Resources to empower
Students’ final year of their K-12 education relies heavily on completing coursework and earning the required credits to receive a high school diploma. In addition, these young adults are preparing for the next step of their future whether that be entering college, a technical program, or the workforce. Twelfth grade students should graduate from high school college and career ready. College and career readiness refers to the content knowledge, skills, and habits that students must possess to be successful in postsecondary education or training that leads to a sustaining career. They also have increasing self-awareness and identity, while building social problem-solving skills and focusing on the future.
Differentiated Assitaince Playlist for 2022-23 This is a playlist of resources for Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) in education are programs, practices or activities that have been evaluated and proven to improve student outcomes. Districts can have confidence that the strategies are likely to produce positive results when fully implemented.
A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) allows students to be considered for federal aid (FAFSA applicants only), state aid, institutional aid, and loans. Completing a FAFSA or CADAA provides access to students and their families to various financial aid options, allowing them to make an informed decision about pursuing a college, university, or vocational school. Starting in the 2022-23 academic school year, high schools, and school districts (Local Educational Agencies) will need to ensure that all 12th graders in the state of California complete a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, unless the student has formally submitted an opt-out waiver. The goal of “All In for FAFSA/CA Dream Act ” is to expand access to financial aid to thousands of students who may have otherwise not been aware of these opportunities.
Engage students in a fun a creative Cyber Escape room experience where they are able to incorporate critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, and communication skills as they work through a cybersecurity learning experience,
This is a guide for embracing students with special needs in multilingual programs and it is available for FREE!
In many ways, education has evolved and given way to a more thoughtful approach to intentionally designed digital learning. This paradigm shift has reinforced the idea that technology can and should serve as the foundation for schools and districts to scale upon, as it provides equitable access to quality teaching and learning. But true equity is achieved when students can learn at their own pace and educators have the tools and instructional methods to support personalized learning. To achieve this, educators must have access to tools to provide a consistent, familiar “digital classroom” that is accessible whenever, wherever students are ready to learn.
Nearpod is a platform where slides can come to life! Teachers can upload slides or build right in Nearpod to create interactive lessons. Students can respond to different activities directly on their own devices. Nearpod activities can be used live (with a group/class) or individually (self-paced).
Adobe Express is a creation platform that is free for all teachers. Teachers and students can create and build within the Adobe Express platform.
The California State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) Requirements Poster may be printed on large paper and hung in classrooms, guidance counselor offices, and other areas where students and parents may see it.
Recognitions provided to students on the Path to Biliteracy or Multiliteracy.
If you're looking for books for older kids and teenagers, take a look at these booklists for grades 4-12 organized by topic and representing a wide range of cultures and perspectives.
History Guides accompany each curriculum module and are structured as follows: The Thought: An expression of an overarching idea, the thought challenges.
The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
1 2 3 4 5 Are you interested in learning about Native American histories? Are you someone with questions or information to share? Are you a teacher looking for curriculum ideas or other resources? Welcome! We believe that teaching Native American histories in a positive way requires both specific, local knowledge and a broad understanding of how colonization manifests across time and space in the Americas and around the world
Financial Literacy powerpoint for 9th-12th graders.
Checklist to help seniors keep track of everything they need for financial aid.
A checklist to help students and their families set-up organized home space work areas.
iCivics works to ensure every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education and graduates from high school well prepared and enthusiastic for citizenship. iCivics believe civics makes the perfect partner for English Language Arts lessons, and have standards-aligned resources to prove it! They've compiled activities, lesson plans, and games for developing students' non-fiction reading and writing skills.
We are a non-profit organization publishing the world's most read history encyclopedia. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.
In each hour-long episode of History Detectives Special Investigations, Kaiama, Tukufu and Wes ask probing questions behind a single iconic mystery from America's past.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
History Explorer is a full-featured search of all the educational resources from the National Museum of American History.