||PBS and WGBH along with other PBS member stations have announced plans to launch PBS LearningMedia, a new public media education platform available to every teacher and student across the country in time for the 2011-2012 school year.
|NSDC professional development standards
||The National Staff Development Councile (NSDC)'s professional development standards for teachers.
||"The U.S. Department of Education is announcing the launch of the TEACH campaign. This exciting new initiative is ED's national effort to increase awareness of teaching as a valuable profession. We will engage in activities designed to increase the number, quality, and diversity of candidates seeking to become teachers, particularly in high-need schools and subjects. All of our students deserve the most talented, capable, and diverse teachers."
|ELL 2.0: How to Make the Most of the Web
||A California educator who teaches English and social studies to English-language learners recommends several Internet resources that can enhance classroom learning.
|Doing What Works
||This U.S. Department of Education website advises instructors on how to organize their teaching by providing guidance on effective teaching practices, review the research base, and access planning templates.
||This site delivers free online educational resources, including thousands of lesson plans, educational games, and activities.
|Phoenix Mars Mission
||This page on the official Phoenix website has been designed with content by kids and for kids, including music, artwork and projects by kids involved or interested in the mission.
|Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
||FREE provides educators with lesson plans, primary documents, science visualizations, math challenges, literary works, paintings, music manuscripts and many other vital classroom resources. The tool also combines important educational elements culled from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, National Science Foundation, NASA, National Archives and other federal agencies. By integrating these important agencies and resources, FREE is able to provide comprehensive lesson plans. For example, one such plan helps teachers integrate 100 of the most important documents in U.S. history in to class by providing a timeline covering the milestone documents along with in-depth descriptions.
|The Teachers Domain
||Featuring public television content, Teachers' Domain provides multimedia classroom resources and professional development courses to K-12 educators. The Teachers' Domain is hosted by the WGBH Educational Foundation.
||The New Bedford Oceanarium and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are working together to increase and improve the educational opportunities for teachers and students, particularly those in under-served schools. The partners collaborate with classroom and content experts to develop and implement professional development opportunities and standards-based curricula that are embedded in research and meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Their work is guided by the understanding that with quality teaching, all students can be successful learners.