Professional Development Resources

This website has been created to provide teachers a link to a web-based library of resources that will be available to support you when creating lessons or projects.  As we review links sent to us by state and professional organizations, we will screen the links and place those that appear most helpful in the library.   Each reference will have a brief description and the URL to link you to the resource.
 
Please click on the tab above to view the library for your content area.  We hope you find the site useful!


ELA

Awesome Library
One World Education
Curriculum Maps
  • This is a link to the curriculum maps for ELA.  There are units of study by grade level based on the common core standards. I think that is was well done and worth taking a look.
  • http://commoncore.org/maps/index.php/maps/
Shmoop
  • A free website with 'learning guides' for commonly used books and topics. I love the "Why should I care?" section at the start of each guide.
  • http://www.shmoop.com/

Social Studies

Asia for Educators
Choices for 21st Century Education Program
Global Dimensions
iEARN
Civic's games & resources
 
National Geographic


Math

Awesome Library
 Guide to Digital Learning

Talking Numbers Counts For Kids' Math Skills
Kahn Academy
Illuminations
Yummy Math

Arts

Awesome Library

Tech Ed.

Awesome Library
50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

Science

Awesome Library
Wolf Quest
  • An immersive, 3D wildlife simulation game, WolfQuest challenges players to learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park.
  • http://www.wolfquest.org/
Understanding Science
  • A website with resources for teachers including in depth information about the subjects you teach. there are tips for teachers and classroom activities categorized by grade level.
  • http://undsci.berkeley.edu/
 
NASSA Virtual Campus
 
Several Site distributed by Peter McLaren on February 4, 2011 for Science Teachers

Science Index
  • Science Index contains links and resources for all different areas and levels of science. Topics include space, natural hazards, weather, health and nutrition, human body, environment, physics, chemistry, biology and more.. The resources are grouped by subject area and include lessons and activities.
  • http://science.lotsoflessons.com/index.html 
Science at PPPST
Science-Class.net
  • The site has resources divided by topic area: astronomy, biology, chemistry, forensics, physics, and much more. There are also teacher resources like graphic organizers and lesson plans. The student resource section has study skills and other web resources. There is even a section with parent resources.
    Each topic area has a variety of links and resources such as activities, labs, slideshows, graphic organizers, online quizzes, study and review notes, and much more. The resources are categorized nicely and are very good.
  • http://www.science-class.net/index.htm