Teacher Resource Page
"AccelerateU welcomes all those in the Education Community across New York State. Whether you are looking for professional development opportunities, exploring the NYS Learning Standards, interested in using data to inform instruction or needing resources to support your classroom, at AccelerateU, you are just one click away." accelerateu.org
With over 5,000 free printable worksheets for teachers and among other great activities for the classroom abcteach.com is a wonderful place for teacher, parents, and student alike. abcteach.com
American Heart Association's "What Moves U?" Challenge
"Childhood obesity rates are at an all-time high: today nearly 1 in 3 kids and teens in the United States are obese or overweight. We know that physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits, and that inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. That’s why the National Football League and the American Heart Association have teamed up to create What Moves U, a program that inspires kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity in school and at home. It also helps schools become places that encourage physically active lifestyles year-round." www.heart.org
The CELEBRATE program
[funded by the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Grant (administered jointly by the NYSED & US Department of Education)] is designed to address literacy by focusing efforts on improving achievement in the early grades, K-4. By improving practice, using technology to build a solid foundation of skills and abilities and developing strong cooperation among homes, schools, communities and businesses, CELEBRATE is aligning the critical resources necessary to promote early literacy and school success. CELEBRATE
The Center for Public Education
The Center for Public Education is a national resource for accurate, timely, and credible information about public education and its importance to the well-being of our nation. The Center provides up-to-date research, data, and analysis on current education issues and explores ways to improve student achievement and engage public support for public schools. centerforpubliceducation.org
Curriculum Resource Center
A collaboration of websites which allow access to curriculum based tools and strategies.
The Dutchess BOCES School Library System
The Dutchess BOCES School Library System serves 89 participating school libraries by providing:
• library automation development and ongoing support
• professional library collection and online resources
• coordination of inter-library loan
• professional development opportunities
• cooperative collection development
• access to online databases
Dutchess School Library System
English Language Arts [ELA] Checklist
Compiled by Linda Kilpatrick from our Salt Point Educational Center. Linda "re-organized" the NYS Learning Standards and Performance Indicators by grade level [K - 1, 2 - 4, 5 - 6, & 7 - 8].>
The Dutchess BOCES Office of Communications and Grants Research posts current grant opportunities along with eligibility criteria, information about the application process, and deadlines. Dutchess BOCES CGR
The Hudson Valley Regional School Support Center
Serves Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Sullivan, Ulster, Putnam-Northern Westchester, Southern Westchester, Rockland, Otsego-Northern Catskills, and Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES, as well as the City School District of Yonkers.
Just for the Kids [National Center for Educational Achievement]
Just for the Kids motivates educators and the public to take action to improve schools by giving them a clear picture of a school's academic condition and identifying the effective practices found in high-performing schools. just4kids.org
Law, Youth and Citizenship
No matter what subject you teach, a lawyer can be a valuable addition in your classroom! Whether you need a legal resource to aid your class discussion or a guest speaker for a specific topic or occasion, our volunteers are there for you. Putting an attorney in front of your students is a great way to enhance their learning experience. Regardless of your legal knowledge, you can enrich your classroom activities by having an attorney speak to your students. nysba.org
Education Planet's popular search engine for teachers, LessonPlanet.com, makes it easy to quickly search over 80,000 online lesson plans that have been reviewed and rated by credentialed K-12 teachers. Created by teachers for teachers, Lesson Planet allows members to easily narrow their lesson plan searches by grade level, overall rating, subject, teaching method, duration and more. Lesson Planet also makes it easy for teachers to teach to their state's content standards by providing matching state standards with each lesson search. Members can also browse for online teacher resources by Calendar, Theme and Directory. In addition, Lesson Planet members can easily save any of their favorite search results (lessons, standards, etc.) with the Save Selected Results tool. lessonplanet.com
Mid-Hudson Teacher Center
The Mid-Hudson Teacher Center responds to the needs and interests of over 13,000 educators, along with parents and community members, in the three counties of Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster in New York State. mhtc.dcboces.org
Mount Saint Mary College: Alternative Certification Program: Transition B, for Adolescence Education, grades 7-12
The Alternative Certification Program: Transition B is for teacher candidates who have an appropriate baccalaureate or master's degree but don't have teacher education. msmc.edu
NYS Grade 5 Social Studies Assessment Resources
This website was originally created at a two-day workshop sponsored by the Dutchess BOCES Instructional Services and Model Schools programs. The resources on this webpage were compiled by a group of K-5 teachers from Dutchess County schools in the summer of 2000. See the newly added resources for 5th grade teachers created by the DCBOCES Summer 2001 Grade 5 Workgroup.
Teachers in Dutchess County, New York are "playin' around" with playground equipment, playground shapes and ideal playgrounds.
RiverView: A Glimpse of America's Past Through the Windows of Hudson Valley Estates
RiverView is the result of a 1999-2000 Learning Technology Grant awarded to Dutchess BOCES by the NYS Education Department. Its focus is the investigation & interpretation of "Primary Documents" found at several historical sites located within the Hudson River Valley. 5th through 8th grade students from 15 non-public schools & the DCBOCES Special Education Division participated in the project. They wish to share with you all that they learned & saw by looking through the windows of those estates.
In 1996 we asked teachers to share their favorite lesson plans and tips. A decade later, we now host over 3500 unique lesson plans. teachers.net
A wide variety of resources created by teachers/staff developers from Dutchess County.
New York State Education Department Resources
The New York State Virtual Learning System
The purpose of the New York State Education Department Virtual Learning System is to encourage the use of the internet as a tool for teaching and learning and to provide help to classroom teachers in locating and using internet resources for instruction. The VLS presents the definitive set of New York State's learning standards, including the full text of the 28 standards and their respective key ideas and performance indicators, as well as the alternate performance indicators for students with severe disabilities. The VLS offers resources that classroom teachers can use to support preK-12 standards-based instruction, such as sample tasks and learning experiences, with an emphasis on mathematics and English language arts, particularly early literacy. Other teaching resources, including those from the State Library, Public Broadcasting Services, and Archives, are also available. NYSVLS
• General Information • Examination Schedules • New and Revised Assessments • Elementary and Intermediate Level Examinations • Secondary Level Examinations • Chart of Diploma Requirements • Pamphlet on Elementary/Intermediate Level General Education Requirements Assessments
NYS High School Regents Exam Prep Center
The goal of this nonprofit site is to help high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. This project is supported by a federally-funded Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant. regentsprep.org
NYS Learning Standards
Project Accelerate Consortium's reference site, which includes all of the NYS Learning Standards, their performance indicators, examples of completion, example assessment tests, lessons, and more... AccelerateU
The New York State Education Department's statewide system for identifying and disseminating successful educational programs and practices. During the past 8 years over 13,000 locations have replicated a New York State validated program. As a result, more than 39,000 practitioners have been trained impacting over 2 million learners. School districts, adult education sites, or non-profit organizations can adopt one or more of the programs profiled (over 4000) on this site which is updated daily. sharingsuccess.org
The Educator's Reference Desk
The Educator's Reference Desk provides access to the following resources:
• Resource Collection - Links to over 3000 resources on a variety of educational issues. This collection includes Internet sites, educational organizations, and electronic discussion groups.
• Lesson Plans - The Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 2000 unique lesson plans which were written and submitted by teachers from all over the United States.
• Question Archive - A collection of over 200 responses to popular questions on the practice, theory, and research of education. These responses may include citations from the ERIC database, Internet sites, discussion groups, and/or print resource information.
• ERIC Database - The ERIC database, the world's largest source of education information, contains more than one million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. This web-based version of the ERIC Database, provides access to abstracts which are also found in the printed medium, Resources in Education and Current Index To Journals in Education. The database is updated monthly, ensuring that the information you receive is timely and accurate. sharingsuccess.org
The Educator's Reference Desk is a project of the Information Institute of Syracuse.
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Educational Resources Information Center [ERIC] is a national information system funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide access to education literature and resources. eric.ed.gov
Exploring Nature Educational Resource
A natural science reference site for students and educators. exploringnature.org
Kathy Schrock's Home Page
A portal of possibilities for effective integration of technology into the curriculum. kathyschrock.com
Living SchoolBook Project
The Living SchoolBook is a student-centered client-focused research and development group that collaborates with K-12 educators, university faculty, and community agencies by providing research, development, and support services for the incorporation of technology in teacher preparation, K-12, and other instructional programs.
Meet the people of NASA and look over their shoulders as they make NASA's goals a reality. Whether in the area of aerospace design or training for space walks, NASA Quest is a rich resource for educators, kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space program. NASA Quest allows the public to share the excitement of NASA's authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like flying in the Shuttle and the International Space Station, exploring distant planets with amazing spacecraft, and building the aircraft of the future. quest.arc.nasa.gov
Netspace Foundation, Inc.
A fully independent, not-for-profit corporation in the State of New York. Our general mission is to provide a non-commercial, user-supported electronic forum for individuals and groups looking to build not-for-profit and non-commercial communities, enhance culture, or otherwise serve the (online or real) community. netspace.org
"Termed Project NYLearns by its sponsoring body, the Western New York Consortium, this new Web-based electronic learning environment will house digital content and instructional support materials for teachers to advance the academic requirements established by New York State Learning Standards." nylearns.org
Test Prep Review
A source for free practice tests, including the SAT. testprepreview.com
The WebQuest Page
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. webquest.sdsu.edu
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This free, comprehensive digital learning platform is built upon the merger of two acclaimed programs Verizon MarcoPolo and the Thinkfinity Literacy Network. thinkfinity.org