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Mathematics Associations

 

American Mathematical Society is devoted to mathematics research and scholarship, strengthening mathematical education, and fostering awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life.

Association for Women in Mathematics encourages "women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences" (About section).

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) is devoted to improving mathematics teacher education for K-12 from pre-service through professional development of those already in the field.  For example, AMTE and its writing team is developing Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation.

Canadian Mathematical Society--Education section with resources for teachers and students.

Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences "an umbrella organization consisting of sixteen professional societies all of which have as one of their primary objectives the increase or diffusion of knowledge in one or more of the mathematical sciences. Its purpose is to promote understanding and cooperation among these national organizations so that they work together and support each other in their efforts to promote research, improve education, and expand the uses of mathematics" (About CBMS section).  Of particular relevance for math educators is its work in the area of The Mathematical Education of Teachers II.  This 2012 document was prompted by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.  It updates the first MET of 2001 with "recommendations for the mathematical preparation of teachers of elementary grades, middle grades, and high school."  It has "recommendations for the professional development of teachers of mathematics" and discusses "the mathematical needs of elementary mathematics specialists, and of teachers in early childhood education and special education" (Preface section).

Mathematical Association of America

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has provided leadership for the development of national math standards.  The site offers access to lessons and resources, grants, conferences, professional development, journals and books, research, and more.

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics is for anyone interested in leadership in math education.  Of particular value are articles from past issues of the Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, available to members of the NCSM, and professional development opportunities.  Also see Common Core State Standards Materials Analysis Tools to assist with selection of materials aligned to the math standards.

Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics OCTM also offers abstracts from the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics and sponsors the State Mathematics Tournament, an annual mathematics competition open to students of grades 9-12.

Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (Canada)

School Science and Mathematics Association(SSMA) "focuses on promoting research-based innovations related to K-16 teacher preparation and continued professional enhancement in science and mathematics. Target audiences include higher education faculty members, K-16 school leaders and K-16 classroom teachers" (Welcome to SSMA section).

 

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Educational Technology Associations

 

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed towards improving instruction through technology.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), founded in 1981, is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Information Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning, and its practical application.  AACE has a number of publications and a digital library.  The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, also sponsors annual conferences: Global Learn, EdMedia, E-Learn, and the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.

Center for Children and Technology from the Education Development Center investigates the roles that technology can play in improving teaching and learning within children's classrooms, schools and communities. CCT conducts basic, applied, formative, and summative research, often in school settings, using quantitative and qualitative research methods.  CCT also designs and develops technology applications that support engaged, active learning and student-centered teaching practices.  See its publications online.

Center for Technology in Learning was established by the Stanford Research Institute, better know as SRI. CTL's research and development activities contribute to the knowledge base on effective learning and teaching, and embody research insights in the innovative design, use, and assessment of interactive learning environments. Much of CTL's work is conducted in educational settings. The site includes many downloadable documents from its significant publications.

Computer Using Educators is a California based organization for K-12 and postsecondary educators whose mission is to advance student achievement through technology.  CUE publishes a journal OnCue four times a year for its members; however, selected resources are available online.

Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.  Primary publications include Educause Quarterly and Educause Review.  Several articles and podcasts are available online.

International Society for Technology in Education

National Center for Technology Innovation advances learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities by fostering technology innovation. It is funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. Among categories for resources are accessibility, assessment, assistive technology, research, Universal Design for Learning, and more. Link to the TechMatrix for assistive and learning tech products for students with special needs.

National Center for Technology Planning

PowerUp WHAT WORKS provides "customizable resources for teachers, school leaders, PD facilitators, and teacher educators to improve teaching and learning for struggling students and those with disabilities."  You'll find "teaching strategies supported by technology, technology use in schools and classrooms, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiated instruction, [and] guidance on meeting Common Core Standards" (About Us section).

Society for Applied Learning Technology

 

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Educational Research Associations

 

American Educational Research Association

 

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School Administration and Other National and State Level Education Associations

 

American Association of School Administrators presents issues and insights on assessment/standards, instruction, leadership, No Child Left Behind, parent/public involvement, safe schools, technology, professional development, school/district governance, grants/funding and much more.

American Federation of Teachers

ASCD formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Association for Childhood Education International  Among publications of interest is the book: Mathematics for All:  Instructional Strategies To Assist Students With Learning Challenges, Editors:  Nancy L. Gallenstein and Dodi Hodges, 2011.

Association for Middle Level Education, formerly National Middle School Association, "supports those who work with kids in grades 5–9, regardless of the grade configurations of the schools that house them" (About AMLE section).  AMLE publishes the Middle School Journal.

The Association of American Educators "is the largest national, non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda" (Who Are We section).

Canadian Education Association

Florida Education Association

Learning Forward, formerly the National Staff Development Council.  The name change became effective September 1, 2010.  Learning Forward is now global; its mission is still professional learning for educators.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Association of Gifted Children

National Association of State Boards of Education

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards--become a National Board Certified Teacher.

National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. contributes "to improved student achievement through enhanced policies and practices in educational assessment and accountability."  The Center works "with states and other educational agencies to design and implement effective assessment and accountability policies and programs" (About Us section).  Publications are available online, including those related to Common Core standards.

National Center on Educational Outcomes provides "national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners" (About NCEO section).

National Center on Universal Design for Learning is a program by the Center for Applied Special Technology.  "Founded in 2009, the National UDL Center supports the effective implementation of UDL by connecting stakeholders in the field and providing resources and information" on this topic (About the UDL Center section).

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education: NCATE is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation.

National Education Association has resources on a number of issues, including to assist with implementation of Common Core Standards at http://www.nea.org/home/46653.htm.

Ohio Education Association

The U.S. Department of Education

 

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Distance and Online Learning Associations

 

International Association for K-12 Online Learning, formerly the North American Council for Online Learning, focuses solely on advancing K-12 virtual education by providing the research support for what has and has not worked so far in K-12 distance learning.  This new name became effective January 2009.

United States Distance Learning Association The association's purpose is to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training. The constituents served include Pre-K through grade 12 education, higher education, home school education, continuing education, corporate training, military and government training, and telemedicine.

 

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