Curriculum Materials Library

Associations Links

Education Associations

 

Below you will find links to some of the major education associations.  There are many associations which cover all areas of education.

 

Administration

Art, Music, Theater

Counseling

ESL, Bilingual, Foreign Language, TESOL

Health and Movement Science (Physical Education)

Language Arts

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Special Education

Teachers

Technology

 

Administration

American Association of School Administrators...since 1865, this has been the organization for educational leaders worldwide.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's (ASCD)..."Our goal is to contribute to the active search for sustainable education reforms and improvement, with the help of both research-based dialogue and reasoned opinion."

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges..."providing university and college presidents, board chairs, and individual trustees of both public and private institutions with resources..."

National School Boards Association...association for school board leadership.

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Art, Music, and Theater

Educational Theater Association...non-profit arts education organization that targets middle school and high school.

National Art Education Association (NAEA)...connect to what is happening in the art field for teachers. 

National Association for Music Education...provides more than just information on how to teach music. Check out their podcasts and blog.

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Counseling

American Counseling Association...for those in the counseling profession.

American Psychological Association: Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools...provides lesson plans, scholarships, and teaching workshops in support of the high school psychology teacher.

American School Counselor Association...worldwide nonprofit organization supporting school counselors.

American Psychological Association...scientific and professional organization serving over 155,000 psychologists worldwide.

Michigan Association of School Psychologists...organization for school psychologists in Michigan.

National Association of School Psychologist...committed to helping students achieve their best.

National Board for Certified Counselors..."largest certification service for the counseling profession." 

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ESL, Bilingual, Foreign Language, TESOL

American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages...the only national organization dedicated to improving the teaching of languages at all levels.

Center for Applied Linguistics..."earned a national and international reputation for its contributions to the fields of bilingual, English as a second language, literacy, and foreign language education; dialect studies; language policy; refugee orientation; and the education of linguistically and culturally diverse adults and children." - web page

MITESOL..."Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages was founded in March, 1975, by a group of concerned ESL educators who were seeking professional exchange, enrichment, and action. Today, MITESOL represents the interests and concerns of those who teach English to children, young people, and adults throughout the state of Michigan." - web page

National Association for Bilingual Education..."only national professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals."
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Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL...this organization includes conventions, grants, and English as a Second Language standards.

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Health and Movement Science (Physical Education)

 Shape America, Society for Health and Physical Educators..."SHAPE America's mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport."...website 

Michigan High School Athletic Association...provides current news in the field of athletics, as well as services, programs, catalogs, and related links.

National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE)..."seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice in sport and physical activity through scientific study..."

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Language Arts

International Reading Association..."seeks to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction through studying the reading processes and teaching techniques; serving as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research through conferences,  journals, and other publications; and actively encouraging the lifetime reading habit."

Michigan Council of Teachers of English...helping Michigan teachers by providing effective classroom practices and keeping teachers up-to-date on community concerns and legislative developments.

Michigan Reading Association...Michigan teachers and parents seeking to promote literacy.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)...will keep you up-to-date on the latest legislation, workshops and conferences, and much more.

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Mathematics

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators..."promote the improvement of mathematics teacher education in all its aspects."

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics...affiliate of the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics promoting "high quality teaching and learning of mathematics."

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics... with over 100,000 members and 250 affiliates throughout the United States and Canada, this is the largest mathematics education organization.

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 Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science/Project 2061...founded "to help all Americans become literate in science, mathematics, and technology."

American Association of Physics Teachers...established to ensure excellence in physics and science education. Provides committee links, current trends, and journals.

Michigan Science Teachers Association...focus is on the promotion of the advancement of science education in Michigan. Serves educators from kindergarten to college level and lists conferences, events, and journals.

National Association of Biology Teachers..."The National Association of Biology Teachers empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students."

National Center for Science Education...a non-profit organization that aims to improve and support education in evolution and the nature of sciences. Great site for educators in any science-related field.

National Science Resources Center...established by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academies "to improve the learning and teaching of science for all students in the United States and throughout the world."

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)..."promoting excellence and innovations in science teaching and learning."

North American Association for Environmental Education...is a network of professionals and students working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world.  Since 1971, the Association has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators.

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Social Studies

American Historical Association...offers a K-12 membership that includes a monthly publication, meetings, teaching journals, and other publications.

Center for Civic Education...a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.

Foundation for Teaching Economics...provides a variety of high-quality professional development opportunities and lesson plans for secondary economics and social studies teachers.

Michigan Geographic Alliance...excellent source of K-12 ideas regarding standards, assessments, links, and opportunities for travel.

National Association of Economic Educators..."encourage and support academically sound, objective, non-partisan programs in economic education at all levels."

National Center for History in the Schools...provides classroom teachers and history educators with new historical resources and teaching strategies.

National Council for Geographic Education..."works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning."

National Council for History Education..."dedicated to promoting the importance of history in schools and in society."

National Council for the Social Studies...provides leadership, service, and support for social studies teachers.

National Council on Economic Education...the goal is to help all students develop an economic way of thinking.

Organization of American Historians..."promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history."

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Special Education

Council for Exceptional Children...provides awards, lesson plans, professional development, and discussion among educators.

National Association for Gifted Children...NAGC "is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents..."

Tourette Syndrome Association...an association meant for parents and educators, with resources and stories of those with Tourette syndrome.

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Teachers

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's (ASCD) Education Issues..."Our goal is to contribute to the active search for sustainable education reforms and improvement, with the help of both research-based dialogue and reasoned opinion."

National Association of Education for Young Children...provides accreditation standards, conferences, catalogs, books, and videos.

Michigan Education Association (MEA)...includes a chat page, organizational tips, history, and services for K-12 educators.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards...works to strengthen the teaching profession and to improve student learning.

Pathways to School Improvement..."Pathways synthesizes research, policy and best practices on issues critical to educators engaged in school improvement."

National Education Association (NEA)...provides annual meeting dates, grants, legislative actions, and a job locator.  Focuses on improving public education.

National High School Association...provides resources on school safety, professional growth, and web links.

National PTA..."a not-for-profit organization of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, the PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children."

Phi Delta Kappa International...this is the International Association for Professional Educators.

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Technology

Association for Educational Communications and Technology..."The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process."

Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME)..."library media specialists dedicated to educational, literary and technological excellence in library / media services in Michigan’s schools."

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)...for those involved with computer education in the schools.

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Page last modified July 16, 2014