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Resources for K-12 Teachers

Funding Resources

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics »

Several grants are available; deadlines vary with the grant program.  Funds support professional development and content creation among other possibilities.  There is also a “tips” link to help with writing proposals.

National Science Foundation »

Funding information and a searchable database, as well as guides for submission.

US Department of Education »

Grants generally have a short timeline, so keep checking for up-to-date funding information.

Washington Science Teachers Association »

Regularly updates a list of funding resources.

Useful Websites for Professional Development

Education World »

Professional development, lesson planning and technology integration.

Mathematical Association of America »

Some areas of this site require membership, but it contains plenty for non-members. Older students will benefit from this site, especially the section for students.

Math on the Web »

Useful if you know what you are looking for.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics »

Specifics for professional development.

National Science Teachers Association »

A rich site for science resources. Take time to visit the NSTA Learning Center, which focuses on professional development.

PALS »

A standards-based resource bank of science performance assessment tasks, indexed via the National Science Education Standards and other frameworks.

PBS »

Science and nature websites, with pages for both teachers and students.

ProQuest K–12 »

Digital teaching and learning solutions for K-12 schools and libraries.

Science Daily »

Information about the latest research. More appropriate for older students who have a broader understanding of science concepts and connections.

Teachers’ Domain »

Multimedia resources for classroom and career. Requires free registration.

Teachers@Work »

Free, high-quality resources for educators.

TI Education Technology »

Lesson plans, activities, professional development, funding, and research.

Teachers’ Place »

Excellent resources for teaching math at all levels; a site built for and by teachers.

Teaching the Process of Science »

Addresses practical teaching questions like “what is the process of science,” “why should I teach it,” and “how do I teach it.” Includes how-to examples and resources for integrating the process of science into teaching at all levels, using different techniques.

Top 50 Teacher Websites for Seriously Dedicated Educators »

Washington Science Teachers Association »

Rich in resources with a local emphasis.

Teacher.org »

We believe teachers inspire our future. Teacher.org is a website for teachers by teachers, and we aim to continuously inform and encourage teaching!

Classroom Content

National Science Teachers Association

Hundreds of curricula sites and suggestions for teachers, and they are all free.  This website is worth a visit, even if you are not looking for anything in particular.

Freebies for Science Teachers »

Annenberg Media’s Learner.org »

Media projects for your classroom and career development opportunities for you. Multiple academic subjects.

Education.com »

Activities, games, and age-appropriate ideas for science and other subjects.

Education World »

Lesson planning, technology integration, and professional development. Rich in web resources.

Exploring Genetics »

Resources for understanding the Human Genome Project, including workbooks, glossaries, visual aids, chromosome viewers, and more.

HippoCampus »

Full of activities and interactive media for many high school and college subjects.

KidSites.com »

A guide to safe and appropriate websites for students.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics »

An excellent resource for whatever kind of content support you need.
A must-use site for biology and health-related teachers. Its extensive resources include high-quality diagrams for high school and college science courses.

Northwest Association for Biomedical Research »

Workshops, lessons, essay contests, speaker’s bureau, and more.

Teachers’ Domain »

Multimedia resources for classroom and career. Requires free registration.

Teachers.net »

Over 4000 lesson plans and ideas submitted by teachers. Browse by category or grade level; search by keyword.

Teacher Tap »

For all ages and a number of disciplines.

The Futures Channel »

Teaching with new media. Contains videos useful for introducing subjects or as “fillers.”

The Science Spot »

A resource site with everything from science clipart to classroom activities to puzzles and trivia.

Washington Science Teachers Association »

Rich in resources with a local emphasis.