The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.
This website, from the Jefferson Lab, offers a variety of hands-on science lesson plans. This is a great site for teachers in grades 6-8, as it also provides ideas on how to modify lessons to meet students' needs.
A case study of a Latino mother and her difficulties in helping her daughter achieve success in the U.S. school system. Offers discussion questions for staff to reflect on ways they might better assist immigrant families.
Developed by the California Nutrition Network, this resource offers tools and resources for hands-on activities that promote student consumption of fruits and vegetables.
The overall goal of the Hawaii State PIRC is to increase parental involvement in their children's education to improve academic achievement and to strengthen school-family-community partnerships in meeting children's educational needs.
Hawaii State Teachers Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.
Hawaii TESOL is committed to building a community of professionals teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in the State of Hawaii.
Many links to Head Start publications on a variety of topics such as infant nutrition, certificates of appreciation for parents, children's mental health, and developmental assessments. Many of the publications are downloadable and translated into Spanish.
This website offers information about the Head Start program in Spanish, including FAQs for parents and a Head Start search engine that can be used to find local programs.
HEATH is a national clearinghouse that provides free information on postsecondary education and related issues. Publishes newsletter.
The free hELLo Newsletter, produced by the Big Deal Book, is available by email subscription and online. It specifically targets K-12 and Adult ELL educators, program directors, and media specialists by providing access to imaginative and interactive Web environments and free materials.
"Help! They Don't Speak English!," is an ESL resource developed by a team of teachers. The handbook is available for free and can be downloaded from this site in PDF format.
A basic introduction to organizing and writing an essay. Straightforward and clear language is used in the examples of the thesis statement and supporting details.
High interest/low readability level books.
The Hispanic College Fund (HCF) is a national non-profit organization with a mission to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals. For 17 years, the Hispanic College Fund has provided educational, scholarship, and mentoring programs to students throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, establishing a career pipeline of talented and career-driven Hispanics.
The Hispanic College Fund works to provide Hispanic high school and college students with the vision, resources and mentorship needed to become community leaders and achieve successful careers in business, science, technology, engineering, and math. Their programs include scholarship competitions, a youth symposium, an online career network, and a leadership and professional internship and placement program.
History for Kids provides helpful ideas to assist teachers in the preparation of their social studies lesson plans. The website contains a list of links to interactive activities that can stimulate research and exploration of particular topics. It also provides lesson plans and activities that can be done at home or in-class.
Program aiming to improve postsecondary access and success among low-income and first-generation college students in the Houston, TX region.
This article from Colorín Colorado offers some ideas for developing effective lesson plans in ELL, mainstream, or content-area classrooms.
This parent tip sheet from the National Center for Summer Learning offers parents ideas on ways that they can encourage summer learning. The tip sheet is also available in Spanish.
This article describes Howard Gardner, the creator of the Multiple Intelligences theory, and his "seven intelligences."