Professional Development, Education News

Blogs for Teachers

Professional Development

Adobe Education Exchange
The Adobe Education Exchange is the free learning platform and community, designed by educators for educators, to ignite creativity in the classroom. Offers online courses, on-demand online workshops, lesson plans, teaching resources, and more, primarily on Adobe, math, and technology-related topics.
Annenberg Learner
Teacher professional development and teacher resources across the curriculum from Annenberg Media.
Berkeley ORIAS National Resource Centers
Sited at universities around the country, NRCs work …to provide resources to help teachers internationalize American education. To do this, they provide curriculum materials, teacher education, travel opportunities for teachers, scholarly speakers, and more.
Cult of Pedagogy
Website, blog, and articles about teaching methods, theories, and techniques, including classroom management and technology.
Discovery Education
Educational technology, classroom management, curriculum resources, and other tools are available under the Teachers tab.
ED Pubs
Identify and order U.S. Department of Education products. All publications are provided at no cost to the general public by the U.S. Department of Education.
Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook
Teacher PD Sourcebook Directory is the most complete interactive, online professional development resource for K-12 educators. It includes articles and resource links from the publishers of Education Week and Teacher magazines, with a free bi-annual ebook focusing on technology integration and 21st Century Learning skills.
Education World
A complete online resource where educators could start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for.
Improving the K-12 learning process by using digital media to document, disseminate, and advocate for innovative, replicable strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives. Includes articles, videos, blogs, forums, weekly newsletter, and more.
Award-winning K-12 education blog.
EdWeb hosts a number of social networks for educators, covering topics such as English, Science, Guidance, 21st Century Skills, Character Education, and more. Note: some communities are more active than others – check the recent discussion dates and numbers to see if a community might be overwhelmingly busy (or, contrarily, moribund).
EngageNY is an evolving, collaborative platform for educators. As the Regents Reform Agenda moves forward across the state, we want you to be able to access and share resources that work for you. Includes resources on Common Core standards, The Data-Driven Instruction cycle (DDI) and School-Based Inquiry (SBI), Teacher/Leader effectiveness (performance management systems) and more.
ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The ERIC database contains many thousands of journal articles relating to educational topics, all free and searchable on the web.
This site has materials for professional development as well as education news articles and information on education and edtech conferences.
Frameworks for 21st Century Learning
P21’s Frameworks for 21st Century Learning were developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work and life, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online
H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Our edited lists and web sites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the interested public.
K12 Online Conference
Archives of an education conference which took place online annually from 2006 through 2017.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
New York State Library: Education Internet Sites
Long set of links for educators from the NY State Library.
PBS TeacherLine
Our collection of more than 130 top-quality, graduate-level courses for educators spans the entire curriculum: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies, and Science. (Price per course varies from $100-$600.)
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation
A free online journal for educators, designed to provide access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice. Teaching Methods
Chart and overview of various teaching methods, categorizing them as to whether they are teacher or student centered on one axis and high or low tech on the other.
TeachThought is an organization dedicated to innovation in education through the growth of outstanding teachers.
TED Talks : Education
How do we reinvent education? These TED Talks explore the latest thinking — from teachers, parents, kids — on how to build a better school.

Professional Organizations

Broome County

Broome-Tioga BOCES
Provides access to the various districts plus BOCES itself. Other nearby BOCES include: Greater Southern Tier, Delaware-Chemung-Madison-Otsego (DCMO), and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga (TST).
Teacher Center of Broome County
Programs and materials for teachers, workshops, grants, links to other websites, more.
WSKG – Education
Educational materials and links from our local PBS station.

New York State

The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education is an organization of dedicated technology using educators, committed to transforming teaching and learning, in order to provide our children with an education that prepares them to live satisfying and productive lives. Annual conferences, grants, more.
Check this site for New York State Education Department offices, including Curriculum and Instruction and State Assessment, plus publications, regulations and guidance resources, education news, and further information.
This is the section of the NY State Education Department dealing with Primary through Grade 12 education.
NYSUT (NY State Union of Teachers)
News, resources, publications, and information relating to educators in New York State.
NYSED: Office of Teaching Initiatives
Information on teacher certification requirements and education news.

Other Organizations

American Federation of Teachers
The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers.
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a community of educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner.
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
A nonprofit membership organization, ISTE provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. Publisher of the ISTE Standards and other edtech resources for teachers.
NBPTS: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
An independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization….formed in 1987 to advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching….
Site of the National Catholic Education Association. NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world. NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church.
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education.
Phi Delta Kappa International
The premier professional association for educators.
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