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KinderKorner Listserv

A free subscription service to a Yahoo groups listserv, KinderKorner users must subscribe to the free service --- Beginning and experienced teachers would benefit from this service frequented by thousands of K-2 educators. The subscriber can post a question, a response, or just read questions and responses posted by others. A digest is available and is an efficient way to catch up on recent postings.

Law Hacks

We love to make jokes about lawyers, but as professionals they face many of the same challenges we do as school administrators. Time management is one of them. Though written for lawyers, this lively article offers “101 tips, tricks and tools to make you a more productive less-stressed out lawyer.” From managing e-mail to finding your stolen laptop, there’s hardly a one of the 101 that wouldn’t help one of us non-lawyer types!

Leadership 3.0 Symposium

The Leadership 3.0 Symposium is a collaborative effort of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Computer Using Educators, Inc. (CUE), Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). It is truly “for administrators, by administrators.” Three organizations, one mission – Educational Leadership for the 21st century. Lead 3 takes place annual in the Spring and alternates between northern and southern California.

Leading Edge Certification

Leading Edge Certification (LEC) is a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation. Created by an Alliance of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies, LEC is the first national certification program of its kind, and is platform and vendor neutral. There will be five (5) areas of certification offered by LEC including, Online Teacher, Administrator, Classroom Teacher, Teacher Librarian, and Leading Educator (Professional Developer.

Learn Zillion

Learn Zillion is a website with more than 2000 high quality, teacher-created videos that are aligned to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This would be a great site for those looking to create a blended learning model. Teachers can set up classes and recommend specific videos for students. Start with the Learn Zillion welcome video for more information on how to use. It also has resources for parents who want to support their students.

Learning Communities

The National Staff Development Council provides a nice overview of professional learning communities and an excellent bibliography on the topic. You'll find guidance here for helping your staff learn to integrate technology effectively in the classroom.

Learning List

Modeled on the popular Angie's List, Learning List is a subscription-based service that provides independent, carefully crafted editorial reviews of educational products and materials. Each review includes an assessment of how closely the product aligns to standards and also offers a platform for users to publish their own ratings, reviews, and recommendations.


Consultant Leslie Fisher shares a collection of resources with teachers and administrators on various software applications and emerging technologies. She also contracts with districts to create websites. You will love the step-by-step guided handouts.

Lesson Plan Collection Form Using the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model

Collecting lesson plans from teachers can be a tedious task, but it is a great to see how teachers how engaging students, differentiating learning, integrating technology, and implementing a variety of instructional strategies and assessments. This Google Form Template will allow you analyze lesson plans and identify SIOP strategies being implemented and where there may be gaps in instructional practice. It provides a searchable database to quickly search for key strategies as well as providing an anonymous list of lesson plans stripping out the teachers' names to share with staff and the larger school community if you wish.

Lesson Study Group at Mills College

Lesson Study is a process in which teachers jointly plan, observe, analyze, and refine actual classroom lessons. It is widely credited for the steady improvement of Japanese elementary mathematics and science instruction This site is a great Lesson Study resource, with discussion of models of evaluation, information on the process, and examples of best practices.