Summer Learning Opportunities
CCSD Summer Connections will be the one-stop-shop website for parents and students to locate information on credit retrieval services, family guides for summer learning, virtual learning opportunities with educational partners, and more.
Parents and students can visit summerconnections.ccsd.net to locate resources from Khan Academy, MAP Accelerator, Actively Learn, Smarty Ants, and myOn. Credit retrieval and credit acceleration options are available through Apex and Nevada Learning Academy. Along with learning opportunities provided on the website, parents can find information about foodservice distribution, Chromebook deployment, and the Summer Challenge summer reading partnership with public libraries in Southern Nevada.
Promotional assets, including flyers and web/social media banners in English and Spanish, can be found here.
Moblie Internet Access
The Clark County School District (CCSD) will begin testing a system for Wi-Fi access at various locations throughout the Las Vegas valley on Friday, May 1, 2020, via school buses that will be parked at different locations along designated routes.
CCSD Transportation has established 13 bus routes that will operate daily allowing students access to Wi-Fi at designated times. Each bus route will include four stops daily to provide more than an hour of Wi-Fi access to CCSD students at each location. The routes will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.
Students will be able to access the Wi-Fi signal up to 400 feet from the bus. For internet access, students will need to get the network name and password from the signs posted on or near the bus. Maps and a list of the Wi-Fi bus stop locations and times is available by clicking here.
CCSD Phased Approach to Reopening:
The Clark County School District has developed a phased approach to reopening Clark County School District (CCSD) facilities. Phase I Reopening plan focuses on protecting the health and safety of our employees and students, while slowly completing the tasks required for the long-term operation of our buildings.
When this phased approach initiates, additional employees may be asked to report to physical worksites to begin the work needed to resume our operations. This work is vitally important and must be completed in support of the safety and health of our employees and work environments. However, where it is possible, feasible, and aligned to business operations, during Phase I employees can be allowed to continue with telecommuting (working from home) and be advised of the ability to continue such practices.
Grade Kindergarten – Grade 5 Students – Semester Two Grades
As previously communicated, semester two gradebooks for elementary students reopened based on direction from the District to provide opportunities for students to make-up work, provide missing assignments, and demonstrate mastery of the learning standards taught prior to school closures. Any improvements to an existing grade will be included in the cumulative grade within each subject. Standards/strands not taught during the second semester should not have a newly assigned grade.
Grade 6 – Grade 12 Students – Semester Two Grades
As previously communicated, third-quarter gradebooks for secondary students, including students in grades six through twelve, were previously reopened based on direction from the District to provide opportunities for students to make-up work, provide missing assignments, redo assignments, and complete test corrections to assist secondary students for third quarter.
Based on the Governor’s announcement that school closures will extend throughout the school year, third-quarter grades will remain open for the remainder of the school year. Third-quarter grades will be fourth-quarter grades. As no semester exams will be administered, the semester two grade will consist of the third-quarter grade and the fourth-quarter grade.
Other Education Websites:
UNLV & Alumni – https://www.unlv.edu/ and https://www.unlvalumni.org/
Touro College & University – https://www.touro.edu/
Roseman University of Health Sciences – https://www.roseman.edu/
College of Southern Nevada – https://www.csn.edu/
Nevada State College – https://nsc.edu/
Commission on Postsecondary Education – http://cpe.nv.gov/Students/Students_Home/
Nevada Department of Education: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/
Desert Research Institute – https://www.dri.edu/
Student Learning Extension Opportunities: During the timeframe in which the schools in the Clark County School District (CCSD) are closed, student learning extension opportunities are provided for all students. These student learning extension opportunities provide activities for students to engage in learning at home. Directions for the student learning extension activities are provided in both English and Spanish. As every school community is unique, schools may choose to have additional options for distance education, which may include, but are not limited to, Google Classroom; Canvas; and other school-site platforms currently used at individual schools, as existing log-in access exists for most students.
Special Needs Resource Library at Vegas PBS is available to complete requests for books for students with special needs from parents/guardians by calling 702-799-1010, Option 7 or emailing https://www.vegaspbs.org/.
Learning Line: In an effort to provide assistance for our families, CCSD has created the Learning Line, a service where CCSD personnel can provide support for all students via telephone to maximize learning through distance education. Please call 702-799-6644 to access the Learning Line. Educators will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to assist students in both English and Spanish during scheduled school days.
(K-8) – Student learning extension activities accessible through pencil and paper provide opportunities for students to practice concepts and skills at home. Directions for the student learning extension activities are provided in both English and Spanish. The student learning extension activities https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1CKigMgl_P-d0BivUP1Bjq0sm7TDbgwd3 are also available at food deployment locations throughout the Las Vegas valley.
MAP Accelerator in Mathematics for Grade 3-Grade 8 https://www.khanacademy.org/login
Khan Academy at https://www.khanacademy.org/ Teachers can create, access, and assign learning activities by referencing Khan Teacher Resources. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lh0RJ9IatrcNYMx0zNfJAHO25cVGhARW
Smarty Ants is a foundational literacy program for Grades PreK-2. With this award-winning reading program, students can master foundational literacy skills, engage in animated, game-like activities including videos and songs, and experience an adaptive path that adjusts instruction based on skill. Teachers and Parents can learn more about the program, access Teacher and Parent/Student resources, and can register for Live Teacher Training Webinars on the dedicated CCSD-Smarty Ants resource site: https://a3khome.com/SA-CCDS
Actively Learn for Grade 3-8 at www.activelylearn.com. Interactive text and video assignments for students to engage, learn, and stay connected. Overview and getting started: For teachers: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12k2p9G3JWZLpu5R_9YQfW8DQLwEmk9oa/view /
For students / parents: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oumjmfh7tHnGmRz_ejl_r0a4CueXs-O3/view
Teachers may register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyaj9XhkjUhrP3nGXYGh2DidNUUuyDjpA7VjMwGdMe_cdlIw/viewform for a webinar training. The sessions will be offered daily, beginning Monday, March 23 at 11 a.m.
Student learning extension activities accessible through pencil and paper provide opportunities for students to practice concepts and skills at home. Directions for the student learning extension activities are provided in both English and Spanish. The student learning extension activities https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1CKigMgl_P-d0BivUP1Bjq0sm7TDbgwd3 are also available at food deployment locations throughout the Las Vegas valley.
Students currently enrolled in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses may continue to access learning resources through virtual platforms students currently use. Additional resources have been made available at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes
Actively Learn for Grade 9-12 at www.activelylearn.com. Interactive text and video assignments for students to engage, learn, and stay connected. Overview and getting started: For teachers / For students / parents. Teachers may register for a webinar training. The sessions will be offered daily, beginning Monday, March 23 at 11 a.m.
The Online and Blended Learning (OBL) Department develops online secondary course content, which is freely available for blended and online learning for the Clark County School District (CCSD) teachers. Any school in CCSD can use these courses to support online learning in their classrooms. https://sites.google.com/nv.ccsd.net/obl/staff-and-services?authuser=0
To view courses available to schools and educators: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KMugRYuP4re0Q6RM_sxvmlH6K_ium0da
To View courses available to students:
Apex Learning Tutorials
Tutorial resources for 6-12 grade are available to teachers to use throughout CCSD. Teachers can access and assign learning resources to their students.
To get started and view available resources, educators: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F6OH34aXvwcZv41kbtpRBStSFXa8L4Y-gM3fM-EUO4U/edit
Vegas PBS OnePlace for Grade 9-12: https://oneplace.vegaspbs.org/
Vegas PBS resources grouped by school level: http://classroomcast.org/
PBS is providing 12 hours of curriculum-based programming over the air for pre-K through 12th grade students. The programs will broadcast on Channel 10.1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, 24-hours-a-day children’s programming is available on VEGAS PBS KIDS Channel 10.
Other Educational Opportunities:
Discovery Children’s Museum: http://www.discoverykidslv.org/at-home-discoveries/
Public Education Foundation: https://thepef.org/family-resources/
Khan Academy (Grade 9 – 12): https://www.khanacademy.org/
Interactive Text & Vdeos for-
Comprehensive List of Educational Resources: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
Reading & Math for K-5: https://www.k5learning.com/free-preschool-kindergarten-worksheets/sight-words
Apple Teaching Code: https://www.apple.com/education/teaching-code/?fbclid=lwAR2yljECMPyhmJA5TvRD-yWWQJyzbeBMoK5IEy4zXsMHtYhg9FhNr53JqA
Adventures in Family hood: https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR28jb4wshWdo_P1uDdxW5euiCXfAsy6RB6bLMuhj8raQkfsWsto0ijphrg
PowerMyLearning Connect: https://powermylearning.org/learn/connect/
No Red Ink: https://www.noredink.com/
Amazing Education Resources: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
Resources for Homeschooling: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XQ5DdoAchuQfi1X9c-i-5Qc9eVpdLYpoYl9_WwuYsBo/htmlview
12 Museums You Can Visit Virtually: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings: https://vt.co/news/us/here-is-the-entire-list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions-due-to-school-closures/
Scholastic Free Classes: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
12 Great Podcasts for Kids: https://discoverpods.com/educational-kids-podcasts/
Keeping Up Skills
Graphing for Reading and Math Fun: https://www.schoolfamily.com/blog/entry/2015/12/16/graphing-for-reading-and-math-fun
Help Your Children Become a Sentence Builder: https://www.schoolfamily.com/blog/entry/2015/11/19/help-your-child-become-a-sentence-builder
For Bookworms: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-lists
Fun and Easy Help with Basic Math: https://www.schoolfamily.com/blog/entry/2015/10/22/fun-and-easy-help-with-basic-math
Math Fun for Summer (or Anytime): https://www.schoolfamily.com/blog/entry/2015/10/22/fun-and-easy-help-with-basic-math
Roundup of Free Educational Games, Apps, and Websites for Reading and Math: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/free-educational-apps-games-and-websites
Printable Activities: https://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/category/120-printable-activities
Printable Sick Day Activities: https://www.schoolfamily.com/print-and-use-tools/category/199-activities-for-sick-days
TIPS to help your Family:
- Maintain a schedule
- Establish a set location for learning time with plenty of quiet space away from where they normally play games or watch television.
- Consider a digital quarantine and limit your children’s cell phones and tablets until after their schoolwork is completed.
- Monitor the (computer) monitor, which simply means observing to make sure kids are learning and not zoning out.
- Build-in regular break times to allow for the students to refresh.
- Be sure to have the entire family enjoy some time outside. The Sun provides necessary Vitamin’s to help with depression and anxiety.
- Physical activity is encouraged.
- Set a timer in an effort to build in breaks.
- Keep it old school and encourage print and book reading, especially for the smaller children.
- If your child asks you too many questions, encourage them to do their own research or even access a dictionary or thesaurus if needed.
- Check in with other parents to ask for advice, share concerns, and useful tips.
- Plan your work and work your plan to relieve stress and figure out priorities.
- Remind your children that this isn’t a vacation and they still have assignments, grades, requirements, and tests.
- If your child starts to feel anxious, allow them some online social interaction with friends and/or family.
- Challenge one another to learn a new skill – take a free online class that is of interest to you: cooking, crafts, dance, yoga etc.
- Parents: Take Deep breaths. There will be amazing moments and there will be terrible ones. Be sure to Stop, Breathe, Think and then apply.
Staying Active, Outdoors and In
- 10 Healthy Hacks for Parents and Kids: https://www.schoolfamily.com/blog/entry/2015/11/30/winters-coming-10-healthy-hacks-for-parents-and-kids
- Winter Exercise Ideas for the Family: https://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/10893-winter-exercise-ideas-for-the-family
- Movement Apps, Games and Websites: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/movement-apps-games-and-websites