The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Literacy and Mathematics Team recently created a web page dedicated to supporting school leaders and classroom teachers in making intentional choices about engaging learning in English language arts (ELA), literacy, and mathematics for homes and communities.
The page is designed to support school leaders and classroom teachers in making intentional choices about what engaging learning in ELA, literacy, and mathematics can look like under the ‘Safer at Home’ order.
Ideally, out-of-school instruction is a continuation of the high quality, standards-aligned instructional materials already in place. However, many factors, such as access to materials or internet connectivity, could interfere with the equitable continuation of that curriculum. The DPI understands such challenges and offers many ideas and resources to support educators, schools, and districts during this time.
Some educational entities are offering free planning and curricula resources. For ELA, literacy, and mathematics, some of the resources are:
Instruction Partners School Resource Hub: support for beginning a continued learning plan during the extended closure, and eventual re-entry.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO): a list of free, high-quality curricula and resources.
Further information on considerations for designing out-of-school learning for ELA, literacy, and mathematics are explained on the Learning During Extended Closure web page.