Distance Learning Resources

A fresh online learning experience for students is now available through the Virtual Applied Learning System (VALS) and Canvas.

Distance Learning Resources

As students in our county return to school remotely this year and our districts continue to provide services, RCOE programs remain committed to providing support to educators, parents, and students to ensure continuity of learning and best practices in the distance learning environment.

District Support Resources

Equity, Access and Innovation Supporting Students Now and Always

As distance learning continues, our Instructional Services team created “Equity, Access and Innovation: Supporting Students Now and Always” as a resource to help educators focus on providing just, accessible and innovative learning as we continue with distance learning today and plan for the future return to the classroom.

Virtual Applied Learning System (VALS)

The Riverside County Office of Education is proud to partner with Instructure and the Canvas Learner Management System to provide a viable virtual learning experience for our internal schools and external district partners throughout Riverside County.

Moving Forward Together: A Planning Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of Schools

The Riverside County Office of Education convened a task force of school superintendents, association leaders, educators, parents, and other stakeholders to develop a framework of recommendations to open schools. This guidebook for reopening schools reflects that framework and continues to provide valuable information as districts continue to plan for the next phases of returning students to the classroom.

RCOE Program Information

Instructional Resources

  • Educational Resources for Remote Learning
    Originally created to support remote learning when schools closed, these resources have been updated to focus on support for reopening schools with distance learning. Topics covered include cultural responsiveness, social emotional learning, curriculum support for all content areas, assessment and college and career readiness.
  • Remote Learning Guidance
    Written to share remote learning strategies during the initial school closures, the content of this guide written by a team of educators lead by RCOE’s Educational Technology team still provides valuable information on pedagogy and practices, accessibility, content, tools and resources, and infrastructure and devices for educators continuing with distance learning.
  • Equity, Access and Innovation: Supporting Students’ Distance Learning During COVID-19 School Closures
    Educators are still working through the challenge of how to support the diverse needs of all learners when students are not in school, and while this document was created to address that challenge during the initial school closure, the content is still a support for schools and districts.
  • Distance Learning Videos
    The RCOE Instructional Services team cover strategies for distance learning and lessons for specific content areas
  • Instructional Resources for Distance Learning
    Online resources for specific content areas as well as Universal Design for Learning, Leadership, Formative Assessments supported by instructional services provided by RCOE including virtual professional development, collaborating in designing remote learning options, and face to face support.
  • Engaging Lessons for a Safe Learning Culture
    It’s a new classroom experience this year for teachers and students! Start building a distance learning classroom that is safe through lessons designed to help teachers get to know their students and their academic abilities in order to support their academic and social emotional growth.
  • Arts Webinars
    Discover new strategies and best practices to engage and teach students arts content arts webinars designed for teachers and administrators offering powerful tools for topical and relevant arts education
  • Arts Lesson Plan Bank
    Find lesson plans in Art, Media Arts, Theater, Music, and Dance that are standards based, simple and readily accessible for school or home use
  • Equity Art Study
    Explore the music of Midnight Oil, the Poetry of Wendy Xu, the visual arts of Meridy Volz, and more in arts lessons focused on equity, social and emotional learning, and the California Arts Standards
  • Easy Arts for Everyone Videos
    RCOE’s Visual and Performing Arts Administrator Louisa Higgins presents art lessons designed for teachers, parents, and students to complete together at home.
  • History Social Science
    History Social Science can help build creating an informed citizenry and RCOE’s HSS team has created resources on standards, lesson plans, and more to help school administrators and teachers implement engaging HSS and encourage students to engage civically.
  • Equity Reading Resources
    As part of their call to eliminate disparities in educational outcomes of students from marginalized populations, the Instructional Services team is providing book titles by age group that help us all expand our collective understanding of equity.
  • Resources and Equity Tools
    RCOE’s Equity and Access team has compiled their picks for books that help support culturally responsive education and classroom culture.
  • KVCR At-Home Learning Partnership
    Districts and schools are encouraged to utilize the free programming available from KVCR and the curricula developed for their programming by RCOE’s Instructional Services to support all students in receiving grade level appropriate standards based educational content. 

Virtual Events


  • California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Network
    Join the CALPADS Network to get timely updates on CALPADS, share best practices, and collaborate with neighboring districts
  • Riverside County Assessment Network (RCAN)
    Get the latest on what is happening in educational assessment including updates on legislation, budget, and accountability at the state and federal level, and have the opportunity to share and explore promising practices.
  • Family Engagement Network
    Join countywide participants at regularly scheduled opportunities to expand their knowledge of effective family engagement strategies, obtain free or low-cost parent resources, and share ideas with others actively working in the area of family engagement.
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Workshops
    RCOE’s Assessment, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement (AACI) team continues to provide workshops via video covering up-to-date information on the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan.