summer reading, learning, safety, and meals.

 

 

Georgia Department of Community Affairs 

  • Where to Connect to High-Speed Internet
    The State of Georgia launched a new website to inform Georgians about ways to connect to high-speed internet throughout the state. To find locations for accessing WiFi around the state, made available from telecommunications cooperatives and government agencies, visit https://broadband.georgia.gov/georgia-internet-access-covid-19-update

 

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) - Daily Updates

  • GA Pre-K@Home - Daily activities including storytelling, virtual field trips, outdoor activities and screen-free time

 

Georgia Department of Education Resources | Georgia Insights

 

Georgia Department of Public Health | COVID-19 Daily Status Report

 

    Georgia Public Broadcasting | Education Matters Resources

     

    Get Georgia Reading and the Georgia Family Connection Partnership

     

    Science

    • Georgia Power - Learning Power - PreK – 12th Grade
      Fun activities, games and puzzles that bring the exciting world of electricity to life for teachers, students and parents. All Learning Power lessons meet Georgia Performance Standards and incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.
       
    • Georgia Science Teachers Association - K - 12th Grade
      Highlighting Coweta Schools district science updates newsletter. Great collections from around the web for at home activities for K through 12th grade.
       
    • Georgia Science Teachers - Science Phenomena Bank
      Anchoring learning in explaining phenomena supports student interest for wanting to build science and engineering knowledge. Students are able to identify an answer to "why do I need to learn this?" before they even know what the “this” is. In contrast, students might not understand the importance of learning science ideas that teachers and curriculum designers know are important but that are unconnected from phenomena. 
       
    • NASA – Teachable moments - Kindergarten – 12th Grade
      NASA isn't just sending missions into space; the agency has also launched Teachable Moments, connecting classrooms — and homes — with resources for investigating the latest discoveries about our universe. There are a range of activities and lessons that are suitable for grades K-12.

     

    University System of Georgia

    • USG Learning Everywhere - Lessons for all learners, anytime, anywhere.
    • Georgia Archives - Virtual Vault - This is your portal to some of Georgia's most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present. The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.

     

    Virtual Field Trips

    • Georgia Aquarium - At Home
      What better way to continue your education and keep kids’ curiosity piqued than to adventure with Georgia Aquarium from afar? Offerings include: live streaming events; regular updates on the animals; lesson plans and learning resources; and much more.

    - Check back for updates - 

    Latest Organization Announcements

    Internet Speedtests® for Georgia Citizens to Help Schools Connect Students to Digital Learning Throughout the State

    A chance for all Georgians to check their internet speed, which will then help local school leaders in planning their digital learning strategies.

    What Georgia Schools Need Today – 890 Grant Applications Point to Specific Concerns

    The COVID-19 Response Fund was organized by the Innovation Fund Foundation (IFF) and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - the philanthropic arms of the Governor's Office of Student Achievement and the Georgia Department of Education, respectively. By the time the grant cycle closed May 1, 890 Georgia school districts responded with applications requesting an award of up to $10,000 to support their initiative. The applications pointed to three major focus areas:

    Georgia Foundation for Public Education, Innovation Fund Foundation award COVID-19 Response Fund grants to 11 districts, schools

    The Georgia Foundation for Public Education and the Innovation Fund Foundation – the philanthropic arms of the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, respectively – are awarding $100,000 in COVID-19 Response Fund grants to Georgia districts and schools.

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