Educator Resources

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4Teachers.org

http://www.4teachers.org/
4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering FREE online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use.

Self-Determination

http://www.dldcec.org/pdf/teaching_how-tos/article_1.pdf
Writing Lesson Plans for Promoting Self-Determination.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)

http://www.seriweb.com/
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location.

STAR Tech Program

http://www.startechprogram.org/index.html
Supporting Teachers to Achieve Results by Integrating Technology into the Curriculum (STAR Tech) is an exciting research-based professional development program that helps teachers integrate a full range of technology tools into the curriculum. The Star Tech program is designed to help teachers improve the performance of students with diverse abilities and needs by using a variety of low-, mid-, and high-technology tools.

Work Experience Guide: How to create a work experience program at your school

http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/transition/Articles/RIWorkExperience_Manual.pdf
Not sure how to start a work experience program at your school? Worried about abiding by the various employment laws and regulations? This guide is for you! It is full of forms, templates and real-world examples to help you get your program up and running legally and successfully.

 

General Resources

Awesome Library

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/
A library in the sky that brings information to students, teachers and librarians.

Bucket Fillers

http://www.bucketfillers101.com/
The "Bucket Fillers" team is described as a dynamic group of experienced, certified teachers and counselors whose mission is to create a world of bucket fillers. They do this through school assemblies, staff trainings, adult seminars, keynote addresses, and classroom resources, all based on their book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. "Bucket fillers" are those who help without being asked, give hugs and compliments, and generally spread their love and good feelings to others. The simple metaphor of a bucket helps even preschoolers understand the importance of consideration and love, particularly towards those who bully.

Cooperative Learning

edtech.kennesaw.edu/intech/cooperativelearning.htm

www.co-operation.org

www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/cooplrng.asp

Cooperative learning is a teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught but also for helping teammates learn, thus creating an atmosphere of achievement. Students work through the assignment until all group members successfully understand and complete it.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

http://www.naeyc.org/
NAEYC is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

http://www.ncte.org/
The NCTE site contains curriculum ideas for teachers, resources for parents, and information on English language standards.

PBS TeacherSource

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/
PBS TeacherSource combines lesson plans and online activities found elsewhere on PBS Online with original activities and professional development opportunities. PBS TeacherSource materials are developed by trained and practicing educators.

Teachers' Domain

http://www.teachersdomain.org/
Produced by WGBH Boston, Teachers' Domain is a multimedia digital library for the classroom that provides learning experiences in ways no textbook can.

Teachers Network

http://www.teachnet.org/
Teachers Network is a nationwide, non-profit education organization that identifies and connects innovative teachers exemplifying professionalism and creativity within public school systems. Over 40,000 public school teachers have received Teachers Network grants and fellowships in the areas of curriculum, leadership, policy, and new media.