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Instructional Resources

As a helpful resource, we have gathered together links to instructional resources that may be helpful to you during the unfolding COVID-19 situation. 

This page will be updated as appropriate and if there are any additional resources you would like to share, please email them to info@cte.idaho.gov.

  • ACTE Digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools and workers impacted by COVID-19. Online Distance Learning
  • Advance CTE Resources for States-COVID-19
  • CTE Online CTE resources and community, recommended by 2019 winner Peter Wachtel of Camarillo High School in Camarillo, California.
  • EdSpace Recommended by our partner Real World Scholars—a social network for teachers.
  • Educational Toolkit for At-Home Learning
  • Edsurge
  • Ethics Resources Materials for teaching ethics and ethical decision-making are available through the generous support of the Daniels Fund.
  • Kruder A career guidance solutions provider. Downloadable lesson plans, webinars, System access and more. Success at Home
  • Lead4Change is an online program that teaches social emotional and project based learning to students while they are home. Remember – our program is free for grades 6-12 and can be completed as a student led program with the guidance of their teacher.
  • Lead4Change lessons are available in digital format – either editable PDFs or Google Docs.  Teachers can share the student lessons, have them work together in small virtual groups and then turn them in for review. The bonus? You can show real skill development and learning tied to specific skills they need to develop this year.
  • Parent Educational Resource Center
  • Project Management Resources Project Management tools, techniques, and templates are available through the generous support of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF).
  • Screencastify is a Google app that allows you to create videos that upload to your Google Drive for Google Classroom. To activate unlimited access follow these instructions:
    • Visit this page and click “Redeem coupon” (under the Next Billing  Date)
    • Enter code CAST_COVID
    • Click “Activate License” (no credit card required). Ignore the Next Billing Date – that will be incorrect
  • Starter High by the Brian Hamilton Foundation Free online entrepreneurship course for teens!  This free course includes videos by tech entrepreneur Brian Hamilton as well as videos by teen entrepreneurs who started and grew their own businesses. Teens also earn a certificate at the end.
  • State’s Connection Our resource portal where teachers in our member states will find free tools, content, and resources. Access our Curriculum Builder tool, ethical case studies, project management tools, and more!
  • Student-Centered Responses Recommended and created by our partner Big Picture Learning
  • Tech for Learners: shared by USDOE, this web-enabled resource provides a searchable database for tools to support those involved in education and the workforce, at all levels, and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning and continue teaching, learning, and working from home.
  • U.S. State Department of Education COVID-19 Information and Resources

Adobe

  • Free 90-day access for Adobe Connect until July 1st, 2020 with virtual rooms accommodating up to 25 participants.  
  • Temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31, 2020 for schools and universities who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.
  • Canvas integration option which surfaces the Creative Cloud (apps catalog and learning resource links) and Adobe Spark functionality within the LMS interface for an enhanced academic experience for faculty and students. We are working on similar functionality for Blackboard to be released later this year.
  • Student asset migration portal that enables graduating students to transfer the assets associated with their assigned school account to a personal account.
  • Adobe has created a curated set of resources to support distance learning on the Adobe Education Exchange website to help faculty with their transition to online instruction. Find those here: https://edex.adobe.com/distance-learning
  • Supporting Distance Learning We’re giving our higher education and K-12 institutional customers globally — who currently make Creative Cloud apps available to students who login through on-campus labs — the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators. This will be granted through May 31, 2020 at no additional cost.As more schools go to distance learning, we’ve curated resources to help educators and school leaders discover inspiring projects, best practices, and new ideas so they can continue to drive valuable learning in virtual environments.  Adobe’s distance learning resources.

Career Explorer

CT2Learn

Academic & Career Skills platform allows students to develop academic, job-finding, and career-building skills. With eBooks, eLessons, articles, videos, job search tools, web links and instructor support materials, your students will have everything they need to prepare for their future.

  • Great resource for courses such as:, College Success, Career Planning & Development, Student Success, Developing Occupational Skills, Career Exploration & Life Planning 
  • Learn more about Academic & Career Skills and register using the following “Access/ Pin Code,” to get your free access to all of these course materials.
  • Instructor Access Code = Skillset

MBA Learning Center LMS

  • MBA Research is providing free unlimited student subscriptions for the Learning Center LMS for all subscribers until June 30. Schools that do not currently have a teacher subscription can purchase for a special price of $200 for accounts expiring June 30, which also includes unlimited student subscriptions. The $200 cost can be applied as a down payment toward the purchase of the Learning Center for the 2020-21 school year.

National Geographic Learning

  • Offering all educators extended access, or new subscription access, at no charge through July 31st, 2020, whether or not districts and/or schools are currently utilizing NGL curriculum.
  • Training videos in place to help teachers and administrators, and students get up-and-running quickly.
  • Customer support page is found at NGL.Cengage.com/COVID19, and includes helpful resources. They will continue to update this site as new information becomes available.

Program Area Specific

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • AgExplorer Virtual Field Trips In the past few years, we’ve made virtual field trips with AgExplorer to major agriculture companies all around the United States. Student handouts are available to accompany these learning opportunities – and they’re specifically designed so you can add them to learning management systems or other e-learning platform
  • Communities of Practice An online community for agriculture education from the National Association of Agriculture Educators
  • ESRI-GIS Schools Mapping Software Bundle (free)Teaching with GIS Implementation GuideGIS Lesson Guide Educator Support
  • Farm Journal
    • Overview of the US Agriculture System based on FJF’s Garden Tour on the National Mall–Short Form eLearning Modules (2-3 Minutes Each–12 segments Total)
    • Business and Culture of US Agriculture–Short Form Segments based on FJF’s Garden Tour on the National Mall (2-3 Minutes Each–4 Thematic Chapters)
    • Overview of the US Agriculture System–Long Form eLearning Modules (15-20 Minutes Chapters, 12 Chapters Divided Across 4 Thematic Modules)
    • Access all of the resources above here.
  • Minecraft Education Microsoft is offering free resources through the end of June within Minecraft Education with lessons that are specific to agriculture and sorted by the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Pathways. Check out the Report Learning Kit to better understand how you can use this and Minecraft Education lessons and activities for learning.
  • Official FFA Student Handbook You can now access an online version of the Official FFA Student Handbook free through the end of June. The handbook in flipbook format is available alongside digital editions of our FFA New Horizons magazines. The handbook is also available as a PDF download. We hope our turnkey student handbook lesson plans, along with free access to the handbook will be helpful in your remote teaching efforts.
  • Online Agriculture Education Resources
  • OpenBook™ is a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess learning processes. OpenBook™ provides Welding instructors with an easy tool to assign and deliver welding content, create quizzes, download welding labs, monitor student participation, assess and report student progress and performance.
  • Reality Works Curriculum resources: lesson plans, presentations, worksheets and assessments.
  • Resources for the online delivery of ag education
  • Safety in Agriculture for Youth
  • Teachers looking to continue instruction on SAE for All can find all the content in the individual learning guides available in an online RISE course format on the council website. RISE courses are accessible on any platform and are already formatted for individual student use.  “Ready to go” SAE lessons to keep students SAE learning moving forward,  or a great resource to start students on new content while teachers build the rest of their online content.
  • Telling the Story Project Discussion Guides
  • Texas Beef Council Raw Truth About Beef interactive learning platform delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the beef production process from pasture to plate.The following documents will walk you through details about the platform, how to use it with your agriculture students online, and information on how you can track the progress of your individual students.You have two options to incorporate this into your classroom for distance learning:
    • We’ve created a Raw Truth About Beef class in Google Classroom for both agriculture and culinary students. It has all the resources and assignments built-in for your convenience. If you’d like to be added to this course as a co-teacher, email Audrey Denney. From there you can copy the course and assign it to your students. If your school district doesn’t allow you to be added to courses outside of your domain. Use these documents to easily re-create the Google Classroom course (Agriculture Course ).
    • If you’d prefer your students use the web-based platform, email Audrey and she will set up your class with a unique registration link. She will then be able to send you reports of which of your students viewed the materials.
  • Updated Educator Resources on FFA.org Numerous resources exist on the Educator Resources page of FFA.org for online or extended learning. We’ve established a table of contents document with a description of some of the most popular and new resources found in Educator Resources – including an easy reference to which resources can be used online or offline.
  • Google Drive Virtual Classroom Support

Ag Mechanics 

Ag Mechanics Grounding & Bonding Distance Learning Activity (word document shared from Sidney Bell)
Electrical: The idea is that teachers can send it or tell students how to access it and have them diagram circuits for distance learning. Teachers could instruct students to watch the video, then download the Drawing Electrical Circuits PowerPoint and diagram the circuits provided. Please also see link below for Drawing 3 way & 4 way switch PowerPoint. Students can use the skills they developed in the Drawing Electrical Circuits tutorial and the instructions in the 3 way & 4 way switch PowerPoint to diagram circuits as well. (shared by Sidney Bell)

Celebrating National Ag Day

With the current and continuing changes associated with COVID-19, many instructors are scrambling to adjust their teaching. For those teaching introductory agriculture, animal, plant or soil science, we are making free PDFs of our “Just the Facts” textbooks and ancillary materials available. The books are organized so that with a PDF editor they can be easily broken into lessons for online classes. These books and ancillary materials are stored on a shareable Google Drive. The links for each of the books are provided below:

Engineering & Technology Education

MasterCam

  • MasterCam has the HLE, Home Learning Edition that anyone can access from the MasterCam website.  The HLE will allow students to use MasterCam at home.  Some students computer may not have the graphics ability to run MasterCam, the best sign of this is if the splash screen does not go away.  If that is the case contact us for the work around. www.mastercam.com
  • MasterCam is also making portions of MasterCam University free through May and can be access from: https://university.mastercam.com/
  • Streaming Teachers also has a lot of content available for free, visit them at https://streamingteacher.com/

Solidworks

Free downloads. 

Instructions for filling out the form:

  1. Student Standard
  2. Select No, I do not have a SN that starts with 9020 and enter the ID code below
  3. Code: 9SDK2019
  4. Version
  5. Email
  6. Pick Student in the pull down

Family & Consumer Sciences and Human Services

  • Career Solutions Publishing Free materials list. Every Monday and Wednesday for the next several weeks, virtual teaching materials will be added as we navigate COVID-19 together.
  • Education Week Video: 7 Tips for Remote Teaching During the coronavirus pandemic, Larry Ferlazzo reached out to dozens of teachers for their best ideas on remote learning. He shares those tips in this video.
  • The National Board for Certified Teachers Webinars
  • Reality Works Curriculum resources: lesson plans, presentations, worksheets and assessments
  • The National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare, and Support Human Sciences/Family and Consumer Sciences Educators (funded by the USDA-NIFA) is pleased to offer three LIVE webinars each year and provide access to an online bank of free webinars to provide educators with information on current FCS topics and pedagogy strategies.
    Family and Consumer Sciences Education programs in schools across the country provide classes in multiple content areas that teach essential knowledge and skills.  During the session, presenters will share strategies, tips and best practices that they have used to promote the value of and garner support for Family and Consumer Sciences programs.
    Register by noon on Tuesday, March 24th.

Health Professions and Public Safety

Health Professions

Public Safety

CT2Learn is offering free access for students and instructors to use the wealth of Criminal Justice course materials contained in our expansive Learning Resource Portal (LRP) for the remainder of the spring term. The LRP contains hundreds of documents, web links, eLessons, videos and much more. Click on the links to view a sample of the Learning Resource Portal and register using the following “Access/ Pin Code,” to get your free access to all of these course materials.

CT2Learn Instructor Access Code = FreeLRP2020

Register

Nursing Assistant

  • Click here for instruction on using Flip Grid for student skills videos
  • 4 Your CNA Offers free skills videos and animated lessons
  • Seesaw Seesaw allows the teacher to create online assignments that students can respond to in various forms. One of the most popular ways would be via a video or audio response. Seesaw can be rostered using Google Classrooms you’ve already created. YouTube Skills Videos
  • iCEV course resources
  • Example of student skills presentation video from Nampa High School

Trades & Industry

  • Educator Support
  • Electude
  • Epic Game’s Pandemic Response Offer for SkillsUSA Chapters Many schools either started online this fall or are now retreating from in-person teaching and returning to online classes because of the pandemic.  Teaching and learning high-end graphics disciplines is very difficult to do in a remote environment. The tools normally employed by school districts for teaching online will not handle the software demands for technical design, animation, game development, etc. Also, in most cases, students will not have the computer hardware and software needed for learning and completing their class projects from home. Therefore, specialized solutions are needed for these high-end graphics disciplines.
    Epic Games, Inc. is offering a grant for low latency, high speed remote desktop software to make these types of programs viable in an online teaching environment.  In partnership with Parsec Cloud, Inc., Epic Games is funding one year of “Parsec for Teams” licenses to SkillsUSA affiliate schools for the 2020-21 academic year. Licenses are normally $30 per person per month, but the Epic Megagrant will cover the costs, so there will be no charge to schools.
  • ESRI-GIS Schools Mapping Software Bundle (free)Teaching with GIS Implementation GuideGIS Lesson Guide
  • Keep CTE Moving SkillsUSA has joined with Lincoln Electric, Tooling U-SME, NC3 and camInstructor to form a new career and technical education (CTE) instructional resource called the CTE Coalition. The goal of the coalition is to leverage shared experiences, connections and resources for the benefit of all CTE students who are facing unprecedented educational challenges this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a first step in accomplishing that goal, the coalition quickly mobilized Keep CTE Movinga new website providing free and heavily discounted resources for CTE instructors and their students.
  • MasterCam MasterCam has the HLE, Home Learning Edition that anyone can access from the MasterCam website.  The HLE will allow students to use MasterCam at home.  Some students computer may not have the graphics ability to run MasterCam, the best sign of this is if the splash screen does not go away.  If that is the case contact us for the work around. www.mastercam.com. MasterCam is also making portions of MasterCam University free through May and can be access from: https://university.mastercam.com/. Streaming Teachers also has a lot of content available for free, visit them at https://streamingteacher.com/.
  • Multisim: circuits teaching application software for analog, digital, and power electronics courses and labs
  • OpenBook™ is a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess learning processes. OpenBook™ provides Welding instructors with an easy tool to assign and deliver welding content, create quizzes, download welding labs, monitor student participation, assess and report student progress and performance.
  • Reality Works Curriculum resources: lesson plans, presentations, worksheets and assessments.
  • ToolingU: manufacturing training online
  • Solidworks Free downloads.  Instructions for filling out the form:
    • Student Standard
    • Select No, I do not have a SN that starts with 9020 and enter the ID code below
    • Code: 9SDK2019
    • Version
    • Email
    • Pick Student in the pull down
https://cte.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Parsec-for-Teams-FAQ.docx

Welding Resources

  • MILLER OpenBook™
    Web based technology to help deliver welding content and generate student material.
  • Petersen Automotive Museum
    Recommended by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools team, online children’s lessons and live-streamed tours that can be re-purposed for high school.
  • S/P2
    Training for safety and workforce readiness. Modules specifically for welding.
  • Weld-Ed
    The National Center for Welding Education and Training.
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