Education Organizations

The efforts from many corners to link curriculum standards and projects underscore the feedback from practicing teachers to meet this need.

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American Educational Research Association

A special interest group under the auspices of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) connects researchers and teachers. AERA encourages scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation, and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. Its 12 divisions span methods and segments of the educational community, and over 155 SIGs cover an…  learn more

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American Federation of Teachers

AFT has a wide range of resources and support for educators. Areas they tackle include bullying, Common Core, healthy & hunger-free students, workplace harassment, and student loan issues. While some of their stands are controversial, the AFT site can provide insight and ideas.  learn more

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ASCD Resources

ASCD empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Read, Watch & Listen to Top Educators Accelerate your path with high-quality content that helps you reach new heights  learn more

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Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies. They provide a wide variety of resources, including books & publications, conferences and professional development. ASCD, like AERA, is a large organization, with particular appeal for elementary school staffs.  learn more

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Computer Science Teachers Association Workshops

The Computer Science Teachers Association is part of the Association for Computing Machinery, one of the foremost organizations in computing. CSTA supports and promotes the teaching of computer science in the K-12 setting and provides professional development workshops.  learn more

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Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

CoSN is a membership organization with a nominal fee in exchange for comprehensive services, including a new national conference (real and virtual).  learn more

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EDTECH

With thousands of direct subscribers and participants, EDTECH plays an influential role in determining the future directions of the uses of technology in education for many universities and school districts.  learn more

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International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

IEA conducts large-scale comparative studies of educational achievement and other aspects of education, with the aim of gaining in-depth understanding of the effects of policies and practices within and across systems of education. Their focus is on the global implications of digital technology.  learn more

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ISTE - The International Society for Technology in Education

ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, has developed matrices for implementing skills, standards, and activities into both teacher education methods courses and field experiences. Rather than isolating the uses of new technology in one methods course ISTE's approach is to integrate such skills across the board in teacher education.  learn more

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National Associations of State Boards of Education

The National Associations of State Boards of Education provides a number of resources for administrators, teachers, and anyone interested in K-12 education. Check out their Publications section.  learn more

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National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, & Teaching

NCREST works to advance education stakeholders' understanding of the complex and challenging work of restructuring schools. They conduct research, foster connections, and share expertise, resources, and images that help education practitioners, reformers, researchers, parents and community members to reimagine and create equitable and effective schools.  learn more

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National Educators Association

The National Educators' Association, sometimes at odds with school boards, has elected to offer a variety of resources about technology as well as other topics like "Health, Safety of Gay Students" and "Modern Schools - Better Learning". Their Parents section offers topics of interest to parents of school aged children. And don't forget the National…  learn more

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National Teachers Enhancement Network

The National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) offers online, graduate-level science courses from a world-class public research university. NTEN was one of the first online professional development programs for K-12 teachers, and has offered courses since 1993. NTEN is a program of Extended University at Montana State University.  learn more