English and Journalism

Relevant Websites

Barbican Creative Writing, poetry readings.

Career Services Western Illinois University.

C.A.S.T.L.E. C.A.S.T.L.E. Technology’s Face-to-Face Workshops for K-12 Educators.

The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession CSPT supports student achievement through a focus on teaching excellence.

The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning “Working to improve education for all students by strengthening the teaching profession”

EdChange Professional Development, Scholarship, & Activism for Diversity, Social Justice, & Community Growth. School change and how it is affecting schools and teachers.

Education World® The Educator's Best Friend Lesson plans, articles, technology integration, professional development.

Environmental Justice/Environmental Racism Environmental justice readings and authors.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) ISBE technology standards for all teachers.

McDougal Littell Classzone Openers and cross-curricular activities.

National Association for Multicultural Education Advocates for Educational Equity and Social Justice. Names and websites for teacher use and professional development.

National Council of Teachers of English A Professional Association of Educators in English Studies, Literacy, and Language Arts. Guidelines, multi-purpose use for teachers.

National Council of Teachers of English Western Illinois University website.

PBS Teachers Lesson plans, standards.

Teachers at Random Reading emphasis.

Read·Write·Think Lesson plans, teaching ideas.

Rethinking Schools Online Website and listserv.

Schools of California Online Resources for Education Lesson plans, activity templates.

Smithsonian Education Lesson plans, articles, technology integration, professional development.

Teachers Leader Network Center for teaching quality

Technology Standards for all Teachers Excerpted from Illinois Content-Area Standards.

U.S. Department of Education Promoting educational excellence for all Americans.

Web English Teacher Lesson ideas and examples.

Youth Speaks Youth-centered program for the development of literacy.