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 Distance Learning Online Resources

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One of the many challenges faced by educators amid COVID-19 has been the pivot from in-person instruction to distance learning. The school year ahead promises to be one like no other with a likely series of starts and stops. In order to meet the academic needs of students, the Placer County Office of Education has developed following online resources for parents and families to facilitate distance learning during school closures.

 Professional Development for Educators

girl in pink shirt looking at a MacIn response to the school closures due to the COVID19 pandemic and implementation of distance learning, the PCOE Educational Services department, in collaboration with Placer SELPA and PCOE Prevention Supports and Services team, have launched a website designed to house resources and professional development modules for full distance learning and/or hybrid in-person/distance learning instructional models.

The website is focused on five areas with corresponding resources and professional development modules:

  • Engagement 
  • Assessment
  • Instruction
  • Wellness
  • College and Career Readiness

View the Website​

(Please note, the Google site and Google docs are not part of the official PCOE website). 

 Accessible Distance Learning

​The Placer County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) along with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) launched a new website designed to support California educators in their efforts to make distance learning accessible to students with disabilities.

View the website.

“Each school district is integrating special education services into their overall distance learning plans,” said Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica. “Supporting academic accessibility is a critical step for school districts and education providers as distance learning plans are initially developed and rolled out. This new website provides the guidance and best practices to support educators in accomplishing that goal.”

The website, specially intended for California educators, is part of the Open Access Project, which focuses on the principals of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and incorporating Assistive Technologies (AT) into the design of instruction and measurement of learning. The website highlights specific strands for administrators, resource teachers, special day class teachers and preschool teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, adapted physical education teachers and specialists who support deaf and hard of hearing, orthopedically impaired and visually impaired students. Within each strand, educators can find best practices and a variety of implementation tools tailored to their needs and the needs of their students. 

The Open Access Project is funded by the California Department of Education and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence as a content lead within California’s Statewide System of Support. The project is designed to provide universal shared resources and tools and well as options for technical assistance to assist SELPA teams in building capacity to eliminate barriers to access to education for students with disabilities.

 Grades 7-12

BASE Education

BASE Education has provided schools with the opportunity to access free instructional content, which includes social-emotional learning content. In addition, BASE has created an informational course about the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
To access the new Coronavirus course, plus the suite of the additional courses selected specifically to assist students in dealing with thoughts, feelings and stressors induced by this current pandemic, follow these directions:

 Honour Schaps Court School

​Administrator: Brett Adam



 iCARE/iCARE Independent Study/ComeBack Program

Administrator: Christina Fahlstrom



 iLearn Academy

​Administrator: Andrew Wood


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 Distance Learning in Placer County




For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Placer County Public Health, residents may call the county’s coronavirus information line at (530) 886-5310. Current information about the coronavirus is available at and on the CDC website.

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