DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES

CTE Foundation, in partnership with Teachers, Work-Based Learning Coordinators, and College & Career Counselors across Sonoma County, have curated a list of the most useful resources for distance learning.

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1. For Students
2. For Educators
3. Subject Specific
4. For Parents

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FOR STUDENTS

California Career Zone

An interactive site that provides both college and career information.

 Career Exploration in North Bay, CA

CTE Foundation created dozens of career profile videos and virtual interviews with local people to highlight industries and careers in the North Bay.

 Career One Stop

Explore careers and industry certification needed for each career.

Find Your Grind 

Career exploration through self-discovery, interests, and skills. Curriculum for teachers or students can explore on their own (registration required).

Gladeo

Explore careers by personality type or industry. Watch career spotlight videos, read interviews with industry professionals, learn responsibilities, skills, pay, etc. for thousands of jobs. Gladeo also works with Zip Recruiter to show live job postings for those particular positions.  

Journeys Map

Interactive user-interface, similar to Google Maps, allows students to create a roadmap to navigate through K-12, CTE, college, and certificate training. 

California Career Zone Video Library

Videos searchable by industry salary, sector, and STEM fields. 

 Career One Stop: Career Videos

Career One Stop has created a huge library of career videos that summarize a career in under two minutes.

 ConnectEd’s Day at Work Videos 

High-quality videos showing a day-in-the-life of many different careers.

Jobs Made Real: By Teens For Teens  

A searchable library of career videos curated by Sonoma County teens with links to O-net and US Department of Labor Information as well as career center information.

Road Trip Nation

Career-focused video interviews with professionals and celebrities. Students can access through their Naviance accounts here.

 Nepris 

Live and pre-recorded video sessions with career professionals. Free access during shutdown ( registration required).

Ace The Video Interview

Fun video with helpful tips on how to ace a video interview. Especially important during these times! 

Junior Achievement

Various on-line resources, worksheets, and lessons focused on preparing students for life and career.

SRJC Career Hub

Education and career planning and preparation handouts.

WBL Sonoma County

Career readiness resources and handouts separated by career awareness, exploration, and preparation as well as suggested grade level.

Careervillage

A community forum where students can get free personalized career advice from real-life professionals.

 STEMhub

A resource for women and girls in the North Bay (Sonoma and Marin counties) interested in learning more about STEM education and careers. Learn about events, camps, internships, jobs, and connect with mentors with a passion for STEM.

Canva

Graphic design, presentations, and photo editing. Built-in tutorials will help students get acquainted.

Easelly

Easily (get it?) bring data to life by creating a unique and fun infographic.

OnShape

Slightly more complex web-based CAD program. Combines 3D CAD, data management and analytics. Free plan available for education.

Powtoon

Online tool for videos and presentations using a library of animations. It can easily be exported to YouTube, Vimeo, and PowerPoint.

Prezi

Makes slideshows more exciting and engaging by using one giant canvas and allowing users to zoom in and out to progress the presentation.

Scratchd

Create stories, games, and animations.

 Tinkercad

Simple entry-level web-based CAD program for 3D design, electronics, and coding.Free plan available for education.

 

FOR EDUCATORS

ACTE Distance Learning

A thorough list of distance learning resources and suggestions.

CA Department of Education

Distance learning guidelines and suggestions.

Career Exploration Activities by CTE Sector

A collaborative crowd-sourced list of resources for career exploration divided by CTE Sector (for CTE, but applicable to all kinds of other disciplines).

Distance Learning Resources

Starting on page six is a list of online websites and platforms teachers can use to engage students. Everything from museums that offer virtual tours, virtual math lessons, online creation tools, and more. The list can be overwhelming, but worth scrolling through.

Education Reimagined

A whole list of incredible distance learning resources for students, parents, and educators.

 Albert

An online practice and assessment resource for core topics. Offering extended free trial during school closures.

 CTE Online

Curriculum, projects, lesson plans, and more. Free, but requires login.

ConnectEd Career Exploration Resources

List of Career Exploration resources and activities for different levels of tech access (no access to full wifi), with activities, worksheets, lesson plans, etc., some of which help students reflect on the Day at Work Videos listed above.

 Khan Academy

Free high-quality interactive video lessons for many different K-12 courses and subjects. It allows students to learn at their own pace and take quizzes along to measure their understanding.

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC

 Ag Explorer

Explore Ag Careers and take virtual tours of a variety of Ag facilities.

Don’t Toss It, Plant It!

Encourage students to start a garden using food scraps.

Build Your Own Raised Beds

Tutorial to build your own raised beds for home gardening. Requires tools and wood.

Code.org

Online coding courses and projects for all ages.

 Instructables

A website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects. Dedicated to step-by-step collaboration among members to build a variety of projects.

OnShape

Slightly more complex web-based CAD program. Combines 3D CAD, data management, and analytics. Free plan available for education.

 Tinkercad

Simple entry-level web-based CAD program for 3D design, electronics, and coding.Free plan available for education.

Manufacture Your Future

Manufacturing-focused career exploration and videos.

 SchoolYourself

Free interactive math lessons.

 North American Association of Environmental Education

Resource guides, lesson plans, and teaching activities.

Calscape

Native Plant Society helps identify and learn about native plants.

FOR PARENTS

5 Ways to Keep Your Child On Track

Simple things to consider while in-home learning.

Getting Comfortable with Distance Learning

Seven tips to ensure the in-home learning experience is positive and comfortable for you and your child.

Focusing on Your and Your Child’s Mental Health

Here are some ways experts say parents can take care of their and their children’s mental health and make it through what could be a long and unexpected disruption.

 

 Albert

An online practice and assessment resource for core topics. Offering extended free trial during school closures.

 CTE Online

Curriculum, projects, lesson plans, and more. Free, but requires login

 Khan Academy

Free high-quality interactive video lessons for many different K-12 courses and subjects. It allows students to learn at their own pace and take quizzes along to measure their understanding. Also has specific login and tools for parents.

Digital Resources for Overwhelmed Parents

Just what it sounds like! Whether you need help teaching your child in particular subjects or want to keep them engaged with educational games, this page will provide a handful of great resources.

Education Reimagined

A whole list of incredible distance learning resources for students, parents, and educators.

Learning Plan Templates

Templates to help parents and students identify their learning goals and stay on track.

Tools For Struggling Students

Every student learns differently. This list of Google Chrome extensions that can help to focus your child during in-home learning. These extensions help with reading, focus, dyslexia, comprehension, and much more.