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Apple Learning Interchange
Site provides teachers with a database of lesson plans and online discussion areas for educators and education news.

Center on Education Policy
A national independent advocate for public education and more effective public schools. This site provides information to help citizens make sense of conflicting opinions and perceptions about public education.

Colorin Colorado
This site features researach based content on best practices, articles, lession plan iedeas, etc. for mainstream PK-3 eductors who work primarily with Latino ELL students (but also useful to educators in higher grades).

Connecticut Education Network
A state of the art communications network interconnecting all public K-12, public and private higher education and library locations throughout the State of Connecticut.

Connecticut Regional Education Applicant Placement
An online application program for educators using internet technology. Teachers and administrators seeking positions in the State of Connecticut are invited to post an application. Candidates are also able to find out about openings via the postings placed on line by the school districts.

Connecticut State Department of Education
An abundance of information for educators.

Connecticut's Teacher Education And Mentoring Program
The Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) Program provides support and professional development to beginning teachers. TEAM is being designed around five professional growth modules in order to provide a framework for support of new teachers. These five modules are focused on the following domains of the Common Core of Teaching (CCT): classroom environment, planning, instruction, assessment and professional responsibility.

Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC)
The mother-lode of information for educators, ERIC is one of the most widely used databases around. From the U.S. Department of Education.

Education Week
Trends, statistics and the latest news from around the country appear each week in this publication. If it’s happening in a public school in the United States, you’ll probably read about it here.

Education World
Education World is designed to help educators in lesson planning and classroom projects as well as in their own continuing education and professional development.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
is a nationally recognized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth.

Let's Get It Right
This new Web site signals the next phase of the union's NCLB: Let’s Get It Right campaign, an effort to secure the types of changes needed to make the law a vehicle for constructive school improvement.

Mental Health Association of Connecticut
The Mental Health Association of Connecticut is a statewide, private, non-profit membership organization and is the oldest organization in this country's mental health movement.

The National Association for Music Education
MENC, the world’s largest arts education organization, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. More than 85,000 members represent all levels of teaching from preschool to graduate school. Since 1907, MENC has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

National Teacher Registry
The National Teacher Registry is a free service for schools and teachers that enables them to create a list of the items they need for their classrooms. Conceptually it is similar to a wedding or baby shower registry.
With the National Teacher Registry, parents and others can find a teacher's registry, purchase items from the list, and have the items delivered to the classroom.

Teachnet
The site offers practical solutions and resources by and for teachers, including a "Talk with Teachers" section that allows veteran teachers to give newcomers advice and assistance through e-mail. Also provides information on publications, tips on choosing appropriate software and information on state standards.

National Institute for Urban School Improvement
The mission of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement is to support inclusive urban communities, schools, and families to build their capacity for sustainable, successful urban education.

World Lecture Hall
A collection of materials about using the Web as a teaching tool. Resources include syllabi, notes, textbooks and more.

Educational Issues Department of the AFT
The Educational Issues Department works closely with affiliates involved in K-12 education reform at the local and state levels and works to make sure these efforts lead to improvements in student achievement.

Proedresources.com- This website, funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education, utilizes only nationally recognized resources from Web sites funded by state departments of education, universities or colleges, independent researach or philanthropic organizations, and national professional associations.

CTREAP-Teachers can find a listing of jobs on the Connecticut Regional EducationApplicant Placement website.

Tools For Schools

The IAQ Tools for Schools Program is a comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing IAQ problems.

Reading Rockets - Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Adolescent Literacy - AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. AdLit.org is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation.

TEAM Teacher Education and Mentoring Program
This program will be starting in the fall of this school year. There is information regarding this on the website ctteam.org. There is in each district a district facilitator and a coordinating committee who will be facilitating the beginning of this new program. If you have any questions regarding TEAM, please feel free to contact Carole Clifford and she will answer or find the answer to any questions you may have. She is also available to discuss any concerns. She may be contacted at cclifford@aftct.org or 860 257-9782 x145.