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Professional resources including book, video, websites, and more
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Gale Virtual Reference Library: Professional Collection

Professional Collection of eBooks



Other Interactive Resources

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives 
shares Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics 

presents an array of goodies to make life easier–timers, random name pickers, organizers, game generators and templates.


provides online math and science manipulatives

Google World Wonders and Google Lit Trips 

offer a fascinating array of interactive maps

Quizlet and StudyStack 

allow teacher to make or use stacks from a library of interactive flashcards

Discovery Education Puzzlemaker 

allows teachers to create and customize crosswords, word searches, math squares and more


offers 25 different learning activities for spelling and vocabulary including flashcards, Hangmouse, and crosswords


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Cambridge Professional Support Providers' Blog

Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

Citizenship in the Digital Age


Simplifying Text Complexity


Intervention Central


Projected-Based Learning



NewselaRead closely. Think critically. Be worldly.

This is an excellent resources, for news articles, where you can choose articles at a lexile level appropriate for your students.


New York Times: Education

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Learning Now

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NPR Topics: Education

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ASCD SmartBrief

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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Smore Newsletter

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Assessment Resources


    Bullying Resources

    this official US government site teaches kids what they can do when faced with a bully or how they can help other kids who are being harassed.  (also available in Spanish)
    the official site from NYSED
    this site from Random House lists books with themes related to bullying for students

      Professional Resources in the CCS Library

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      Understanding by Design - Grant Wiggins; Jay McTighe
      Call Number: Follett Ebook Pro 375 Wig
      ISBN: 1416602259
      Publication Date: 2005-06-01
      Presents an explanation of the six aspects understanding and learning, examining ways to design curriculums to engage students in exploring and deepening their understanding of important ideas.

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      Enhancing Student Achievement - Charlotte Danielson
      Call Number: Follet eBook PRO 371.2 DAN
      ISBN: 1416600914
      Publication Date: 2002-11-01

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      21st Century Skills - Bernie Trilling; Charles Fadel
      Call Number: Follett eBook 370.73 Tri
      ISBN: 0470553901
      Publication Date: 2009-09-17

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      The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units - Grant Wiggins; Jay McTighe
      Call Number: Follett eBook 375 WIG
      ISBN: 1416613307
      Publication Date: 2011-03-01

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      Encouraging and Supporting Student Inquiry - Harriet S. Selverstone
      Call Number: PRO 001.4 Sel
      ISBN: 1591584965
      Publication Date: 2007-09-01

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      Guided Inquiry - Carol C. Kuhlthau; Ann K. Caspari; Leslie K. Maniotes
      Call Number: PRO 371.39 Kuh
      ISBN: 1591584353
      Publication Date: 2007-10-01

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      Total Participation Techniques - PĂ©rsida Himmele; William Himmele
      Call Number: Follett eBook 371.1 HIM
      ISBN: 1416613838
      Publication Date: 2011-07-15

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      Enhancing Professional Practice - Charlotte Danielson
      Call Number: PRO 371.1 DAN
      ISBN: 1416605177
      Publication Date: 2007-01-01

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      An Introduction to Using Portfolios in the Classroom - Charlotte Danielson; Leslye Abrutyn
      Call Number: PRO 371.39 DAN
      ISBN: 0871202905
      Publication Date: 1997-08-01
      Surveys the different types of portfolios, and offers guidance on strategies that might be employed to enhance the effectiveness of portfolios for assessment and instruction in a classroom setting.


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