Educational Resources and Web Links

Engage Hands
Please visit engageNY for parent resources on understanding the Common Core.

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
"Orton-Gillingham's purpose is to establish and maintain professional and ethical standards for practitioners and educators of the Orton-Gillingham approach for the treatment of dyslexia."

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
"The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle."

American Association of School Administrators
"The mission of the American Association of School Administrators is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children."

American Association of School Librarians
"The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library media field."

American Federation of Musicians
"AFM is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the cultural landscape."

American Federation of Teachers
"The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families, to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations, to strengthen the institutions in which we work, to improve the quality of the services we provide, to bring together all members to assist and support one another and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world."

American Library Association
"The American Library Association (ALA) was founded in 1876 in Philadelphia and subsequently chartered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its mission is "to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all."

American Mathematics Society
"Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life."

Association of Math Teachers of New York State
Association of Math Teachers of New York State

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
"Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents more than 175,000 educators from 119 countries and nearly 60 affiliates. Our members span the entire profession of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members. We address all aspects of effective teaching and learning-such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building. ASCD offers broad, multiple perspectives-across all education professions-in reporting key policies and practices. Because we represent all educators, we are able to focus solely on professional practice within the context of "Is it good for the children?" rather than what is reflective of a specific educator role. In short, ASCD reflects the conscience and content of education."

International Dyslexia Association
"The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association's mission."

International Society for Technology in Education
"The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation. A nonprofit membership organization, ISTE provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), ISTE represents more than 85,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education."

Mathematical Association of America
"Since 1915, MAA membership has provided a forum for educators, students, professionals, and math enthusiasts to share ideas, keep abreast of developments in the mathematical community, enhance their careers, and make new friends. Today, more than 25,000 individuals and institutions take advantage of the multitude of benefits that MAA membership provides.Here are some of the valuable benefits you can receive when you become a member of the MAA."

National Association of Biology Teachers
"The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is "the leader in life science education." To date, more than 9,000 educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the globe; keep up with trends and developments in the field; and grow professionally."

National Association of School Nurses
"The National Association of School Nurses supports the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses."

National Band Association
"The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest band directors' professional organization in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music."

National Council of Teachers of English
"Since 1911, NCTE has worked to advance teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels."

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
"The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students."

National Science Teachers Association
"The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education."

National Staff Development Council
The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) is the largest non-profit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.

New York State ASCD
"Providing educators the tools to develop and deliver quality instructional programs and supervisory practices to maximize success for all learners."

New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education
"NYSCATE (The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education), is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 2,000 technology using educators and administrators in New York State. NYSCATE is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and cooperates with such partners as the New York State Education Department, state and national educational organizations, private sector corporations, and publishers to further the use of technology in our schools. NYSCATE is involved in helping define statewide policy regarding the use of technologies in education."

New York State Association of Family and Consumer Science Educators
"Our mission is to prepare individuals to be competent, confident and caring in managing their personal, family and career lives."

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers
"The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers is an organization that represents over 2,000 members and whose purpose is to serve the needs of the profession dedicated to the development of second language skills and cultural awareness among students. NYSAFLT provides its members with a network of communication with colleagues throughout the state, opportunities for professional growth through conferences, institutes and colloquia held regionally and statewide, a direct link with the State Education Department, and an advocate's voice among the members of the Board of Regents and the state's legislators."

New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

New York State Art Teachers Association
"The New York State Art Teachers, NYSATA, is a non-profit professional organization founded in 1948 for the purpose of advancing the cause of art education."

New York State Middle School Association
"The New York State Middle School Association (NYSMSA) represents those who serve the educational needs of all young adolescents in New York State. We are committed to creating, promoting, and supporting effective middle-level programs that are academically rigorous and developmentally appropriate."

New York State Staff Development Council
The New York State Staff Development Council is the New York affiliate of National Staff Development Council (NSDC). As a professional non-profit association, we are committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement. We view high quality staff development programs as essential to creating schools in which all students and staff members are learners who continually improve their performance.

The Speech, Language & Hearing Association of the Hudson Valley
"SHAHV is a professional association comprised of local speech-language pathologists and audiologists from Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties within New York State. It is the mission of SHAHV to provide resources to speech-language pathology and audiology professionals in the above counties to facilitate optimal evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication challenges. Particularly, SHAHV is dedicated to arranging continuing education opportunities and encouraging a strong network of professionals to foster cooperative learning. The association is run by volunteers from both professions."

American Educational Research Association
"The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results."

Association for Conflict Resolution
"The Association for Conflict Resolution is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution."

Phi Delta Kappa
"The association, a dedicated advocate for the public schools, maintains an extensive network of PDK chapters in the United States, Canada, and nations in Europe and Asia. The association publishes the Phi Delta Kappan, the most cited education journal in the United States, and sponsors the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools."

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