Press Release

Share My Lesson Website Reaches 300,000 Resources

For Release: 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Natalie Dean
Share My Lesson

WASHINGTON— Share My Lesson has reached a milestone of 300,000 user-generated online lesson plans and other classroom resources.  It is now the largest digital collection of free materials for educators, paraprofessionals, parents and community organizations. The joint venture between the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, which launched in June 2012, has a community of more than 480,000 registered users.

Just recently, Share My Lesson posted "Care Packages," making it easier than ever for users to find the most applicable resources for their classroom. The virtual Care Package is specified by grade or subject and features relevant Common Core-aligned resources for each category.

Share My Lesson allows educators to collaborate with each other through the sharing of teaching and learning best practices. Resources are easily accessible and quality checked through a peer-review process.

Among the 300,000 classroom resources is the largest collection of Common Core-aligned lesson plans and other teaching materials—more than 30,000 aligned resources.

A team of active and retired teachers travel regularly to cities across the country to work together on reviewing and rating lesson plans, videos and handouts to be added to the site.

For more information, and access to free Share My Lesson resources, visit

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Share My Lesson was developed by the American Federation of Teachers, a union of over 1.6 million professionals, and TSL Education, creators of TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world. Share My Lesson is an award-winning online professional development community where educators can come together to share their greatest teaching resources and collaborate on best practices at no cost. Share My Lesson features a significant resource bank aligned to the Common Core State Standards, including advice and guidance to aid in their successful implementation. For more, visit


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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.