The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.
A poetry workshop website for middle and high school students, with resources for brainstorming, drafting and revising poetry.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
This website from the Seattle Public Library offers multilingual ideas and resources for kids, teens, librarians, teachers, and parents to encourage summer reading. The website also includes themed booklists and activities.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
For Earth Day, Seventh Generation has developed four lesson plans that teachers can use with their students. Three lessons help students investigate and understand how the products in their home can effect the indoor environment in which they spend much of their time. The fourth prepares them to gather information to use an online carbon footprint calculator.
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 is a publisher of multicultural childrenâ€™s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia.
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.
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.