The Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. In addition to several national programs, the Alliance also offers on-line resources on afterschool research, policy, and promising practices.
ALLIANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS & WRITERS
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the most prestigious recognition and scholarship program for creative teen artists and writers whose work exemplifies originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Art Museum Teaching
ArtMuseumTeaching.com is an online community and collaborative forum that encourages educators, learners, content specialists and technology experts to reflect upon current practice in the field of art museum education. The forum highlights work in museums, teaching strategies, theoretical perspectives, professional issues, and more.
Breadloaf Teacher Network
The Bread Loaf Teacher Network, a network of teachers educated at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, encourages year-round collaboration among Bread Loaf teachers, faculty, youth, and partners on innovative projects designed to promote culturally sensitive and transformative literacy.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is committed to helping kids manage media and technology in life and learning. We provide free curricula and interactive tools that enable teachers to discover and use the best digital products for the classroom to harness the power of technology safely and responsibly.
Connected Learning Alliance
Connected Learning Alliance is a tech-related startup supporting a growing network of individuals and organizations that promote equity, access and opportunity for all learners. CLA envisions a world where young people can access interest-driven learning that connects to educational, civic and career opportunities.
Digital Promise is a nonprofit authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education in order to improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans. Through its work with educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leaders, Digital Promise supports a comprehensive agenda to benefit lifelong learning.
The Edcamp Foundation is reclaiming professional development through the world’s fastest-growing education unconference format, Edcamp. Teachers, parents, and students have joined us to create professional development opportunities that respond to the passions, interests, and questions of the participants.
Since 2009, International Dot Day on September 15 has become a great day for teachers, students and people everywhere to celebrate all that creativity unlocks and unleashes for students and teachers, and to re-commit and re-connect to the power and potential that creativity brings to all we do.
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves believes that the lifeblood of democracy is the ability of every rising generation to be active, responsible decision-makers. We believe inspired teachers and innovative methods are the key. Facing History students come to recognize their own voice and agency.
GlassLab transforms learning and assessment through digital games. By bringing together leaders in commercial games and experts in learning and assessment, GlassLab creates powerful, data-rich learning environments that engage students and support teachers with real-time feedback on progress towards learning outcomes.
Inquiry Schools works with educators, parents, and students to create and support inquiry-driven, project-based schools with a focus on using modern tools. We design learning spaces based on community need, whether it is for New School Development, School Transformation, or School-Based Professional Development.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation was established to increase the number of high quality high school science and mathematics teachers, empower them to become master teachers committed to transforming education, and improve math and science education in the U.S.
KQED Education engages with community and educational organizations to expand learning and address the needs of educators in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), arts, and news/current affairs by creating cutting-edge learning media, providing training in digital learning tools and distributing public media content to classrooms.
Math Teachers’ Circle Network
The Math Teachers’ Circle Network is a national network connecting local professional learning communities of mathematics teachers and professors. Our mission is to support teachers as mathematicians, connect mathematics professors with K-12 education, and build a K-20 community of mathematics professionals.
Mozilla Web Maker
Through a unique offering of new tools, projects, and a global community of creators, Mozilla Webmaker wants to support thousands of educators and mentors in helping the world increase understanding of the web, take greater control of online lives, and ultimately, create a more web literate planet.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun approach to creative writing where anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel can work toward the goal of writing a draft during the month of November. Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of our November event, with sessions in both April and July.
National Association for Media Literacy Education
The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) is a professional association for educators, academics, activists, and students with a passion for understanding how the media we use and create affect our lives and the lives of others in our communities and in the world.
National Writing Project
The National Writing Project (NWP), the founder of the Educator Innovator Initiative, is a network of educators and dedicated practitioners working together to improve practice with an eye toward young people as producers. The NWP envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer and maker, not just a passive consumer.
New York Times Learning Network
The Learning Network Blog provides free teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. Published every weekday year-round, the blog offers lesson ideas for teachers across subjects, while students can take advantage of several interactive learning tools.
Nexmap: New Experimental Music Art Production
NEXMAP (New Experimental Music, Art and Production) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the production and appreciation of contemporary, experimental art. Our education program, Inside/Out (I/O) offers workshops, resources, and communities of practice for educators and learners alike.
Open Educational Resources Commons
ISKME’s OER Commons is a public digital library initiative that offers a comprehensive online collaboration infrastructure and professional learning supports for faculty, librarians, teachers, and curriculum specialists at all levels to identify high-quality open educational resources (OER) and to collaborate around their use, creation, evaluation, and improvement.
Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an open-education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality, low-cost education opportunities.
PBS NewsHour: Student Reporting Labs
Student Reporting Labs connect students with a network of public broadcasting mentors, an innovative journalism curriculum, and an online collaborative space to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports.
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) creates models and methods that make the Smithsonian a learning laboratory for everyone. We provide extensive digital access to Smithsonian collections and programs to inspire the transmission of knowledge resources for the public good.
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
We provide educators and educational leaders at the state, district, and school levels with the skills necessary for planning and implementing innovative educational programs. By combining face-to-face and online activities, our participants experience educational uses of technology to support their own learning.
YOUmedia Learning Labs
The YOUmedia Learning Labs are designed to provide young people with support to stretch their interests and talents. They are a national network of transformative spaces—and catalysts—for new thinking about libraries and museums, and community centers as open, creative 21st century learning spaces.
Youth Radio is a Peabody Award-winning production company that trains diverse young people in digital media and technology. Its online portal, Teach Youth Radio, shares free teaching resources—such as lesson plans and activities—co-developed by Youth Radio teens and adult media professionals.