Alaska Educators and the Coronavirus Outbreak 2020-04-23T14:48:49-08:00

The unprecedented COVID-19 coronavirus has caused widespread disruptions to schools in Alaska and across the country. NEA-Alaska continues to monitor the situation closely and we are actively working with the Department of Education and Early Development, school districts, and local associations to keep you up to date. The most current information we have is that all K-12 schools across Alaska will be closed for the rest of the school year. Please use and share this webpage as a resource during these challenging times. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have questions, concerns, or issues.

Resources:

NEA-Alaska Micro-Credentials: Virtual Professional Learning Communities

Teacher Micro-Credentials
ESP Micro-Credentials

NEA Foundation COVID-19 Response Grants

The NEA Foundation is offering three new grant opportunities to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant, COVID-19 Learning and Leadership Grant, and the COVID-19 Student Success Grant.

COVID Educators and Caregiver Guide to Prevention During a Crisis

Alaska Children’s Trust developed this detailed guide for educators and caregivers on helping children cope with a crisis, preventing child abuse before it occurs, and intervening when abuse is suspected.

NEA Digital Learning Guide

This document reviews critical considerations for educators tasked with implementing digital learning programs due to COVID-19 related school closures.

Alaska DEED Teaching and Learning Support Site

This site offers information, resources, and leadership to teachers and school leaders across Alaska. The site will serve as a clearinghouse where we share great ideas gleaned from a variety of locations and sources.

edWeb.net free webinars for E-Learning

This edWebinar will provide essential resources for state, district and school administrators and teachers as they prepare for eLearning days in the wake of school closings related to the COVID-19 virus.

At-Home Training Guide for Education Support Professionals

District work from home policies may be unclear for NEA-Alaska’s ESPs. This document is designed to capture training opportunities educators can engage in at home that allow us to model the life-long learning we want for our students.

Alaska Public Media Teaching and Learning Media

Use the links on this page to quickly access interactive lessons you can use for remote learning, whether you want to suggest or formally assign something to students, or share ideas with parents.

NEA Member Benefits Financial Relief

From student debt to taxes to monthly bills, coronavirus is affecting your finances. This round-up can help you find the information you need now.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

The U.S. Senate on March 25 passed the $2-trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help stabilize workers, families, and the economy during the COVID-19 public health crisis

Trauma-Informed Teaching during the COVID-19 Crisis 

Experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Articles and Stories:

Horace Mann Teacher Appreciation Giveback Program

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Shocked and confused, high school seniors navigate a school year cut short by the coronavirus

April 13, 2020 | Alaska Public Media |Mayowa Aina | Governor Mike Dunleavy has closed public schools through the rest of the [...]

With school closures extended, Anchorage students and teachers wonder what’s next

April 12, 2020 | ADN | Amile Goodykoontz | Alaska’s roughly 132,000 students and 8,000 teachers won’t meet in classrooms [...]

How Innovative Educators Are Engaging Students Online

April 9, 2020 | neaToday | Brenda Álvarez | When governors and state superintendents closed schools because of the coronavirus, [...]

Anchorage schools launch district-wide distance learning as COVID-19 upends normal education

April 7, 2020 | ADN | Emily Goodykoontz | State officials shuttered school buildings across Alaska in March in an [...]