*Resources for Educators
Please note that these links lead to web sites outside the Texas PTA web site. Although Texas PTA periodically reviews the linked sites for acceptable content, we are not responsible for the content posted on these independent sites.
- Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) - The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the premier professional association for school district technology leaders. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders.
- Council of the Great City Schools - The Council of the Great City Schools is the only national organization exclusively representing the needs of urban public schools.
- Dallas Museum of Natural History - Website resource with many opportunities for children, teachers, and families that support formal science and social studies education in the classroom. All programs are aligned to the TEKS and the upcoming TAKS and incorporate hands- on/minds-on, inquiry-based learning experiences and strategies for children of all ages.
- Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
- National Education Association - The National Education Association's mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) - The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
- One World-Our World - A global education and conflict resolution program founded by returned Peace Corps Volunteers and led by educators.
- Quest: The NASA K - 12 Internet Initiative bring NASA into your classroom.
- Tech Corps - Support for the efforts many of us have been making to help schools with technology.
- Texas Association of Partners in Education (TAPE) - The premier organization in Texas whose mission is to build effective community partnerships with schools in order to enhance student learning.
- Texas Beyond History - This "virtual museum" showcases information and images about Texas cultural heritage - over 13,000 years of human history - from Clovis mammoth hunters to cotton farmers. It presents in -depth articles, human-interest stories, photographs, and artwork, using a variety of creative resources including map tools, kids activities, an illustrated glossary, and teachers' lesson plans based on TEKS, TAAS, and TAKS objectives. Created by the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Archeological Society.
- Texas Center for Educational Technology - A nationally recognized organization in research and development in the area of educational technology for today's educational environments.
- Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts - The Center's purpose is to establish a coordinated system of teacher education and professional development in the area of language arts.
- Texas Classroom Teachers Association - The Texas Classroom Teachers Association is the leading teacher association in Texas and is a nonprofit, nonunion professional association for educators.
- Texas Commission on the Arts - Grants for Programs
- Texas Education Agency - The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board - The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system.
- US Department of Education - Their mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.