Learning Resource Guide

 

 

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known…”

                                                                                                            Carl Sagan

 

Last Spring, when many schools were moved from a face-to-face learning format to online learning for safety purposes – we noticed something.  Many of our local, national, and global communities’ organizations and institutions leapt into action and put forth some wonderful and free virtual learning experiences, packaged in many different formats to help their local educators who were facing (and still are in many locations) a very challenging and abrupt situation.  In order to further share these resources, we have attempted to gather them into this table by subject/topic and resource type, including suggested grade ranges and state content standards to help educators quickly filter them to what they might specifically need, or for exploration of something interesting.  We also included links to the organizations that provided these resources so that you can go to their website and see what other wonderful resources and programs they have to offer– both virtually and for when we return to safe in-person opportunities.

A few things of note –

  • This table will be constantly updated with more resources – so check back routinely for exciting new learning opportunities. The revision date listed will let you keep track of new additions.
  • For ease of filtering – note that there are drop down selection boxes for some of the more helpful fields including name of resource, subject, topics, grade range, type of resource, and the author/provider of the resource.  Note – the most helpful filter boxes to use below might be by grade range, subject, and/or topic.  You can use one or multiple filters to narrow down the visible selection of resources.  Just simply select a keyword from the drop down selection box and the filter will automatically yield results.  Use the horizontal scroll bar on the table to scroll over to the resource link – the link should take you straight to the resource.  If you have any issues, please contact us at contact@wvallstar.org.
  • We currently have resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and The Arts, ELA, Wellness and plan to expand and no subject or topic of education is off limits!  We would love to have a robust list of resources including topics from Mathematics, Social Studies, Library Media Studies, etc.
  • The organizations providing these wonderful and free resources are listed in the table and their logos are shown at the bottom of this page.  A very big thank you to each of them and their continued work to create and provide these materials!  Please contact us if you’d like to have your resources added, we would be happy to promote your organization and the resources you have created and shared!

Lastly, as you know well, feedback is so important – both to improve existing programs and impact – as well as to potentially help with securing funding through grants and other sources of income.  Please consider having your students and yourself fill out the Resource Impact Form (coming soon).  We will make sure they are returned to the organization who provided the resources. 

Thank you so much for your continued work educating and caring for our future problem solvers, leaders, caregivers, inventors, creators, educators, and on and on, and for keeping each of them and yourselves and your families safe!

To see more information about each link in the table below, please use the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the table.

Learning Resource Guide Version 11/20/20

Horizontal scroll bar will allow you to see more descriptors of each resource listed in the table above.

Resource Impact Form Coming Soon!

 

Thank you to these organizations for being leaders in their fields and for sharing education resources to the Community!