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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

You can also see this list organized by type of organization, by focus, or by audience.

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I Love That Teaching Idea: First Day Ideas

First day of school ideas submitted by teachers, categorized by grade levels and subject areas.

Icebreakers for Students

On About.com's Secondary Education website, you can find many icebreaker ideas for starting the school year and new classes. Many activities can be used for the elementary level, as well.

Idaho Education Association

Idaho Education 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.

Idaho State Parent Information Resource Centers

The Idaho PIRC is a statewide collaboration of five programs which employs broad-based statewide strategies to provide services to support families, parents, schools, and communities as they come together for student success.

IGUANA Magazine

IGUANA is a Spanish-language magazine published for kids aged 7 to 12. Each issue is filled with stories, games, puzzles, interviews with prominent Latinos, recipes, project ideas, jokes, articles and more!

Illinois DREAM Act Information

A summary of statewide legislation makeing Illinois the first state in the country to create a private scholarship fund for undocumented youth. It also eases the path to higher education for undocumented youth, 65% of whom come from households that earn 200% under the poverty line.

Illinois Education Association-NEA

Illinois Education Association-NEA 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.

Illinois Federation of Teachers

The Illinois Federation of Teachers, a statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, represents 103,000 men and women who teach in school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at Illinois& community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees.

Illinois State Parent Information Resource Centers

Illinois PIRC offers a variety of programs, resources and information to help parents, teachers, and schools statewide increase parent involvement and improve student success.

Illinois TESOL/BE

Illinois TESOL-BE is a non-profit professional organization of individuals involved in professional development, legislation, government issues, and special interest groups for the teaching of English to speakers of other languages and bilingual education.

Immigrant Students and Secondary School Reform: A Compendium of Best Practices

A comprehensive resource guide published by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) that highlights best practices for a variety of ELL student needs and offers descriptions of instructional programs designed around best practices.

In2Books

In2Books, the largest nonprofit literacy program in Washington, DC, helps students become successful readers, writers, and thinkers through a combination of challenging work for students and literacy professional development for their teachers.

Indiana Department of Education: Office of English Language Learning & Migrant Education

This report discusses effective strategies for teaching ELLs who have not had the benefit of formal education or who have had interrupted formal education. The article includes an overview of recent research in this area, as well as recommended resources.

Indiana Federation of Teachers

The Indiana Federation of Teachers is the state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO.

Indiana State Parent Information Resource Centers

The purpose of the Indiana Partnerships Center is to provide parents throughout Indiana with the skills and knowledge they need to become more actively engaged in the educational lives of children, and to encourage schools to receive parents as true partners in the educational process.

Indiana State Teachers Association

Indiana 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.

Indiana TESOL

INTESOL is the Indiana affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and is an all-volunteer group comprised of teachers, professors, administrators and university students.

Inkless Tales

An interactive site with animated stories, games, poetry, music, tongue twisters, and crafts for young children. Kids can write their own poems and stories.

Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development

The Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development connects thinkers and leaders of all ages to develop fresh ideas, forge new partnerships, and design strategies that engage young people and their communities.

Innovative Policies and Practices for Developing Teachers to Work with ELLs

A PowerPoint presentation from Margarita Calderón that describes characteristics of SIFEs, their academic needs, and a professional development model designed to meet their unique educational requirements.

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