Resources to empower
The role of parents and families in the success of their children cannot be overstated. From birth on, family involvement in all aspects of children’s lives impacts the academic and social-emotional well-being of the whole child.
Epic provides access to over 40,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Create a login and it's free!
Phonics Games for Kids Phonics Games Online by Level, Preschool Reading Games, Kindergarten Reading Games, 1st Grade Reading Games, 2nd Grade Reading Games. Covering, Letters of the Alphabet, Short Vowels, Beginning and Ending Consonants, Long Vowels, Vowel Digraphs, S Blends, R Blends, L Blends, R-controlled Vowels, Special Vowels, Diphthongs and more. Copyright KizPhonics.com
Phonic sounds help kids identify alphabets. Identifying and reading phonics form the building blocks of a child’s language development. At SplashLearn, we’ve merged this fundamental learning requirement with interactive games to make learning phonics an engaging experience for your child!
The Reading Machine provides links to 36 online games to help you teach and reinforce important reading skills, and to help your students practice and enhance their skills. The games make great "reward time" activities too.
ReadWorks is a free website offering research-based strategies and resources for differentiated reading instruction, specifically comprehension. Access thousands of high-quality, free K-12 articles.
Timothy Shanahan shares best practices for teaching reading and writing. This week he answers questions and share more about the Science of Reading.
Online article providing information about the Five Key Elements of Scientific Reading Instruction and the Three Elements of Science-Based Phonics Instruction.
Celebrate and gain a greater understanding of California’s Arts Education Framework! Learn how the Arts Education Framework supports: Developing students’ artistic literacy Implementing the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Standards) Providing equitable arts education for each and every student
The Environmental Education Collaborative (EEC), with the help of educational and community partners, created this digital environmental resource for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties - Environmental Learning Resources Guide. This guide was developed to help educators and community members find sites and programs about natural resources and sustainability. This guide provides information on programs for all ages from early childhood through adult, as well as information on professional training opportunities.
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Be sure to explore #metkids in the dropdown menu!
The Riverside Art Museum strives to integrate art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by presenting thought-provoking exhibits and providing quality art classes that instill a lifelong love of the arts.
Learn about art, and learn through art—at any age. Look, imagine, discuss, write, and make. Discover a variety of multi-generational programs and resources that engage children and adults in active exploration of art.
An amazing free interactive Art website! So much to explore, play and investigate!
Create CA advocates for high quality arts education for all students by providing policy expertise and by mobilizing a statewide network of advocates and allied partners.
The SIM Science and Engineering Fair (SIMSEF) is an annual event that brings together students, teachers, and science experts from around the county. Science fairs are important to our schools and students. It helps to develop in students an awareness of the importance of science in their everyday lives, help cultivate students' interest in science, support students' acquisition of scientific knowledge and research skills, extend and reinforce the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, recognize and reward outstanding achievement in science, and to motivate students to undertake and complete scientific inquiries in their special areas of interest.
The Arts are the Seeds of Innovation. Arts Connection is dedicated to stimulating creative and economic vitality and enriching lives throughout the communities we serve by providing support, promotion, education, and advocacy for the arts.
Noun Project is building a global visual language that unites us — a language that allows quick and easy communication no matter who you are or where you are. The Most Comprehensive Icon Collection in the World. Our community of designers from 120+ countries is building the most diverse and extensive collection of iconography ever created. Icons are some of the most universal communication tools available, crossing language and cultural boundaries.
National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) was established in 2014 to improve the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Asian languages including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Khmer. NRCAL is 1 of 16 language resource centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Team Considerations for Use Prior To Referral of A Multilingual Learner For Initial Special Education Assessment. This resource was created by Imperial County Office of Education to improve outcomes for English learners with disabilities.
History Day is an interdisciplinary program that encourages students to research and prepare papers, exhibits, performances, documentary presentations, websites, poster displays, and podcasts on an annual historical theme. Students increase their knowledge of history through classroom activities within the content and process of social studies and language arts curriculum.
The Spelling Bee is an annual contest held amongst the winners of the thirty-three school districts in San Bernardino County where K-8th grade students are challenged to spell words from a given list, as well as more challenging words that require students to have an in-depth knowledge of word morphology. San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools promotes and encourages students to improve their spelling, expand their vocabularies and learn correct English usage that will positively affect communication, reading, and writing skills for the rest of their lives.
This digital library hosts a collection of books from around the world. Ultimately, this organization hopes to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature available from the world community.
The Starting Smarter website includes information on student score reports, sample test questions, parent-teacher conferences, and other no-cost resources in English and Spanish.
The Community Engagement Initiative is a five-year effort intended to strengthen the System of Support by building the capacity of school districts to authentically engage one another. This includes identifying effective models of community engagement, developing metrics to evaluate those models, having difficult conversations, building trusting relationships and participating the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) development process.
Access information and tools about computer science that is available here in San Bernardino County.
This article looks at the best ways to prepare special needs students for the workforce.
This article describes the expected learning losses from the COVID-19 shortened COVID-19 school year.
This article argues that lower reading and math test scores will impact the future U.S. economy.
This 20-year study tracked a group of kindergarten students who were evaluated on social capabilities (e.g., listening to other, sharing materials). Researchers followed these children for the next two decades, examining whether these assessments could predict how these same children would fare by early adulthood.