Professional Development, Education News


Blogs for Teachers

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Alan Levine
CogDogBlog / Facebook / Twitter
Blake Harvard
The Effortful Educator / Facebook / Twitter
Catlin Tucker
Blended Learning & Technology in the Classroom blog / Facebook Fan Page / Twitter
David Warlick
2 Cents Worth blog / Facebook / Twitter
ED.gov (U.S. Department of Education)
Homeroom blog
Doug Johnson
Blue Skunk Blog / Facebook Fan Page / Twitter
John Spencer
John Spencer blog / Facebook / Twitter
José Vilson
JLV Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Miguel Guhlin
Around the Corner blog/ Twitter
Richard Byrne
Free Technology for Teachers / Facebook / Pinterest /Twitter
Ross McGill
Teacher Toolkit (blog) / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter
Scott McLeod
Dangerously Irrelevant blog / Twitter
Shelly Sanchez Terrell
Teacher Reboot Camp blog
Vicki Davis
10 Minute Teacher Podcast / Cool Cat Teacher blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter
Wesley Fryer
Moving at the Speed of Creativity blog /
Facebook / Twitter / YouTube

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.
Edutopia
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.
Eduwonk
Award-winning K-12 education blog.
EdWeb.net
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
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
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.
eSchoolNews
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
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.
Teach.com: 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
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

EngageNY
We designed this site specifically for New York’s teachers, principals, administrators and Network Teams. Have questions about Common Core standards, data-driven instruction or teacher and leader effectiveness? This is your one-stop shop.
NYSCATE
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.
NYSED
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.
NYSED P-12
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.
ASCD
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….
NCEA
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.
NEA
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.

Standards

New York State Next Generation Standards

NYSED – Curriculum and Instruction
Offers resources for standards and curriculum, regulations and guidance resources, special programs, and initiatives, and further information, including current New York education news.
NYSED: Next Generation Learning Standards
This page contains information about the new NYS Learning Standards. It includes links to the standards, crosswalks between the 2011 Common Core Learning Standards and the new standards, an implemention timeline, and further information. Full implementation of the new standards is expected to take place from September 2020 on.
Next Generation Learning Standards: At-a-Glance Flyer
A flyer giving a general overview of the new standards and the timeline for their implementation.

Subjects With Changed Standards

The Arts

ELA

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Other Resources

10 things you need to know about the Next Generation Learning Standards
This fact sheet from the NY State Union of Teachers outlines the important points about the Next Generation Standards in NY. (May 2017)
Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
EduCore
Here you will find current, relevant, evidence-based tools and professional development to smooth your transition into a new era of teaching and learning. From the ASCD.
EngageNY
Designed to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda, this site is mostly focused on support and information for the old Common Core State Standards, though it now has a page for the new Next Generation Learning Standards as well.
It’s Complicated: Common Core State Standards Focus on Text Complexity
A focus on text complexity means students will be expected to read, comprehend, and cite increasingly difficult texts. What heralded this shift, and what does it mean for your school? (An article from ASCD Education Update, April 2012.)
PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of 22 states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.
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