Tips and Resources for Educators

  • The Talent Decision Planner, is a user-friendly, customizable roadmap that groups talent decisions into six categories, with guiding questions based on research and feedback from leaders in the field: What decisions need to be made in what areas? Who makes them? By when? And what questions and data should guide decision-makers in the process? The planner also lays out a calendar, suggesting when each decision should be made. With the tool, school leaders can add, delete, edit, reassign, or defer decisions or guiding questions to match their district’s context. They can create “decision guides” for teachers, principals and others, and they can prioritize the sorts of data their district has or needs to inform their guiding questions. The tool doesn’t keep or crunch data, but it can create a plan for teams to do so. And, with sample views, it shows them how data can be shared.

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  • To increase equity in education by making excellent curricula freely available to districts. Partnered with leading math and ELA experts to design excellent, standards-aligned core programs. http://openupresources.org/

  • We know that making sure students are prepared for college and the workplace is one of the most important things we can do to build a strong economy. Business leaders looking to understand what the future workforce will need to be successful, can visit Achieving Tomorrow for a Tool Kit to get involved.


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  • https://www.unbounded.org Supporting educators in their work to meet high standards. UnboundEd provides free, standards-aligned resources and immersive training for teachers and school leaders.

  • Achieve The Core offers a variety of free, high-quality materials to help educators align their instruction to the state standards and raise student achievement. Resources include materials and guides aligned to the standards, essential actions for school and district leaders and professional development modules.

  • Tools Being Talked About is a list that includes a snapshot of tools being used by teachers, school systems, and school leaders.

  • The site, BetterLesson, has over 130+ creative math and language arts master teachers k-12, (NEA has selected) to share their lessons online with other teachers. They have built their site strictly around the educational standards to aid in effective implementation of the standards.

  • Have Fun Teaching is leading the way in K-5 English and Math materials for teachers. Each grade level is packed with colorful, engaging and ready-to-use activity centers, worksheets, posters, and assessments for your classroom, your school, or your district. These materials are made for teachers, by teachers. Educating classrooms one standard at a time.

  • These standard workbooks include worksheets, activity centers and posters for every math and english standard. Choose your grade level and have everything you need to teach the standards and have a successful school year. The assessment workbooks include grade level test practice for every math and English standard.

  • Teaching Channel offers a free library of high-quality videos featuring real teachers demonstrating their best educational practices. This is all about getting better together, through the use of video and tools designed for teachers. The large library of standards videos includes tags that specify the exact standards to which a lesson is aligned.

  • EduCore provides secondary teachers with high-quality teaching and learning resources aligned to the academic standards. Here you will find current, relevant, evidence-based tools and professional development to smooth your transition into a new era of teaching and learning.

  • Amazing visual and video explanations of the Kentucky standards, click here! 

  • For teachers looking for a free resource that contains videos, lesson plans, and more, check out America Achieves. There are materials for elementary, middle and high school students.