Educational Resources

***Please be patient with this site as we add and organize resources!

Academics

BrainPop

Short animated videos that explain difficult concepts in simple, kid-friendly terms. Topics include science, social studies, English, math, arts, music, health, and technology. (Also in Spanish.)

Education.com

Thousands of PreK through 5th grade worksheets and activities, designed by educators.

Edutopia

Edutopia is a trusted source shining a spotlight on what works in education. We show people how they can adopt or adapt best practices, and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.

 

CAST

CAST's mission is to transform education design and practice until learning has no limits.  CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that created the Universal Design for Learning framework and UDL Guidelines, now used the world over to make learning more inclusive.  The acronym "CAST" derives from the original name of our organization, Center for Applied Special Technology. Now we're simply CAST

Girls Who Code

Every week they offer a free new educational computer science activity, some online, some offline.

Greater Good in Education

Science based practices for kinder, happier schools.  As part of the Greater Good Education Program, Greater Good in Education offers free research-based and informed strategies and practices for the social, emotional, and ethical development of students, for the well-being of the adults who work with them, and for cultivating positive school cultures.

iCivics

Meaningful civic learning through games, activities, a weekly planner, and tips.

Idea Data Center

The IDEA Data Center (IDC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to provide technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing, and using high-quality IDEA Part B data.

IXL

Fee-based academic curriculum is currently offering ready-made learning plans for each grade level.

Khan Academy

Comprehensive video-based curriculum that covers math, science, reading, social studies and SAT prep from PreK through college in 40 languages.

 

The Learning Scientist

We are cognitive psychological scientists interested in research on education. Our main research focus is on the science of learning. (Hence, "The Learning Scientists"!) Our Vision is to make scientific research on learning more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators.

 

Learning Heroes

A tool that gives parents an accurate picture of their child’s learning needs along with concrete actions and curated learning resources. (Also in Spanish.)

National Geographic

Learning activities, games and lessons in social studies, geography, science, and more for kids in grades K-12.

PBS for Parents

Media, activities and articles that support learning for kids ages 2-8.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Our goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present "what works" in a way that parents and educators can understand and use.

***Check out this link for reading tips in other languages  

       https://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-tips-parents-multiple-languages

Ready4K

Ready4K is an evidence-based text messaging program for parents of children from birth to 3rd grade, provided at no cost. Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to boost your child’s learning. Sign up 

 

STMath

This spatial-temporal approach to math teaches K-8 math concepts visually through games and puzzles. (Note: This is free through December 30, 2020.)

Wide Open School

Free, easy-to-use resources for families making the switch to learning from home including daily schedules, activities, and free lesson plans.

Zearn (math)

K-5 math program with 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation. Now available free.

College/University Resources

Arcadia University

Arcadia is one of PEAC’s university partners and does excellent work in the field of inclusion and educating our future teachers. Follow the links through the Academic Programs tab to the Graduate, Education, and Special Education degree pages.

Holy Family University

Holy Family University, in Philadelphia, is one of PEAC’s university partners. They offer dual certification in elementary and special education. Follow the links through Academics and Undergraduate Programs to get more information on their School of Education and special education programs.

Transition Resources 

Association on Higher Education and Disability

AHEAD is the leading professional membership association for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities in higher education.

Got Transition® 

Got Transition is the federally funded national resource center on health care transition (HCT). Its aim is to improve the transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of evidence-driven strategies for clinicians and other health care professionals; public health programs; payers and plans; youth and young adults; and parents and caregivers.A program of The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health and is funded through a cooperative agreement from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.

PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

Provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons withdisabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment.  Statewide there are 21 District Offices staffed with trained, professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors which serve Pennsylvania in all 67 counties.

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center

NSTTAC assists State Education Agencies with collecting data on IDEA (2004) Part B State Performance Plan Indicator 13 and using these data to improve transition services; Generates knowledge that provides a foundation for states to improve transition services that enhance post-school outcomes; Builds capacity of states and local educational agencies to implement effective transition education and services that improve post-school outcomes; and Disseminates information to state personnel, practitioners, researchers, parents, and students regarding effective transition education and services that improve post-school outcomes.

 

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

We provide information, tools, and supports to assist multiple stakeholders to provide effective services and instruction for students and out-of-school youth with disabilities.

The Next Step Programs

TNS educates individuals with disabilities, parents, teachers and the community at large to ensure that those going through the transition are supported and gain the skills needed to be successful and independent.

ThinkCollege.net

Think College is a national initiative dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving research and practice in inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability. It is based at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Transition Coordinating Council of Bucks County 

Provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living.