The Role of School Librarians in OER Curation

Librarians can play an important role in expanding the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to support student-centered curriculum. This guidebook was created for librarians by the national nonprofit Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education after a study of 15 school districts. The clear overview of OER, outline of the curation process,… Read More ›

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

This simple list of tips will help teachers implement collaborative learning strategies in the classroom. It includes suggestions for making group work more effective such as creating roles, building trust and norms, considering diversity, focusing on problem-solving and providing scaffolding. It also includes an infographic that teachers may find useful. Source Organization: teachthought Visit the… Read More ›

Black Lives Matter at School Teaching Materials

As part of the Black Lives Matter at School Action Week, this webpage lists resources which align with the Black Lives Matter guiding principles and focus on improving the school experience for students of color. Resources include the Black Lives Matter at School 2020 Curriculum Resource Guide as well as resource compilations created for this… Read More ›

Teaching Tolerance

This website is full of resources to promote diversity and inclusion, including classroom activities and lesson plans, as well as professional development activities and readings. The well organized site includes a section on classroom resources which are aligned with common core standards as well as Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards. This section includes a large database… Read More ›

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Developed by CAST, UDL is a widely recognized framework to guide the design of learning experiences to proactively meet the needs of all learners. The organization conducts research… Read More ›

Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together

This organization was founded in Vermont to increase student voice in decision-making and engagement in learning. Youth and adults participate together in action research to identify areas for growth, share data, and take actions. Teams focus on four areas: rigor, relevance, relationships, and responsibility. The two overview videos provide an excellent introduction to the approach.… Read More ›

Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit

This toolkit provides strategies, resources, and tools for those who would like to build public understanding and engagement around student-centered learning or other education reform efforts. The toolkit is organized around a theory of change that includes three elements: a compelling public story, deep dialogue and conversation, and real youth engagement. The toolkit draws on… Read More ›

Youth Participatory Action Research Hub

This site features a curriculum to empower students to begin Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR). Through YPAR young people are trained to conduct systematic research to improve their their communities and the institutions intended to serve them. The YPAR Hub, a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco Peer Resources, houses the… Read More ›

Measuring SEL

This collection of resources can help schools, districts, and states determine how to measure students’ social emotional learning (SEL). Compiled by the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI), a partnership between WestEd and the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CRESST), it includes overviews of relevant ESSA regulations, links to guiding documents, and a… Read More ›

Amplifying Student Voice

This website was designed to introduce educators to action civics. Action civics projects empower youth to become agents of change in their schools or communities. They learn to identify issues important to them and develop evidence-based arguments to influence public policy. This website is full of practical tools for school and community-based educators. Teachers can… Read More ›

Guide to Schoolwide SEL

Schoolwide social and emotional learning (SEL) engages the entire school community in creating caring, motivating, and equitable learning environments that promote social, emotional, and academic growth. This guide developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) leads school-based teams through a process for systemic SEL implementation. The well organized toolkit moves through the… Read More ›

Assistive Technology Module

Originally created by the Center on Technology and Disability for college and university personnel training programs, this module can help teachers better understand assistive technologies. It brings together a wealth of resources, including a library of videos and webinar recordings, along with a glossary of important terms. It can also be supplemented with Assistive Technology in… Read More ›