Resources

Fighting For Teachers, Students and Schools

DCTA works on behalf of members, teachers and all Denver Public School students to ensure our district provides the Schools Denver Students Deserve. To review all DCTA-negotiated contracts, as well as other important agreements, click on the links below. For information on educational resources DCTA members can use to improve their skills, scroll down for links to critical resources.

Resources: Teaching and Learning Center

Here you can find resources related to improving your professional practice, recommended sites for things like projects and lesson plans, and more. If you have ideas for additional resources to include here, please contact us.

 

Professional Learning Opportunities:

Interested in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher? Visit their site to learn everything you need to know.
Become a more culturally responsive and effective educator: The CRUE (Culturally Responsive Urban Education) Center at UCD’s School of Education & Human Development offers resources and professional learning opportunities for educators. Visit the site to find ways to expand your understanding of how culture, power, and learning interact.

Helpful Online Resources:

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The Great Public Schools Network is a place where teachers, parents, school support professionals, and community members share ideas and resources to improve student success.  It is free and open to all!

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We Are Teachers: A site with lots of resources for teachers and classrooms, especially 21st Century learning tools and professional learning opportunities for teachers.

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Edutopia: Created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia offers a wealth of resources for educators, as well as blogs and discussion groups to help you connect with educators around the country.

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Teaching Channel: Teaching Channel is a thriving online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.

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Share My Lesson: Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards.

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NEA Tools & Ideas: NEA offers hundreds of free tips, lesson plans, and more in the Tools and Ideas section of their website. You can also sign up for the weekly Works4Me Newsletter. to have helpful, topical resources and advice e-mailed directly to you.

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Teachers.net: A full-service site including lesson plans, ideas for projects, teacher classifieds (to buy and sell classroom materials), and more.

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Ferlazzo is an acclaimed California teacher and author of books on parental engagement, student motivation, and effective strategies for teaching English language learners. His site offers collections of the best online resources for different educational topics on a daily basis.