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Free Online Courses

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Literacy Resources



Abbott Leadership Institute


"The Mission of the Abbott Leadership Institute is to develop informed and effective education advocates for Newark Public Schools (NPS)."

Address: 110 Warren St, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: (973) 353-3531


Academic Earth


Video courses, lectures, and information about "degrees and certificates that can be earned online from highly-respected universities."


Books about Home Schooling (at The Newark Public Library)



Choosing a Vocational School



College Help for Homeless Students


Those experiencing homelessness may believe there’s no way to attend college, let alone earn a degree. However, there’s a variety of support available that can help. This site has has compiled a guide to help those experiencing homelessness get the information and assistance they need to successfully complete a college education.


Community Resource Directory


From the Newark Public Schools: educational, cultural, social services, health, and advocacy programs.




"high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We currently host courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania."


Cybrary Man's Educational Websites


"The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents. Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience."


Digital Learn


Online tutorials include instruction on email, word, resumes, job searching, and using a computer--but also include how to use SKYPE and Facebook, and how to buy a plane ticket online.




"EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies." Includes website links and lesson plans. 


Educators and Students


"Welcome to the Digital Classroom, the National Archives' gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students."


Education Oasis


"Created by teachers, for teachers." Provides assessment resources, lesson plans, classroom management instruction, certificate templates, forms, book reviews, and more.


ESL: Resource Guide for Adult English Language Learners of NJ


A directory of programs throughout NJ, arranged by county.


GCF LearnFree


From the Goodwill Community Foundation, instruction in computer programs (like the Microsoft suite), math, reading, work/career skills (including resume building), daily activities (map reading, health, safety, money matters, food, cooking, and more.


How to Start a Private School?


Issues to consider in establishing a private school.


Institute for Urban and Minority Education


"The Institute conducts research and evaluations, provides information services, and assists schools, community-based organizations, and parent school leaders in program development and evaluation, professional development, and parent education."  Visit here for publications and links.  Although the focus is on New York schools---parents, teachers, and others devoted to improving schools will find valuable information at this site.


International Reading Association


See especially the Quick Links for beginning readers (of all ages), adolescent literacy, comprehension, struggling learners, and teacher education.


Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators


From apps and assessment/rubrics to Fry's readability information to primary sources to screencasting to a video of the month--and so much more for teachers, parents, and students.


MOOC Handbook


"MOOCs are online courses available to anyone with a computer and Internet connection. They offer students a way to learn in a setting similar to an online class, but are usually loosely structured and can be accessed without paying tuition or committing to an academic program. Whether a student should sign up for a MOOC will depend on his or her academic and professional goals. To learn just for fun or to get a certificate for a small fee, MOOCs are ideal." 

Also available at https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org

are accredited online schools, colleges, and vocational training centers.


National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)


U.S. Department of. Education's collection and analysis of national and international education data. 


National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)


Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) operates the Department's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.
In this role, NCHE works with schools, service providers, parents, and other interested stakeholders to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness can enroll and succeed in school.
NCHE is based at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


NEA - Tools and Ideas


From the National Education Association: lesson ideas, tips, and articles for K-12 educators.


New Jersey Department of Education


The official State of New Jersey web site for learning about public and private schools.


New Jersey School Performance Report


"One of the major goals of the Department of Education is to increase school- and district-level accountability for educational progress by communicating useful information to members of the public to be used in measuring how well their schools are doing. The New Jersey School Report Card has provided the public with information about every school in New Jersey since 1995 when the Legislature mandated the annual accountability report."


New York Times Education Section


Keep up with the education issues of the day.


New York Times Learning Network


"Connections for students, teachers, and parents." Offers quizzes, a daily lesson plan, a lesson plan archive, and other teacher resources.


Newark Public Schools


Calendar, mission statement, links to individual schools and school leadership teams of schools, and notable Newark Public Schools graduates.


Open Culture


Free educational and cultural media.


PBS Teachers


Links to recommended books and sites, lesson plans, articles, and interactive activities for K-12 teachers. 


Peterson's Private Schools


Find private schools by type, location, etc.


Smithsonian Education


For teachers, resources are provided in the following subject areas: art and design, science and technology, history and culture, and language arts.


Teachable Moment


"Keeping it real" with local and worldwide issues, this project of the Educators for Social Responsibility Metropolitan Area (NY, NY) helps teachers in elementary, middle school, and high school settings to "encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment."  Among the controversial topics treated are assertiveness, cheating on tests, cultural diversity, immigration, the effects of Hurricane Katrina, shyness, and the war in Iraq.  Articles about approaching such subjects and encouraging respectful debate are also provided.


Teaching with Documents


"Teaching with Documents " is designed to help teachers and students make sense of the vast amount of source material available over the Internet, and effectively bring these resources to their work as historians. It provides easy access to analytic tools, instructional strategies, and links to source material and sample assessments."  Among the Great Debates cited are civil disobedience, immigration, and women's suffrage.


Trade School vs. College


This guide has information on what is trade school, average salaries of different trades, price of a trade school education, job security, and it includes a directory of accredited schools for training in various occupations.


U.S. Dept. of Education Search for Private Schools


Find schools by name, kind of program, religious affliation, number of students, location, etc.


What is my Learning Style?


This website offers insight into your learning style : Auditory, Visual, Tactile,Kinesthetic, Global, and/or Analytic.


Web English Teacher


Book reports, critical thinking, grammar, literature, mythology, speech and debate, study guides, writing, vocabulary:  it is all here, and well explained.


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