The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) has launched a guidance and resource site to support our shift to remote instruction and home-based learning. The AK Learns Teaching & Learning Support site organizes resources for families and teachers, including online and off-line activities, ideas, and guidance. A “Tools” page showcases several high-quality “top picks” currently offering free access for teachers and families. An “Educational Resources” section is organized by both grade-band and content area, and a separate “For Families” section has been designed to provide information and resources selected specifically for parents and care givers.
On March 31, 2020, the Alaska Statewide Virtual School (AKSVS) will launch through a partnership with the Florida Virtual School Global program, providing fully online course offerings for students in grades K-12. Course information and registration for Alaska’s students is available on the AK Learns site.
On or before April 3, 2020, a “Leader to Leader” section will be added to the AK Learns site to provide guidance for and address specific questions and concerns from superintendents, district leadership, and school-level administrators.