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Distance Learning Resources from Friends

As we navigate distance learning in our schools during the coronavirus pandemic, many of our CADA sponsors, affiliates, and friends are providing free resources to help during this time. Check them out! 


For the next monthly CADA Webinar
Visit cada1.org/virtualevents



Free - Members | $20 - Nonmembers
Registration Deadline: 12:00 pm on day of webinar
Payment Deadline: 12:00 pm on day of webinar
Click here for the Virtual CADA Code of Conduct to download

CADA Zoom Webinar Events
Past recordings now available at cada1.org/webinars (requires member log-in)

  • The Future of "Normal" and How it Will Affect Our Leadership Classes (4.19.2021)
  • Celebrating the Class of 2021 (3.15.2021)
  • Civic Engagement: How to Encourage and Promote Active Citizens (2.15.2021)
  • Convention 2021: The Leadership Mixtape Preview! (1.18.2021)
  • Practicing Self Care & Gifting Ourselves Grace: Practical Ways to Take Care of Yourself and Model Self Care for Students (12.14.2020)
  • Serving Our Community Like Never Before (11.16.2020)
  • You're On Mute! Practical Tips to Engage & Involve Students During Distance/Hybrid Learning (10.19.2020)
  • Engaging Lessons and the Tech Tools to Make Them Happen - Beginner & Intermediate/Advance Session (9.28.2020)
  • School Has Started...What Now? (8.17.2020)
  • How to Maintain Clubs & Assemblies on Remote/Hybrid Campus (8.3.2020)
  • Addressing Social/Emotional Learning and Mental Health (7.27.2020)
  • Creating Discussions for Our Students Using Children's Books (7.20.2020)
  • Building School Culture and Creating Community While Distance/Hybrid Learning (7.13.2020)
  • Teaching Kids About Diversity, Equity, and Racial Equality (7.6.2020)
  • A Conversation About Equity & How to Address it on Our Campuses (6.15.2020) 
  • Training, Orientations & Retreats (5.18.2020) & The Sequel (6.1.2020)
  • Honoring the Class of 2020 (4.20.2020) & Large HS Edition (4.29.2020)
  • Social Media Hacks (4.7.2020)
  • Supporting Campus Culture During Distance Learning (4.1.2020)

CASL "Leading Towards Tomorrow" Curriculum Pack

CASL Equity Planning Guide

CASL "Virtualizing Your Leadership" Curriculum Pack

CADA Activity Directors Google Classroom

Join the CADA Google Classroom to share and find resources and lesson ideas. 
To join, you must use a PERSONAL Google account. The code will not work with a school district issued "Google for Education" account. 

Classroom code: 2z4ts7v (Personal Google accounts only...see above)
Oh No! We've hit our Google Classroom limit of 250 for personal Google accounts (school districts get 1,000!) We are currently working on a new platform to share resources and lessons. In the meantime, you can always check out the CADA Resource Library for additional resources posted. 

The 2020 & 2021 CASL State Conferences...virtual!

Recorded events are available on the schedule page at the conference website. A great opportunity to share content with your students, create discussions, and set strategic plans for the quarantine and the upcoming school year. 

CADA Platinum Sponsors
Varsity Brands - Believe in You

Varsity Brands | Believe in You Series

Watch season one of the Believe in You series in which Kevin Atlas issues a call to action to provide students the crucial first step toward creating a positive impact on their world. Each episode lasts for eight to eleven minutes and is accompanied by lesson plans and activity guides to take the conversation further and spark critical thinking.

Herff Jones Yearbook Coloring Pages

Herff Jones | Yearbook Coloring Pages

Unwind with with some therapeutic coloring pages, but always keep that yearbook deadline in the back of your mind. 





Lifetouch | Yearbook Resources
Free Resources for Yearbook Advisers

  • Digital Resources – COVID-19 copyright-free images, page spread ideas and curriculum
  • Educational Webinars through April – how to cover Coronavirus in yearbooks, design techniques, typography trends, and more.
  • Social post ideas for yearbook advisers to get students involved in the yearbook

Teen Truth | Teen Truth 365 (in partnership with Lifetouch)

A new SEL program created to deepen distance learning efforts.  This program features free virtual school assemblies and optional paid live interactive ZOOM classes with Teen Truth speakers.

Professional Learning Board | PD for Online Learning (in partnership with Lifetouch)

Waterboy Graphics | Webinar: Effects of School Branding (in partnership with Lifetouch)
Tuesday, April 21 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (2:00 p.m. Central Time)

Waterboy Graphics partners with schools on branding and graphic identity that support a school’s culture, encourages school spirit, develops a higher level of safety and security, and more. Waterboy Graphics is offering a free webinar on the “The Effects of School Branding on Staff, Students, and Beyond.”  Register here: Beyond the Brand - Webinar Registration

CADA Silver Sponsors

Work2BeWell from #ICANHELP

#ICANHELP | Work2BeWell

After receiving countless requests for resources on mental health and digital wellness, a group of nonprofit partners joined together to create and share valuable tools, lessons, and more. Work2BeWell was made possible due to a partnership between Providence, Well Being Trust, and #ICANHELP.

#ICANHELP | Idea Collection
Google Doc with growing list of ideas

Jostens | Graduation Friday: Protect the Ceremony

In this weekly series on Facebook Live, Jostens Renaissance educator community members share a different angle on how schools and districts are choosing to handle graduation. April 3rd addressed the importance of protecting the ceremony itself as plans are being made for the rest of the year. April 10, they will explore virtual options for graduation.

Jostens | The Harbor Video Series

Their entire library of over 160 episodes of The Harbor by Jostens and guided discussion questions are available to the public for free. For access, visit JostensRenaissance.com and log in using the case-sensitive username and password, JOSTENS. Please note that episodes released during the current school year have the option for Spanish closed captioning. 

Kustom Imprints | Zoom Background Images

Something FREE and fun! Here are 50 different ZOOM virtual background images. ALL Images have the proper aspect ratio of 16:9 and have a screen resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels.

Just right click the backdrop image your want – select Save image as… – and save in a folder.

CADA Copper Sponsors

California Canopy | Podcast & Discounts
Unity is Community Podcast
(EP #6 "Leadership") featuring CADA favorite Don Skaggs! 

See CADA Promotions Here

 VIDEO: CADA Highlights: Carnival Style Duck Hunt>>>

Houston Kraft 30 Days of Kindness

Houston Kraft, CharacterStrong | Kindness Journal

Kindness Practice will be available every day for at least 30 days - and ALL of them can be done even if you can't leave home. Take 10 minutes or less each day to give yourself, your community, and this world a daily dose of generosity, connection, empathy, and love. 

CharacterStrong has also pulled together some additional incredible digital resources to help you navigate through these tough times at 

Joe Beckman, Happy Caveman Human Connection Hub

Joe Beckman, Happy Caveman | Human Connection Hub

Access Joe's Hub for free through June 30, 2020. Watch his YouTube video explaining the Human Connection Hub and access an example video, too!

Dr. Laymon Hicks | Game Plan Lessons
Download the Game Plan Lessons pdf

Thirteen lessons from Virtual 2020 CASL State Conference opening keynote speaker Dr. Laymon Hicks. 

Learning for Living/Phil Boyte | Weekly Facebook Live Sessions
Every Thursday in April at 1:00 p.m. Pacific/4:00 p.m. Eastern

Join Phil Boyte on FACEBOOK LIVE every THURSDAY in APRIL! Join the Private Facebook Group "School Culture by Design".

TOPIC: How we can BUILD CONNECTIONS in this VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT in the context of the book he authored, “SCHOOL CULTURE BY DESIGN.”  Don’t have the book? It’s ok, you can still join and follow along!


Scott Backovich, ENVOLVE Schools | In Session

Free weekly video series designed to help your students create phenomenal student activities. Four weeks, four lessons.

Scott Backovich, ENVOLVE Schools | Student Activities During School Closures

Access a running list of activities your ASB/Student Council program can use immediately to foster positive culture and engagement. 

Coffee with Tei The "Amazing" Tei Street | Coffee with Tei


Join CADA 2020 keynote speaker The "Amazing" Tei Street as she sits down to share some insights about life. Past videos are available on her YouTube channel. 
Live with WE Schools

WE | Live with WE Schools, hosted by Spencer West

A daily online program to educate, engage and inspire, hosted by renowned speaker, Spencer West, who will be joined by teachers, experts and others for one hour of free educational and inspiring content to help keep youth, educators and parents connected to the larger WE community. Airs daily at 10:00 a.m. Pacific via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/WEmovement/

WE | Well Being Toolkit

The non-stop news coverage and social media posts, combined with social distancing, can cause feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Self-isolation or quarantine may separate us from friends, family and other support systems, and our self-care routines have no doubt already been disrupted. It’s in times like these that we recognize the importance of looking after our own well-being and the well-being of others. That’s why we’ve put together this toolkit for you, in the hopes that it will help. Find downloadable resources to inform and support you and your family during this uncertain time. We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this—together.

CADA Affiliates

Patrick Maurer | Virtual Team Building Activities
Link to Activities

A collection of 20 team building activities that can work in a video conferencing set-up. From whole group to breakout room options. Check out this collection of ideas compiled by Patrick Maurer. 

My School Dance | Virtual Prom Live
Saturday nights, April 18 - May 9, 2020

Prom 2020 is back on all across America this spring in your own home! Virtual Prom Live, totally FREE thanks to sponsors, is giving students everywhere the opportunity to join up together with 1,000’s of other students and some of the best DJ talent across every area of the US. Register now to make sure your spot is held! #SaveProm

Friends of CADA and Other Great Resources

Kate Garnes | The Leadership Advisor Podcast
Link to Podcast Home

This podcast is specifically for the unsung heroes that are the advisors of teen leadership groups. You will hear tangible tips, tricks, and motivation from leadership advisors ranging from every walk of life and every state! Every journey is important, including yours. So sit back, relax and learn with some of my favorite people!

Kate is creating a podcast specifically for teen leadership advisors and wants your help!! To make this podcast exactly what you, as a leadership advisor, would be interested in listening to, complete the Survey

Kate appeared in the Saturday Speaker Spotlight at the 2020 CADA State Convention, spoke during the 2020 virtual CASL State Conference, and is slated to keynote at 2021 CADA Leadership Camps. 

Character Lab | Actionable advice for parents and teachers—based on science.

Playbooks: Evidence-based ways to build character in kids. They continue to make enhancements, so visit again soon!

LaVonna Roth | Ignite Your Shine Courses

2017 CADA Camps keynote speaker LaVonna Roth is providing free access to her Ignite Your Shine online courses for a limited time. 

Escape Adulthood

Jason Kotecki, Escape Adulthood | Taking Down the Coronavirus!

Join CADA 2018 keynote speaker Jason Kotecki is providing a number of tools to help you treat Adultitis as we all work to take down the coronavirus together. Free downloads (including Jason's book A Chance of Awesome), a daily live show, Coffee with Kim & Jason at 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, thank you cards, coloring pages, and other helpful posts. 

Self Care Podcasts recommended by Patrick Maurer:

STAYING IN WITH EMILY & KUMAIL (available on all places to get podcasts)
Hollywood Reporter article about this podcast
Their basic love story was told in the movie THE BIG SICK. Because of her condition they've had to quarantine more than the average person. They share a bunch of ideas and recommendations on how to do it--in a really funny, candid way. I've listened to the first two. Great podcast

THE HAPPINESS LAB with Dr Laurie Santos (available on all places to get podcasts).
Famous for her popular Yale course on podcast--Dr. Laurie Santos has a podcast version of it. In the past few weeks she's released special Covid podcasts. Science based and very informative with practical tips

Teaching Tolerance | Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus
Link to Teaching Tolerance Article

The spread of the new coronavirus has become racialized, so it’s critical that educators understand the historical context and confront racist tropes and xenophobia from students and colleagues.

Greater Good Magazine | Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus
Link to Guide

Practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, and educators facing COVID-19.


Are you a CADA partner offering free resources during this time? Send your website link to Jeff Culver at jculver@cadaboard.org and we will share it here!



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