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Free Distance Learning Templates for Back-to-School

Get inspired for the new school year with these helpful organizers.

Erin Wilkey Oh | July 31, 2020

Pandemic or not, a new school year can be an opportunity for a fresh start. It may be hard to feel fresh if you're overwhelmed by the circumstances, but back-to-school traditions can help keep spirits up. Maybe for you it's buying new school supplies, planning out a brand-new unit, or incorporating some of the tools and strategies you've discovered over the break into your lessons.

To help ease the transition and give you a little something to get excited about, we've put together a set of customizable templates focused on supporting you, your students, and their families during distance learning. The world around you might feel disorganized, but that doesn't mean you have to be!

Pick one or two (or more!) of the templates below, and customize them to work for you and your students. Whether you want to set norms and expectations for online learning, provide families with an overview of your distance learning plans, or give families some support in facilitating learning at home -- we've got you covered.

We hope these resources ease a bit of the stress you might be feeling right now. We're here for you! Thank you for all you do for your students and their families.

Digital Learning Pledge K–5 (English and Spanish)

Set a positive culture of digital citizenship from the start with this customizable student agreement in English and Spanish. Set expectations for device care, online safety, media use, and more.
 

Digital Learning Agreement 6–12 (English and Spanish)

Discuss expectations for online communication, privacy and safety, device use, and more with your middle and high school students. Available in English and Spanish.
 

Our Distance Learning Classroom FAQ

Customize this FAQ to set expectations and answer families' questions about your distance learning program. From how to turn in assignments to what to do when kids are struggling, provide guidance and resources with this detailed template.
 

Distance Learning FAQ Cheat Sheet (English and Spanish)

Fill out this distance learning info sheet for families so they can post it at home for easy reference. Available in English and Spanish.
 

Daily Routine

Provide helpful support to students and families during distance learning with this customizable schedule. Use it to outline the day's learning activities, provide any important information parents and caregivers need to know, and check in with how students are feeling each day.
 

Learning Conversation

Help parents and caregivers track student progress during distance learning with this customizable short discussion guide. Provide a summary of one learning objective, suggestions for what parents and caregivers could ask their child, and examples of what to listen for in the answers.
 

K–2 Distance Learning Packets

Help kick-start K–2 learning at home with these easy-to-use, customizable packets. These weekly learning plans can help you open up the lines of communication with students' families and ease them into some new digital learning routines.
 

Devices for Learning Template

Edit and share this handy guide to make sure families have the information they need about your school-issued devices for distance learning. (Or have your technology specialist do it!) From how to log in to where to get technical support, make sure students and their families can easily get answers when they need them.