Distance Learning

We are excited to connect with you during this time that our district's physical school buildings are closed.

We know the learning doesn't stop with our students or our teachers!

This site will be used to share information- both from our team to you and it will be a means to share information with one another. 

All of our distance learning information and much more can be found at icp.dadeschools.net 

Distance Learning Platforms We

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There are many platforms that are opening their doors to our teachers, students, and families during this time. We have listed our favorites below.

Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z has EXPANDED their programs for us during this time of distance learning. They now have RAZ-KIDS AND HEADSPROUT AVAILABLE TO YOU. 

Do you need your LOGIN and passcode? Click here to access the free trial of their suite.  

IXL Personalized Learning Platform

Are you an ESE teacher that has multiple grades in your classroom? If so, IXL is an excellent platform for you, It will allow you to assign lessons by grade level for your students to complete. This platform is very user-friendly. Take a look at our video overview to see if IXL would be helpful for you.

Their website is www.ixl.com

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Our friends at Touch Math made their student workbooks available for download! We went ahead and downloaded them for you .

​Parents, click here to access.

We have been taking advantage of BrainPop in our modified curriculum classrooms throughout the school year. This shouldn't stop because our students are at home!

BrainPop has allowed for FREE ACCESS for home use. Click here to set up your account and enroll your students so they can enjoy with you from home. Click here to set up your account. 

You can give assignments to your students, monitor their progress, and more! 

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Nessy

We have been big fans of Nessy for a long time. They have great videos for teaching phonics concepts and they are known for supporting students who have dyslexia. They are now offering their program for free as a result of distance learning. Click here to learn more about Nessy and how to set your class up!

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy kids has some great material for parents and teachers. They offer suggestions for home schedules during distance learning and have great educational material. Visit their website to learn more.

Are you in need of learning packets for your students? If so, click here to check out what they have to offer!

Storyline Online

Listen to some of the most popular children's stories being read aloud on Storyline Online

Self-Care

Please take advantage of these excellent resources provided by ReThinkEd, which address the social and emotional needs of our students.

Resource 1:

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in These Uncertain Times

Resource 2:

Dealing with Emotional Stress of the Coronavirus/CODID-19 Pandemic

Clinical Behavioral Services Padlet

Our colleagues from the Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities team have a Padlet that we think you will find very useful! There are a lot of great resources related to SEL. Their Padlet can be found by clicking here.

Quaver SEL

Quaver Social Emotional Learning is available to our teachers and students. This is an excellent learning tool to share with our students during distance learning time. Click here for all the information you need to get started. It's available on the M-DCPS student portal.

Transition Services Padlet

Our colleagues from the Transition team have a Padlet that we think you will find very useful! There are a lot of great resources related to transition resources. Their Padlet can be found by clicking here.

Parent Resource!

Our partners at the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) created this excellent resource for our families regarding supporting SWDs at home. Click on the picture to view!

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Accessibility Features

Text to SPeech

Text-to-speech (TTS) is a type of assistive technology that reads digital text aloud. It’s sometimes called “read aloud” technology.

With a click of a button or the touch of a finger, TTS can take words on a computer or other digital device and convert them into audio. TTS is very helpful for kids who struggle with reading. But it can also help kids with writing and editing, and even focusing.

www.understood.com

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  • Dictation is an assistive technology tool that can help kids with writing issues.

  • With dictation technology, kids can write words by speaking them aloud.

  • Dictation is sometimes called “speech-to-text,” “voice-to-text” or “speech recognition” technology.

 www.understood.com

Students at M-DCPS have access to Microsoft 365. Please view the video below outlining how to enable dictation on Microsoft Word.

Learning Ally

Teachers and families are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this tool. Learning Ally offers thousands of audiobooks on a variety of topics of interest to students.

M-DCPS provides teachers and students access to the LearningAlly Platform. If you need information regarding  how to create a Learning Ally account, please click here. 

Tips for Providing Collaborative Teaching Virtual Instruction

Our friends at the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) have created this resource for you. Take a look!

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