Continuing Learning During COVID-19: New Educational Tools and Resources


With the Governor’s recommendation that all schools remain closed through the end for the school year, we want to help support students and families with resources to continue learning at home.

The Tennessee Department of Education has launched several online learning platforms to help keep young minds moving this spring and into summer.

ReadyRosie is an early education platform with short videos modeling simple, fun activities parents can do at home with their children. Thanks to a partnership with TDOE and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation, ALL Tennessee families have access to this resource until Sept 1, 2020. Sign up today to begin receiving regular texts or emails with curated activities to do at home with your child!  

PBS Teaching Tennessee provides two hours of instructional content airing each weekday morning from 10-12 a.m. CDT on all Tennessee PBS stations. Lessons for grades 1-8 are also posted online on TDOE’s YouTube channel. Parents can help support their kids with this guide. In addition to the reading and math lessons, you can find short physical education and art lessons on the TDOE YouTube Channel.  

The STE(A)M Resource Hub includes three weekly challenges around design activities, critical thinking, and career exploration that can all be done in the home. The department and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) released a STE(A)M Resource Hub for educators and families to use with students grades 3-12 during COVID-19 related school closures. Find the activities here.

Schools closures represent a significant disruption to students and families—even beyond academic learning. For families that also utilize free and reduced school meals, we want you to know that these services are continuing. The Department of Education launched the School Meal Finder with Hoonuit so Tennessee families can find the closest meal pick up program available to them.

Even though school buildings are closed—learning is not! Thanks to the work of many incredible educators from across Tennessee, students and families can continue learning together even during these unprecedented times.