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Recommended Links

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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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Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages

WAESOL, the Washington state affiliate to Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), is a professional, non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve members of the ESL community in the state of Washington.

Washington D.C. Area TESOL

WATESOL is the Washington, D.C.-area association for teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

Washington Education Association

Washington 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.

Washington State Parent Information Resource Centers

The Washington State PIRC provides meaningful and useful information, training and education to parents (families) with at-risk children through on-site regional activities and a technology-supported statewide dissemination design.

Washington Teachers' Union

The Washington Teachers' Union is the Washington, D.C.-based affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.

Webcast: English Language Learners and Academic Language

Featuring Dr. Robin Scarcella, providing an overview to academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources.

Welcoming New Immigrants at the Library

The Hennepin County Library in Minnesota offers resources for welcoming new immigrants to the library, including multilingual resources on their website. This page is an example of library information translated into Somali.

Welcoming Refugees

This initiative and website from the Office of Refugee Resettlement includes multimedia resources, including archived webinars, videos, and social network communities.

West Ed: Reading Apprenticeship Framework

Website for the Reading Apprenticeship Framework that describes the elements of the framework and includes links to articles.

West Virginia Department of Education

Website for West Virginia Statewide Department of Education.

West Virginia Department of Education: Keys to Comprehension

Information and lesson ideas for the "7 Keys to Comprehension" by Susan Zimmermann and Chryse Hutchins. Available on the West Virginia Department of Education website.

West Virginia Education Association

West Virginia 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.

West Virginia State Parent Information Resource Centers

The WV State PIRC provides technical assistance to parents and educators statewide and to districts that need assistance in meeting Title I and No Child Left Behind parent involvement requirements and by empowering these groups to collaborate meaningfully and meet the educational needs of all children.

WestEd

A nonprofit research, development, and service agency, WestEd strives to enhance and increase education and human development within schools, families, and communities.

WGBH: Open Vault Media and Archives

Open Vault provides online access to unique and historically important content produced by public television station WGBH for individual and classroom learning. The website contains video excerpts, searchable transcripts, a select number of complete interviews for purchase, and resource management tools.

What Is Think, Pair, Share?

This site provides a detailed description of think-pair-share activities and the value of using them in the classroom, as well as useful links on interactive instruction and instructional skills.

What's Special About Non-fiction?

This lesson plan from Scholastic offers ideas about ways to introduce students to nonfiction texts.

Wisconsin Department of Education

Website for Wisconsin Statewide Department of Education.

Wisconsin Education Association Council

Wisconsin Education Association Council 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.

Wisconsin State Parent Information Resource Centers

Through the Wisconsin State PIRC, Wisconsin parents will increase their involvement in their children's education and assist them to achieve at a higher level academically.

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