East Baton Rouge Parish School System Enrichment Instructional Resources Guidance

In lieu of a distance education program, the district is providing optional enrichment instructional resources that can be utilized to support student learning at home. These resources are available for students in grades Pre-K through 12. The resources span core content areas – ELA, math, science and social studies.

Student Enrichment Instructional Resources

  • EBR Website – EBR has created a one-stop shop for students, parents, and educators to locate quality resources to continue learning enrichment at home.
  • NEW Louisiana Department of Education – Resources released by the Louisiana Department of Education are developed by the department in partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB). Click here to access the online hub which includes links to High-Quality Curriculum Resources.
  • NEW Enrichment Reading Log and Support Questions – The district recommends that students have a dedicated time each day to read and that time can be logged with the optional Enrichment Reading Log. Click here to access the reading log and support questions. This document is downloadable to print or editable online.

Dual Enrollment CoursesIndividual schools will be working with their teams to address options for Dual Enrollment courses based on guidance received from our local colleges and universities.

Find answers to questions by checking out the Frequently Asked Questions found here (Espanol) or by using the chatbox located on this page.

Time Activity
8am - 9amBreakfast/Get ready for awesome day!
9am - 10amMath practice
10am - 10:30amBreak for exercise or play.
10:30am - 11:15amWriting practice.
11:15qam - 11:45amBreak for exercise or play.
11:45am - 12:45amLunch
12:45pm - 1:15pmReading time with a parent or independently.
1:15pm - 2pmArt, music, or crafts
2pm - 3pmScience or social studies practice.

*To access resources, click directly on the green text.

Text Services

Several programs are available to offer tips and resources for families that support early learning through text messages. Message and data rates apply.

  • Bright by Text

    • Provides quality information and trusted resources to families of children prenatal to age eight partnering with LPB. Text: LPB to 274448.

  • Vroom

    • Offers free, easy-to-use learning tips for children 5 and under, delivered daily directly to your phone. Sign up for free at https://www.vroom.org/.

  • Ready4K

    • An evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages. Text: Readby4th to 70138.

 

Online Learning
Frog Street’s partner, Education technology provider Age of Learning, is offering families at schools and centers affected by closure free at-home access to research-proven learning resources.

Families can use the redeem code: SCHOOL3673 to sign up

Recommended Resources:

*To access resources, click directly on the green text.

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

 

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Resource Grade Levels Description Access Information
BrainPOP K-12 BrainPOP offers cross-curricular movies and supporting features like coding projects, movie making, concept mapping, games, and primary source activities. Recommended for upper elementary and middle schoolers.

Login Link: https://clever.com/in/ebrschools

BrainPOP Jr K-3 BrainPOP’s K-3 resource, offering cross-curricular movies and supporting features like coding projects, movie making, concept mapping, games, and primary source activities.

Login Link: https://clever.com/in/ebrschools

CommonLit 3-12 CommonLit is a free online reading program for students in grades 3-12. Students can access high-interest informational and literary texts, standards-aligned assessments, and more.

Login Link: https://clever.com/in/ebrschools

Discovery Education K-12 Discovery Education Streaming Plus provides teachers and students with multimedia content across all instructional areas.

Login Link: https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/signin

Everfi 1-12 EVERFI delivers digital resources that help teachers equip students with critical skills. Instructional resources range from 1st-12th grade focused on personal finance, social emotional learning, STEM, digital citizenship, civic engagement, and health and wellness

Login Link: https://clever.com/in/ebrschools

Khan Academy K-8 Khan Academy is an online resource offering practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Students can practice math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Khan Academy’s math missions can guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.

Login Link: https://clever.com/in/ebrschools

LearnZillion K-8 LearnZillion is the platform for accessing EL Education (K-2) ELA and Guidebooks (3-8). LearnZillion provides a library of interactive language arts lessons, videos, quizzes, and assignments for students. LearnZillion tracks student progress and achievement on the lessons and quizzes and reports the results to the teacher’s dashboard for assessment.

Login Link: https://clever.com/in/ebrschools

MackinVIA K-12 MackinVIA™ is a program that provides access for students and teachers to their school’s digital library. MackinVIA can be accessed on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device with Internet access. Download titles to read offline, using the free MackinVIA app available for all major mobile devices.

Login Link: https://www.mackinvia.com/

NewsELA 3-12 Newsela publishes daily content to support instruction for ELA, Social Studies, Science, and even Social-Emotional Learning. Every article comes in 5 reading levels, tailored to the skill level of each reader. Assessments are integrated directly into articles to help students engage with the content and to give teachers and administrators actionable insights on students’ reading activity.
NoRedInk 6-12 NoRedInk provides students with opportunities to practice their grammar and writing skills through various interactive activities. 

Access Link: https://www.noredink.com/signup

Pearson myPerspectives 6-12 Pearson Realize provides students with digital access to myPerspectives, the Tier I ELA Curriculum for Grades 6-12.
Scholastic at Home PreK-12 Scholastic at Home provides four learning experiences centered around a story or video. 

Access Link: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

No login required. 
Studies Weekly K-5 Studies Weekly is an online platform available to all teachers and students in K-5 featuring Social Studies content. Students use the platform to delve deeper into history through 100K+ primary source images and videos. Students can also access specialized tools such as an audio reader, highlighting tools and a rewards system.

Login Link: https://clever.com/in/ebrschools

Zearn K-5 Zearn is an online math curriculum for grades one through five, with supplemental skills practice activities for kindergartners. Students have access to a dashboard with tasks to be completed; these include a variety of fluency warm-ups that promote general number sense and lesson-specific skills.

Login Link: https://www.zearn.org/

Recommended Resources:

*To access resources, click directly on the green text.

The PDF linked below provides descriptions of each resource, login details, and support information.

ESL Enrichment Instructional Resources PDF Document 

ESS March 25, 202o Update Slide Deck

Parental Instructions for Student Receiving Occupational (OT) and/or Physical Therapy (PT):

  • Parents of students receiving Occupational (OT) or Physical Therapy (PT) will be contacted directly by their child’s therapist(s). Parents who have been contacted can pick up resources at the Goodwood Administrative Center, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00PM.

Parental Instructions for Online Resources:

*To access resources, click directly on the green text.

Currently Available Learning Opportunities:

  • Virtual Learning for Students with/without Significant Disabilities
  • For students with Significant Disabilities (Autism, Severe, Intellectual)
  • Materials and lessons that are standards-based.
  • Each grade level (pre-K, Elementary, Middle, and High) has a folder to access.
  • In each grade level, folders for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Transition/Life Skills lessons) are available.
  • Each course will have lessons and activities.
  • Parents may be able to print the materials. Scroll the document towards the middle to see the actual content of the lesson.

NEW Additional Learning Opportunities: Kurzweil3000:

  • How-to-Guide for Kurzweil3000.com. Our school district currently has a subscription to Kurzweil3000, which is a comprehensive literacy, text-to speech technology that can help students to read, comprehend, study, write, and take tests. This technology can give students access to their literacy supports as well as their documents from virtually any internet connected device (computer, tablet, phone, Chromebook).
  • How-To-Guide for Kurzweil3000.com:  www.kurzweil3000.com
  • If a student does not remember her/his login credentials, they can sign up for a free trial of Kurzweil 3000 Web Subscription, which has been extended from 30 to 90 days.

NEW Resources for Speech/Language Students

  • EBRPSS Speech Therapy Online Resources for Parents Tips for Enriching Your Child’s Language Through Daily Activities:
  • Visual supports for students: These sites includes pictures and templates for daily visual support including pictures for daily schedules, activities.
  • Website Resources: List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions During Closures

Language and Literacy

Articulation

NEW Apps for CVI Students:

Next Steps:

  • Individual evaluations
  • Reevaluations
  • IEPs
  • 504 Plans
  • All activities related to these required functions will resume once school starts.
  • Graduation requirements will align to state department guidance on graduating seniors once received.

NEW FYI: Families Helping Families:

  • Families Helping Families will continue to provide technical support to East Baton Rouge Parish families. You can continue to contact them at 225-216-7474 or visit their website at, www.fhfgbr.org.

*To access resources, click directly on the green text.

ResourceDescriptionLink
NEW Cox Connect to Compete ProgramThis website explains how families can get connected to 60 days of free internet service.Cox Connect to Compete
NEW EverfiEverfi is a free resource for all K-12 students in EBRPSS through a grant from Neighbors Financial Bank. Everfil has self-paced, digital lessons for character development, SEL, mental wellness, digital literacy, and more. Accounts are already available via Clever. Parents can also create a separate free account for use at home with their child.Everfi
NEW
Exercise Activities
This YouTube Channel has fun exercise suggestions for students and parents.Kids Workout
NEW How to Find a Cox WiFi HotspotHow to find your nearest Cox WiFi Hotspot.Find Your Nearest Hotspot
NEW Story Time with Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards!Please join in as the First Lady goes live on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. to read children’s books by some of our awesome Louisiana authors!Story Time with Donna Edwards
Brain Breaks!Everyone needs a break! GoNoodle is a free website offering many activities for kids.GoNoodle
East Baton Rouge Public Library SystemThe East Baton Rouge Public Library System released a digital library with online resources for parents and students. Click here to access the digital library page. East Baton Rouge Parish Library
FASTalkTo help families stay engaged in learning throughout a school closure. FASTalk is offering a new, direct-to-parents texting program free-of-charge for current partners: FASTalk will send parents weekly tips and activities aligned to state ELA learning standards across preschool through fifth grade.
Sign Up for FasTalk
HeadspaceHeadspace is a website offering free services for K12 — this in everything from guided meditations, morning rituals, on-line counseling, and other mental health supports.Headspace
I CareI Care is providing helpful resources for parents during the COVID-19 closures.ICare Information for Parents
Morningside Center for Teaching Social ResponsibilityTimely resources to help K-12 educators and parents encourage social responsibility and foster social & emotional learning.Morningside Center Website

EBR Online Learning Matrix

If you have questions regarding these resources or access to the resources, please use the chat box at the bottom right corner of this page. Any questions entered into the chat box will be directly monitored by several EBRPSS team members. You can also call the hotline number @  225.400.7451. This number will be monitored and support will be provided as quickly as possible.Parents with questions regarding accessibility features for students with visual impairment or learning disabilities, please email those questions to hotline@ebrschools.org.

The resources on this page were last updated on: 3/25/20.

 

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