A comprehensive website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education. They emphasize core strategies: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership and teacher development, and technology integration.
Keeping Students Safe Online –
National AfterSchool Association.
Today's kids need digital skills to be successful in school and beyond. Help them to develop a healthy relationship with technology by teaching them to use it wisely and appropriately, for both schoolwork and fun.
Lesson Plans Hub –
These Common Core-aligned lesson plans are designed to help teachers and educational professionals adapt quickly to The Common Core State Standards. These three lesson plan templates, educators can create and fill out a lesson plan with a professional design for their math, science and language arts courses, and download them in PDF or MS Word format with a single click.
Mastering the STEM MATH Olympiad and other Math Competitions –
The Math Olympiad is a math problem solving competition designed to feed student’s love of math. Math competitions are a fun way to practice, refine, and show off one’s math skills. They bring together students from a variety of places and backgrounds. To prepare for the Math Olympiad, students need to practice, practice, practice, and practice some more. This resource from Maryville University provides a wealth of resources both to find and to help students practice for competitions. *** A big shout out to Katie and Michelle at Lexington Middle School for sharing this great resource!
Out-of-School Time (OST) Curriculum Guide –
Sprockets: Saint Paul’s OST Network.
Though developed by St. Paul Public Schools Community Education and Sprockets, these curriculum guides are relevant to youth and youth workers throughout MN. Each Curriculum guide provides a wide variety of activities for grades 1-8 that both follow youth development principles and match up with Minnesota state standards of education. The guides are designed so that programs can implement them as a whole, or pull out individual activities.
TeacherVision provides more than 22,000 pages of classroom-ready resources including lesson planning, teaching strategies, and other activities for students.
TN Opportunity Programs (TOPS) –
Cross curricular activities in math, science, reading language arts, and visual arts for students in grades K-12. STEM instruction is weaved through most lesson plans.
Toolkit for Expanding Learning –
The Expanding Learning & Afterschool Project, 2013.
A toolkit for those looking to strengthen the foundations of afterschool programs in their communities.
Training Young People for Middle-Skill Jobs: New Guidelines Proposed –
Education Week, January 11, 2018.
Programs to train young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should carefully balance industry-specific preparation with more generalizable skills to equip students for a changing workplace, according to a recent report.