Distance Learning Resources

For schools & districts in central Minnesota

We're here to help.

Planning for a sudden shift to distance learning can be overwhelming.

Schools and classrooms have a multitude of factors impacting the decisions made during this time of uncertainty. There is an abundance of resources and information available. Our team is working to synthesize and streamline information into key considerations and resources to support teacher planning.

Resources include links to nongovernment sites. 

Check back often for additional resources to be posted as they become available.

  • Resources for educators

    Designed to support educators in the implementation of distance learning, these curated resources are broken down into three categories. Each category is noted in document titles within the resource bank.

    • Guides – General guidance on aspects of distance learning, including tips, strategies, and tools.
    • Tools – An in-depth look at individual tools, including who may use, how to use, and tips for effective use.
    • Tutorials – A deeper level of support to learn how to use a specific tool.

    View the complete resource bank

    See guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education

  • Virtual networks

    Interested in networking and collaborating with fellow central Minnesota educators from similar instructional backgrounds? Sourcewell offers virtual networks to support your distance learning implementation.

    The following networks are now available:

    Arts (Visual & Music)   Mathematics
    Career & Technical Education      Media/Library Support
    Counselors   Multi-Language Learners
    Curriculum Coordination   Physical Education & Health   
    Data Assessment   Science
    Early Childhood   Social Studies
    Elementary (K-2)   Special Education
    Elementary (3-6)   Speech-Language Pathology
    English Language Arts   Technology Integration
    Gifted & Talented   Title I/Intervention Support
    Instructional Coaches   World Languages

    Register to connect

  • Additional technology resources

    Specialized resources are also available from Sourcewell Technology, a special division of Sourcewell.

    • Teacher-to-Teacher Q&A Webinars with MDE
    • Distance learning technology training and coaching
    • Vetted educational resources list

    View these resources


For more information, please contact education@sourcewell-mn.gov.