Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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10. How We Organize Knowledge - The Structure of the Disciplines

Web-based readings

Bransford, J. D., Brown, & A. L., Cocking, R. R. (Eds.). (2000). Effective teaching: examples in history, mathematics, and science (Chapter 7). In How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.


Gardner, H., & Boix Mansilla, V. (1994, February). Teaching for understanding within and across the disciplines. Educational Leadership,51(5).


This article by Howard Gardner describes disciplinary differences.

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The Knowledge Media Laboratory at the Carnegie Foundation
The Knowledge Media Laboratory (KML) of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching researches and develops new uses of emerging technologies and new media to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
This Web site, which describes the history and background of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, includes the standards for certification in various subject areas and provides suggestions for using the National Board process as a platform for reform.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
This Web site includes resources, lessons, and activities for teaching mathematics in elementary, middle and high school. NCTM principles and standards for teaching K-12 mathematics are listed on this site.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
This Web site highlights teacher resources, national satellite broadcasts, and regional events for K-12 and college science education. Science Class, a monthly electronic newsletter, is available to nonmembers. NSTA membership provides support with standards, assessment, inquiry-based learning, and integrating technology and teaching.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
This Web site includes information for social studies educators, including teaching resources, information about professional development, and the national social studies standards.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
This Web site includes resources for K-12 and college teachers in English studies, literacy, and language arts. The site includes a collection of standards-based lesson plans and Web resources, an index of subject-specific resources, funding resources, and information on national conferences.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
This Web site includes online resources, publications, workshops, and proficiency testing information for foreign language educators at all levels of instruction.

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