Educator Resources

Got Students?  We're here to help!  Use the tools below to guide your students through Monterey Bay Connect Connect resources, print activity worksheets, translate Monterey Bay Career Coach into Spanish, sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter, and help us promote in your e-newsletters using our posters and social ads!

Find additional resources below for educators to support students with online learning, community resources, and more!

Monterey Bay Career Coach Toolkit

This activity toolkit provides supplemental worksheets for college and career readiness and development classes or workshops. Each worksheet is tailored to assist students in their career search whether they are undecided, searching for programs or careers, building a resume or a veteran.

Want to make your own activity sheets? Download the toolkit in Microsoft Word to customize!

Translate Monterey Bay Career Coach into Spanish / Para usar Monterey Bay Career Coach en Español

To translate Monterey Bay Career Coach into Spanish with Google Translate, use the following steps / Para usar Monterey Bay Career Coach en Español, siga los siguientes pasos:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser / Descargue el navegador web de Google Chrome.

Step 2: At the top right, click the Chrome menu to customize / Oprime la opción en la esquina superior derecha en su pantalla.

Step 3: Select 'Settings' and scroll down to the bottom and click 'Advanced' / Oprime la opción de 'Settings' y desplace hacia abajo para cliquear la opción de 'Advanced'.

Step 4: Under 'Languages', turn on / Oprime la opción de 'Languages' y luego oprime 'Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language you read'.

Step 5:  Add the language you’d like to use by clicking to turn on / Para seleccionar el idioma que usted prefiere, oprime 'Offer to translate pages in this language'.

Monterey Bay Career Connect Newsletter

Our quarterly Monterey Bay Career Connect e-newsletter is designed to shine a spotlight on regional workforce development and pathways linking qualified local candidates with high-growth jobs that look toward tomorrow's education and workforce needs.  Sign up and review our previous newsletters.

211 Monterey County

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that allows anyone - administrators, students, and families - to connect with the resources available in to the services you need in Monterey County.

211 San Benito County

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that allows anyone - administrators, students, and families - to connect with the resources available in to the services you need in San Benito County. The site also provides links to support service organization websites in San Benito County.

211 Santa Cruz County

2-1-1 Santa Cruz County is the comprehensive information and referral service for Santa Cruz County. 2-1-1- connects over 3,500 Santa Cruz County callers each year with information about health and human services available to them.

Black Rocket

Black Rocket offers cutting-edge creative technology and STEM courses for summer camps and enrichment youth programs and offers a variety of services for educators, including: universal game-based learning software, customized maker spaces, professional development, modular STEAM curricula & workshops, and 20 STEAM-centric curricula.

Canvas

Canvas is a learning management platform, that provides access to course creation and importing, personalized learning with MasteryPaths, standards-based gradebooks, a quizzing platform, and more.

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), provides workshops, training and webinars to help educators learn how to successfully support adult students in reaching their educational goals.

Department of Rehabilitation Student Services

DOR Student Services are activities that support qualifying students in exploring and preparing for the world of work. Services are based on interests and include all of the activities listed on the Explore Your Options and Get Ready to Work pages. There are two locations in the Monterey Bay:

Capitola Branch Office (831) 465-7100

1350 41st Avenue Ste. 101, CapitolaCA 95010

Salinas Branch Office (831) 769-8066

928 East Blanco Road Ste. 280, SalinasCA 93901

Foster Youth Services Monterey County

Foster Youth Services (FYS) is a program offered by Monterey County Office of Education designed to serve the unique needs of children and youth placed in foster care

Foster Youth Services Santa Cruz County

The mission of the SCCOE’s Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) is to provide advocacy, guidance and community organization around the issues of school enrollment and success for students in foster care, especially as they relate to California Assembly Bill 490.

Golden Poppy

Golden Poppy provides free science and technology-teaching games tailored to girls.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and fostering communication. Schools and nonprofits get Classroom as a core service of G Suite for Education and G Suite for Nonprofits, which are free, learn more here.

Educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Classroom also seamlessly integrates with other Google tools like Google Docs and Drive.

Growing Up in Santa Cruz

This site features a calendar of events that highlights activities, groups, performances and other programs that are focused on children, families, and parenting in Santa Cruz County.  It also has regular columns and articles focusing on parenting from pregnancy through the teen years.

There are annual guides developed each year; Independent Schools, Health, Beauty & Fitness, Childcare & Preschools, Teens, Summer Activities, Back to School Enrichment, Public Schools, and Pregnancy and Birth that offer an in-depth listing of resources in those areas.

Jobs For the Future

Jobs For the Future (JFF) drives change in the American workforce and education systems to promote economic advancement for all.  The website provides resources, reports, and research on their work.

Labster

Labster gives students access to a realistic lab experience that will let them perform experiments and practice their skills in a fun and risk-free learning environment.

LinkedIn for Students

Resources to let students know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help them get started. The site includes videos, handbooks, and tip sheets on creating a profile, networking, personal branding, job hunting, and more!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium provides resources for educators to teach a class, plan a field trip, enroll in professional development programs, inspire teens to conservation action or simply have some fun while learning about ocean animals and habitats.  The site also provides guided activities for parents and teachers who need to keep kids educated and entertained at home.

Monterey County Free Libraries

Monterey County Free Libraries provides online materials, including E-books, E-audio, E-magazines, full-text California Missions eBooks published online by Follett, and more!

NASA at Home

Let NASA bring the universe to your home with e-books, virtual tours, podcasts, videos, and more!

Nepris

Nepris connects educators with a vast network of industry professionals to engage students in their learning and prepare them for their future. Professionals now have the opportunity to share their skills and knowledge with learners to inspire the next generation of the workforce.

Outschool

Outschool offers unique educational material for free! Outschool provides an incredible swath of unique courses for kids 3-18 from drawing and learning weather patterns to college prep writing and raising chickens. They also send a daily 4-minute-read newsletter with useful tips on how to deal with homeschooling.

PBS Education

PBS Education offers free resources for teachers including instructional resources, professional development, community connection, and innovative ideas.

San Benito County Free Library

San Benito County Free Library provides eBook Collections and movie streaming.

Santa Cruz County Student Support Services Resource Directory

This resource guide allows anyone - administrators, students, and families - to connect with the resources available in Santa Cruz County so that students can take full advantage of learning opportunities.  This resource guide provides information about community, nonprofit, government, and social service agencies that provide low­ cost, free, or sliding scale supportive services to children from birth to college.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Virtual Library

Did you know that you can download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and music using your Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) library card for free?

Skills Commons

The US Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called Skills Commons, containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development. Explore free and open educational resources online.

Smithsonian for Educators

The Smithsonian offers many resources to support educators, caregivers, and students in the classroom, at home, and at our museums, research centers, and zoo. This site provides informal education for students to lesson plans and professional development for teachers. A wealth of resources and digital tools support inquiry-based learning and active engagement to spark creativity and curiosity.

STEM Activity Clearinghouse

In the STEM Activity Clearinghouse, librarians and library staff can find high quality, vetted STEM activities that are appropriate for library use. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Almost all the activities in the Clearinghouse have pictures or videos of real libraries doing these activities.

Study.com

Study.com's collection of lessons and teaching resources to engage students with bite-sized, animated video lessons for every subject and level, from elementary through college. Their services include ready-to-use lesson plans, quizzes, and printable worksheets and allow teachers to differentiate students' workload with custom courses, scheduling tools, transcripts, and other resources.

Veteran's Transition Center of Monterey County

The mission of VTC is to empower Veterans to transition from crisis to self-sufficiency. The center offers assistance with housing, transportation, and helping Veterans become employment-ready and has a Job Development Center to assist 100 Veterans per year.

Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

Zoom for Education

Zoom helps universities and schools improve student outcomes with secure video communication services for hybrid classrooms, office hours, administrative meetings, and more.

Marketing Materials

Free downloads to print and post in your office or distribute to students in your e-newsletters, emails, websites, social media channels, etc.