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Recommended Links

For Teachers

The following are recommended links for teachers. Click on the name below to go to the organization's web site.

Federal Education Association

An affiliate of the National Education Association, FEA supports literacy through advocacy, support of teachers, and conferences.

Get Ready to Read!

Get Ready to Read!'s program vision is that all preschool children will have the skills they need to learn to read when they enter school. This site is part of NCLD's initiative to provide parents, educators, health-care professionals, and advocates with tools to help build early literacy skills, including a bilingual early literacy screening tool.

Ghotit

Ghotit offers unique writing and reading online services for people who suffer from dyslexia or dysgraphia. Ghotit's first service is an online context sensitive spell checker. Ghotit was founded by people that suffer from dyslexia and it's mission is to improve the overall quality of life of a dyslexic.

GreatSchools.net

A nonprofit organization, GreatSchools.net provides information about public, private and charter schools in all 50 states and detailed school profiles for California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Colorado, New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

GreatTeacher

GreatTeacher.net is a community organization and website portal dedicated to the sharing of resources and information about the field of education and teaching. GreatTeacher.net was established in 1999 as a resource for students and educators, and all who are interested in the field of education. This website was created by educators as a platform to provide knowledge and disseminate information and provide free services to the education community.

Institute for Learning and Development

Research ILD is a non-profit organization that leverages research and technology to develop and disseminate research-based multi-media educational materials. It aims to help children, adolescents, and adults with learning and attention differences develop persistence and resilience, and to attain success in school and in life.

International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council

The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) accredits quality Multisensory Structured Language Education training courses. Accredited courses meet IMSLEC criteria and instructional program standards for preparing specialists in Multisensory Structured Language Education.

International Reading Association

The International Reading Association is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit. IRA members include classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, university faculty, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, and parents.

Kidsreads.com

Kidsreads, part of The Book Report Network, is a great place for kids to find info about their favorite books and authors, and reviews of the newest titles.

LD OnLine

LD OnLine is the leading web resource on learning disabilities and ADHD for parents, teachers, and other professionals. The award-winning service offers the latest information on issues such as ADHD, special education, assessment, adult issues, and much more. Special features include Q&A's with leading practitioners, such as Richard Lavoie and Larry Silver, the Learning Store, active bulletin boards, and a kid's area.

Learning Ally

Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, Learning Ally serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners — all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally's collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles — downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices — is the largest of its kind in the world.

LEARNS

Linking Education and America Reads through National Service (LEARNS) is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL),the Bank Street College of Education BSC), and the Southern Regional Council (SRC.) LEARNS provides training and technical assistance to projects focused on literacy and education, including Americorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve. For more information, please view the following websites: NWREL: educationnorthwest.org/ BSC: www.bnkst.edu/ Southern Regional Council: www.southerncouncil.org/

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. The organization was founded by authors of critically acclaimed programs that teach children and adults to read, spell, comprehend, and express language.

Misunderstood Minds

The PBS documentary Misunderstood Minds shines a spotlight on learning differences and disabilities. Produced and directed by renowned Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk, this 90-minute special shows the children's problems in a new light, and serves as a platform to open a nationwide dialogue on how best to manage young, vulnerable, and misunderstood minds.

Muskingum College Center for Advancement of Learning - Learning Strategies Database

The CAL Learning Strategies Database is a collection of learning strategies intended for use in postsecondary contexts, but applicable to elementary and secondary levels, or adults, with modification. Designed for both students and instructors, this site helps students understand and take responsibility for their own learning.

National Association for Bilingual Education

The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only professional organization at the national level wholly devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals. Along with affiliate organizations in 23 states, NABE represents a combined membership of more than 20,000 bilingual and English-as-a-second-language teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, university professors and students, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and parents.

National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities

The NAEAACLD links information and resources provided by an established network of individuals and organizations experienced in minority research and special education with parents, educators and others responsible for providing an appropriate education for students, specifically African Americans.

National Black Child Development Institute

Since 1970 The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) a nonprofit organization has provided and supported programs, workshops, and resources for African American children, their parents and communities. Through hands-on service and community-outreach programs, NBCDI initiates positive change for the health, welfare, and educational needs of all African American children.

National Center for Latinos with Disabilities

National Center for Latinos with Disabilities is the only not-for-profit statewide organization focusing solely on the empowerment of Latinos with disabilities and their families. NCLD works toward the equal participation of this population in all aspects of society in an independent, productive, and meaningful manner — through unique linguistically and culturally appropriate advocacy, training, information and referral programs.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities is to increase opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. NCLD accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and providing national leadership in shaping public policy.

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