PreK-12 Public Education

PreK-12 Public Education Featured Resources

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What’s one of the best ways to build capacity in your local? Recommend participants for the Train-the-Trainer sessions at virtual Summer Educator Academy. These multi-session courses cover key topics from math, reading and assessments to trauma, social emotional learning, teacher identity and student success strategies. We are also offering two participant only courses on trauma-informed strategies and managing behavior. Don’t delay: Learn more and register members by July 9.
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Members of the AFT have access to a variety of programs and resources designed to enhance your professional growth. Many of these opportunities are detailed in this brochure. By addressing the professional needs of our educator members, we are able to help them become even more successful in their careers; in their union; in the institutions in which they work; and in serving the students, families and communities they serve.
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A cadre of K-12 AFT members from across the nation have jointly designed standards-based, integrated content, featuring capstone project ideas that are grade-level and developmentally appropriate. These project-based learning lessons and activities will enable students to demonstrate learning in a variety of ways, that adapts to in-person, hybrid or remote learning.
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Share My Lesson is a free platform that gives access to high-quality, user-generated, standards-aligned preK-12 lesson plans and classroom resources that support teachers, school-related personnel, parents and community organizations in improving student achievement. Help your colleagues find great ideas, save time, and improve their teaching by introducing them to Share My Lesson, an AFT member offering.
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Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.

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Children's Health

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U.S. Education: A Global Perspective

Visit our site on the triennial PISA report, and the education policies and practices of high-performing countries. Also featured are child poverty statistics from around the United States and how they unmask disparties in education equity.