BVU Teacher Education Program Resources

BVU Unit Template

Unit template that is utilized in BVU Methods Courses

BVU Lesson Template

Lesson template that is utilized in BVU Methods Courses

Helpful Education Websites

TeachIowa.gov http://www.teachiowa.gov/

TeachIowa.gov displays all job listings in public schools, area education agencies, and participating nonpublic schools, as well as positions at the Iowa Department of Education and at the Board of Educational Examiners. Individuals can apply for jobs through an online application process.

Education Organization Websites

Council for Exceptional Children  www.cec.sped.org

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.  CEC advocated for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provided professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

National Association for the Education of Young Children www.naeyc.org

Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

U.S. Department of Education www.education.gov

The federal government's education website with many, many resources.

Iowa Department of Education www.educateiowa.org

The state of Iowa's education website.  It has data, reports, and other relevant information.

Teachers of English of Other Languages  www.tesol.org

TESOL offers members and their colleagues the opportunity to discuss emerging issues in the field, share knowledge and resources, and create peer-to-peer learning communities.

National Education Association  www.nea.org

A professional organization for educators in the PreK-12 schools.  Members can access many services.

International Reading Association  www.reading.org

IRA is a non-profit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy.  This organization supports literacy through a wide range of resources; including publications, research, and professional development.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development  www.ascd.org

An educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing the best practices and policies for the success of each learner.  ASCD publishes a number of books, magazines, and newsletters; supplies resources for professional development; has a variety of initiatives and programs; online learning; and information about various initiatives and programs.

Council for Exceptional Children  www.cec.sped.org

Works to improve policy affecting children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents.  Provides publications and articles, products, and professional development.

National Council of Teachers of English  www.ncte.org

Devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels.  Providing multiple resources, professional development, and ways to get involved.

Special Education Resources on the Internet  www.seriweb.com

This is a collection of internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to special education.  Topics include disabilities information, legal resources, disability products, inclusion resources, and much more.

National Science Teachers Association www.learning center.nsta.org

The Learning Center is NSTA's e-professional development portal to help you address your classroom needs and busy schedule.  Gain access to more than 6,800 different resources of which 1,200 are free.  A suite of practical tools such as My Library, My PD Record, and My PD Plan and Portfolio help you organize and document your PD growth.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics  www.nctm.org

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.