References for Educators and Parents

Web Address Web Name Description NY State Ed. Department, Office EMSC (Curriculum and Regional School Services This site has up to date information on test schedules, research articles, department publications, resource guides, core curriculum, and other department publications and information. American Association for the Advancement Science MCI Netlinks This site has terrific links to the best websites for teachers, including lessons, lesson plans, and discussion groups. Teacher Pathfinder Network This site opens on a graphic village, with a schoolhouse, parent center, plus other buildings.  Click on a building, and you are transported to resources in that category. National Science Foundation’s teaching website Here are terrific lessons and other resources for those of you interested in math and science. NASA Lewis Learning Technologies This site contains excellent space-based classroom lessons, from wind tunnel aeronautics through rockets and even a ninth grade math proficiency test. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) This site is a rich resource for educators on teaching and learning, including a Parents Guide to the Internet. North Central Regional Educational Laboratory This site focuses on many issues.  Their parent involvement site hosts critical discussions (actual videos and papers) on fostering parent involvement and on community involvement. The US Department of Education: Publications and Products Visit the Publications for Parents site, as well as the site for Educational Research and Improvement Reports and Studies, which includes sections on Partnerships and Family Involvement. Education World’s Website This is a rich site with wonderful teacher resources, lesson plans with abundant resources and cross-disciplinary links.  You can also search for a specific topic through their search page.

Education Oasis This site provides opportunities to submit your own lesson plan in contests, and to tap into plans from many other teachers.  They provide up-front evaluation criteria, including a rubric for evaluating lesson plans.