Boston Children’s Museum has been creating curriculum, activities, and other resources for educators and parents for more than 100 years. These resources are rooted in decades of understanding how children learn most effectively and how adults can best support that learning. The museum’s resources include the multiple-award-winning Beyond the Chalkboard website, which is used by tens of thousands of afterschool professionals all around the world; the STEM Sprouts Teaching Guide, which offers ideas and activities for early childhood educators who teach science, technology, engineering, and math; guides for afterschool educators working with English language learners and childrenwith autism; and BCM Home Edition, a book of 26 activities that families can try together at home. Each of these resources is available for free to any parent, teacher, or other caregiver who wishes to use them.
With the widespread school closures creating a situation where many families are facing the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging children with autism or other special needs at home, Stages Learning Materials is offering a freeAutism Curriculum Kit to support families during COVID-19 school closures.
Flinn Scientific, a trusted partner in science education and lab safety, has launched Flinn At-Home Science with extensive complimentary resources to help teachers and students continue their science and STEM education journey, even when the learning is taking place outside the school building. Teachers can integrate the content into daily learning experiences with on-demand and broadcast lab videos and webinars, as well as at-home activities and discounted lab kits. They can select digital STEM solutions for engineering, dissections, and AP science.