COVID-19 Resources

Mental Health Resources for Staff & Students

Below, you'll find a list of resources intended to help educators help themselves and their students deal with the increased strain of social distancing, digital learning and an overall disruption of day-to-day life as we all knew it. Learn more about everything from the importance of setting habits, to limiting screen time, and the best ways for parents and educators to address COVID-19 with youth.

 

On-Demand Webinar: Mental Health and Resilience During COVID-19

https://us.ctrinstitute.com/free-webinar/

Wisconsin Education Association Council - Self-Care Resources

https://weac.org/2020/03/29/self-care-for-educators/ 

Resources & Tips for Supporting Mental Health During COVID-19 Outbreak from Vanderbilt University

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2020/04/06/resources-and-tips-for-supporting-your-mental-health-during-covid-19/

CDC Resources on Stress & Coping

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

WHO Mental Health Resources 

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf

National Association of School Psychologists - Talking to Children About COVID-19:A Parent Resource Guide 

https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf

Panorama Education Resources for Social-Emotional Learning and Self-Care

Flexibility in the Midst of Crisis (via Psychology Today/Dr. Gil Noam)

Managing Anxiety Around COVID-19: Tips for You and Your School Community (via Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence/RULER)

Regulating Emotions in a COVID-19 World (via Tom Hollenstein)

Virus Anxiety Resources

How to Deal With Anxiety

https://www.drugwatch.com/health/mental-health/how-to-deal-with-anxiety/

 

Digital Learning Resources

All of us here at WEA are continually surprised and inspired by the quick thinking, dedication, and adaptability of Wyoming educators as you work to redefine the face of education in Wyoming. We've compiled a list of free digital resources to lend a helping hand as you lead your students through these uncertain times.  

NEA Today: How Innovative Educators are Engaging Students Online

http://neatoday.org/2020/04/07/pandemic-pedagogy-educators-engage-students-online/?utm_source=nea_today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200415&utm_content=online_connections

 

Regional Educational Laboratory Program - Webinars on Digital Learning

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/covid-19/

Panorama Education - Resources for Educators and School Communities

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/covid-19/

The Journal - Free Resources for Educators & Students

https://thejournal.com/articles/2020/03/13/free-resources-ed-tech-companies-step-up-during-coronavirus-outbreak.aspx

ACT Resources for K-12 Educators

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid19.html#educators

Britannica Digital Learning Resources

https://britannicalearn.com/covid-19-free-resources/

Scholastic - Learn at Home

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/articles/COVID-19.html

Audible - Free Children's Audiobooks

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?ref=adbl_ent_anon_pdp_hm_hb

Wyoming PBS Learning Media 

https://cwc-edu.zoom.us/rec/play/vJYrceH7rWk3GNKU4QSDVKB6W9S7Lv6s1SkW-PtYn0uxUiZSNFOkZOQbNLGCP6LEK19UgQW8Jge4Zvx_?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=ZUqc-6ktQ4ChYryZ0xtAiQ.1587071967762.ea5c70e9df73d6426bac0324f0c05860&_x_zm_rhtaid=478

Innovative educators across Wyoming are creating new resources every day! Please Like WEA on Facebook for additional resources. If you have discovered or developed a digital resource that you'd like to share with colleagues, please email it to WEA Communications Director, Amanda Turner at aturner@wyoea.org.

 

Legislation & Advocacy Efforts

Learn the latest about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act including summary and analyses of passed legislation, bills currently before Congress, and in-depth info on how the CARES Act will impact you and your community. 

National Education Association - Education Votes: COVID-19

https://educationvotes.nea.org/issue/covid-19/#resources

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - How Much Will States Receive Through CARES Act?

https://www.cbpp.org/search?sort_by=search_api_relevance&search_text=education&f%5B0%5D=field_computed_year%3A2020

Learning Policy Institute - COVID-19 and School Funding: What to Expect and What You can Do

https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-19-and-school-funding-what-expect-and-what-you-can-do?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=ce6801930c-LPIMC_CovidBlog_StateBudget_20200422&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-ce6801930c-42302595

National Conference of State Legislatures - CARES Act Gives State Education Funding, Flexibility in Wake of COVID-19

https://www.ncsl.org/blog/2020/04/01/-cares-act-gives-state-education-funding-flexibility-in-wake-of-covid-19.aspx

Periodic updates are made available on COVID legislation as it relates to education on WEA's Legislative Affairs Blog at www.wealegislativeinfo.com

 

Financial Impact

Have you suffered a negative financial impact due to the COVID-19 outbreak?

Below, you will find federal guidelines governing leave policies and resources for financial assistance and relief programs.

 

Do you have questions or concerns about your compensation or leave during school closures?

Reach out to your UniServ Director for assistance.

AFL-CIO - Navigating Resources, Programs and Benefits

https://aflcio.org/covid-19/state-resources

 

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