Newsela and Baltimore City Public Schools are working together to bring you resources to help ensure learning doesn't stop when schools close. With texts at 5 reading levels and mobile access via the Newsela Student app, instruction can remain accessible and equitable for every student.
Login instructions for Baltimore City Public Schools teachers
Resources to help you get started
Newsela ELA addresses the literacy and content needs of all teachers across all subject areas.
This CASEL-aligned, easy to use resource supports elementary, middle, and high school students in navigating mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-management.
Go to your portal: https://clever.com/in/bcpss
Log in with your Clever username and password
Click on: Newsela
When you log in for the first time Newsela will ask you a few questions about your role and your school. Click here if you’re not sure how to respond.
In Newsela, go to your Classes page by clicking your name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting the Classes tab from the settings menu.
Click Sync with Clever.
Select the classes you want to import, choose a grade level and subject for each, then click Import Selected Classes.
Here is a video explanation of rostering.
If you have questions about using Newsela and Clever together, click here.
Video: Welcome to Newsela Learn more about how Newsela can provide relevant, accessible, and engaging content for your students.
Flipped Classroom Toolkit This toolkit includes resources for virtually "flipping" your classroom. It includes resources such as unit planning templates, templatized parent letter, and regularly updated tools.
Newsela Educator Center This is a one stop shop for all things Newsela-related. Need support with something? Want to see how others are using Newsela to facilitate learning? Want to bolster your Newsela capabilities? This is the spot.
Video: Adding Students with Newsela if not Using Your District’s Rostering Tool This short video provides clear next steps on adding your students to Newsela so that you can see student activity and ensure they see assignments.