ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) addresses all aspects of effective teaching and learning for teachers.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning.
The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence is a non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting, preparing, certifying and supporting teachers.
This McKinsey & Company article identifies five ideas for enhancing teacher professional development.
The website features a series of free, self-paced workshops covering a wide variety of hot topics in education.
Learning Forward, the former National Staff Development Council (NSDC), is the largest non-profit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.
This link is to FEMA's eight-hour Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools course. This web-based course focuses on multi-hazard emergency planning for schools.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.
The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems provides technical assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referrals to special education.
The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing every child with competent, caring, qualified teachers in schools organized for success.
The National Council on Teacher Quality advocates for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state, and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers.
This 2007 Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest Fast Response Report reviews the impact of teacher professional develop on student achievement.
The Institute for Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education's statistical wing, conducted a longitudinal study between 2007 and 2012 to help determine teacher attrition, retention, and mobility. A federal report, http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015337.pdf addresses public school teacher attrition and formulates teachers with mentors inspired longevity within their field.
Developed by Thirteen/WNET New York, this free service features everything from standards-based lesson plans and classroom activities to a multimedia primer, online mentors, and reviews of curriculum-based websites.