Teacher Resources

Local STEM Related Links

School District of Philadelphia Links
Home Page – From here, navigate to hundreds of pages with resources for students, parents, teachers and administrators.
Vacancy List – All vacancies in the School District are listed here. This is updated daily.
Roll Out the Red Carpet – Anyone who is considering teaching in Philadelphia should attend one of these sessions. You register online here. You can see the agenda here (note the three free meals and tour of some of Philadelphia’s historic sites).
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers – Critical Philadelphia teacher materials/articles/issues
Science Links
National Geographic – National Geographic’s Education homepage. From here you can find lesson plans, maps and photos, explore grants other teacher opportunities as well as review current events. Join EdNet (it’s free) to get even more content.
NCSE – The National Center for Science Education is a clearinghouse for information concerning the hot topic of teaching evolution vs. creationism in the classrooms of the U.S.
Science for Kids – Award-winning sites with amazing content.
NTSA – National Science Teachers Association site. Note that there is a substantial subscription discount for students and new teachers.
Material Worlds – This site contains lots of fun, interactive simulations for learning many scientific principles.
EPA Teaching Resources – A collection of websites and documents that can be used to explain/explore environmental topics.

AAAS Science NetLinks, A variety of science resources for teachers, parents and students including games, videos, lesson plans, etc.
Philadelphia Water Department Resources for Educators- In addition to field trips to the Fairmount Water Works, check out the lesson plans developed by the Philadelphia Water Works and download their Resources for Students/Teachers GreenSchoolsProgramsMenu_LOWRES_emailonly-1. http://fairmountworks.com/education/

Mathematics Links
Math Forum – Drexel’s own nationally-recognized mathematics site helps teachers and students alike.
MathWorld – “The web’s most extensive mathematics resource.”
NCTM – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics site. Note that there is a substantial subscription discount for students.
Other Links
BBC Teachers – Get some ideas for lessons. Excellent resource for teachers both in the UK and abroad.
NPR Education Issues – Current issues/events in education
Conflict Resolution Resources – Lessons for every grade on violence prevention and conflict resolution.
How to Create an Education Blog – Engage and motivate students with an education blog. An example of a middle school mathematics teacher’s blog is here.
PBS TeacherLine – Professional development online for PreK-12 teachers.
goENC – For a minimal fee ($29.95), you gain access to resources to assist you with teaching math and science.  Check to see if your school has (or can purchase) a license!
Center for Courage and Renewal – Invaluable resource for dealing with the stress associated with teaching.  Approach based on Parker Palmer’s best selling book:  The Courage to Teach.  http://www.couragerenewal.org/courage-to-teach/ 
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