Teacher Resources

Helpful Links 

COLLEGE AND CAREER

Career-Based Intervention Resources

These resources and information are related to Career-Based Intervention (CBI), a career-tech program for Grade 7-12 students who are ages 12-21 and identified as disadvantaged (academically, economically or both) and having barriers to achieving academic and career success.

STEM

EverFi For Educators

EVERFI’s engaging online STEM activities tap into student interest and curiosity to make critical math, and science concepts relatable leads them through STEM career exploration.

Our engaging and interactive online STEM activities & career readiness lesson plans inspire students to pursue the careers of tomorrow.

EVERFI partners with sponsors nationwide to offer interactive, online STEM activities & Career Readiness resources to K-12 schools free of charge.

NASA – For Educators

Lesson plans, teacher guides, classroom activities, video clips, games, posters, and more for teachers and students in grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and higher education.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 

Classroom Resources Collaboration Center – NCTM is excited to offer a featured resource in your grade band this month to help you make the most of your NCTM membership. As we launch our new Classroom Resource Collaboration Center, we’ll keep members informed through Summing Up and social media.

STEM Education Resource Center

Provides nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for PreK-5, 6-12 as well as free, self-paced modules for teachers teaching global climate change to middle school and high school students.

LITERACY

CommonLit
CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:

  • Flexible;
  • Research-Based;
  • Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
  • Created by teachers, for teachers.

826 Digital-To Ignite a Love of Writing

With a free account, you’ll be able to browse, enjoy, and apply a wide variety of teaching tools and student writing examples. You can access these materials directly on the site, and to save it via Pinterest, Google Drive, and direct download.

The News Literacy Project.org

NLP helps young people gain the tools to discern credible news and become lifelong learners.

Word Hippo

An all-in-one reference tool, Word Hippo does the following: defines a word, provides a meaning, provides a word that is opposite, pronounces a word, provides rhyming words, places the word in many different contexts, and translates the word.

ONLINE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PBS Teacher Line 

Flexible, online professional development for PreK-12 educators from a trusted source, PBS.

MULTIPLE SUBJECTS 

AmazonInspire

Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that helps teachers to easily discover, gather, and share quality educational content with their community.

ArtsEdge

Since the Kennedy Center’s opening in 1971, schoolchildren, parents, and educators have turned to us as the nation’s premier cultural resource. Embracing this responsibility, the Kennedy Center instituted ARTSEDGE in 1996 as its educational media arm, reaching out to schools, communities, individuals, and families with printed materials, classroom support, and Internet technologies.

Centervention

While your school or team may give you curriculum or teaching resources for academics, there’s so much more that goes into creating a successful classroom: behavior, student relationships, students’ self-esteem and confidence about school, classroom setup and decoration, and more. Check out this site for free resources for teachers.

Common Sense Education

Supports K–12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens. Our innovative, award-winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students with lifelong habits and skills, supports teachers with training and recognition, and engages families and communities with helpful tips and tools. ​Schools everywhere rely on our free curriculum, expert advice, and edtech ratings to help kids thrive. Our vision: Students thriving as learners, leaders, and citizens in the digital age.

Free Rice

At Free Rice, students can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time. For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. Free Rice includes subject area lists in Geography, Science, Math, and others. It is leveled so students can play at just the right level of challenge for them.

We Are Teachers

Teachers are always on the lookout for new inspiration and new ideas, but who’s got time to plow through the zillions of resources on the internet? Well, good news! We’ve done the research for you and here are 30 of our top sources for free teacher resources including lesson plans and activities created by fellow professional educators (marked with an asterisk). Happy hunting!

SCIENCE, STEAM and TECHNOLOGY

FINANCIAL LITERACY

SEL (Social and Emotional Learning)

  • Discover Your Happy | LG
    Science-based tools for educators, students, and parents that promote reducing stress and creating Sustainable Happiness through learnable skills and practices.
  • Soar with Wings | Wings for Kids
    Providing standards-aligned digital resources for students in grades K–5 that incorporate academics and fun, while building key social and emotional skills.

CAREER READINESS

  • DNA Decoded | Illumina
    Inspiring Middle School and High School teachers to unlock the power of genomics and impact the future of their students through ready-to-go, standards-aligned lessons and activities.
  • Dig Into Mining | Freeport-McMoRan
    An interactive educational program for students in grades 6–12 that explores the use of metals like copper in everyday life, while providing deeper understanding of today’s hard rock mining industry.
  • Discover Data in Schools | Nielsen Foundation
    Introducing students across the country to relatable, real-world applications of data and the professionals using that data to innovate the future, with great resources for educators, students, and volunteers.
  • FUTURE U. | Boeing
    Hands-on, experiential learning tools that give educators all they need to inspire students in grades 6–12 to use creativity, collaboration, persistence and problem-solving to change the world.
  • TGR EDU: Explore | TGR Foundation
    Championing breakthrough transformations for students in grades 6–12 by digitizing and scaling existing TGR Foundation curriculum and programs including STEM, College Access, Digital Experiences, and Professional Development.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  • AgExplorer | National FFA
    Robust and comprehensive career resources that make it easy to explore the many career choices available within the agriculture industry
  • Ask, Listen, Learn | Responsibility.org
    Science and evidence-based no-cost digital underage drinking prevention program for kids in grades 4–7, as well as their parents and educators.
  • Be Vape Free | CVS Heath + CATCH Global Foundation
    A nationwide initiative to provide standards-aligned, no-cost e-cigarette prevention resources for educators teaching grades 5–12.
  • NFL Play 60 | AHA + NFL
    Creating a more fit and healthy generation by encouraging kids to get active for at least 60 minutes a day.
  • Operation Prevention | DEA
    Comprehensive digital curriculum tools to combat opioid misuse, available in every school, home, and state in the USA.
  • Undeniably Dairy | DMI
    Teaching students in grades 5–8 how to create healthy, balanced meals while reducing food waste, by going behind-the-scenes of the dairy community.

LIFE SKILLS

  • Conservation Station | Itron
    Creating a more resourceful world by encouraging Middle School students to explore the relationship between water and energy through the lens of conservation.
  • Econ Essentials | CME Group
    Free interactive resources, aligned with High School economics standards, designed to help students in grades 9–12 learn all the essential principles of economics.
  • Ignite My Future | Tata Consultancy Services
    A one-of-a-kind initiative transforming the way students across America learn through computational thinking, with a wealth of classroom and professional development resources.
  • Speak Truth to Power | RFK Human Rights
    Flexible, standards-aligned digital resources designed to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of human rights defenders by introducing students to influential human rights activists.
  • Teaching with Testimony | USC Shoah Foundation
    Unlocking the powerful classroom potential of testimony through a vast library of audiovisual testimony from survivors and witnesses of genocides, while empowering students to find their voice and take action.
  • TeenDrive365 | Toyota
    Interactive resources for emerging drivers, educators, and parents to promote defensive driving behavior among the youngest drivers on the road, including the chance to win up to $15,000 in the 2020 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.