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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
NGSS@NSTA - a source for resources, tools, and support to help science educators explore, learn, and implement the NGSS
ASK - Part of a professional development project funded by the National Science Foundation. The aim of the project is to study the effect of "adapting science for kids" (ASK) to teach and reinforce student skills in reading, writing, and other areas of the curriculum while learning science through hands-on inquiry. Teachers nationally and internationally can share teacher lesson adaptations and video recordings of ASK lessons and discuss their ideas about local, state, or national standards. Requires free registration to access lessons.
EducationDegree.com - Directory of teacher education degree programs from 1,700+ colleges and universities from around the United States - For their directory of Masters in Education programs, click here.
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellowship - Seeks to recruit outstanding candidates to teaching, raise the status of the profession, help urban and rural middle and high schools address a shortage of math and science teachers, and transform teacher education. The Fellowship offers rigorous preparation, extensive clinical experience, and ongoing mentoring for talented, committed college graduates and professionals in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics who will teach in high-need public schools. Fellows—who may be either recent college graduates or career-changers—receive a $30,000 stipend while completing a master's degree program at one of twenty-two participating universities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. In exchange, Fellows commit to teach math, science or technology for at least three years in a high-need urban or rural public school district and will receive continued support and mentoring.
Annenberg Learner - Browse teacher resources by grade level. Select interactives by grade levels, disciplines, audiences, and required software. See Professional Development opportunities. Comprehensive site.
SAS Curriculum Pathways - Interactive, standards-based resources in the core disciplines. Professional Development.
ScienceNetlinks - A part of Thinkfinity, this AAAS megawebsite offers teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities, that can be selected according to grade level, theme, and content. Don't miss the news and afterschool sections. This is a must see quality site, a portal to several thousand gems.
Thirteen ed online - Contains three searchable databases of at least 300 original tried-and-true lessons that work in the classroom. Developed by Thirteen/WNET master teachers. Each month new lesson plans are added.
Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Integrated Life Sciences Education - Stream or download 50 of the best videos (8 to 10 minutes each) from the public television series, "Secrets of the Sequence." Each video has an accompanying classroom-tested lesson plan that encourages students (grades 8 to 12 and beyond) to further explore the topic. Printout the one-page overview that gives a birds-eye-view of the dozen major life science areas, the video titles that relate to each, and other life science emphases. A significant project funded by the Pfizer Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences. A must see site if you have any interest in cutting edge biological research and important basics in the life sciences.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - site of William Kamkwamba, who, as a boy with limited resources and education in Malawi, Africa, built a windmill that changed the lives of the people in his village. Use the videos on this site and/or the book to inspire your students.
Learn.Genetics - The Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah addresses all areas of life science and health as well as other scientific fields. The GSLC's websites are among the most used science sites on the Internet. In 2013, they received almost 20 million visits, which came from virtually every country in the world.
Next.cc - NEXT.cc is an eco web that develops ethical imagination and environmental stewardship. NEXT.cc introduces what design is, what design does, and why design is important. It offers activities across nine scales – nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region, and world.
Project Learning Tree - PLT advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development, and curriculum resources that use trees and forests as windows on the world. Variety of curriculum and other resources. Professional Development.
Project Wild - Variety of curriculum and other resources. Professional Development.