Learning from each other, for our students.
Here you can find resources related to improving your professional practice, recommended sites for things like projects and lesson plans, and more. If you have ideas for additional resources to include here, please Contact Us.
Professional Learning Opportunities:
Interested in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher? Visit their site to learn everything you need to know.
Become a more culturally responsive and effective educator: The CRUE (Culturally Responsive Urban Education) Center at UCD’s School of Education & Human Development offers resources and professional learning opportunities for educators. Visit the site to find ways to expand your understanding of how culture, power, and learning interact.
Helpful Online Resources:
The Great Public Schools Network is a place where teachers, parents, school support professionals, and community members share ideas and resources to improve student success. It is free and open to all! A site with lots of resources for teachers and classrooms, especially
21st Century learning tools and professional learning opportunities for
Created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia offers a wealth of resources for educators, as well as blogs and discussion groups to help you connect with educators around the country. Teaching Channel is a thriving online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.
My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and
share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for
teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching
resources and provides an online community where teachers can
collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State
Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides
to help with dedicated resources that support the standards.
Share My Lesson was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and
TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world.
NEA offers hundreds of free tips, lesson plans, and more in the Tools and Ideas section of their website. You can also sign up for the weekly Works4Me Newsletter. to have helpful, topical resources and advice e-mailed directly to you. A full-service site including lesson plans, ideas for projects, teacher classifieds (to buy and sell classroom materials), and more.
Ferlazzo is an acclaimed California teacher and author of books on parental engagement, student motivation, and effective strategies for teaching English language learners. His site offers collections of the best online resources for different educational topics on a daily basis.