Organizations and Web Sites

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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Schools Moving Up: ELL Webcasts

Schools Moving Up has an archived collection of educational Webcasts and resource materials on topics such as formative assessment, closing the learning gap in California schools, and quality teaching for English-language learners.

Schools Moving Up: ELL Webinars

WestEd's Schools Moving Up webinar series is available for viewing in the program archives, where you can watch and listen to full web presentations by leaders in the field of school improvement. Each archive includes questions, discussions, and accompanying resources from the live webinar. Topics range from RTI and assessment to the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and recent research in the field of ELL education.

Schwab Learning

Schwab Learning has recently moved its content to the Great Schools website. Their material helps children with learning disabilities to be successful by providing LD information and resources.

Science Museum of Minnesota: Simply Science

Search a large database of science activities for kids, and sort by age and topic for customized results. Many science museums have links to educational resources, so don't forget to check your local science museum.

Search Institute

Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders.

Search Institute: Developmental Assets

A listing of the 40 Assets that are recommended to raise successful young people. Asset lists are categorized by age level. A Spanish version of the list is also available.

Seattle Public Library: Summer Reading Navigator

This website from the Seattle Public Library offers kids a guide for choosing books for summer reading.

Secondary Newcomer Programs: Helping Recent Immigrants Prepare for School Success

This article by researcher Dr. Deborah Short provides an overview of newcomer programs and how they address students linguistic, academic, and acculturation needs.

Senior Corps

Senior Corps connects adults over 55 with people and organizations that need volunteers, mentors, coaches, and companions. Senior Corps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.

SERVE Center for Continuous Improvement, University of North Carolina

The SERVE Center for Continuous Improvement at UNCG is an education organization with the mission to promote and support the continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners in the Southeast.

Sesame English: DVD for Children

Sesame English produces an ESL DVD series for children in grades pre-K to 4 in five languages: Spanish, Hmong, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and Vietnamese. The DVDs can be purchased online and shipped to the US and Canada.

Sesame Street for Kids

Familiar Sesame Street characters help young children learn the basics of literacy to prepare them for success as they enter school. The site includes some activities in Spanish.

Sesame Street: Military Families

Sesame Workshop presents a bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share. The materials include a parents' magazine, a children's poster, a facilitator guide, and downloadable videos and music.


Seuss-inspired games for kids in grades 1-3, including a storymaker activity featuring characters from Horton Hears a Who.

Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. This free platform has a resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards.

Shen's Books

Shen's Books is a publisher of multicultural children’s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia.

Sight Word Booklets

Sight words are words that can not always be sounded out, but beginning readers need to readily know. This page provides printable booklets featuring sight words, with versions in Spanish, French, and English.

Sikh Coalition

Started as an effort to educate the greater North American community on Sikhs and Sikhism, the coalition seeks to safeguard the rights of all citizens as well as to promote the Sikh identity and communicates the collective interests of Sikhs to the community at large. The coalition serves as a resource for all organizations and individuals as well as a point of contact to Sikh people.

SMART Notebook Lesson Activities

Browse lesson activities and materials for classrooms using SMART notebook software. Choose the country or region, and search by curriculum standards, subject and grade level.

Smithsonian Institute: Science and Technology for Kids

Links to information from the Smithsonian Institute on a variety of topics. Includes video streaming on interesting connections like the Apollo 11 space mission to the moon.

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