Professional Resources

The resources on this page have been curated for you by CESW faculty.

CULTURAL - DIVERSITY RESOURCES

LITERACY

  • Epic Digital library. There are books, videos, audio book for children. You can assign students certain students books to read. There is a great variety of genres and great selection to choose from for all levels/ages. Books are also available in Spanish.
  • Newsela Newsela is a great digital reading site. It offers articles written for 4th grade through high school students on a large variety of current issues/topics. My favorite feature is that Newsela allows the teacher to adjust the Lexile level of each article, so that it is appropriate for each student’s reading level.  
  • Read Works Read Works is like Newsela. It is also a digital reading site that offers leveled articles and passages (nonfiction and fiction) for grades K-12. Each article contains question sets for students and there is also audio and vocabulary support. 
  • Read Write Think is a wonderful resource for teachers of reading and writing. It offers a plethora of lessons plans (complete with links to pdfs, etc.) for grades K-12 on a variety of topics and genres. 
  • Two Writing Teachers Blog A meeting place for a world of reflective writers.

MINDFULNESS RESOURCES

  • ChildLight Education Company Provides resources for bringing yoga & mindfulness for children into the schools
  • CNUSD Virtual Calming Rooms This website is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings
  • Mindful This website has helpful resources for healthy mind, healthy life.
  • Yoga4Classrooms This website provides resources and information about evidence-based, trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness program for schools to promote social, emotional, and physical health and wellness, learning readiness and positive school climate.  

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS

  • American School Counselor Association The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to school counselors around the globe.
  • AMLE Resources Association for Middle Level Education
  • K12 Online Learning Collective This teacher resource group was started on Facebook in March as teachers were leaving their HS classrooms. At the beginning, teachers were sharing free resources. Now, it has given way to a supportive community where teachers ask for ideas, strategies, etc. and everyone pitches in.
  • NAEYC Resources The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. 
  • PDK International PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.

RESOURCES FOR NEW TEACHERS

  • AMLE New Teacher Tips National Education Association - Five new teachers share their strategies for success and sanity.
  • Resources for New Teachers Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education). The first years for any new teacher can be the toughest. One of KDP’s main goals is to help new teachers and the staff and faculty who support them through this time. 
  • TeacherVision - New Teacher Resources Welcome to the teaching profession! We know how your first year of teaching is exciting and overwhelming because we’ve been there. We surveyed the TeacherVision community, and together with our Advisory Board of veteran teachers, we curated a collection of resources just for new teachers. 
  • 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers If you’re struggling with discipline, here are five tips that you can start using right away. 
  • 10 Tips for First-Year Teachers 
  • Leading Groups Online This document is a guide to leading online courses, meetings, trainings, and events during the coronavirus pandemic. 

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES

  • Restorative Practices in School Article about restorative practices in schools and ways that it can be developed better.
  • Something Happened In Our Town This is a video is from the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center program that highlights children’s books that are inspiring, empowering, and education. 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

  • CESW Tech Center Please visit the Tech Center webpage for resources and professional development focused on using technology.

TRAUMA - INFORMED RESOURCES

VIRTUAL COUNSELING

 

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