Links and Articles

ROCK THE CLASSROOM -- The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland offers a one-week summer teaching institute. The program offers multimedia presentations, workshops, lectures, and group discussions exploring a range of approaches to teaching with popular music. For more information, go to

The University of California, Santa Cruz New Teacher Center -- This national resource center offers intensive support to districts across the country that are committed to building a high quality model of support and assessment for beginning teachers. For more information, go to .

A Better Beginning: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive -- This publication, developed as part of NEA's New Teacher Support Initiative, is designed to help local affiliates set up new teacher support systems. It includes insights into the challenges new teachers face today, characteristics of an effective new teacher support system, and real examples of what works. It also contains sample surveys, contract language and more. Download the publication from NEA's site.

"Creating a Teacher Mentoring Program" -- The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Teaching (NFIE), has developed a 16-page booklet for members that offers guidelines in designing effective new teacher mentoring programs. It suggests how to select and train mentors and how to measure the results. It also contains a list of resources and a pullout sheet of key questions to use in designing your mentoring program. Get it on the Web at NFIE's site (near bottom of page).

Follow any of the links below for additional Professional Development tips and ideas.

Professional Development Resources Online

The Teaching Channel: Videos that Inspire Teaching
NEA Professional Development Site
NEA Professional Library
Education World
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Phi Delta Kappa
Impact II -- The Teachers Network The National Library of Education
Education Week
Teacher Talk
Using the Internet to Teach History
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Teaching with Electronic Technology
Rice University's Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
Helping Your Students with Homework: A Guide for Teachers
The Concord Consortium
Teacher Source
Busy Teachers Web Site
K-12 TeacherVision
Teachers Helping Teachers
U.S. Department of Education
The Globewide Network Academy
Internet Training for Educators
The Faculty Connection
The Virtual Reference Desk
National Middle School Association
The Gateway
Web Earth Science for Teachers
Performance Assessment Links in Science
Teachers.Net(searchable database of lesson plans)
The Academy Curricular Exchange for K-5 Science
Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers

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For links to online resources covering specific subjects, such as math and history, visit the Helpful Hints page in our Community Resources section.