Educational Resources for Adults & Professionals

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Education resources include relevant Pioneer databases, Utah Internet resources, and national Internet resources.

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Pioneer Databases

These databases provide access to quality resources that you won't find free on the Internet.

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Professional Development Collection Professional Development Collection [more informationMore information]
Full text resources for educators and librarians.
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Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier [more informationMore information]
Find journals, magazines, newspapers, reports & books on a wide variety of topics.
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ERIC ERIC [more informationMore information]
Education publications and teacher resources from 1966-present. Some are full text.
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Kids Search Kids Search [more informationMore information]
Teacher resources for grades K-8.
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LearningExpress Library LearningExpress Library [more informationMore information]
Ccomprehensive test preparation, skills improvement resources, & career guidance.
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts [more informationMore information]
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Searchasaurus Searchasaurus [more informationMore information]
Teacher resources for grades K-8.
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Student Research Center Student Research Center [more informationMore information]
Teacher resources for grades 6-12.
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Utah Resources

Adult Education - Utah State Office of Education
Utah Adult Education is a program of instruction below the collegiate level for adults. Utah Adult Education is comprised of Adult High School Completion (AHSC/ASE), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

GED on TV
Free program allowing residents of Utah without a high school diploma to prepare for the GED tests by studying at home. Lessons are broadcast on KUEN and KUED television.

School Web Sites
Listing of all Utah district offices, regional service centers, elementary schools, middle/junior high schools, high schools, charter schools, applied technology colleges, higher educational institutions, private schools, public libraries, and other/special programs.

State Education Data Profiles - Utah
Statewide information in elementary/secondary education characteristics and finance, postsecondary education, public libraries, assessments, and selected demographics. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Utah Education Network (UEN)
Resources for K-12 educators, K-12 students, higher education and adult education.

Utah Educational Savings Plan (USEP)
Utah's 529 college savings plan administered and managed by the Utah State Board of Regents and the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority Administration.

Utah GED - General Educational Development
Find GED resources for test takers, examiners, and educators. Offers information on how to prepare, where to take the test, research links, and how to obtain test scores.

Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA)
UHEAA is an agency of the State of Utah which administers Utah's student financial aid programs, including the student loan guarantee program and secondary market, state need-based financial aid, the Utah Educational Savings Plan Trust, and the Utah Engineering and Computer Sciences Loan Forgiveness Program.

Utah Office of Education
Find information on assessment and accountability reports, career and technical education, charter schools, curriculum and instruction, educator services, human resources and jobs, general information on schools and districts, No Child Left Behind, special programs, schools for the deaf and blind, special education, the Utah State Board of Education, and Title I.

Utah Mentor & Choices
Launched by the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority and Xap Corporation, the site is a resource that provides students and their families' essential tools for the college planning, selection, application and financial aid processes, as well as career exploration within Utah's public and private higher education institutions. The site includes in-depth campus profiles of all degree and certificate-granting colleges and universities in Utah.

Utah Public Schools and Districts - SchoolDataDirect
Information about public schools in Utah. Includes education facts, student performance, college prep, No Child Left Behind, spending and taxes, school environment, community demographics, and analytics.

Utah State Profile: The Nation's Report Card
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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National Resources

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies in the subject areas: arts & music, health & physical education, language arts, math, science, U.S. history topics, U.S. time periods, and world studies.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The NCES, located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. Find publications, surveys, data tools, tables and figures, fun facts, annual reports, and search for schools, colleges and libraries.

SchoolMatters.com
A massive, nationwide database, a service of Standard & Poor's funded largely by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, contains millions of tidbits on demographics, performance, spending data and analysis tools for every public school in the country. Find out how much your Utah school district spends on kids vs. administration, compare your school to other out-of-state schools, how high a priority other states give to school funding and much more.

State Education Data Profiles
Search for statewide information in elementary/secondary education characteristics and finance, postsecondary education, public libraries, assessments, and selected demographics for all states. Use the dropdown box or the map of the United States to select up to 4 states to compare. You will also get data on U.S. averages and the ability to graph the results. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

U.S. Department of Education
Information, assistance and data for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

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Internet Resources for Adult Education

Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL), U.S. Department of Education
DAEL promotes programs that help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major areas of support are Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English Language Acquisition. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem-solving.

Adult Education - Utah State Office of Education
Utah Adult Education is a program of instruction below the collegiate level for adults. Utah Adult Education is comprised of Adult High School Completion (AHSC/ASE), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

GED on TV
Free program allowing residents of Utah without a high school diploma to prepare for the GED tests by studying at home. Lessons are broadcast on KUEN and KUED television.

General Educational Development Testing Service (GED)
Offers information for test takers. Find a GED Testing Center by zip code.

Utah Education Network (UEN)
Resources for K-12 educators, K-12 students, higher education and adult education.

Utah GED - General Educational Development
Find GED resources for test takers, examiners, and educators. Offers information on how to prepare, where to take the test, research links, and how to obtain test scores.

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Internet Resources for Teachers

Classroom Connect
Learning resources for K-12 educators and their students. They offer workshops, a newsletter, K-12 professional development, share ideas with educators nationwide in their community. Become a member, it's free.

Disability Studies for Teachers
This website contains lesson plans and materials designed to help teachers integrate disability studies into social studies, history, literature, and related subjects in grades 6-12. The plans and materials also can be adapted for use in post secondary education.

Distance Education at a Glance
Helps teachers, administrators, facilitators, and students understand distance education.

Educator's Reference Desk
The AskERIC service was discontinued December 19, 2003, you can access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. The Educator's Reference Desk provides a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice.

EduHound
EduHound is a directory of educational resources. The links provide both web-based resources and resources that can be ordered for classroom and library use. EduPuppy is for the K-2 set and they also have a Spanish version.

Education World
A portal developed to help educators to more easily incorporate the Web into their classrooms and to share information among professionals. Includes lesson plans, articles on current issues, web site reviews and a search engine oriented to educational sites on the Internet.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies in the subject areas: arts & music, health & physical education, language arts, math, science, U.S. history topics, U.S. time periods, and world studies.

Gateway to Educational Materials
The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.

PBS Teachers
Multimedia resources and professional development for America's pre K-12 educators. Includes Arts, Health & Fitness, Math, Reading & Languages, Science & Tech, Social Studies, Early Childhood, and Library Media.

SearchEDU.com
Over 15 million university and education pages indexed and ranked in order of popularity.

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U.S. Department of Education
Sections for students, parents, teachers and administrators as well as grants and contracts, financial aid, research and statistics, policy and programs. Also includes headline news.

Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
Agriculture in the Classroom is a nationwide program designed to help students develop an awareness and understanding of our food and fiber system, and how agriculture impacts our daily lives. Utah Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) provides training and resources for teachers to use as a vehicle to teach across existing curriculum. Teachers across the state can help to increase agricultural literacy.

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