Resources for Students & Educators
The following websites contain helpful modules and lesson plans that will help students continue to learn during school closures.
Virtual Virginia is Virginia Department of Education’s existing online learning system, to allow every teacher in the Commonwealth to host virtual classes while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. These resources include a platform that enables all Virginia public school teachers to share lessons and activities with their students. Click here to learn more.
WHRO Public Media
Recently, WHRO announced they will be providing access to 25 high school courses for all students and teachers. These classes range from Algebra II to Virginia and United States Government. As a partner with the Virginia Department of Education, WHRO hosted Virtual Virginia, which offers online courses to students across the Commonwealth. Click here for lessons and to learn more.
Go Open VA
Go Open VA provides free and open online education resources for students. Many school districts, such as Norfolk City Public Schools and Hampton City Public Schools, post lesson plans, learning packets, and more.
PBS LearningMedia is a free, national resource that offers materials designed to complement classroom assignments. It offers lessons and modules for all K-12 students. See here to view PBS LearningMedia.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation has collected resources from around the web on a wide range of STEM topics. These include engineering, computing, physics, biology, chemistry, and astronomy. Each topic has its own page with a collection of links to curriculum, guides, and activities.
United States Capitol Historical Society
United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) offers a wide range of lesson plans and teaching materials on their website. Many of these resources are adaptable for home use and they can be found here.
The Smithsonian Institution has compiled many digital interactive learning resources. Please see here to learn more.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has a wide variety of free online learning resources. Click here for more information.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art offers learning resources and programs for audiences of all ages. To support parents and their children, teachers, students, and caregivers alike, our educators created this selection of activities, lesson plans, films, and other materials for learning at home. Click here to learn more!
The National Archives is also providing several virtual programs and you can find those by clicking here.
Virginia Learns Anywhere
Virginia Learns Anywhere is a hub of resources and recommendations to reinforce much-needed structure while also empowering individual teachers to support students in learning remotely.
Department of Education
Federal Student Aid Customer Care Line: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3253)