Reference Education K through 12 Educators Professional Development
Sites relating to the professional development of teachers in elementary and secondary schools.

A major intent of this category is to list opportunities which offer a stipend to the teacher (such as some summer programs) or which can be purchased directly by the teacher (such as university-type courses offered specifically for teachers) or are free to the teacher through any means other than employer-mandated workshops or meetings. In some areas, professional development only means workshops or classes offering "continuing education credits" or "CEUs." These would be appropriate to list here if they do not fall into the category mentioned below.

Consultants, trainers and speakers who address whole groups of faculty at once, usually by travelling from school to school, are found in Reference/Education/Products_and_Services.

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Behaviour Management in Education Foundation
Behaviour management skills training for teachers.Handle any classroom crisis or discipline problem with confidence. Plan class and schoolwide discipline programmes.
Bureau Of Education and Research
Sponsor of staff development training for professional educators in the United States and Canada. Offering seminars, videos and self-study resources.
California Subject Matter Projects
A professional development community for teachers. Each subject area, such as science or history, has a project. Calendar of development opportunities, discussion forums, resource links, content standards for each project.
CE Credits Online
Accredited courses for teachers and educators.
Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers (CIBT)
Information about annual workshops designed to provide K-12 science teachers with practical teaching tools and a continuing relationship with Cornell and other program participants.
Council For Professional Recognition
Promotes the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program, a major national (United States) movement to improve the quality of child care. The program is designed to assess and credential early care and education professionals based on performance.
The Data Streme Project
The American Meteorological Society offers an on-line course to train teachers to use the Internet to as a resource to study the weather in the K-12 science classroom.
Education Schools Project
Provides a critical assessment of the ways in which the United States' 1,200 schools of education prepare--and should prepare--teachers, school administrators, and education researchers.
Enhancement Courses
Self-directed, independent study courses for teachers and administrators, or any person whose professional and/or salary advancement is achieved with professional development credit.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Established to strengthen the quality of high school (grades 9-12) science and mathematics teaching in the United States. Programs, news, resources and contact details.
NASA Ames Education Resources and Workshops
Descriptions and contact information many programs and learning opportunities for students, teachers, schools, and college faculty.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Works to help establish high quality teacher preparation through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education.
National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
A non-profit group dedicated to promoting economic education in K-12 schools.
National Resource Center for Middle Grades/High School Education
Provides professional development opportunities for educators, distributes published resources on best practices and research for classroom application, and conducts program, school, and community evaluation studies.
National Writing Project
Collaborative project for university and K-12 staff who want to improve writing instruction in American schools.
NEA Expo
Details about past and future gatherings. Annual event.
Online Professional Development Seminar Toolboxes
Online texts and inquiry strategies out of which K-12 teachers can create seminars in American history and literature.
Passing Notes
Personal reflections on the National Teacher Certification program from a current participant. Site features background, reform links, cost of program, and tips on how to successfully pass the final exams.
Show Me Center
Providing information and resources to support selection and implementation of standards-based middle grades mathematics curricula.
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Education resources and information, lesson plans, field trips, and interactive activities based on Smithsonian museum collections and research.
TAPPED IN Teacher Professional Development Institute
An online community of over 2800 K-16 teachers, staff, and researchers engaged in both formal professional development programs and informal collaborative activities. Members hold real-time discussions and classes and interact via mailing lists and discussion boards all in a single on-line venue.
Teacher at Sea Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers teachers the opportunity to spend one to three weeks working with research scientists at sea.
Texas A&M University PTRA Program for Rural Physics Teachers
Selected applicants will participate in a three-year program (2003-2006) consisting of annual summer workshops and two-day follow-up sessions each spring. Full details and application available on the site.
Waterford Teachers' Centre
Located in the South East of Ireland, an education support centre providing national and local inservices, as well as resources for teachers, students and parents.
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