Educator Resources for COVID-19 Closures and Distance Learning

POE continues to gather resources for educators and support personnel to keep you informed and assist with distance learning during the COVID-19 induced school closures.  Our hope is to provide resources across multiple outlets to help you stay as informed as possible and to enable you to better serve your students.  As always, contact us with any questions, comments or ways we can help you navigate this unprecedented time in our state's history.  

OETA Learning at Home

OETA is adjusting its daytime schedule to provide curriculum-based programming for students on its broadcast channel, OETA WORLD. Programs will include PBS favorites like NOVA, Nature, American Experience as well as PBS KIDS programming. This will be in addition to shifting programming on the main OETA channel and OETA Kids. You can visit to view the updated program schedule, OETA’s statewide channel list, curriculum, and activities.

OETA Website/channel list by Oklahoma region.

At-Home Learning Resources

Many groups are putting together resources for parents and teachers to facilitate at-home learning.  Here are links to a few of them we have come across.  

At-home Learning Database
Remote Learning Resources for Families by Wes Fryer

Bite-Sized Learning by POE

Hotspot Donation and $10/Month Wireless
Free Tools for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak
Options for Creating Digital Worksheets
Effective Digital Worksheets
Copyright Questions

Distance Learning Resources

Remote Learning Tools from TCEA
Become a Zoom Expert from TCEA
Teach From Home by Google


Digital Classroom Tutorials

Creating Virtual Appointment Slots in Google Calendar (Video)
How to Use Google Hangouts Meet
Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Students by Kasey Bell  
Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Teachers by Kasey Bell


OKSDE Resources

Covid-19 Instruction Support
Oklahoma Resources for Distance Learning
FAQs for Oklahoma Schools
Sample Distance Learning Task Submission Form
Guidance for Schools
FAQs for School Administrators

Talking to Your Kids About the Virus

How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Massachusetts General Hospital
Coronavirus from BrainPop
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus from PBS
Talk to Kids About Coronavirus: Help them Manage Worries
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
State Superintendent's Proposed Plan for Distance Learning
Oklahoma Department of Health Resources and Recommendations
Oklahoma Department of Health FAQs
Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs for Oklahoma Public Schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
15 Days to Slow the Spread
Oklahoma State School Boards Association

POE will continue to add to these resources daily.  If you would like to learn more about any of these resources or would like to set up a time for more in-depth training email the professional learning team and we will do what we can to help.