Del Norte County Schools

Learning Resources

Coding Resources and Computer Science Education Week -
Google Apps for Education

Infinite Thinking Machine
The Infinite Thinking Machine (ITM) is an internet TV show for educators to inspire creativity and innovation.  ITM is hosted on YouTube and is produced by Computer Using Educators (CUE).

Online and Blended Learning
California eLearning Framework - a framework for developing online and blended learning programs

Professional Learning Communities (PLC's)
All Things PLC - by Solution Tree
Twitter - Join every Thursday (9-10 pm EST) for a weekly hashtag chat for educators interested in discussing Professional Learning Communities. Use #allthingsplc

Teaching Standards

The Teaching Channel
A video showcase of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools

The Leadership and Learning Center - bridging the critical gap from research to action by ensuring deep implementation that creates real change and sustainable student achievement
Webinar Archives - full array of resources to support educational professional development

Content Area Resources

English Language Arts
National Council of Teachers of English - On demand web seminars

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - professional development website
Inside Mathematics - a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Learning Center - e-learning portal with access to over 3000 FREE resources for K-12 teachers 
Next Generation Science Standards - Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce:  Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.

Build Your Professional Learning Network (PLN)

  • Use Twitter to connect with other professionals on topics of interest to you.                   
  • Create a Google Group - manage an online space for professional collaboration.
  • Join Pinterest and connect with educators on this visual social bookmarking site to add an infinite number of resources to your teaching toolbox.


QR Codes in the Classroom - videos, links and more

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Upcoming Classes

Hour of Code
Teacher Preview Sessions. Learn how to code with your students, whether or not you have technology. Monday, December 1st - 3:30 p.m. at the IMC or Tuesday, December 2nd - 4:00 p.m. at the IMC.

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Online Professional Development Course

February 2 - March 30, 2015

$100 course registration fee

Three continuing education units available through HSU at $50 per unit

The goal of the Teaching in the Digital Age course is to help educators become more effective in today’s connected world, and to provide a learning context, which interests, excites, and challenges participants to explore effective teaching practices.  This course will help to bridge the gap between our classrooms and the skills and knowledge our students need to be engaged in life-long learning and success in the digital age. 

Register for this course

Instructor: Rae Fearing, M. S.

Twitter for Educators

Take part in what many educators consider the best, free professional development available.  This online, self-paced workshop will lead you through how to use Twitter as and educator, set up your account and take part in the growing online conversation among educators.  You can connect directly to other educators in the classroom as well as leaders in education today.

Rae Fearing, Educational Technology Coordinator

When?  Online and self paced, attend when it is convenient for you

Click here to register for the workshop

Motivating Minds to Mastery

This collection focuses on cultivating learning by equipping any teacher to use digital media microprojects to develop students who are passionate and self-directed in their own learning. Students should be intrinsically motivated to learn. Self-directed, fervent learning will span a broader scope, and encompass ‘deeper dives’ into content.

Presenters: Mark Hammons, Jim Sill, Jon Corippo, Nicole Dalesio, Ken Shelton, Mike Lawrence, Otto Benavides

When? Online and self paced, attend when it is convenient for you. (Requires access to iTunes)

Click here to learn more and subscribe to the class in iTunes University