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As we deal with this unprecedented crisis in our country, it is important to the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce to continue our mission to strengthen member business and stimulate regional prosperity.

 

WMC Foundation Announces Essay Contest for Students who Highlight Local Businesses Helping Their Communities During COVID-19

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest and most influential business association, is proud to announce, through its affiliate WMC Foundation, a new essay contest to highlight how businesses in their local communities are helping during the COVID-19 pandemic. This contest is made possible due to the generous support of Georgia-Pacific. Read More

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Our Academic Services team is available to help students with their academic needs through our Virtual Learning Center! We will be working with students via phone, email, and/or video chat. Please share this information with students in your classes.

CVTC’s Virtual Learning Center

Monday-Thursday 8-5, Fridays 8-3

 

Instructors provide academic assistance for math, writing, technology, science, humanities, study strategies, time management, Microsoft office, and more! Peer tutors are available and continue to provide program specific tutoring support.

There are three ways to access our expert instructors and peer tutors:

  • Call 715-833-6201 and a leave message. Our team will return calls during our open hours.
  • Email [email protected]. Our team will get back to you during our open hours.
  • Join our Canvas course (Academic Service Virtual Help) to directly video chat with our team. Email [email protected] for access to this course.

Junior Achievement of WI, Inc.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is providing free online-learning resources to teachers, parents, and guardians to help keep students engaged. Family-friendly, downloadable resources are available for elementary, middle, and high school students. Lessons are less than 30 minutes and offer topics such as: wants vs. needs, creating a savings plan, budgeting, how to calculate a monthly car payment, preparing for college, and choosing a career.

 

Resources are available on their website at Wisconsin.ja.org.

 

 

Parent Hacks

Stuck at Home: Parent Hacks for Homeschooling, Social Connection and More

By now, most people are practicing some level of social distancing, or what's also being referred to as physical distancing, and an increasing number are responding to recommendations or orders to stay at home. Many schools and businesses are closed. This is an incredibly challenging time, and although the media focuses, almost exclusively, on the medical impact of the virus, the social and emotional impact on families, suddenly forced to abandon their normal lives, is monumental.

University Wisconsin - Stout

Our campus is currently operating with all buildings in a generally locked status. Please call ahead prior to visiting campus offices or buildings to verify hours and availability. Employees and approved student employees who currently have card access to their building will continue to have card access.

Key campus officials are meeting on a regular basis regarding pandemic planning in order to ensure that all steps necessary to support the safety of the campus are implemented. The university will continue to monitor coronavirus developments both domestically and abroad and will notify the campus of key updates as appropriate. This website is intended to serve as a resource for the UW-Stout community and our constituents, and we urge people to monitor it regularly for updates.

ONLINE RESOURCES

K - 12

 

Academy 4SC, an accessible interdisciplinary civics education for all.

AFSA Education Foundation, a tool to educate consumers of all ages on personal finance concepts and help them realize the benefits of responsible money management while gaining a better understanding of the credit process.

Amazing Educational Resources, Facebook group community to share the good, bad, and ugly about the many teacher resources on the internet.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Watch and listen.

American Chemistry Society, browse ACS's resources and initiatives below and share them with colleagues, friends and family.  For elementary and middle school resources for high school resources.

American Panorama, historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.

Astrostem, online education platform that includes astronomy lessons, astronomy applications, astronomy workshops, space games, current astronomy and space science news and allows users to produce their own content. Free with online registration.

Bedtime Math, a national nonprofit that ignites kids' curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math. It offers playful online math problems for parents to do with their kids every day, as well as lively hands-on games.

Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration, provide core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K–6th. From March 23rd to April 17th we are offering, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs from 9:30am to 3:30pm Eastern time. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers.

CLEAN (Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network), collection contains 700+ free, online, peer-reviewed, NGSS aligned, and ready-to-use educational resources for teaching about climate and energy including activities, lab demonstrations, visualizations, and videos which are easily searchable through various search features and tags

Doodles Academy, is a free art curriculum that is available virtually. It provides art projects that offer authentic art experiences for students -- every student makes their own artistic decisions and walks away from the project with an artwork unique to them. Each project includes video tutorials and thorough lesson plans so that anyone can feel comfortable teaching art, regardless of their background or experience level.

Dreamwakers, national nonprofit that connects students to real-world professionals via free video conferencing services. Each virtual session, called a “flashchat,” lasts 45 minutes and is designed to shed light on the real-world applicability of learning, while at the same time empowering students to prepare for personal and professional opportunities.

Edutopia, is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.

Great Minds, We are providing knowledge-building resources and written materials for math (Grades K–12) and daily instructional videos for English language arts (Grades K–8), math (Grades K-12), and science (Grades 3–5).

Library of Congress, offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections.

Mathigon, an award-winning, online textbook for middle and high-school mathematics. The unique content format makes learning more interactive than ever before, and a virtual tutor offers personalised support.

National Constitution Center, explore the museum's innovative, engaging lesson plans, activities, and other materials.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, your one-stop shop to connect with learning and teaching resources about the ocean and atmosphere. Discover curricula, lesson plans, and real-time data to bring NOAA science into your home.

Open Educational Resources Commons, is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.

PBS LearningMedia, is a free, PreK-12 digital media service available nationwide. Our free service offers access to more than 30,000 learning materials aligned to state and national standards, including 25,000+ videos, interactive lesson plans, media galleries and more to enrich classroom instruction.

Read Theory, free adaptive reading comprehension learning platform

ReadWorks, a free online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.

Scholastic, (Pre-K - 9) Day-by-day projects to keep students reading, thinking and growing.

SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding Program), Free science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biolgy. No log in required.

Smart Science, Virtual science labs for grades 3-12, 90 day free access to all virtual science labs.

The Past Foundation STEMStreaming, helps schools and districts develop transformative learning strategies. PAST’s intensive hands-on approach with administrators and teachers is intensive.

World Wildlife Foundation, As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in more than 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live. Download educational toolkits here.

COLLEGE LEVEL ONLINE RESOURCES

 

EdReady, lets you assess your readiness for college math and English, see target options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps.

U.S. Department of Education, mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

ACADEMY RESOURCES

Coursera, has more than 35 million learners, 150 university partners, 2,700 courses, 250 specializations and four degrees. In addition to free courses, Coursera offers courses generally ranging from $29 - $99. Specializations and degrees are priced higher.  Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies

Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Stanford Online, Stanford Online offers learners a single point of access to Stanford’s extended education and lifelong learning opportunities both on campus and around the world.

ONLINE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RESOURCES

GoNoodle, is a great way to get your kids to move around in a fun way.

Marathon Kids, to help children develop physically and socially while absorbing the importance of physical activity, nutritious eating and other healthy habits.

TUTORING SERVICES

GoPeer, approved college students to give 10,000 free hours of tutoring to K-12 students. Beginning today, college students are approved to give 10,000 free hours of tutoring (two hours per family so many students can benefit), online (avoiding virus entirely), to students between the ages of 5–18.

VIRTUAL TOURS

12 Famous Museums,  Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.

Arizona State University, offers virtual field trips. These VFTs are being used in high school and college classrooms to supplement a wide variety of topics.

Explore, a variety of live videos

Lake Mills Leader, Wisconsin's PBS stations begin at-home learning broadcasts

Metropolitan Opera House, All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours.

Minnesota Historical Society, Bring your students to the places where history was made and where it is preserved. Eighteen MNHS historic sites and museums around the state offer field trip programs that engage students and bring history to life. (fees may apply)

National Geographic, choose from several videos to learn more.

Northwest Wisconsin Educational Connections System, provides K-12 and Higher Education courses over a fully interactive state-of-the-art videoconferencing environment.

Project Explorer, Globally focused videos from grades 3-12

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a digital feature made for, with, and by kids! Discover fun facts about works of art, hop in our time machine, watch behind-the-scenes videos, and get ideas for your own creative projects.

Virtual Field Trips, Virtual Field Trips offers videos covering the K-8 social studies, life science, geography, and ancient civilization curriculum content. Our videos are standards-aligned and we also provide quizzes. We also have 300+ learning activities that have been designed to accompany our videos. Free 60-day membership.

Waterford, nine favorite virtual field trips for elementary school students so you can plan all sorts of exciting activities from the comfort of your classroom.

We Are Teachers, it’s now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their classroom (or home!). We’ve compiled a list of the 25 best virtual field trips for you, so enjoy your “visit”!

Wisconsin Pork Association, The Wisconsin Pork Association invites you to participate in a FREE virtual field trip to a pig farm. This one-of-a-kind experience will help students learn more about pigs, pork, and life on the farm.

ADULT AND STUDENT RESOURCES

Coloring Nature, is for children and adults. We have more than 675 FREE printable coloring pages. Our coloring categories include serious science: biomes, anatomy, animals, plants and more, plus some pure whimsy – just for fun.

Here Global Relief, mobile app is designed to help rapidly relieve stress & anxiety. It works by pairing interactive exercises (staring/swiping), with breathing, music and/or guided meditation to stimulate the relaxation response and promote executive functioning. This game-like approach can be used by the whole family, and may help calm cabin fever, or provide a mental break in between homeschool activities.