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RCS Learning Plan (COVID-19)

RCS LEARNING PLAN BANNER
 
While nothing can replace face-to-face interaction with an educator, access to instructional materials is essential during an extended closure.
 
Beginning the week of April 6, 2020, RCS will offer optional assignments and activities to keep students engaged throughout the COVID-19 shutdown. New assignments will be added for each week of the shutdown. Teachers in all content areas will be sharing supplemental resources via their websites and will provide feedback on submitted assignments, although a grade will not be given.
 
If a student needs a device to work from home, schools will be making arrangements for students to check out a device. Please check with your school or check their website/social media for details. Printed packets can also be made available, as needed. Again, check with your school about those arrangements. 
 
In addition to the weekly assignments and activities, you can also find multiple resources listed below, broken down by grade level. 
 
Tennessee is also partnering with PBS television to offer daily programing with teachers providing lessons (MORE INFO) and two local Internet Service Providers are offering free high speed internet service for two months (MORE INFO). 
 
 
WEEKLY DISTANCE-LEARNING ASSIGNMENTS & ACTIVITIES
 
  • April 6-10
  • April 13-17 (Coming soon)
  • April 20-24 (Coming soon)
 

Additional Instructional Resources

Online Textbooks

To access online textbooks, follow this link
 

CLEVER Login Instructions:

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  • Windows operating system: Chrome or Edge
  • Mac:  Safari or Chrome

Log in at https://clever.com/in/rcschools 

To obtain access follow these three steps:

    1. Navigate to the address above

    2. Log in with your student’s regular username and password

            UN Hint = studentname@student.rcschools.net
            PW Hint = your child’s school lunch number (true for K-5 students only)

    3. For login assistance contact the school’s Instructional Technology Coach

A listing of all district ITCs by school can be found at the following link:
 Instructional Technology Staff


Elementary School Resources (Grades PreK-5)

Student access to District Apps:   https://clever.com/in/rcschools
 

Subject

Resource

Description

ELA

IREADY Reading

GRADES PreK-5. RCS Reading program. Students' online assignments are based on individual needs.

ELA 

http://bit.ly/ScholasticClassroomMagazines

GRADES PreK-5. Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

ELA 

www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems

GRADES PreK-5. Daily lunch 'doodles' with Mo Willems - author of the Pigeon books!  

ELA 

https://www.abcya.com/ 

GRADES PreK-5. A great website - prek-5th grade for all the things!  Reading, Math, Art and more! 

Math

IREADY Math

GRADES PreK-5. RCS Math program.  Students' online assignments are based on individual needs.

Math

Math is Visual Math Flips

GRADES PreK-5. Watch the video and print a copy of the cards and use them with your children.

Math 

Math Before Bed

GRADES K-2. Math discussion visuals and prompts that kids and parents will enjoy. 

Math 

Esti-Mysteries

GRADES PreK-5. Use the prompts and pics from the esti-mysteries....so much fun to solve the mystery at the end! 

Math

YouCubed: Week of Inspirational Math

GRADES PreK-5. Excellent task and activities that promote the beauty and wonder in math! 

Math

YouCubed: Week of Inspirational Math

GRADES PreK-5. Excellent task and activities that promote the beauty and wonder in math!

Science

The Kid Should See This

GRADES K-12. A collection of kid-friendly videos that are a smarter and more meaningful way to learn science

Science

Science Snacks

GRADES K-12. Fresh, exciting science activities based in amazing phenomena 

Science

The Wonder of Science

GRADES K-12. Phenomena, videos, and resources for science 

Science

Mystery Doug

GRADES PreK-5. FREE science lessons with videos and handouts

Science

PhET Simulations (K-12

GRADES 3-12. Free online simulations for science and math

Science

CK-12 Exploration (K-12)

GRADES K-12. Free physics and chemistry simulations

Science

Study Jams
(Math and Science)

GRADES K-8. A place to learn, review, and practice science and math topics with videos, slideshows, and songs.

 

Middle School Resources (Grades 6-8)

Student access to District Apps:   https://clever.com/in/rcschools
 

Subject

Resource

Description

All 

CK-12 

Great resources for learning about 4 cores subjects with video-based lessons. 

All 

BrainPOP 

Short videos w/ activities on wide-range of topics, but offering free for distance learning 

All

Engage NY 

CCSS lessons for ELA and Math grades k-12 

ELA

ActivelyLearn

Texts and videos on a variety of topics and content areas with embedded questions and writing opportunities.

ELA

CommonLit

Paired text sets with standard aligned practice questions and writing prompts.

ELA 

Scholastic Learn at Home 

Lessons by grade level to help students read think and grow 

ELA 

Squiggle Park 

Reading skills and comprehension K-8 

ELA 

Storyline Online 

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations 

ELA 

NewsELA 

Offers articles on various subjects, can adjust articles to students' reading levels. Good to use with Science, Social Studies and the Arts. ($) but offering free for distance learning 

Math 

Khan Academy 

K-12 interactive lessons for learning all math concepts

Math 

Prodigy 

Create a free account and play interactive math games K-8 

Math

Math Games 

Offers digital practice of CCSS standards grades pk-8, as well as printable worksheets 

Math

Middle School Statistics

Online lesson plans for students to learn about statistics 

Math 

Algebra 1 Lessons

Algebra 1 lessons that can be used for e-learning 

Math 

 

Open Middle Math 

 

Thought Provoking Problems 

 

Science 

PhET 

Free online simulations for science and math. 

Science 

The Kid Should See This 

A collection of kid-friendly videos that are a smarter and more meaningful way to learn science 

Science 

Science Snacks 

Fresh, exciting science activities based in amazing phenomena 

Science 

The Concord Consortium 

FREE interactive STEM/science activities 

Science

Study Jams

A place to learn, review and practice science and math topics with videos, slideshows and songs

Social Studies 

History for Kids 

Great resources for students to explore the world! 

Social Studies 

National Geographic Kids 

Mix of science and social studies great games and activities to learn about the world. 

Social Studies 

Geography Now 

Learn about countries around the world through entertaining and informative videos 

Social Studies 

TN History for Kids 

Information about Tennessee History 

High School Resources (Grades 9-12)
 
Student access to District Apps:   https://clever.com/in/rcschools
 

Subject

Resource

Description

ELA

CommonLit

This website offers access to grade-level texts with standard-aligned questions to support student learning.

ELA

NoRedInk

NoRedInk allows learners unlimited access to multiple lessons/practice related to grammar & conventions.

ELA 

ReadWorks

ReadWorks is a resource for reading passages and lessons. Texts include pre-made worksheets, quizzes, and other printable materials.

ELA 

ACT Academy

ACT Academy is an online learning tool designed to help you get the best score possible on the ACT test, and well on your way to college and career success.

Math

MATHia (Clever)

Carnegie Learning's online software program that deploys artificial intelligence to teach math (IM 1, IM 2, & IM 3 only).

Math

Khan Academy

Resource for additional practice and tutorials for all math courses. Just search a topic or course.

Math

PatrickJMT

Math videos for all high school courses.

Math 

Brilliant

Interesting problem of the day (Twitter) and courses that promote visual learning through fun and challenging interactive explorations.

Math 

Art of Problem Solving

Online courses, problems, and competitions that challenge students.

Science

NetLogo

A multi-agent programmable environment. Run simulations for a variety of scenarios and manipulate the environments through simple coding, if desired.

Science

Citizen Science

People-powered research. Use this time to get involved in authentic crowd-sourced research projects.

Science 

PhET Simulations

Interactive simulations for science and math

Science 

HHMI-Biointeractive

Extensive lists of educational content, including videos, simulations, and lessons.

Social Studies

Digital History

Extensive lists of educational content, including videos, articles, lessons, and quizzes.  Students can search by era and topic.

Social Studies

U.S. History

U.S. History from the Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium era including articles, maps, and charts.

Social Studies 

History Around the World

U.S. History and World History articles.  Students can search by grade level and topic to find articles of interests.

Social Studies 

Current Events

Current event articles for U.S. History, Government, World History, World Geography, Civics, Economics, and Psychology content areas.

AP

AP Student

AP students can create a username and password to receive online access to sample AP questions and digital tools to improve AP performance. 

AP 

AP Updates

General resources for updated assessment information and course resources. Please check with your AP Coordinator for updated study guides and other school-based information.

IB

IBO

General resources for updated assessment information and course resources. Please check with your IB Coordinator and Managebac for updated study guides and other school-based information.

Cambridge

Cambridge Assessment

General resources for updated assessment information and course resources. Please check with your Cambridge Coordinator for updated study guides and other school-based information.

ACT

ACT Academy

ACT Academy is an online learning tool designed to help you get the best score possible on the ACT test on your way to college and career success.

ACT

Khan Academy

Resource for additional practice and tutorials for the ACT.

Free Physical Education and Physical Activity programs LINK