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Common Core Standards
http://www.corestandards.org/
This site provides  a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, based on Common Core Standards for teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.

Illinois Learning Standards
http://www.isbe.net/ils/
The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) site defines what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in the seven core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling.


National Education Technology Standards
http://www.iste.org/standards
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) site provides teachers with the standards for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age and are widely recognized and adopted worldwide.

ECAP Collaborative
http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu
This site provides access to a number of projects that focus on educating and raising young children. ECAP hosts research, technical assistance, and service projects.

Education Week
http://www.edweek.org/
This site provides access to best practices, hot topics, and news in the world of education.

Education World
http://www.educationworld.com/
This site provides teachers with professional development tools, lesson plans, technology,  and news.

Edutopia
http://www.edutopia.org/
This site provides teachers with teaching resources, blogs, publications, technology integration & development.
 
Common Sense Media
http://www.commonsensemedia.org
This site provides trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
 
Annenberg Learner
http://learner.org/
This site provides teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum.

Read Write Think
http://www.readwritethink.org/
This site provides proven instruction and Internet technology to deliver powerful online tools for teaching reading and language arts in grades K-12.

Discovery Education Teachers
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/
This site provides free resources to teachers across grades and curriculum supported by the Discovery Channel.

AASL
http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2013
This site provides access to the best websites for teaching and learning



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International Reading Association
http://www.reading.org/
This site promotes reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

National Art Education Association
http://www.arteducators.org/
This site provides tools for visual arts teachers from lesson plans to professional development opportunities.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org/
This site provides support for early childhood programs and professionals working with young children.

National Association of Special Education Teachers
http://www.naset.org/
This site provides support  to special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching.

National Council of Teachers of English
http://www.ncte.org/
This site provides supporting tools to improve teaching and learning English and the language arts at all levels of education.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
http://www.ncate.org/
This site provides resources for teachers and those seeking accreditation.

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
http://www.nctm.org/
This site provides tools for mathematics teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.
 
National Council for the Social Studies
http://www.socialstudies.org/
This site provides resources for social studies teachers including lesson plans, publications, professional development, and grant opportunities.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
http://nichcy.org/
This site is a national source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

National Education Association
http://www.nea.org/
This site provides teachers with information on current issues, lesson plans, and teaching resources.

National Science Teachers Association
http://www.nsta.org/about/standardsupdate/
This site provides content on effective teaching strategies including standards for a cohesive approach to k-12 science instruction, best practices as well as professional development opportunities, books, and journals.

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