Academic & Engagement Resources

For MVCA Families at Home

Here are some of our favorite resources to help fill your days with creative and fun learning experiences.

MVCA Home Learning Resources

MVCA's list of resources by subject and grade band.

Find tons of resources by grade level and subject, including ELA/Literacy, Science, Math, Social Studenies, PE, World Languages, Music/Arts/Technology, and Social Skills.

Free Meals for Children

An online map has been developed for families to find locations where meals are being provided during this period of school building closure. The map will be updated twice each day. Click here to see the map

The Big Universe Library

17430 free books to download, right there in every MVCA student's and learning coach's account. Search books by Genre, Grade, Subject, Language, Standards, etc.

Detroit Public TV

Education Resources for In-home Learning

Articles, news, national and local broadcasting, sign up for a daily newsletter with educational materials.

While Michigan schools are closed this school year, weekday programming will be as follows:

  • 7am to 9am -- Current PBS KIDS programming (Ages 2-8 years old)
  • 9am to 1pm -- Grades 4th-8th
  • 1pm to 6pm -- Grades 9th-12th

Parents and caregivers seeking traditional PBS KIDS programming after 9am will find it on the 24/7 Detroit PBS KIDS Channel (56.2). Programming will go back to our original schedule once the need is over.

Nature at Home

Here are some fun and educational activities focused on the outdoors and history. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has put together an extensive list of links and materials to give families plenty to do – check it out at

Resources include DNR nature videos, virtual field trips, indoor and outdoor nature exploration activities, lessons and reading materials for various grade levels, free apps and much more.

Mrs. Moore's List

"Here are some awesome opportunities available to you all virtually that I have seen advertised online:"

  1. LIVE Watercolor classes from Artist Kris Loya Art & Illustration on her page! She is super talented and my BFF! Also check her out on SkillShare. You can get SkillShare free for 2 months.
  2. My friend, Michele Bickley is a Yoga instructor and is planning to do some kids yoga online. Leo takes her classes after school and loves them.
  3. Here is a link to 12 virtual museum tours:
  4. List of educational companies offering free subscriptions.
  5. Calligraphy for Beginners! Tuesday at 1pm EST.
  6. Free Online Karate Lessons -
  7. Seattle Symphony Orchestra is providing free live stream performances!
  8. Scholastic has a resource for kids at home:
  9. Free STEM lessons for K-12 students starting at 10am EST on Monday 3/16
  10. Skype a Scientist - Check out the awesome lineup! Mostly scheduled from 12-2 eastern time. BATS! POOP! FARTS!!! SNAKES! WHALES! SPACE!!! You really cannot go wrong. Sign up here- you won't be sorry!:
  11. Storytime from Space! The Global Space Education Project sent children’s books to the International Space Station to be read by astronauts!
  12. Comic book making and activity sheets
  13. Draw everyday with JJK - Jarrett Krosoczka is an author/illustrator offering drawing lessons starting 3/16.
  14. Author Oliver Jeffers will be reading a book everyday starting Monday.
  15. Free cartooning classes for all ages Live! Internationally syndicated cartoonist Joe Wos of MazeToons fame is taking marker into his own hands to help! Beginning on Weds March 18th Joe will be offering free live cartooning classes online for all ages. The live classes will take place on YouTube channel HowToToon at 1pm(eastern time zone), 3 days a week (Tuesdays-Thursdays). Students can access the channel by visiting
  16. Discovery Channel Virtual Field Trips
  17. Virtual Field Trip list, with trips to Mars, the zoo, the Louvre, and more!
  18. 450 Manga volumes offered free online!
  19. Author, educator and entertainer Culture Queen will be doing YouTube videos celebrating Women’s History Month.
  20. Virtual Tours of 33 National Parks
  21. Another list of Virtual Field Trips.