PK-12 Resources

PK-12 Resources


For those interested in PK-12 certification requirements, please direct all inquiries to the Office of Teacher Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. They can be reached by phone at (212) 678-4057 or by email at ote@tc.edu

Contact:
Office of Teacher Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, Box 97,New York, New York, 10027

Location: Zankel Building 411
Phone: 212.678.4057
Fax: 212.678.3153
Email: ote@tc.edu

Other Resources

New York State Department of Education

The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States. Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Our vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.

edTPA

edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate's authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate's ability to effectively teach his/her subject matter to all students.

Common Core Standards

The state-led effort to develop the Common Core State Standards was launched in 2009 by state leaders, including governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, two territories and the District of Columbia, through their membership in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). State school chiefs and governors recognized the value of consistent, real-world learning goals and launched this effort to ensure all students, regardless of where they live, are graduating high school prepared for college, career, and life.

The standards are informed by:

  • The best state standards already in existence
  • The experience of teachers, content experts, states, and leading thinkers
  • Feedback from the public

¡Colorín Colorado!

Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).

Requirements for Certification in New York State

"Search Certification Requirements" is an online search feature that allows you to identify the specific requirements you must meet for any given certificate.

Interstate Reciprocity List

Follow the above link for a PDF that lists each state and whether or not New York accepts their certificate to teach in the public school system.

I. Classroom resource links

American English: U.S. Department of State's Office of English Language Programs (Links to an external site.) 

Teaching English: Resources from the BBC/British Council (Links to an external site.) 

Willy's ELT Corner: Website of Applied Linguist Willy Renandya (Links to an external site.) 

Mohammed Hassim: Resource Website (Links to an external site.) 

List of Open Access Journals (Links to an external site.)

Open Access Journals (Links to an external site.) 

ORE: Open access research in English language teaching (Links to an external site.) 

One Stop English (Links to an external site.) 

Cult of Pedagogy (Links to an external site.) 

Edutopia (Links to an external site.) 

The Teaching Channel (Links to an external site.) 

National Literacy Organization: Read Write Think (Links to an external site.) 

Dave's ESL Cafe (Links to an external site.) 

Teflpedia (Links to an external site.)

II. Cooperative learning links

Carleton University (Links to an external site.) 

Read Write Think (Links to an external site.) 

Cornell University: Center for Teaching Innovation (Links to an external site.) 

Continually Learning (Links to an external site.) 

III. Electronic poster presentations

Effective abstracts (Links to an external site.) 

Writing successful conference proposals (Links to an external site.) 

Giving an effective poster presentation (Links to an external site.) 

University of Alabama: Poster guide (Links to an external site.) 

Electronic poster templates

Sample electronic posters

IV. APA bibliograhic style

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) (Links to an external site.) 

EasyBib (Links to an external site.) 

Scribbr (Links to an external site.) 

APA style blog (Links to an external site.) 

Zotero (download) (Links to an external site.) 

Citation machine (Links to an external site.) 

V. Online dictionary resources

Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary (Links to an external site.) 

Cambridge Learner's Dictionary (Links to an external site.) 

Oxford Learner's Dictionary (Links to an external site.) 

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online (Links to an external site.) 

Visuwords (Links to an external site.) 

Online Collocation Dictionary (Links to an external site.) 

Macmillan Dictionary (Links to an external site.) 

VI. Online thesaurus resources

Merriam-Webster Thesaurus (Links to an external site.) 

Thesaurus.com (Links to an external site.) 

Macmillan Thesaurus (Links to an external site.) 

Collins English Thesaurus (Links to an external site.) 

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (Links to an external site.) 

VII. Vocabulary resources

Victoria University Academic Word List (Links to an external site.) 

Using English for Academic Purposes: Academic word list (Links to an external site.) 

The New General Service List (Links to an external site.) 

Academic Phrasebank (Links to an external site.)

Vocabulary.com (Links to an external site.)

Vocabulary Games for ESL Kids (Links to an external site.)

ESL Vocabulary Activities and Games (Links to an external site.)

VIII. Professional development resources

U.S. Department of State Online Professional English Network (OPEN) (Links to an external site.) 

TTELT: Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers (Links to an external site.) 

IX. American English PDFs: Lesson Planning Ideas and Classroom Activities

American English PDFs 

X. Youtube webinars

IATEFL YLTSI webinars (Links to an external site.)

IATEFL PronSIG webinars (Links to an external site.)

Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers (TTELT) (Links to an external site.)

TESOL Career Path Development (Links to an external site.)

XI. Videos on Teaching Young Learners

Annenberg Learner: Teaching Reading K-2 (Links to an external site.)

Shaping the Way we Teach English: Bilingual Primary (Links to an external site.)

Shaping the Way we Teach English in Russia (Links to an external site.)

XII. Videos on TESOL Methods

Carolyn Graham - Teaching Jazz Chants (Links to an external site.)

Jack Richards on Communicative Language Learning (Links to an external site.)

Jack Richards on Communicative Competence (Part 1 of 2) (Links to an external site.) 

Jack Richards on Communicative Competence (Part 2 of 2) (Links to an external site.)

Jack Richards on The Takeaway Value of a Lesson (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Jack Richards on Lesson Planning (Links to an external site.)

XIII. Authentic Videos

BBC: Playlist A-Z (Links to an external site.)

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (Links to an external site.)

Wildebeest (Crossing the River) (Links to an external site.)

For the Birds (Links to an external site.)

Head Up (Links to an external site.)

Lambs (Links to an external site.)

Oh Sheep! (Links to an external site.)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Links to an external site.)

The Very Quiet Cricket (Links to an external site.)

The Mixed Up Chameleon (Links to an external site.)

Joy and Heron (Links to an external site.)

A Fox and a Mouse (Links to an external site.)

Bat Time (Links to an external site.)

Happiness (Links to an external site.)

Hippo Hop (Links to an external site.)

No Problem (Links to an external site.)

Leaving Home (Links to an external site.)

Stellaluna (Links to an external site.)

XIV. Extensive Reading Sources

The Library of Congress (Links to an external site.)

A Free Library of Classic Books and Novels (Links to an external site.)

The Extensive Reading Foundation (Links to an external site.)

An Introduction to Online Sites for Extensive Reading (Links to an external site.)

Extensive Reading Resources - TESL Ontario (Links to an external site.)

Aesop's Fables (Links to an external site.)

XV. Classroom Video Clips

Pre-School Thematic Unit - Redwood City (Links to an external site.)

Shaping the Way We Teach - Bilingual Primary (Links to an external site.)

Teacher Toolkit: Inside Outside Circles (Links to an external site.)

 

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