Educator Resources

Lesson Planning, Curriculum Guides and More
Yahoo Links Directory for K-12 educators resources.
  • Searchable by content area, grade level, state and national standards, etc.
PBS for Teachers
  • Great resources! Downloads, curriculum guides, lesson plans, video, images, audio files and integrated curricular guides.
Community Learning Network
  • A site designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into the classroom. Here you’ll find over 5,800 annotated links to educational sites with free resources, all organized by theme pages and keyword search.
Sites for Teachers
  • Over 1,100 sites for teachers, ranked by popularity. Almost everything is free.
Education World
  • Outstanding and contemporary site. Lesson planning, professional development, administrator's desk, technology integration, and school issues.
  • A site designed by and for teachers. Lesson plans, power tools (tips for improving your classroom, skills, organization), and sharing.
Assorted Stuff - Top 101
  • Top 101 teacher websites.
  • PowerPoint games for review.
60-Second Science
  • Great site for science activities.
Discovery Education Lesson Plans
National Geographic for Kids
  • Wonderful website for kids. Lots to explore and do; current events and topics.
National Geographic for Little Kids
  • Same as above, except for preschool-aged children.
Today at
  • Interesting facts about each day.
Reading Rockets
  • Literacy support.
Infoplease - This Day in History
  • Miscellaneous information – all levels.
How to Study
  • Great study skills.
Online Timer
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
  • Digital math manipulatives.
Teaching Tolerance
  • Teaching tolerance in the classroom.
National Center on Response to Intervention
  • New site for response to intervention strategies.
LD Online
  • Source for information on learning disabilities and strategies to use in the classroom
English Language Learners (ELL)
Center Library
  • ELL strategies
Colorin Colorado
  • A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.
Everything ESL
  • Outstanding site with lesson plans, resources, research, teaching tips, and more.
Elementary Websites for English Language Learners
  • Elementary websites for ELLs - organized by grade level.
Office of English Language Acquisition
Pacer Center
  • Resource about bullying for elementary and special education students
Positive Behavioral INterventions and Supports
  • Resources for elementary, middle-level and high school educators regarding PBIS.
Stop Bullying Now!
  • Great resource for dealing with bullying.
Learning Standards
Learning Standards Search - All 50 States
Classroom Management
You Can Handle Them All
  • A searchable list of behaviors, with explanations of why students behave in certain ways, as well as practical and effective means of responding to unacceptable behaviors in the school setting.
  • Resources for classroom mangagement.
Intervention Central
  • Classroom management strategies
Official State of Illinois Education Sites
Illinois School Code
  • Maintained by the Illinois General Assembly
Illinois State Board of Education
School Report Cards, State Legal Information, Rules and Regulations
eReport Card Public Site
  • Source for school report cards.
Illinois Interactive Report Card
Illinois Certification Testing System
  • Illinois testing website – teacher certification.