| Key Organizational/Resource Links
in Teacher Education
Discipline-focused Oregon Educator Organizations
- Achieving Diversity: Race-Neutral Alternatives in American Education (3/04)
A report from the US Department of Education on ways that k-12 schools and colleges/universities can achieve diversity without relying on racial preferences.
- Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Includes resources on Native Pathways to Education, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Indigenous Education Worldwide, Alaska Native Cultural Resources, more.
- Bilingual/ESL Education
This site, hosted by Education Commission of the States (ECS), provides a topic overview, a series of "quick facts," links to suggested additional research and readings, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about bilingual education and English as a Second Language programs.
- Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research
A research unit at the University of Southern California, the Center provides a base for those interested in multilingual education, English as a second language and foreign language instruction, multicultural education and related areas; and the opportunity to come together for research and program collaboration.
- Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE)
CREDE is focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty. CREDE promotes research by university faculty and graduate students and provides educators with a range of tools to help them implement best practices in the classroom.
- Crosspoint Anti-Racism
The Crosspoint links currently to over 2000 organizations in 113 countries to view topics concerning anti-racism.
- Diversity Web
Developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the University of Maryland, Diversity Web is an interactive resource hub for Higher Education. This site also provides online discussion forums.
- Multicultural Education
Links to multicultural education articles and resources; maintained by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
- Multicultural Pavilion
An EdChange site providing resources for educators, students, and activists to explore and discuss multicultural education; facilitate opportunities for educators to work toward self-awareness and development; and provide forums for educators to interact and collaborate toward a critical, transformative approach to multicultural education.
- National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES)
NAES provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars and activists concerned with
the national and international dimensions of ethnicity.
- National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
Focused on equity, diversity and multicultural education, NAME includes members from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations. See also the Oregon chapter of NAME: Oregon NAME.
- National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA)
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S.
- National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
- OUS Native American Resource Guide (5th edition, 2007)
Booklet of programs and activities at Oregon's public universities that assist Native American students.
- Public Education Network (PEN)
PEN is a national association of local education funds (LEFs) advancing
school reform in low-income communities across the country.
- Race-Neutral Alternatives in Postsecondary Education: Innovative Approaches to Diversity (3/03)
Report published by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, to describe a number of race-neutral approaches that postsecondary institutions across the country are using, including socioeconomic admissions approaches, expanding financial aid, partnerships among colleges and low-performing schools, more.
- Recursos in Español
Educational resources for Spanish speakers from the U.S. Department of Education.
- Sapsik'wala Program
The Sapsik'wala Program at the University of Oregon provides scholarships and training to American Indian teachers who will work in schools with large Indian populations.
- Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance is a national project for helping teachers foster equity, understanding and respect in classrooms and beyond. Site provides resourses for educators and reviews of multicultural education materials.
- Early Childhood Research & Practice
Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education (ERIC/EECE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ECRP covers topics related to the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8.
- Education Commission of the States e-Connection
ECS e-Connection is a weekly bulletin highlighting state policy trends, new reports, upcoming meetings and events, useful websites and ECS news.
EducationNews.org provides daily links to major education news articles throughout the world.
- Education Northwest Magazine
Published quarterly by Education Northwest (formerly the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory).
- Education Week on the Web
Reports and background essays on key education issues in America today. Sections include Education Week; Teacher magazine; daily news; archives; special reports; hot topics; state information.
- Educational Leadership
- ER (Educational Researcher)
Published monthly by the American Educational Research Association.
- eSchool News
Technology news for K-20 educators.
- Electronic Magazine
of Multicultural Education (EMME)
EMME is an on-line magazine for scholars, practitioners and students of multicultural education published by Eastern University, PA.
- Harvard Education Letter
One or two full-text articles from each bi-monthly issue are in this online version of the Harvard Education Letter; other articles have abstracts.
- Inside Higher Ed
Daily online newsletter providing news, opinion, and job listings for higher education. You can sign up for daily e-mail.
- Phi Delta Kappan
Professional print journal for education, addresses policy issues for educators at all levels. An advocate for research-based school reform, the KAPPAN provides a forum for debate on controversial subjects. Some articles online, remainder available in print by subscription.
- Reading Online
An online journal of K-12 reading and literacy practice and research, published by the International Reading Association.
- Rethinking Schools
Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials that advocates the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.
- Teacher Magazine on the Web
A national magazine covering K-12 education.
Professional Development/ K-12 Learning Communities
- Mentoring and Supporting New Teachers (1/02)
- New Teacher Center (NTC)
The New Teacher Center at University of California, Santa Cruz is a national resource dedicated to teacher development and new teacher training, and the support of programs and practices that promote excellence and diversity in America's teaching force.
- Oregon Leadership Network (OLN)
The Oregon Leadership Network is part of a nationwide effort committed to increasing student learning and achievement through education leadership. Oregon has been involved in various leadership development initiatives and implementation since 2004.
- Standards for Professional Development
Revised by the National Staff Development Council in 2001. Staff development that is results-driven, standards-based, and job-embedded provide direction for designing a professional development experience that ensures educators acquire the necessary knowledge and skills. The 12 revised standards (reduced from the 1994 original 27 standards) are divided into three categories: context, process, and content.
- TAPPED IN
TAPPED INô is the online workplace of an international community of education professionals. K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers engage in professional development programs and informal collaborative activities with colleagues. Guests are welcome, and membership is free.
ReadOregon is a collaborative project of the teacher preparation programs of 5 public universities (Eastern Oregon University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, and Western Oregon University) to develop a classroom literacy competency program and provide a reading endorsement program available to teachers throughout the state via distance education.
- Other Reading Resources
Links to numerous Oregon and national resources for reading.
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
- Assessment Literacy Project
The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Assessment Literacy Project includes 21 different video modules designed to enhance the assessment literacy of educators in an online, interactive format that can be used individually or in groups. Module topics range from AYP and Assessments to Validity.
- Education Northwest
Education Northwest (formerly the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory) works with schools and communities to improve education for children, youth, and adults.
- Library of Education Research
Website links to reports produced by university-based education research centers, largely funded by the U.S. Department of Education from 1995 to 2005.
- National Center for Education Information
Private, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C. specializing in survey research and data analysis. Information about alternative teacher preparation and certification.
- National Center for Education Statistics: K-12 Practitioner's Circle
Federal information service for K-12 educational practioners including administrators, teachers, parents, policy makers, and librarians.
- Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Headquartered in Lake Oswego, OR, the NWEA is a non-profit that offers computerized adaptive assessments and gives educators detailed insight into children's learning and academic growth. NWEA sponsors an annual Summer Conference and Winter Forum to bring together partners to discuss kid-centric education practice and policy.
- The Oregon Data Project
The Oregon DATA Project is a statewide initiative designed to improve student achievement by collecting, analyzing and using longitudinal data to inform individual instruction. At the district and classroom levels, teachers will be able to use formative data to design effective curricula for their students.
- The Teaching Research Institute
The Teaching Research Institute (TRI) is a division within Western Oregon University that is focused on state, regional and national research, program development and dissemination in educational improvement.
- What Works Clearinghouse
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Educationís Institute of Education Sciences.
An independent, bipartisan, not-for-profit organization formed in 1996 by governors and CEOs to help states implement high-quality education reforms.
- AIM for Results
AIM for Results is a comprehensive school improvement program that assists middle-grades schools in becoming high-performing learning and caring organizations.
- Annenburg Institute for School Reform
Housed at Brown University, the Annenburg Institute for School Reform focuses on knowledge that improves the conditions and outcomes of schooling in America, especially in urban communities and in schools serving disadvantaged children.
- Center for Education Reform (CER)
CER is a national, independent, non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1993 to provide support and guidance to parents and teachers, community and civic groups, policymakers and grassroots leaders, and all who are working to bring fundamental reforms to their schools.
- Oregon Content/Curriculum Standards
Oregon Department of Education content and curriculum standards.
- Oregon Statewide Assessment
Oregon's K-12 state assessment program.
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
National voluntary association of colleges/universities with undergraduate or graduate programs that prepare K-12 professional educators.
- Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
A national, individual membership organization devoted to the improvement of teacher education for both school- and campus-based teacher educators.
- Annual MetLife Survey of The American Teacher
Report of latest survey of teachers, students and principals by Metropolitan Life.
- Annual State Reports
Data on the quality of teacher preparation from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and outlying territories from the U.S. Department of Education.
- Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
CFTL is a nonprofit that analyzes data on the teaching force in California and explores strategies for improving teaching quality.
- Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy (CTP)
CTP researchers study ways that leaders, policymakers, and others seek to renew the quality of teaching and the teacher force through strategies and initiatives enacted at the local and state level, in school systems and teacher education institutions, and through the engagement of supportive groups in the community. The Center investigates these strategies or initiatives, and the conditions that enable or frustrate them, in diverse settings across the country, especially settings serving students from low-income backgrounds. Housed at the University of Washington, CTP is a consortium of researchers from University of Washington, Stanford University, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, more.
- Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ)
The Center for Teaching Quality seeks to improve student learning and advance the teaching profession by cultivating teacher leadership, conducting timely research, and crafting smart policy. Since 1999, CTQ has sought to promote a coherent system of teacher recruitment, preparation, induction, professional development, compensation and leadership that can dramatically close the nationís student achievement gap.
- Holmes Partnership
Network of universities, schools, and community agencies, and national professional organizations working in partnership to create high quality professional development and significant school renewal to improve teaching and learning for all children.
- Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)
Consortium of state agencies, higher education institutions, and national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the education, licensing, and ongoing professional development of teachers.
- Meeting the Highly Qualified Teachers Challenge: The Secretary's Annual Report on Teacher Quality
Annual report of the U.S. Secretary of Education to Congress on the state of teacher quality nationwide. This report presents key findings from the Title II reporting system. It also addresses how we might move forward to meet the teacher quality requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act and highlights promising practices from all across the country. (pdf format)
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
- National Commision on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)
NCTAF is a leading advocate for quality teaching in schools organized for success. Connected with NCTAF is a new Oregon Coalition for Quality Teaching and Learning. The Oregon Coalition includes the Chalkboard Project, Oregon Department of Education, the state superintendent of public instruction, the Oregon Education Association, the chancellor of the Oregon university system, Oregon colleges and universities, business and advocacy groups and other key education partners.
- National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Website has links to materials and tools for teacher preparation, improving teacher effectiveness, teacher and principal evaluation, teacher professional development, general education and special education teacher licensure, teacher quality research, regional comprehensive resource centers, and more.
- Quality Counts
Annual reports from Education Week focusing on the quality K-12 education in the states.
- TQ Update
A bimonthly newsletter from the Education Commission of the States (ECS) Teaching Quality Policy Center. Includes news, research, events, reports on what states are doing, more.
- Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education) is an international, educational and professional not-for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology.
- Center for Research on Learning and Technology
CRLT, the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, at Indiana University is dedicated to helping educators find the appropriate application of instructional computer technology to improve teaching and learning in diverse settings. Several useful references on student learning with ICT are linked off this site.
- Community Learning Network
The Community Learning Network is designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into the classroom. Contains over 5,800 annotated links to educational sites with free resources, all organized by theme pages and keyword search.
- Digital Bridges: Videoconferencing for K-12 Teaching & Learning
Digital Bridges is developing a set of resources to assist K-12 teachers and administrators in designing, implementing, and supporting videoconferencing projects for improving instruction of students, and for improving the interaction between school personnel and others involved in the care and growth of children.
- A Guide to Networking for K-12 Schools
Provides basic networking information and planning assistance for technology coordinators and others involved in building networks for K-12 schools.
- LINKS Learning
LINKS Learning began in 1998 as a 5-state project (Arkansas, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Washington) to develop electronic resources that support states in their efforts to implement educational reform. Washington state manages LINKS Learning, which is now focused on being a state-of-the-art e-learning, professional development resource.
- National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Teachers Project is funded by the US Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) funding initiative, and is an ongoing initiative of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Site includes technology standards for students and teachers, performance indicators, searchable database of lessons.
- Northwest Educational Technology Consortium (NETC)
A project of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, NETC links to an electronic library, software evaluations, conference presentations, project-based learning resources, tips on grants and funding, more.
- Open Options
The Northwest Educational Technology Consortium (NETC)ís Open Options website provides background, issues, and cost-benefit analysis on open source software options for K-12 users. The site explores the strengths and weaknesses of proprietary and open source software models and offers decision-making tools for K-12 educators considering open source.
- Oregon Technology in Education Network (OTEN)
OTEN is a collaboration of Corban College, George Fox University, Pacific University, the University of Portland, and Willamette University.
- Technology Counts
Education Week's annual 50-state report on educational technology.
Other Educational Organizations & Governmental Education Sites