Resources For Educators
Educators at the S.C. Department of Education have developed remote learning resources that can be used by teachers across all grade levels.The links and resources included were both developed internally and vetted from outside sources for use by school districts as instructional resources. Resources will continue to be added as they are developed and vetted. bit.ly/SCDEresources SCETV is offering FREE Virtual PD Sessions for Educators via Zoom.
- Meeting Street Academy
eLearning Guidance and Learning Resources for Summer
Learning Resources for Summer
D7 is developing additional resources and activities to keep your student engaged with learning until school resumes in the Fall. We will add content to this page over the coming weeks with summertime enrichment in mind.assist families during this unprecedented time. District 7 has assembled high-quality materials, examples, and thinking from our trusted partners and networks in the FAQ below. We hope you find these helpful as you strive to quickly meet the challenges imposed by COVID-19.
All Students will have access to all the Districts online learning platforms through ClassLink (i.e. Dreambox, IStation, etc) until June 30th.
Scholastic Learn at Home - day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.
SCETV Kids Channel is available online 24/7
Spartanburg County Public Libraries has online resources available 24/7.
National Geographic Kids for K-12 students in all content areas.
The Smithsonian provides resources for all age levels and all content areas including articles, simulations, videos, virtual field studies, and games.
Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums - Google Arts & Culture teamed up with museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
The Kennedy Center has developed a robust collection of hundreds of digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more.
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike.
Exquisite Minds believes in the importance of cultivating creativity in bright and gifted children. Exquisite Minds offers support to parents and educators who want to challenge children to find new and constructive ways to look at the world.
Metropolitan Museum of Art for Kids children can go through time machines and learn about various exhibits.
Kids Think Design is a website that promotes design thinking and provides a showcase for kids' original projects.
NanoWrimo for anyone wanting to do creative writing.
Wonderopolis helps kids research topics they're curious about.
Circle Round was created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
Reading and Storytime Resources
District 7 suggests DAILY reading for at least 20 minutes. Re-reading books is a great way to build fluency!
The librarians of Spartanburg 7 have curated lists of recommended books and authors for your summer reading pleasure. These lists are specifically tailored to each grade level to help you connect with books that are just right for your child. D7 Libraries Recommended Summer Reading lists are adapted from other published book lists such as the South Carolina Book Awards List and the American Library Association Summer Reading Lists. Parents should review titles to determine their appropriateness for their children.
Rivet is a fabulous and fun reading website! There is green box on the top right side where you can adjust your child's reading level.
Spartanburg County Public Library Dial a Story - (864) 596-3530 Call anytime to hear a story. Stories updated weekly.
Storyline Online - The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Teach Your Monster To Read is a series of games that’s helps children learn to read.
Math and Science Resources
Khan Academy is a free online learning platform that offers practice exercises, instructional videos and a personalized learning dashboard for students to learn subjects including math, science, computer programming, history, art history and economics from home. It also has specialized content from NASA, the Museum of Modern Art, the California Academy of Sciences and MIT. In light of the recent school closures, Khan Academy released daily schedules for students in pre-K through grade 12 to follow from home.
Neuroscience for Kids was created for students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system.
Mystery Science uses mystery to teach science and uses simple hands-on activities designed to use supplies you already have (or are easy to get).
eLearning Guidance for Parents and Educators
While the school district was closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, our students continued to receive quality instruction by completing assignments that teachers provided virtually through our eLearning. Elementary students used the matices below from April 7 - May 15 for grades kindergarten through grade five and for students in grades 6-12 teachers used online platforms to assignwork. The overview of D7’s eLearning instruction and basic steps, grading, and FAQ can be found here - https://www.spartanburg7.org/elearning
Elementary Grade Level Remote Learning Lesson Plans - April 7 -May 15
Spartanburg School District Seven has created a matrix of lesson plans for each elementary grade that helps teachers work in tandem across schools during the COVID-19 closure. Each matrix is a guideline that may be followed explicitly or that teachers may augment based on student needs and their class’ current scope of learning. Daily activities cover Reading/Writing, Math, Science/Social Studies, Health/Social Emotional Learning, Art and Music and Physical Education. They are designed to engage students and families together in the learning process, keeping in mind that not all families have the same resources or access to WiFi. Teachers are continuing regular communication and engagement with students and families in order to stay connected, to facilitate learning, and to provide support throughout this process. Independently, our teachers continue to design relevant and meaningful lessons based on prior learning which supports the state learning standards and the District 7 teaching and learning expectations. The lesson plan matrix serves to enhance the remote learning experience.
Elementary Lesson Plans for April 7 - 17, 2020
Elementary Lesson Plans for April 20 - May 8, 2020
Elementary Lesson Plans for May 11- May 15, 2020
Resources and Information for Special Education Students
During this time of school closures due to COVID-19, there are some important things to remember. Any actions taken by a district or school regarding closures are for the safety of all students, families, school personnel and community members. As districts are determining the most appropriate steps to ensure student and staff safety, we want to provide you with guidance relating to students with disabilities and their services. It is extremely important for families and schools to collaborate and communicate regarding services for students with disabilities.
Additional guidance may be found in the following:
- OSEP Supplemental Facts Sheet
- COVID-19 and South Carolina Schools
- OSEP Q&A on Providing Services to Students with Disabilities during COVID-19
- OCR Fact Sheet COVID-19
- Supplemental Fact Sheet
Please direct student-specific questions to our District 7 special services team (formerly special education). For general questions, you may access the South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Services webpage at https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/special-education-services/.
Resources For Educators