COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

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In an effort to help keep our members informed, safe, and healthy, we have gathered several resources here for your reference. We are including some of our partners’ and sponsors’ resources to give you a wide range of information. If you have more resources you would like posted, here, please contact us. The CITE Board and staff are closely watching the developments and will be updating this page daily. 


Status of CITE meetings and Events:  

  • Regional Group meetings are being postponed or changed to virtual meetings. Please check with your regional group chair for information.
  • As of now, the 2020 Conference will take place as planned.


Online Meetings:

To further assist our members, we are scheduling daily online meetings to help communications. Please join us if you have information or if you have questions you need answered.


Access Meeting Notes Here

Meeting Schedule: click the link to join, no need to sign up.


Past Meetings

Classroom in the Cloud – Student Privacy & Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Presented by CITE, F3, and FPF - April 6, 2020


Recent News & Updates

  • CDC Reopening guidelines 5/7/20

  • From CAG, 3/23/20 - The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance (here) on serving children with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. The guidance is perhaps the clearest we have received so far. For example, it states:

  • "Some educators ... have been reluctant to provide any distance instruction because they believe that federal disability law presents insurmountable barriers to remote education. This is simply not true.  We remind schools that they should not opt to close or decline to provide distance instruction, at the expense of students, to address matters pertaining to services for students with disabilities. "


    The guidance notes that students with disabilities still must be provided a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), and suggests this may require educators to look at an individual student's IEP to determine what services might be provided. But the tone of the guidance is clear – this is an unprecedented situation, and some flexibility (including with special education law timelines) will be needed as educators, parents and stakeholders collaborate to find creative ways to continue to serve students with special needs.


    We encourage you to review this guidance and let us know your questions or comments. We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.

  • K-12 HSN E-Rate Newsflash - FCC Response to Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019

  • Today the FCC waived the gift rules governing the E-rate and Rural Health Care programs until September 30.

  • ISTE Webinar - View Webinar Slides Here

    The ISTE Technology Coordinator's PLN is providing a webinar/discussion about K12 Schools and COVID-19. Please join Technology Coordinator PLN Leaders' Chris Walsh, Chief Information Officer Campbell County Schools, and Patricia Aigner, Technology Director Rutland City Schools, along with Rushton Hurley, Next Vista for Learning, to discuss communication, teacher collaboration, instructional continuity, technical considerations and equity as our schools navigate the COVID-19 virus.

    When: Mar 18, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Topic: K12 Schools Preparation and Response to COVID-19

  • Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Blog Post on Internet Access During COVID-19