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Educational Resource Organizations Directory
Provided by the U.S. Department of Education this website links to almost 3,000 educational organizations. Searchable by state/territory, or by type of organization. Information provided includes name, contact person, phone numbers, email address,website address and mail address for organizations spanning from child care to higher education.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/

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Bullying

Teaching Tolerance
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free film kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.tolerance.org/

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Career Education

ACTEonline (Association for Career and Technical Education)
ACTE helps prepare youth and adults for successful careers. This website includes links to career and technical education sites, information on high demand occupations and legislative alerts on education funding. Sample lesson plans are available in The Educator Resource Center.
Grades: 6 - 12
http://www.acteonline.org
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
Headquartered at the University of Minnesota, NCSET works with educators, community professionals, employers and families to support youth with disabilities in their education and transition needs. The NCSET website offers national, state and local assistance and planning information for secondary and post-secondary education, employment and independent living.
Grades: 9 - 12
http://www.ncset.org
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) works to improve career and technical education (CTE) in the U.S. by developing and distributing scientifically based information. It provides technical assistance and professional development for CTE practitioners in secondary and post-secondary education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Grades: 9 - 12
http://www.nrccte.org

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Children's and Young Adult Literature

ALAN Review
ALAN Review is a peer reviewed journal about young adult literature. ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents) is part of the National Council for Teachers of English. There is a two year gap before free access to the journal is made available to non-subscribers.
Grades: 6 - 12
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/
ALSC: Association for Library Service to Children
Lists current and past winners of the Newbery and Caldecott medals, as well as other notable books and media for children. Also features "700+ Cool Sites for Kids."
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.ala.org/alsc/

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Copyright and Plagiarism

Center for Social Media
Founded in 2001 by the School of Communication at American University, the Center for Social Media investigates and sets standards for the fair use of media in our society. Codes of best practices for Fair Use for Online Video, Open Courseware, Media Literacy Education, and others are available at this website.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/
United States Copyright Office
Includes federal regulations regarding copyright, directions on how to register for a copyright, and official filing procedures. Administered by the Library of Congress.
Grades: 9 - 12
http://www.copyright.gov

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Counseling and Student Services

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
ASCA represents school counselors and promotes professionalism and ethical practices. The organization focuses on professional development, the enhancement of school counseling programs, and research towards effective school counseling practices.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.schoolcounselor.org/
Association of Educational Therapists (AET)
AET is a national professional association that develops standards, training programs and public awareness of the practive of educational therapy for children and adults with learning disabilities. The website provides information about membership, certification, professional development, and research.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.aetonline.org
Media for Teacher & Counselor Education (subject list)
An annotated list of media acquisitions for teacher and counselor education. Divided by subject area the list includes videos, dvd's, streaming video and other non-print formats.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/970a4bc5-f8a0-49dd-b0b4-ba35901d21fd.pdf
National Association of School Psychologists
With the theme: "Helping children achieve their best. At school. At home. In life.," this website provides support and resources for psychology students, early professionals and working school psychologists, as well as for families and other educators. It includes information about standards, professional development, advocacy and other professional issues. Its resource list includes information on crisis resources in numerous foreign languages.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nasponline.org/
National Child Traumatic Stresss Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides resources for parents, teachers and others to enable the to provide support to traumatized children and adolescents. Resources are available for all types of traumas from natural disasters, physical and sexual abuse, terrorism, and acts of violence.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.nctsn.org/
National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. This website provides background about various mental disorders, as well as information about clinical trials, research, statistics, etc. Free publications are available. Part of the National Institutes of Health.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
From SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), the National Mental Health Information Center was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media. This web site provides more than 600 publications and other information about the treatment and prevention of mental illness, as well as information on Federal grants, conferences, and other events. From the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/

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Early Childhood Education

Asssociation for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
ACEI is a professional organization that advocates for the adequate education for children from birth to early adolescence. The Free Resources section includes teaching ideas.
Grades: PreK - 8
http://www.acei.org/
Early Child Development at the World Bank
The World Bank supports projects to improve the development and education of children from birth to age seven. This website provides information to assist policy makers, program managers and practitioners regarding the importance of early childhood education, as well as project development steps and financing tools.
Grades: PreK - 2
http://tinyurl.com/7cdnwh2
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC, the early childhood professional organization, has articles from its journal, professional development information, and accreditation standards. It provides law and public policy information and links to other early childhood resources.
Grades: PreK - 3
http://www.naeyc.org/
National Network for Child Care
Includes links to over 1000 research-based and reviewed publications related to child care that are drawn from the Cooperative Extension, an outreach system of landgrant universities. An e-mail forum and a list of child care resources by state are also available.
Grades: PreK - 3
http://www.nncc.org/

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Educational Leadership

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
AASA is a worldwide professional organization for educational leaders. Its mission is to "support and develop effective school leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children."
Grades: K - 12
http://www.aasa.org/
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
ASCD represents educators from more than 135 countries, including superintendents, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members. The ASCD addresses all aspects of effective teaching and learning -- such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ascd.org/
National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
NABE is the only national professional organization that represents both language-minority students and the bilingual education professionals who serve them. NABE works to improve instructional practice, professional development, funding for programs, and the rights of language-minority Americans.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nabe.org/
National Association of Elementary School Principals
The National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support for elementary and middle school principals. The organization contributes to the professionalism of its members through training programs, publications, conferences, and governmental advocacy.
Grades: K - 8
http://www.naesp.org/
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
The NASSP, with 40,000 members worldwide, seeks excellence in school leadership through its publications, professional development, and its promotion of issues and interests with news media and Congress.
Grades: 6 - 12
http://www.nassp.org/

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English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
NABE is the only national professional organization that represents both language-minority students and the bilingual education professionals who serve them. NABE works to improve instructional practice, professional development, funding for programs, and the rights of language-minority Americans.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nabe.org/
Teachers of English to Speakers of other languages (TESOL)
TESOL is a professional association dedicated to excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages from preschool to adult. Its program focuses on public policy, professional development, research and standards. The TESOL website includes an index to their journals, news, frequently asked questions and career links for teachers.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.tesol.org/

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Health and Physical Education

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
The AAHPERD is an alliance of national and regional professional organizations supporting physical education, recreation, sports, dance and health education. Links to affliliate organizations, news, and other resources.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.aahperd.org

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Holocaust Education

N. J. Commission on Holocaust Education
Includes the N. J. Curriculum Outline for Holocaust Education, K through grade 12, and sample lesson plans. Also features lists of demonstration Sites, Holocaust Centers and Holocaust events.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.state.nj.us/njded/holocaust/
Teaching Tolerance
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free film kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.tolerance.org/

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Language Arts and Reading Instruction

Campaign for Grade Level Reading: 3rd grade reading success matters
Established as a collaboration of many foundations to meet the challenge of helping children of poverty to succeed academically. The campaign suggests strategies to attack the issues of school readiness, parent engagement, summer learning loss and chronic absence. Links to research, strategies for meeting the challenges, and materials (banners, videos, etc.) for individual campaigns are available.
Grades: PreK - 3
http://www.gradelevelreading.net/
International Reading Association (IRA)
The International Reading Association is a professional association dedicated to promoting literacy by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating literacy research and information, and "encouraging the lifetime reading habit."
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.reading.org/
Modern Language Association (MLA)
The Modern Language Association works to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature, in both English and foreign languages. The MLA publishes books, pamphlets, a comprehensive international bibliography, and style guidelines.
Grades: 9 - 12
http://www.mla.org/
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
The National Council of Teachers of English is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts. NCTE provides opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth and a framework for dealing with issues that affect the teaching of English.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ncte.org/

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Mathematics Education

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the world's largest mathematics education organization, is dedicated to ensuring a mathematics education of the highest quality for all students. The council also publishes four professional journals, a monthly newsletter, and offers Standards-oriented teachers institutes.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nctm.org/

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Multicultural Education

American Indian Library Association -- Resources
The American Indian Library Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association, work to improve library services of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This page identifies a variety of resources about American Indians including lists of recommended books, archives of photographs and images, and other initiatives for improving the life and image of American Indians.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://ailanet.org/resources/
International Directory of Resources for Education in the Arts (IDEA)
IDEA is a joint project of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) and UNESCO. The website provides "international models of good practice in arts education."
Grades: K - 12
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=3352&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Teaching Tolerance
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free film kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.tolerance.org/

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Music

American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Advocating the music education methods of Carl Orff this organization provides professional development, publications, scholarships and grants.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.aosa.org/
American String Teachers Association
The American String Teachers Association is a organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them throughout their careers. ASTA provides an array of services, including instrument insurance, a scholarly journal, professional development, competitions, grants, community initiatives, and access to a network of colleagues.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.astaweb.com
Dalcroze Society of America
Developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze to tap into students' natural sense of rhythm, the Dalcroze Eurhythmics approach focuses on rhythmic movement, aural training, and improvisation. Information about Dalcroze and the Dalcroze method, teacher training programs, etc. is available from this website.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.dalcrozeusa.org/
Gordon Institute for Music Learning
The Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML) is dedicated to advancing the research in music education pioneered by Edwin E. Gordon. This website provides an introduction to Gordon' Music Learning Theory,classroom activities and information about the GIML.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.giml.org
International Directory of Resources for Education in the Arts (IDEA)
IDEA is a joint project of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) and UNESCO. The website provides "international models of good practice in arts education."
Grades: K - 12
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=3352&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the oldest professional music teachers association in the United States, promotes the appreciation of both music study and music making and the professionalism of music teachers. MTNA is comprised of 24,000 independent and collegiate music teachers of all instruments including voice.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.mtna.org/
NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)
NAMM is a non-profit educational association dedicated to promoting the importance of music, music-making and music education to the general public. Its membership, representing the music industry, provides information about current research, as well as tools (print, audio and video) to advocate for music education.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.nammfoundation.org/
National Association for Music Education (MENC)
Dedicated to the advancement of music education, the National Association for Music Education is the largest national association involved in all levels of music education, from preschool through college, and in all areas of music education. (The initials stand for Music Educators National Conference.)
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.menc.org/
National Association of Teachers of Singing
The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) strives to "encourage the highest standards of the vocal art...; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented." The website includes information about competitions,programs, events and links to The Journal of Singing (restricted to members only).
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nats.org
Organization of American Kodaly Educators
Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) was founded to promote Kodály's concept of "Music for Everyone" through the improvement of music education in schools. This website provides an overview of Kodaly methods, its connection to National Music Standards,and information about the OAKE.
Grades: K - 12
https://oake.org

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Professional Development

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Originally established to explore ways to use technology to help students with disabilities, CAST developed the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) which uses flexible methods and materials to teach all students. This website provides extensive information about UDL, and how to implement. Its Learning Tools section includes software to create online books, design lesson plans, conduct online research, etc.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.cast.org
IRIS Center
The IRIS Center aims to provide free, high-quality, online training resources for faculty and professional development providers about students with disabilities. These research-based resources include tutorials, videso, podcast, brochures, information briefs and case studies. This Web site is made possible through a grant between Vanderbilt University and the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu
National Center on Universal Design for Learning
Sponsored by CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) this website includes videos, presentations, links and articles to teach the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and how to implement UDL in the classroom. Also provides information about advocacy for UDL, how to connect with other teachers and research about UDL.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.udlcenter.org

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School Law

Education Law Center
The Education Law Center (ELC) is an advocate for children in New Jersey public schools. Their website gives background information about issues affecting public schools, including bullying, funding, preschool education, special education and others. The Research section provides over ten years of data about ethnicity and eligibility for school lunch programs. Information about cases argued by the ELC, including Abbott v. Burke is also available.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.edlawcenter.org
United Cerebral Palsy
"Life without limits for people with disabilities." The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is committed to ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all facets of society. Includes links for education, health & wellness, public policy, housing, parenting & families, products & services, sports & leisure, travel and transportation.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.ucp.org/
Wrightslaw
Peter and Pamela Wright teach Special Education Law at William & Mary Law School. This website provides extensive information to support parents, teachers and administrators in assisting and advocating for students with special needs.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.wrightslaw.com/

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School Libraries and Media

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
The American Association of School Librarians is a national organization that advocates excellence in the school library media field by promoting collaboration, leadership, and life-long learning. A division of the American Library Association, AASL provides educational opportunities, publications, workshops, and conferences for its members.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/index.cfm
New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL)
The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) is a professional association of school library media specialists in New Jersey. The Association advocates library media programs that ensure students and staff will become effective users of information. The NJASL also provides educational opportunities and information through online and print publications, workshops, and conferences.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.njasl.org/
Resources for Librarians: Serving ELL's and their Families
Colorin colorado is "A billingual site for families and educators of English language learners." This portion of their website provides general information to librarians about serving English language learners and their families. It also provides a list of Recommended Books and Publishers, and Recommended Resources for Public Librarians. Included are resources from REFORMA(The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking).
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.colorincolorado.org/librarians/

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Science Education

National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) unites life science educators from around the world to share knowledge and experiences, and to promote professional growth "to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students."
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nabt.org/
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
The National Science Teachers Association strives to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. The Association publishes educational books, a newspaper, and a professional journal for each level of science teaching.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nsta.org/
Next Generation Science Standards
Released in Spring 2013 the Next Generation Science Standards were developed by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve. NJ participated in the development of these standards, though they have not yet been adopted by New Jersey.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nextgenscience.org/

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Social Studies Education

National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)
Find standards, lists of publications and other geography-related activities at the website of the National Council for Geographic Education.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ncge.org
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
The mission of the National Council for the Social Studies is to "provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators."
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ncss.org/

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Special Education

American Speech Language Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a professional association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. While the primary focus of this website is to serve professionals in the field, information about communication disorders for the general public is available. Additional information about careers, certification, advocacy, research and member-only links to professional journals is included.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.asha.org/
Association of Educational Therapists (AET)
AET is a national professional association that develops standards, training programs and public awareness of the practive of educational therapy for children and adults with learning disabilities. The website provides information about membership, certification, professional development, and research.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.aetonline.org
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
The focus of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Their website provides information and resources that focus on the diagnosis, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with AD/HD lead better lives.
Grades: 9 - 12
http://www.add.org/
Autism New Jersey
Autism New Jersey "is a nonprofit agency that provides information, support, and advocacy for families and professionals."
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.autismnj.org/
Autism Society
With its goal of "Improving the lives of all affected by autism" the Autism Society provides inforamtion about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of autism and Asperger's Syndrome. This website supports individuals with autism, family members, professional and advocates througn identifying autism-related support services, research and news.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.autism-society.org/
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Originally established to explore ways to use technology to help students with disabilities, CAST developed the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) which uses flexible methods and materials to teach all students. This website provides extensive information about UDL, and how to implement. Its Learning Tools section includes software to create online books, design lesson plans, conduct online research, etc.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.cast.org
Child Development Institute: Child Psychology/Mental Health
The Child Development Institute provides information about parenting issues through this website. The Child Psychology/Mental Health section includes information about ADHD, Asperger's, Fragile X, Tourette's, etc. The site includes a Monthly Newsletter, Weekly Podcasts, a Blog and recent research.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/disorders/
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is an advocacy organization for students with disabilities, and they list on their site a variety of fact sheets, research, and recommended reading for those who wish to learn more about this disorder.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.chadd.org/
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
As an international professional organization dedicated to improving education for students with special need, the CEC's web site provides legislative updates, information about professional development, career opportunities and professional standards. A catalog of publications, and access to their journals: The Exceptional Child and Teaching Exceptional Children, are also available.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.cec.sped.org
International Dyslexia Association
Membership of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) consists of professionals in partnership with people with dyslexia and their families. This website includes information and research about dyslexia and its treatment, as well as information about the organization, conferences and member-only access to the journal, Annals of Dyslexia and Perspectives on Language and Literacy.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.interdys.org/
IRIS Center
The IRIS Center aims to provide free, high-quality, online training resources for faculty and professional development providers about students with disabilities. These research-based resources include tutorials, videso, podcast, brochures, information briefs and case studies. This Web site is made possible through a grant between Vanderbilt University and the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu
LD Online
LD OnLine is a national educational service of WETA-TV, the PBS station in Washington, D.C. Calling itself the world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, LD OnLine serves parents, teachers, and other professionals with articles, multimedia, advice, lists of resources and online forums. A Kids section enables sharing artwork and writing.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ldonline.org/
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) was created to provide support for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities. This website provides information about the assessment and evaluation process, strategies for more effective instruction, as well as lists of agencies and other resources for addtional information and support.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ldaamerica.org/
National Association of Special Education Teachers
The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is dedicated to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education. This website includes audio and print resources about various disabilities, developing IEP's, classroom management, laws, conferences and job openings.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.naset.org/
National Center on Disability and Access to Education
The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) promotes electronically-mediated distance education policies and practices to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Supported by the Utah State University, Center for Disabilities, the website includes news articles about accessibility, fact sheets for software accomodations, and videos of people with disabilities.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ncdae.org/
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
Headquartered at the University of Minnesota, NCSET works with educators, community professionals, employers and families to support youth with disabilities in their education and transition needs. The NCSET website offers national, state and local assistance and planning information for secondary and post-secondary education, employment and independent living.
Grades: 9 - 12
http://www.ncset.org
National Center on Universal Design for Learning
Sponsored by CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) this website includes videos, presentations, links and articles to teach the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and how to implement UDL in the classroom. Also provides information about advocacy for UDL, how to connect with other teachers and research about UDL.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.udlcenter.org
National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Especially useful for its state-by-state list of organizations, and short overview of many topics relating to children and youth with disabilities, this site also contains a searchable database of organizations concerned with disabilities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.nichcy.org/
National Down Syndrome Society
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Their website has information about Down syndrome, the education, development, community life, and healthcare of people with Down syndrome, as well as policy and research. My Great Story includes personal stories of individuals with Down syndrome.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.ndss.org/
National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. This website provides background about various mental disorders, as well as information about clinical trials, research, statistics, etc. Free publications are available. Part of the National Institutes of Health.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Traumatic Brain Injury.com
Provides information about traumatic brain injury including symptoms, treatment and prevention. Includes informative videos from the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association. The site is sponsored by and paid for by the Law Firm of Cohen, Placitella and Roth, P.C. Their mission is to be the leading Internet resource for education, advocacy, research and support for brain injury survivors, their families, and medical and rehabilitation professionals.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.traumaticbraininjury.com/
United Cerebral Palsy
"Life without limits for people with disabilities." The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is committed to ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all facets of society. Includes links for education, health & wellness, public policy, housing, parenting & families, products & services, sports & leisure, travel and transportation.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.ucp.org/
Wrightslaw
Peter and Pamela Wright teach Special Education Law at William & Mary Law School. This website provides extensive information to support parents, teachers and administrators in assisting and advocating for students with special needs.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.wrightslaw.com/

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Standards

Next Generation Science Standards
Released in Spring 2013 the Next Generation Science Standards were developed by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve. NJ participated in the development of these standards, though they have not yet been adopted by New Jersey.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nextgenscience.org/

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Statistics

Education Law Center
The Education Law Center (ELC) is an advocate for children in New Jersey public schools. Their website gives background information about issues affecting public schools, including bullying, funding, preschool education, special education and others. The Research section provides over ten years of data about ethnicity and eligibility for school lunch programs. Information about cases argued by the ELC, including Abbott v. Burke is also available.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.edlawcenter.org
Education Law Center: Data & Research
The Education Law Center is an advocate for educational equity in NJ. This section of their website provides extensive data (in the form of charts) for student demographics, free/reduced lunch, etc. Additional data is available for preschools, charter schools, secondary schools and school funding.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.edlawcenter.org/research/data-research.html

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Technology Education

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology links professionals interested in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process. Its goals include a continuous effort to define, serve, develop, enhance, and promote the use of educational communications and technology.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.aect.org/
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Originally established to explore ways to use technology to help students with disabilities, CAST developed the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) which uses flexible methods and materials to teach all students. This website provides extensive information about UDL, and how to implement. Its Learning Tools section includes software to create online books, design lesson plans, conduct online research, etc.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.cast.org
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, ISTE promotes the appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve learning. The society established the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).
Grades: K - 12
http://www.iste.org

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Trauma Resources

National Child Traumatic Stresss Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides resources for parents, teachers and others to enable the to provide support to traumatized children and adolescents. Resources are available for all types of traumas from natural disasters, physical and sexual abuse, terrorism, and acts of violence.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.nctsn.org/

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U.S. History

American Indian Library Association -- Resources
The American Indian Library Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association, work to improve library services of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This page identifies a variety of resources about American Indians including lists of recommended books, archives of photographs and images, and other initiatives for improving the life and image of American Indians.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://ailanet.org/resources/

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Visual and Performing Arts Education

Dalcroze Society of America
Developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze to tap into students' natural sense of rhythm, the Dalcroze Eurhythmics approach focuses on rhythmic movement, aural training, and improvisation. Information about Dalcroze and the Dalcroze method, teacher training programs, etc. is available from this website.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.dalcrozeusa.org/
International Directory of Resources for Education in the Arts (IDEA)
IDEA is a joint project of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) and UNESCO. The website provides "international models of good practice in arts education."
Grades: K - 12
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=3352&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
The NAEA, a non-profit, educational organization promotes art education through professional development, education and advocacy. The website provides access to downloadable promotional materials and lists of their publications.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.naea-reston.org/

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World Languages Education

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is a national organization of foreign language educators from elementary to graduate level, promotes the study of languages and cultures in the United States.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.actfl.org/
Modern Language Association (MLA)
The Modern Language Association works to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature, in both English and foreign languages. The MLA publishes books, pamphlets, a comprehensive international bibliography, and style guidelines.
Grades: 9 - 12
http://www.mla.org/

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Compiled by Yvonne Roux
Curriculum Materials Librarian
Last Updated: March 18, 2014