Education Law 2-d and Part 121 of the Commissioner’s Regulations outline requirements for school districts and BOCES related to the protection of the personally identifiable information of students, as well as some teacher and principal information.  As districts develop and refine continuity of education plans related to school closures they should be mindful of privacy and security laws and regulations. 
 When working with a third-party contractor, such as a computer software company, that receives student data, districts must ensure the contracts in place with these contractors are compliant with privacy and security laws and regulations. Agreements created in electronic form, sometimes referred to as a click wrap agreement, in which a user must agree to terms and conditions prior to using the product or service are subject to Education Law 2-d requirements.  For more information, contact your local RIC or BOCES.


Applied Educational Systems (AES): A free trial of digital curriculum for CTE health science and business education classes. If you create classes and enroll your students, AES will work with you on using the trial for distance learning this semester. Sign up now:

Amazon: program, Amazon Future Engineer, is providing free online access to sponsored computer science courses in the United States. That's intended for learners in grades 6-12, and teachers who are remotely teaching this age group. The company is working with curriculum partner, Edhesive, to grant teachers and students access to these free courses shortly after they complete an online application.

Adobe: offering free access to Creative Cloud tools through May for home use by students attending schools that currently only provide lab access through May.

B.E. Publishing: online programs and curriculum for students and teachers at no charge through April 30, 2020. Resources provide teachers with a host of CTE content including eTexts, instructor resources, student worksheets. Gain access at

Boolean Girl: has launched live, online events to help teach students "to code, build, invent and animate." The events, which are taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time, introduce new engineering and coding projects to increase interest and engagement around STEM. Each is being recorded so that students can watch the session afterwards if they miss the live presentation.

CareerPrepped:  a free career planning platform as part of the New York CTE Learn portal. It includes online tools for students to plan their career portfolio, develop  career readiness skills, and track progress toward career.

Career Solutions Publishing: All teachers now have access to all interactive online programs from Career Solutions Publishing, including Job Ready Lite, a condensed version of Job Ready Career Skills. To establish accounts for Job Ready Lite or any of the other programs—It’s for Real Workplace Ethics, Hands on Academics for Careers, Managing Your Money or Competitive AdvantageThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Carnegie Mellon:  "Computer Science Academy," free, online, interactive high school CS curriculum. CS1 is the year-long flagship course, with 120 hours of instruction and a "robust introduction" to coding with Python through graphics and animations. This course is available to educators with teacher accounts. CS0 is a "lite" version, which includes about 40 hours of instruction and is intended for middle school, out-of-school programs and summer camp settings. This course is available for both mentor and teacher accounts.

Certiport: offering access to a variety of learning products that may be used at home or other remote locations.  Effective immediately, you may request FREE 90-Day Access to popular web-based learning resources, including online practice exams and on-demand video-based courses. In order for any school to participate in this opportunity they MUST be a(n) Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC).  Instructions on this process can be found in this document

CTE LearnThe Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)’s online learning network offers over 150 self-paced courses for CTE professionals. There are free and paid resources included. Learn more at

  • Working with NYS Association of Career and Technical Education (NYSCATE), a new professional development portal has been created at This site includes dozens of short, practical professional development lessons. Many are free and some require purchase subscription. New York State CTE Learn is offering a selection of the normally subscription courses free to CTE NY educators. Instructions for accessing resources. 

CTeLearning: provides free web-based STEM/CTE curriculum & courseware for Middle School, High School, and Adult Learning. Learn more at

CTE Online: Free Teacher-Created Curriculum. Thousands of Lesson Plans aligned to CTE, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, Integrated STEAM/STEM projects and model course outlines you can copy and share, and tools for users to create their own curriculum and collaborate in groups. Learn more at

CTE Skills - Career & Technical Education Training Videos: membership/price per video. Specializes in creating Customized Training/Educational Videos for High Schools, Colleges and Industry. Learn more at

Financial Management Resources: Many high-quality resources for Career and Financial Management can be found at the end of the CFM Resource Guide. Find this resource at

Goodheart-Willcox: CTE curriculum is available for free at

iCEV: Business, Marketing, Finance, IT & Media curriculum available at

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association: COVID-19 Teacher Resources

Kahoot!: offering free access to the "premium" version of its game-based learning software.

Learning Blade: Free STEM at Home lessons for parents.

LINCS Community, Courses and Resources for Adult Education: List of resources on preparing for and offering adult basic skills online.

MBA Research: MBA Research has a number of online resources for business teachers. In addition to its free lessons, MBA Research is offering free student subscriptions to its online Learning Management Systems for its subscription modules until June 30.

Nepris: delivers online talks with industry professionals on a wide array of subjects, is making its virtual industry chats available to everyone through April. The schedule is available online:

NextGen Personal Finance: Free resources for personal finance classes. Topics include budgeting, taxes, insurance, managing credit and more. Full course lessons and mini units available. Includes case studies, multiple activities, questions and supplements. Learn more at

NOCTI: Expanded access and extensions to NOCTI Study Guides, Digital Study Guides and Credentialing Assessments (NOCTI): Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on these resources.

  • Study Guides: Customers who have ordered paper-based study guides can convert them to digital study guides at no cost. This offer is valid through May 1, 2020.
  • Digital Study Guides: Two options are available to assist customers. 1. All expiration dates will be extended to June 30, 2021 for orders that have already been placed this school year. 2. New no-cost order options are available for digital study guides to assist with at-home student learning for customers who have already ordered assessments. Orders must be placed by May 1 and access will be available through June 30, 2020.
  • Credentialing Assessments: All expiration dates for assessments on existing orders will be extended to June 30, 2021 at no charge.

Outschool: has opened up its online classrooms to deliver remote courses to K-12 students ages three to 18, affected by school closures. There are some 10,000 classes available in the company's catalog, and each consists of small-group video chats created and taught by vetted teachers.

PBLWorks: offering free webinars throughout April to support use of online project-based learning. The webinar series, “How To Facilitate PBL Online With Students,” aims to engage teachers in interactive online-learning experiences and offer practical guidance for facilitating Gold Standard Project-Based Learning online with students.

PBS/WMHT:  Curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for New York teachers at

RoboKind: produces "advanced social robots," has made a virtual coding course from it robots4STEM Avatar Version for elementary and middle school students available through Jun. 30, 2020. The software uses an online avatar that students program rather than programming a physical robot.

Skills to Succeed Academy: online multimedia experience for student career planning and exploration (Accenture): . To access free modules, visit and register with ACTE Student Code 04ATgl and ACTE Staff Code 04ATgl9999 (this provides additional resources just for teachers and advisers).

STEM in 30 (Smithsonian Institution): STEM in 30 is an Emmy-nominated program for middle school students produced by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

Today’s Class: online curriculum in Agriculture, Automotive/Diesel Technology, Barbering, Cosmetology, Health Science and Workplace Readiness: .Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an account.

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center: Free curriculum development resources. Learn more at

Xtreme Intern: free educational and career assessment tool that is designed to assist High School and College bound students in recognizing their interests, natural talents and abilities, while applying them to virtual real-world career experiences. Learn more at .

Additional virtual internship resources can be found at:

ZSpace: For Districts and BOCES who use zSpace - please refer to the web site to register for free online webinars to support teachers to provide students with remote or recorded zSpace learning experiences.