Youth Virtual Programs and Resources
VERMONT PBS AT-HOME LEARNING: Vermont PBS has partnered with the Vermont Agency of Education to provide for continuity of learning for Vermont students and school communities during the COVID-19 outbreak, allowing Vermont teachers and students access to free educational resources via television broadcast throughout the duration of school closures.
How It Works
Beginning April 6th, Vermont PBS will air specialized learning content each weekday from 7am-3pm on our MAIN channel and 12pm-5pm on our PLUS+ channel. Combined with the resources found below, teachers and caregivers can develop an at-home curriculum that includes activities, assignments and learning objectives.
Scholastic Learn At Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.
Storyline Online: Streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
KHAN ACADEMY: Practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace outside of the classroom.
Wide Open School: Powered by Common Sense Media “to keep kids learning, entertained, physically and creatively engaged, and emotionally strong during these challenging times.”
TED-Ed: Their mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world.
Draw Everyday with JJK: New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creator of the Star Wars™: Jedi Academy offers a drawing lesson every day.
Metropolitan Museum of Art MetKids: Explore the Metropolitan Museum of art on this site made for, with, and by kids and The Met! Includes an interactive map, videos, fun facts, projects and more.
National Aquarium Baltimore: Live reef cams and robust animal info and at home activities. Web cams have search and find element with links to more info.
OLogy: A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. Includes games, stories, hands-on activities, videos and more.
San Diego Zoo Watch and Learn: Live cams and videos of your favorite animals.
Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids: Learn with Smithsonian with activities, games and featured collections.
Learn@Home: A YouTube Learning resource for families with children of different ages & areas of interest.
Trish Feld Library: Resources from Jen Hill (Librarian) at the Crossett Brook Middle School.
Kennedy Center Classroom Resources: A collection of hundreds of digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more. All free!
PBS Learning Media: VTPBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers like you.
PBS KID: For toddlers up to pre-K students, parents will love the collection of printables that are geared to support kids in learning. Kids can also hop on their favorite shows such as Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train, where games are designed to enrich their education.
GoNoodle: Free movement and mindfulness videos for kids.
Science Friday: For elementary to high school students with lessons that engage through stories and podcasts. Segments in categories like Physics & Chemistry, Earth Science, Brain and Biology, and more will provide kids with a new way of seeing science.
ProjectGutenberg: A free library of over 60,000 free eBooks that include a children’s literature category where kids can download or read online classics like “Little Women” and “Peter Pan.”
Metkids: For kids ages 5 and up. An extensive catalog of content, as well as a tool to partake in a virtual tour of the museum, will give kids a dose of art and culture. Kids can learn about a particular period or collection and explore art via the “Time Machine,” starting as early as 8000-2000 BC to present time with fun facts and videos.
Duolingo: This free app site is perfect for your bilingual child to work on a series of practice exercises. From Arabic to Portuguese, kids will not fall behind with these fun and educational lessons.
Discovery K-12: Discovery K-12 is a great addition to kids’ pre-K to 12th-grade curriculum. Free lessons and activities are available in seven directives: language arts, reading, math, science, history/social studies, performing arts and physical education.
Belouga: A free account for K to 12th-grade students. The site provides access to an extensive collection of educational resources on various topics like social science videos, math problems as well as real-time communication and collaboration with peers from all over the world.
Age of Learning: Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.