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COVID-19 Charter Resources

Charter School Institute Resources

Colorado League of Charter School Resources

Charter Authorizer Resources

Special Education Resources

Mental Health Resources

Re-Opening Resources

  • Instructional Time & Attendance Policy for 2020-21: What Charters Need to Know: Presented at a Townhall hosted by The Colorado League of Charter Schools in June of 2020, information relevant to the charter sector regarding instructional time and attendance is included in this Powerpoint. 
  • Bellwether Education Partners: Strategic Planning Reopening Toolkit -  Download an easy to use practical resource that aims to help leaders make decisions and actionable plans amid the many complicated questions around reopening. 
  • Returning to School: A Guidebook for Principals - Created by the Comprehensive Center Network, this toolkit is for the principal and the team the principal assembles to help everyone return to school, whatever that may look like. Suggested actions, recommended resources, quick tip sheets—the toolkit is a handy computer desktop companion for helping people with Change, Communication, Collaboration, and Care in the time of COVID. Click on the links below to view a short vlog that describes each section.

Online Teaching Resources

  • National Charter School Institute: Critical Components of Remote Education Plans: Targeted towards charter school authorizers, this resource seeks to provide critical components, descriptions, and examples to ensure remote learning plans are effective for all students. 
  • TNTP (The New Teacher Project) Resource Hub: Download multiple guides on at home learning, including supporting English Language Learners and students with disabilities. 
  • Achievement First Remote Learning Resources Site: After registering, anyone has access to Achievement First open source resources, including supports specific to how to transition to online learning. 
  • Instruction Partners COVID-19 Resource HubThe COVID-19 Resource Hub provides school and system leaders a starting point to support student care and continued learning during extended school closures. You'll find nine categories of tools and resources, which is updated daily. 
  • Instructional Design for Online Learning: A coalition of education organizations has curated free tools, strategies, tips and best practices fro teaching online. Site includes webinars for educators, tips for parents and other resources collected from organizations known for online learning. 
  • National Standards for Quality: Quality of Online TeachingThe National Standards for Quality Online Teaching provide a framework for schools, districts and other educational organizations to improve online teaching and learning. 
  • iLearn Collaborative Free Webinars
    • Teacher Training: This PD series will focus on basics of online learning, ESL/ELL supports and best practices of online instruction. Click here to register for all events. 

Other Resources

  • Colorado Broadband Office: Connecting Colorado Students Webpage: See helpful tips on broadband basics, how to pick the right internet services, and other helpful resources for districts and schools. 

  • TNTP - How to Catch Students Up When Schools Reopen: Researchers predict students will experience significant learning loss as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Schools need to be ready on the first day back with a strategy for diagnosing lost learning and putting every student on a fast track back to grade level. To help students catch up, TNTP has released a new Learning Acceleration Guide, linked in the title. 

  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools : This site contains a variety of resources for charter schools during COVID-19 including official guidance from education and health agencies, resources for remote and distance learning, sample letters and communications materials as well as resources from state associations, schools, and other education-related organizations from around the country.

  • SBA Funding Program Information: The CARES Act, the third and most recent federal relief package, makes two low- or no-cost lending programs available through the Small Business Administration (SBA); these funds are designed to help organizations continue paying employees, utilities, rent, mortgages, and similar operational expenses. Charter schools that have a 501(c)3 status with the IRS, and for- or non-profit education management companies with fewer than 500 employees may be eligible to apply for SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program or SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. See more information on this web page.