Instructional Resources


The following resources are shared with educators in North Carolina to assist in finding effective instructional material. For delivery of content, explore the page on Learning Management Systems.

Some of these resources are typically a paid subscription but have been opened specifically in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is not a comprehensive list - the page will be updated with new resources and monitored for changes as they are necessary.

For webinars, professional development, and other resources that have been shared from other PSUs and states, explore the Shared Resources page.

Educators should be mindful of digital resources that require teachers or students to create online accounts. Please check PSU policies and consider HIPPA, FERPA, and COPPA laws with regards to student privacy BEFORE implementing any free resources.

Resources for All Grade Bands & Content Areas

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Resources by Content Area & Grade Band

Shared Resources by Grade Level

Shared Resources by Content Area

Resources from Across NCDPI Divisions

Resources for Newcomers, Students with Interrupted Formal Education, and English Language Learners

ACRES Curriculum

  • This resource is a curriculum to help newcomer or SIFE students who may be new to formal schooling environments. As a consortium member, NC PSUs have access to these materials using the password “letmein”.

Ellevation Distance Learning

  • Ellevation Distance Learning includes research-based activities specifically adapted to support teachers of English learners in distance learning environments. Each activity includes how-to instructions, as well as helpful tips and tricks, things to look out for, and evidence of success. Activities are available in both English and Spanish and are accompanied by all necessary graphic organizers, English/Spanish video examples of a teacher using the activity in a distance learning environment, and examples of student work. We will be releasing new activities at least once per week. In addition, Ellevation Distance Learning contains a variety of curated videos, podcasts, and articles in order to share ideas for remote learning and help educators stay informed and inspired during this unprecedented time.

English for Daily Life

  • These lessons are designed to be self-navigated by students. They are more of a collection of resources related to each topic as opposed to a formal lesson. Students can work through these activities at their own pace.

GOSOSY Resource Catalog

  • This Catalog of Materials and Resources was created to be a convenient collection of the wide variety of tools offered by the OSY Consortium. Each product is live linked to its place on the GOSOSY website. The PDF is downloadable as well for easy reference.

Math for Living

  • This resource has 10 stand-alone lessons in English and Spanish designed to reinforce basic math skills while teaching practical concepts. The non-sequential, middle-school level lessons improve financial literacy and life skills with examples, practice problems, and vocabulary relating to work, smart shopping, and budgets, as well as information on obtaining the resources for college.

Math on the Move

  • This is a series of 24 pre-HSED math lessons in both English and Spanish geared to OSY. Designed to be used as stand-alone segments to address particular skill areas, although each builds upon assumed knowledge addressed in prior lessons. Materials are not copyrighted, and may be reproduced without permission.

Migrant Literacy Net

  • Create a free account for MLN. All of these resources are supplemental instructional tools designed to facilitate student success. The resources have all been field tested across multiple states and are free for use by instructional staff for students. All lessons and online tutorials are mapped to Common Core State Standards and WIDA standards. Online student tutorials and online reading needs screeners are available in both English or Spanish.

Reading on the Move

  • This is a series of 24 stand-alone lessons written at a 3rd – 5th grade reading level, created to introduce or strengthen basic reading skills for OSY. Included in the lessons are basic study skills and practice using reference materials. An assessment is provided for each lesson.

Additional Tools

Some are paid versions that have been made available for a limited time. Be sure to review terms of service for FERPA compliance.


  • ABCMouse provides interactive reading, math, science, social studies, and art lessons for K-2 students.


  • ALBERT is an instructional companion that personalizes and accelerates learning from middle and high school, through AP level. Talk to us today to get started with an extended pilot or get immediate school-wide access


  • Consider using BrainPOP’s animated movies, assessment resources, and creative tools for: Distance learning, Support for projects and homework, Keeping students on track with their studies


  • A site with course content that is able to be pushed into Google Classroom

Curriculum Pathways

  • Interactive, standards-based resources in the core disciplines.

Deck Toys

  • Free three months access to creating fun, engaging lessons for 1:1 or BYOD classrooms


  • Edmentum offers a suite of instructional tools across content areas available K-12.


  • Freckle is a differentiated software curriculum that spans Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies in grades K-8 with a free tier for teachers.


  • Gynzy is the all-in-one educational software that combines standards-aligned lessons, bite-sized games & activities, and class management tools to unlock the potential of your Interactive Whiteboard.


  • Over 7,000 videos on a variety of subject areas, for middle school through college


  • We offer FREE, high-quality educational materials to educators: teachers, homeschoolers, parents, grandparents, scout troop leaders – to anyone interested in learning/teaching! Our entertaining & educational videos come with tons of additional resources – Teachers Guides, activities, quizzes, and much more! We also offer Current Events lessons – 2 each school day with vocabulary words and discussion questions.


  • Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform, used as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. Its learning games, "Kahoots", are multiple-choice quizzes that allow user generation and can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app. Kahoot! Premium is being offered for free for the remainder of the school year. To learn more, go to:

Khan Academy

  • Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.


  • The Listenwise platform supports distance learning by allowing you to roster your students, make online customized written assignments, and assign multiple choice autoscored listening quizzes.

Minecraft: Education Edition

  • Minecraft: Education Edition is now available through June 2020 for all educators and learners who have a valid Office 365 Education account. We have also compiled a special Minecraft remote learning toolkit, which includes more than 50 lessons, STEM curriculum and project-based learning activities

Moby Max

  • Comprehensive software curriculum spans Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies for students in grades K-8 and meets the needs of struggling students as well as those working on grade level and beyond.


  • Nearpod is already providing access to 100+ schools worldwide – giving them a scalable way to ensure quality learning continues during school closures.

Free Tools

Note: It is important to review terms of service for these tools to ensure FERPA compliance.