Description: The mission of NWREL is "to improve educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high quality educational programs." This section of the site contains program planning suggestions for new tutoring program coordinators, such as "How to Assess What You Know and What You Have," "How to Define the Program," "Tips on Setting Program Goals and Objectives," "Meeting with Stakeholders" and "Some First Steps Toward Recruiting Volunteers."
Description: A selection from the Incredible Art Department by Judy Lervolino an elementary school teacher in Susanville, CA. This site is part of ArtsWire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts Notes.
Education Development Center, Inc. is a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to improving education and health worldwide. Founded in 1958, EDC manages more than 350 projects around the globe. EDC’s work strengthens nearly every facet of society, including early child development, K-12 education, learning technologies, health promotion, workforce preparation, community development, and social justice.
Editorial Projects in Education Inc. publishes Education Week, American education's newspaper of record, the Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook, Digital Directions, edweek.org, teachermagazine.org, and TopSchoolJobs.org. We also publish periodic special reports on issues ranging from state policy to technology, as well as books of special interest to educators.
Description: This paper is aimed at those interested in the academic nitty-gritty of inquiry-based learning. It describes how technology can enhance inquiry-based learning and how specific types of technology (e.g., educational games versus virtual communities) can best be applied.
Through the Edutopia.org Web site, Edutopia magazine, and Edutopia video, we spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.
Description: Storytelling activities provide opportunities for students to tell stories using their own language rather than reading from a text. Students may retell familiar stories or they may choose to tell stories they have read or written.