Resources for Maine Educators Teaching Online

Providing Equal Access to Distance Curriculum

As schools in Maine adjust to the new world of educating their students “from a distance,” Maine CITE offers some resources to assist in the process. Items with asterisks “*” are the latest additions

Please also check our Maine CITE News feed which are categorized around COVID-19 resources

August 2020 – Maine Department of Education – COVID-19 Returning to School Tool-Kit

Federal/State Guidance on Assistive Technology (AT) Accessible Educational Material (AEM) and Special Education

You may also use this link to Office of the Governor to sign up for text or e-mail alerts

AT and AEM for Higher Education

Accessible Meetings

Accessible Educational Materials

The Maine AEM Program and Maine CITE Coordinating Center support Maine schools to ensure all of their educational materials and communications are accessible to all.

Accessible Curriculum Materials

Newslea Newsela is an online news-as-literacy platform that features high-interest articles on everything from current events to myths and legends and from literature to science.

Bookshare – Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading. Free membership for students with print disabilities.

Learning Ally – Learning Ally is a non-profit volunteer organization that produces and maintains a library of educational accessible audiobooks for people with print disabilities – Paid membership is required.

Accessible Learning Management Systems

Accessible Videos and Podcasts

Other Tools & Resources

Access to Therapy Services

How will your school replicate the “hands on” nature of many of the therapy sessions?

General Teaching Online

Thanks to several of our colleagues for sharing their resources. We would like to acknowledge the work of Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, PhD, ATP of RSU 21, Kennebunk, ME and Mike Marotta, Director, The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center, NJ, and Luis Perez, Ed.D. of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.

rev: 07/15/2020