Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools


Math Resources

Desmos LogoDesmos for Teachers

Grade-level: K-12. For teachers, there are supports for distance learning using Desmos. Multiple online training opportunities.

dreambox logoDreambox

Grade-level: K-8. Dreambox is offering free use for students for 90 days with parent-trial. In registration, parents can choose language as English or Spanish.

SFU Math LogoSan Francisco Unified Mathematics Department

Grade-level: K-5. The math department has created and shared a number of open educational resources including their core curriculum. SFUnified Math Lessons

YouCubed LogoYouCubed

Grade Level: K-12. The YouCubed website houses resources that inspire math success for all students through growth mindsets and innovative teaching. Their main goal is to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math learning into accessible and practical forms.

InsideMath LogoInside Mathematics

Grade Level: 2-12. A professional resource for teachers, coaches, and administrators passionate about improving students’ mathematics learning and performance. Resources include videos, lessons, problems of the month, and tasks.

Illustrative Math LogoIllustrative Mathematics

Grade Level: K-12. Illustrative Mathematics provides free access to a library of tasks and resources, and the latest articles, case studies, and wisdom from our respected curriculum authors.

Achieve the Core LogoAchieve the Core

Grade Level: K-12. Math classroom resources include lessons, tasks, assessments, and coherence maps.

Open Middle logoOpen Middle

Grade Level: K-12. Open middle provides engaging worksheets by grade level that have students investigate a math idea. Students play with numbers, operations, and other math ideas.

NCTM LogoNCTM Illuminations

Grade Level: K-12. A project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) that offers tasks K-12 that are searchable by Common Core Standard, by name, or by topic. The tasks usually include the description, objectives and standards, materials, assessments and extensions, questions and reflections, and related resources.

zearn LogoZearn

Grade Level: K-5. Zearn is offering their entire K-5 curriculum - including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation.

Science Resources

ntsa logoNational Science Teaching Association (NSTA)

To support all educators during this difficult time, NSTA is offering a free 30-day membership, providing you with access to more than 12,000 digital professional learning resources and tools. Simply create an account here and start developing your own personalized digital learning experience.

common sense ed logoCommon Sense Education

48 Different Resource/ Labs for Science

science buddies logoScience Buddies

Teacher Resources - Science Buddies has over 1,200 Project Ideas in all areas of science.

nasa LogoNASA STEM

Resources Includes downloadable storybooks and has companion Educator Guides

teach engineering LogoTeach Engineering

NGSS hands-on activities featured by grade, focus on the engineering design component of the Next Gen standards, Making sense of phenomena and solving problems while deepening student engagement.

noaa LogoNational Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education Resources

The NOAA Education Portal is your one-stop shop to connect with learning and teaching resources about the ocean and atmosphere. Discover curricula, lesson plans, and real-time data to bring NOAA science into your classroom.

PBS logoPBS Learning Media K-12 Interactive

Explore natural phenomena and scientific practices with videos, lesson plans, and interactive tools.

phet logoPhet Simulations

Interactive Simulations for Science and Math

exploratorium logoExploratorium - Science Snacks

Exciting science activities based on amazing phenomena. Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested, and use cheap, available materials.

mystery science logoMystery Science

Starter set of science lessons; mini-lessons and full-lessons organized by grade level.

Technology Resources

zoom LogoZoom

Online communication/collaboration/teaching platform

google meet LogoGoogle Meet

Online communication, collaboration, & teaching platform

google classroom LogoGoogle Classroom

Virtual Classroom Platform

nearpod logoNearpod

Teaching Platform

flipgrid LogoFlipGrid

Empowering Voice through Videos

epic logoEpic

Content Library with thousands of online books

edpuzzle LogoEdPuzzle

Build online lessons using existing videos

thrively LogoThrively

Career Exploration

Go Outside: Environmental Education Resources

DecorativeCalifornia State Parks PORTS

California State Parks PORTS Home Learning Programs from across California to access our precious natural resources virtually.

DecorativeVirtual National Parks

Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don't have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park.

DecorativeGreat Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now brings along students on a virtual field trip to learn more about the importance of coastal wetlands, the danger of algal blooms and a deep dive into lake sturgeon.


Contribute to Science. Observe Nature. Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed


Every birdwatcher has unique knowledge and experience. eBird gathers this information in the form of checklists of birds, archives it, and freely shares it to power new data-driven approaches to science, conservation and education.

DecorativeMonterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium inspires conservation of the ocean. The webcams display life from the ocean.

DecorativeSan Diego Zoo

Bringing Wildlife into your home. We’re Here Together allows you to connect with the animals from the San Diego Zoo.

DecorativeFarm 360

Virtual Tours of Canadian Farms and Dairies.


For every amateur astronomer, you can use it to prepare your next observing session, or simply look back on your observing achievements, and share them with your friends.

DecorativeNature Conservancy

Experience nature with the conservancy. Watch the Elkhorn Slough Otter Cams.

Virtual Field Trip Resources

DecorativeBoston Children’s Museum

Virtual tour and archive of growing and learning activities available from home.

DecorativeSmithsonian Natural History

The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device.

DecorativeMetropolitan Museum of Art

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

DecorativeSmithsonian Air and Space Museum

Bring the wonder of Air and Space to life through videos, hands on activities, games, and more. We have something for every learner, Our learning resources bring the National Air and Space Museum’s one-of-a-kind collections and world class research to you, anywhere and anytime.

DecorativeBirthplaces of Music

Birthplaces of Music: A Virtual Field Trip is a fully interactive, virtual field trip through the world of music history. During this trip, you will visit the birthplaces of four of the most popular genres of music in the world today: classical, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and country.

DecorativeThe Louvre

Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre.

DecorativeThe Great Wall of China

Commonly considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet.

DecorativeAccess Mars

Access Mars lets you explore a 3D replica of the Martian surface, exactly as it was recorded by the Curiosity Rover.

Decorative360 Cities

Explored curated sets of photographs from cities around the world.

DecorativeEllis Island

A virtual field trip to Ellis island.

Arts Resources

DecorativeVAPA Distance Learning Resources

Google sheet of all visual and performing arts recommended.

DecorativeMath, Science, and Music

A free toolkit for teachers, bringing together the best resources in math, science, and music. Designed for students, kindergarten through college.

DecorativeSight Reading Factory

Makes the important skill of sight reading practical and effective.

DecorativeMusic Theory

Online music theory lessons.

DecorativeCLI Studios

"How can we help you be your best dancer?" a fun, energized, and inspired dance studio.

DecorativeShakespeare Globe

Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays, in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames.

DecorativeDeep Space Sparkle

Deep Space Sparkle offers art lesson plans and teaching resources that will help you teach art to kids, even if you aren't a great artist.

DecorativeThe Getty

Enhance students' understanding of artists, art history, materials, and techniques with interactive Web pages, online games, activities, and videos.

DecorativePBS Learning Media

KQED and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for California teachers like you.

DecorativeKhan Academy

Online resource for studying 21st-century art as a burgeoning field of practice, research, and publication, making it an incredibly dynamic field of study.

DecorativeGoogle Arts and Culture

Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can view high-resolution images and videos of artworks and cultural artifacts from partner cultural organizations throughout the world.

DecorativeKennedy Center

A robust collection of digital learning resources associated with the arts.


Caryn Lewis

Assistant Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.0383

Michelle Rios

Executive Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0364

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