Teacher Resources

Professional Resources

WKMS Staff Intranet Page Log in with your FCPS GAFE log in to access the page.
  
WKMS Staff Intranet Media Page
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Blendspace
TES Global provides users with access to various online services and resources including forums, recruitment services, magazine and other subscriptions, marketplace and specialist content through its network of Websites
  
Buck Institute for Education 

BIE is a leader in Problem Based Learning (PBL) in education.

  

CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology
Educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.

Common Core State Standards Initiatiive
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
 

The Cs and the Common Core
Google Sites resource featuring four Cs and CCSS. 
  
edWeb.net
Live webinars, chats, and online discussions exploring the latest in education.
 
Edutopia
 Core Strategies for Innovation and Reform in Learning
Edutopia is dedicated to transforming the learning process by helping educators implement the strategies below. These strategies -- and the educators who implement them -- are empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact.

Explora - Educator's Edition -
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Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:
-Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
-Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
-Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
-Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
-Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
-Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
-Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
   
Maryland State Department of Education

 
MSDE Learning Management Platform

MSDE Blackboard Learning Management Portal linking to a wealth of curriculum resources, student resources, Common Core resources, and parent resources.

MSDE Maryland Classroom March 2014 - Top 10 Things Every Maryland Teacher Should Know about the PRACC Assessments and 2014 Field Test

PARCC Partnership for Assessment of College and Career
Consortium of 18 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands website that promotes development of a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.  

Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools. We have a rapidly growing community of registered members who trade ideas and share inspiration from each other.

Teaching Information Literacy - 2 great, free online resources for teaching information literacy.

UDL in Frederick County
FCPS UDL resource page.


Language Arts

ORCA
The Online Reading Comprehension Assessments Project is a five year research partnership with Maine, North Carolina, and Connecticut and the New England and Island Education Research Lab that is examining appropriate online reading comprehension assessments
The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
 


Science Resources

Core Concept Periodical Table
Core Concepts: Periodic Table makes complex scientific concepts easy to understand and highly engaging. 
  
Science Netlinks

Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
 




Social Studies Resources


101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class
List of essential Social Studies websites.
  
iCivics
Web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in U.S. democracy.

NewseumED
This new educational resource leverages the Newseum’s primary source collection, interactive tools, films, exhibits and lesson plans to make history relevant to today and shed new light on First Amendment issues. Not only is it a valuable educational tool, but it connects people around ideas and is a springboard to talk about freedom and other critical issues in our lives.

Primary Source Sets
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is very pleased to announce the release of its first group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture. These sets were developed and reviewed by a new Education Advisory Committee for use by students and teachers in grades 6-12 and higher education. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to additional resources, and a teaching guide. This project was generously funded by the Whiting Foundation.