Education and Professional Development Resources
Each category listed below has links to many valuable resources relating to education, teaching and learning. If you have a favorite site
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Activities and Lesson Plans
Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more.
Educator created lessons and activities rich with movies, images and podcasts. Special collections on a range of topics.
A community of educators networking for mutual growth and support in the teaching profession.
A library of Internet-based instruction. Search for applications by grade level, application type, content area, Dewey number, and/or keyword.
The non-profit organization behind Sesame Street and so much more.
This award winning resource offers a complete series of videos, lesson plans, activities and materials designed to aid high school and middle
school teachers with the instruction of state civics.
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the
Environment is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision
promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth
system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of
Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.
My Wonderful World is a National Geographic-led campaign to increase geographic learning. Test yourself, get Action Kits and more.
National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the
environment, cultures, history, world music, and travel.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.
It plays several distinct roles within the Department of Commerce.
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization working with more than 4 million members, partners and
supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature.
PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and
national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.
The Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by facilitating communication
between Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S. classrooms, and publishing free print and online classroom resources based on the Peace Corps
View lesson plans, booklists, and educational products for children grades Pre-K to 12. Classroom materials include online activities
for kids, printables, and author interviews. Connect with other educators.
As a web portal, TeAch-nology.com offers a wide variety of free resources intended to bring educators into the world of teaching with
technology. It provides links to valuable and useful information relative to current and best practices in the field of education. A large
variety of free classroom materials and support tools are also available.
The Teachers.Net Mailring Network connects thousands of teachers through the power of email. Find fast answers to teaching questions, share
strategies and experiences, or just network and have fun with your teacher colleagues. It doesn't cost a cent, and subscribing is a snap.
Education resources, Teacher chat, lesson plans, teaching jobs. Teachers.Net for the most active teacher chatboards & teacher chatrooms,
featuring thousands of teaching jobs, over 150 teacher mailrings and over 150 teacher chatboards, and live teacher chat 24 hours a day.
Teachers.Net lesson bank offers over 3000 free lesson plan and curriculum and teacher project ideas. Our reference desk and library and teacher
tools help teachers fully embrace today's opportunities. Lesson plans and teaching tools, searchable teacher job listings and teaching career
resources, reference desk and curriculum tools.
Teachers.Net features over 4000 lesson plans and classroom ideas submitted by teachers just like you. Browse lesson plans by category, grade
level, or search by keyword, and discover how the Teachers.Net community can make your planning easier and more rewarding.
High school, middle school and elementary lesson plans online. With ideas for great children's activities and classroom management advice
TeacherVision is the greatest resource for any teacher!
The Exploratorium isn't just a museum, it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perceptionâ€”a vast collection of online
interactives, web features, activities, programs and events that feed your curiosity.
Teaching and Learning with The New York Times.
Word Generation is a middle school academic language program developed under the direction of Harvard University Professor Catherine Snow,
one of the nation's most prominent experts in literacy. The program originated at the SERP-Boston field site in collaboration with teachers
and administrators in the Boston Public Schools. It is geared toward all students, in all subject areas, and can be used in all three middle
grades simultaneously. The program is strategically designed to create a coherent school-wide effort that gives students the sustained exposure
to academic language they need for success in school-even while demanding relatively little (15 minutes, once a week) from any single
subject area teacher.
Worksheet Library features over 15,000 printable worksheets for teachers and educators.