Parent University Online

The Alliance for Public Schools has always believed that our public schools are central to our community well-being and realize how stressful facing the temporary closure of this community resource is for families. In an effort to support families and supplement teachers’ online instruction, we are compiling available resources for parents to utilize with their children while schools are closed.

Below you will find some of the best curated resources available to parents. In the days ahead, we will begin posting, in collaboration with the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, modules from our Parent University program that can be accessed online.

As we navigate this unprecedented time, we welcome suggestions on how we can better support parents during the school closures. Please feel free to contact us via email or connect through Facebook or Twitter. To stay up to date with the latest information impacting public schools, visit our blog.

Read on MyOn

myON Reader

Renaissance myON® Reader allows students to choose what they want to read in a digital environment, while motivating them to become better, more confident readers. Through partnerships with community organizations, myON Reader is available to children in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

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Khan Academy

This online resource is often used to supplement school-based instruction. It is a great resource for parents and their students to support learning at home during school closures.

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STEM Ecosystems

The Alliance for Public Schools proudly participates with the Tampa Bay STEM Network in this national network to improve K-12 STEM education. Communities from across the country have developed a list of resources available for parents and students.

Duke TIP

Duke TIP

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) provides resources, enrichment activities, and advice for academically talented students.Their latest blog post provides resources for students learning at home.

We Are Teachers

This online community, usually focused on peer to peer support for teachers, has compiled one of the most comprehensive lists of parent resources available.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic

These online resources include games, videos, brain games and links to more in-depth resources that can support the project-based learning assigned by teachers during this time of distance learning.

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Smithsonian

This site contains a wonderful collection of materials in various forms, virtual tours, podcasts, videos and more drawn from a vast national collection that covers topics from art to zoology.

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Google Arts and Culture

Google has partnered with over 2,500 museums around the world to provide virtual tours. Peek inside the Museum of Modern Art in New York City or the British Museum in London and explore famous works of art, exhibits and more. Search “National Parks” to find tours from the National Park Service.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education hosts field trips centered around engaging themes and can be accessed live or watched later in a recorded format. The site includes supplemental learning materials available for download.

United Way Suncoast

United Way Suncoast

As the provider of the 211 resource guide for families, United Way Suncoast has created a growing database for families about resources that can be accessed during this difficult time. United Way Suncoast serves Hillsborough, Pinellas, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. For all other locations, visit United Way’s 211 locator.

Hillsborough County Public Schools

Access school district information and resources including Grab-and-Go food locations for student breakfasts and lunches.

Orange County Public Schools

Orange County Public Schools

Find feeding locations throughout Orange County, as well as, links to Coronavirus updates.

Pinellas County Public Schools

In addition to updates on the pandemic, find information about free wifi from Spectrum and digital learning.

Volusia County Public Schools

This page gives links to daily updates from the district including feeding locations throughout Volusia County.

FL Department of Education

Florida Department of Education

The Department of Education has compiled a list of state level resources, food related resources and other private or non-profit sites that provide additional information and supports for families.