Teachers

General Information

World Campus
Penn State’s online courses available to people all over the world

Continuing Education
Check out resident courses at local campuses near you

Penn State Public Broadcasting
PBS for central Pennsylvania

Penn State Conference Information
Great opportunities for professional development

Shaver’s Creek
For field trips and more!

Statewide programs
Penn State’s response to the growing demand for highest quality professional development and convenient professional education programs across the Commonwealth.

Penn State Public Broadcasting Ed Services
Take a look at what’s happening in Educational Services, Scholastic Scrimmage updates, opportunities for educators, and more!

Cooperative Extension
Extending nonformal outreach educational opportunities to individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Pennsylvania

Teacherline
Earn Act 48 hours taking online courses through PBS

Book lists [users should be able to download the three Adobe files separately]

Pre-K Resources

Better Kid Care
Professional development opportunities and more for early childhood educators

Teachersource
Choose from over 3,000 lesson plans and activities, articles of interest, and explore professional development opportunities at this robust site

Keystone Stars
Pennsylvania's program to improve the quality of child care, which contributes to increased social and emotional development, learning skills and school readiness.

Early Learning Standards
Check out Pennsylvania’s standards for Pre-K and Kindergarten on the DOE web site

Pennsylvania Childcare Association
A statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the provision of quality early care and education to the children of Pennsylvania.

Special Education
For all exceptional students in the Commonwealth receiving special education services and programs.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

Early Childhood News
Provides its readers with articles on developmentally appropriate activities, health, behavior, safety, and much more

Scholastic
Explore lesson plans and ideas on how to incorporate books into your classroom

Pre-K Now
Collaborates with advocates and policymakers in a movement to provide high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten education for all three and four year olds.

Goodling Institute
Improving family literacy education through research and its application to practice and professional development. Further, the Goodling Institute provides national leadership to support and maintain high quality, integrated programs for families with educational needs.

Build
A multi-state partnership that helps states construct a coordinated system of programs, policies and services that responds to the needs of young children and their families.

Family Communications
Producers of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, they focus on strengthening the relationships between children, their families, and the community of people who support them.

Sesame Workshop
The furry friends from Sesame Street have been helping children learn for over three decades

K-3 Resources

National Education Association
Investing in great public schools for every child

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Advocating for children and public education in Pennsylvania

Teacher Certification
Check out certification requirements, Act 48 hours, and Praxis testing information

Teachersource
Choose from over 3,000 lesson plans and activities, articles of interest, and explore professional development opportunities at this robust site

Keystone Stars
Pennsylvania's program to improve the quality of child care, which contributes to increased social and emotional development, learning skills and school readiness.

Special Education
For all exceptional students in the Commonwealth receiving special education services and programs.

Early Learning Standards
Check out Pennsylvania’s standards for Pre-K and Kindergarten on the DOE web site

Scholastic
Explore lesson plans, ideas on how to incorporate literature into your classroom, and much more!

Edweek
The home of Education Week and Teacher Magazine: news and information about issues in education for educators.

Mailbox
Ideas for lesson plans, magazine subscriptions, classroom resources, and more

Teacher Librarian
The journal for school library professionals

Teaching Pre-K to 8
A professional development publication by the same publisher as Highlights for Children, Inc.

Goodling Institute
Improving family literacy education through research and its application to practice and professional development. Further, the Goodling Institute provides national leadership to support and maintain high quality, integrated programs for families with educational needs.

Family Communications
Producers of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, they focus on strengthening the relationships between children, their families, and the community of people who support them.

PA Child Care Information Services
Contact information to child care in each county.

Booklists

Booklists are available in PDF format which require Adobe Reader.

Educators