The purpose of this page is to provide the curious reader with links to learn more about teaching and the career of educator right now.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
— The ASCD is a widely respected national organization. "Educational Leadership" is the journal many educators read to find out the latest developments in the field. Learn about topics ranging from multiculturalism to national standards to classroom management.
Dr. Alice Christie
— Dr. Alice Christie's web site offers links to lesson planning, using technology in education, tutorials for technology topics, and is generally an excellent site which lets the reader browse through interesting topics and many, many links.
— Education World Sign up to receive a free weekly e-newsletter which reviews educational websites. A sample week reviewed sites about tobacco use, terrorism, frog dissection, the ancient art of storytelling and a virtual zoo.
— iTools This wonderful all-in-one reference source lets you look up words in the dictionary, translate words into other languages, find locations on maps, access newspapers and track down the source of a quote.
KinderCare Learning Centers
— The KinderCare web site provides learning programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and school aged children. Parenting tips are available also.
Library of Congress
— The Library of Congress is huge and gradually putting its materials online. Access is available to thousands of historical, scientific and government documents.
Public Broadcasting System
— The Public Broadcasting System maintains a high quality web site providing lesson plans and supporting information for K-12 teachers in all subjects. Just enter the grade level and subject area to discover many sources of information.
Random House: Teachers at Random
— Random House publishers offer a list of books by title and provide classroom activities for students to learn in depth about literature.
— The Smithsonian Institution materials emphasize inquiry-based learning by making primary sources and other museum collections available to teachers and students. Click on Lesson Plans on the home page to discover resources fopr teaching the arts, language, science and social studies.
The Educator's Reference Desk
— The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
The History Channel
— The History Channel site provides classroom study guides and ideas for and from educators about teaching history.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children
— NAEYC is dedicated to improving the quality of early chldhood education programs for children birth through age eight.
The National Education Association
— The NEA supports the cause of public education and is funded by its 2.3 million members who work at every level of education.
The National Head Start Association
— The NHSA supports continued enhancement of Head Start services for poor children ages zero to five and their families.
US Department of Education
— The US Department of Education web site publishes a wealth of information for teachers, administrators, policymakers, researchers, parents and students.
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