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The following listings provide links to the most popular professional associations for educators. Most of these sites offer membership information, convention plans, and related products and services. Some sites also offer teaching materials or discipline-specific resources for use in the classroom.

ALAN: The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents

This site is by a special interest group of the National Council of Teachers of English. It is a scholarly journal dealing with Adolescent Literature (YA). Included are critiques, articles and links to YA Literature on the Internet. "The journal contains articles on YA literature and its teaching, interviews with authors, reports on publishing trends, current research on YA literature, a section of reviews of new books, and ALAN membership news."

American Visions

American Visions provides a selection of educational resources which focus on black history and the American black experience.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – ASCD

ASCD provides curriculum development resources for a variety of disciplines.ASCD provides professional development in curriculum and supervision; initiates and supports activities to provide educational equity for all students; and serves as a world-class leader in education information services.

BBN Learning Systems

This commercial service provides a variety of educational services, scientific simulations, and other internet-based offerings for teacher and classroom use.

The Council for Exceptional Children – CEC

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

Community Learning and Information Network – CLIN

CLIN is a national educational initiative using technology to provide education to all children and adults.

Fairfax County School District
Example of a highly developed school district web site.

Missouri School Boards Association – MSBA

MSBA provides services to school boards in Missouri, and also operates the Education Satellite Network, which publishes SatLink magazine. The magazine offers comprehensive listings of satellite-delivered educational programming for classroom use.

The National Alliance of Black School Educators

The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is the nation’s premier organization of distinguished educators dedicated to improving the educational accomplishments of African American youth through the development and deployment of instructional and motivational methods which increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.

The National Council of Teachers of English

The National Council of Teachers of English, the world’s largest subject-matter educational association, is devoted to improving the teaching of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics – NCTM

NCTM helps set instructional standards and provide teaching resources for teachers of mathematics at all levels. NCTM’s site includes a publications catalog, news releases, and other information services.

The National Education Association

The National Network of Partnership Schools

A national project to build cooperative relationships between schools, parents, and the communities in which they live.

The National Science Center

The Center provides a variety of traveling and internet-based services for teachers, all geared to encouraging student interest in science.

The National Science Teachers’ Association

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 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 53,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Kappa is an international professional fraternity for men and women in education.The membership is composed of recognized leaders in the profession and graduate students in education whose leadership potential has been identified. Members include classroom teachers, school administrators, college and university professors, and educational specialists of many types.

The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers

Information on a national program which provides teacher leadership development through networking, residential and outreach institutes, publications, listservs, and this web site.
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