Academic Resources

Reading Resources:
Storyline Online
– The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Read Write Think – Their mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
Reading Rockets – Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
Just Read, Families!  – Offers information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how families can help.
Association for Library Service to Children – Great list of websites for kids.
Reading Resource – Helping struggling readers and defeating Dyslexia

Math Resources:
A Family’s Guide: Fostering your Child’s Success in School Mathematics
JumpStart – Online math resources

Science Resources:
SciTech
– SciTech Kids has put together a list of websites that provide excellent science resources for parents. Check back to this page often as we will be adding new content on a regular basis.
Science Buddies – Hands on science resources for home and school.
Science News – Founded in 2003, Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators.
Simply Science – Science resources for kids, parents, and teachers.
National Science Teachers Association – Science resources for parents to explore with their kids.

Multi-Subject Resources:
PBS Parents – PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.

United Way Reading Pals

ReadingPals is a literacy program that United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee launched in 2015. With funding from Carol and Barney Barnett of Publix Super Markets, we recruit and train volunteers to read to young children at schools in Lee and Hendry counties. The volunteers not only enjoy helping children discover a love of reading, they become their “Pals”. They spend an hour each week during the school year talking, drawing, reading and building a relationship with one another.

Florida Students Achieve

Florida Students Achieve is dedicated to helping our state’s families, our communities and our schools strive for and reach ever-increasing educational goals. Here you will find resources to help you choose the best schools for your children and to understand what students should be learning. This will help you work with your child’s teachers to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Alphabet Soup – What that acronym means

Alphabet Soup – The disability community is full of acronyms that people constantly use in writing and in conversation, and it’s important to know what those acronyms stand for. Acronyms are used in order to abbreviate names or phrases. The CPIR is pleased to provide this list of special education and disability-related acronyms, and hope it helps our readers quickly connect with the meaning of pivotal acronyms in the field.

Florida Department of Education offers a list of acronyms, available in pdf format that can be downloaded/saved to your computer for future reference.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.

The Morgan Project

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project is a national, community-based organization of volunteers dedicated to promoting awareness and facilitating support of parents caring for their children with special health care needs, thereby enhancing the Quality-of-Life for these special families.
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project’s Quality of Life support programs for children with disabilities have been designed around one very simple value: to make the parents’ job of caring for their own special-needs child in the family home just a little bit easier.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) was established to create opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures. NCSET provides technical assistance and disseminates information focused on four major areas of national significance for youth with disabilities and their families —
• Providing students with disabilities with improved access and success in the secondary education curriculum.
• Ensuring that students achieve positive postschool results in accessing postsecondary education, meaningful employment, independent living and participation in all aspects of community life.
• Supporting student and family participation in educational and postschool decision making and planning.
Improving collaboration and system linkages at all levels through the development of broad-based partnerships and networks at the national, state, and local levels.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Center for Parent Information and Resources – All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve. The CPIR employs a user-centered process, gathering the perspectives of our experienced audience—Parent Center staff members and other experts—every step of the way, to create products and services that increase Parent Centers’ knowledge and capacity in specific domains.