Our favourite professional sites

http://www.learner.org Annenberg Learner
Resources and professional development.Excellent video series including Richard Allington, Tom Romano
http://www.ascd.org/Default.aspx ASCD
Access to research and resources. Includes access to the EL (Educational Leadership) magazine
http://www.alea.edu.au Australian Literacy Educators Association
Membership required. Latest Australian writers.
http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org British Council
A fantastic site with interactive units. Check out the Black Hole!
http://e4ac.edu.au/units/year-9/index.html English for the Australian Curriculum
Find here some great units with sequenced learning for each year level. Using the Aus Curriculum
http://www.reading.org International Reading Association
All you want to know
http://www.ncte.org National Council of Teachers of English (US)
For the latest in research and resources. Great value from membership.
http://www.solution-tree.com Professional Learning Teams
Reference to du Four and Du Four
http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/ Qualitative levels for books
Fountas and Pinnell levels
http://www.lexile.com Quantitative levels for texts
Lexile levels
http://www.readwritethink.org ReadWriteThink
Great lesson plans and ideas. Some are free. Linked to IRA and NCTE
http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=KnyfYA84nHA%3D&...â?? Socratic Circles
Powerpoint presentation by Mat Copeland (Author)
https://www.facebook.com/SocraticCircles https://www.facebook.com/SocraticCircles
Facebook where people share their work with Socratic circles/seminars.
http://www.stenhouse.com/html/home.htm Stenhouse Publishers
Subscribe to their free newsletter to be kept up to date on recent research, commentary and publications
http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk/videos Teachers Media
The former site TeacherTV was excellent for coaching videos and classroom action. Some of these videos are now at this site.
http://www.ted.com TED Talks
Speeches and talks of interest with humour.
http://au.zinio.com/www/browse/category.jsp?categoryId=cat1960016 Zinio Magazine
Download popular magazines in digital form for a fraction of the hard copy cost. great for ipad use.

Department and government sites

https://naplands.vcaa.vic.edu.au NAPLAN
Access to school data (with access code)
http://www.decd.sa.gov.au South Australia
Some good ideas
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx Victoria
http://schools.nyc.gov/default.htm New York City Dept.
http://www.acara.edu.au/default.asp ACARA
Links to Australian Curriculum
http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/index.aspx Victorian Curriculum
https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/IL_Reading Former WMR Reading website
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