ECSE Subject Gateway

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Blackwell handbook of early childhood development more information

Located in Cook Library Reference |BF721.B44

The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion more information

Located in Cook Library Reference: Reference |HQ767.84.C55

Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia more information

Location:  Reference LB 1139.23.E272 2007  [4 volumes]

Sage Electronic Encyclopedias in Education more information

The Sage Reference Online collection offers a dozen encyclopedias with topics relating to education including the Encyclopedia of African American Education, the Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education, the Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media.

Selected Titles: Early Childhood Education & Special Education more information

This books on this list are located on the 5th floor of Cook Library.

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Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO) more information

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides abstracts and full text of scholarly journal articles and popular articles in areas related to communication; including speech and language pathology.

Education Research Complete (EBSCO) more information

Topics covered include all levels of education and special education.

ERIC (EBSCO) more information

Contains journal and magazine articles as well as other materials in all areas of education and special education.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) more information

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

PsycINFO (EBSCO) more information

Specializes in psychology and related disciplines such as education.

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Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) more information

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a source for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) information and lesson plans.

National Center on Universal Design for Learning more information

UDL is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn.

UDLinks App more information

This app is for teachers and parents to search for content specific online teaching resources aligned with Universal Design for Learning.

UDL Guidelines Version 2.0 more information

The UDL Guidelines, an articulation of the UDL framework, can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to reduce barriers, as well as optimize levels of challenge and support, to meet the needs of all learners. They can also help educators identify the barriers found in existing curricula.

UDL Wheel more information

UDL guidelines in an interactive "wheel" format.

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Common Sense Media: K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum more information

Materials and lessons designed to facilitate K-12 students' critical thinking, safe behavior and responsible participation in the digital world.

Edutopia more information

Offered by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia is a collection of resources dedicated to improving K-12 learning by documenting anddisseminating innovative, replicable and evidence-based strategies for teachers and learners. 

ISTE Standards more information

The ISTE Standards set a standard of excellence and best practices in learnng, teaching and leading with technology in education.  

Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students more information

Adopted in 2007, the 6 technology standards for Maryland K-12 students are offered here in graphic format.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills more information

P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system kee up by fusting the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solviing, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity and Innovation).

S.O.S. for Information Literacy more information

Multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of K-16 information literacy.

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database more information

More than 280,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 36 review sources.

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature DAWCL more information

Only winners included; search by topic, age, gender, multicultural and more.

Find a book by lexile more information

Enter a Lexile measure, select particular reader interests, and find books that fit the perameters. English and Spanish.

Primary Search (EBSCO) more information

Content includes more than 50  elementary school magazines, geared to readers in grades 1-6. Searchable by lexile.

Something About the Author more information

Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

 

TeachingBooks more information

Author interviews; videos of authors and illustrators; audio excerpts of professional book readings; and more.

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Connect: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge more information

Browsable video library focused on early childhood development and learning.

Harvard University, Center on the Developing Child: In Brief Series Videos more information

The InBrief series provides brief summaries of recent scientific presentations and research on the science of early childhood development and early childhood program evaluation. This series of short videos is complemented by companion one-sheet briefs, designed to be printed on one page, front and back.

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation more information

The primary mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.

ASCD Common Core State Standards Resources more information

ASCD is an endorsing partner of the common core initiative and has provided resources to?álearn more about the common core state standards.

Common Core State Standards more information

  Description of the Common Core Standards and links to documents outlining their relation to educational curriculum in Maryland.

Council for Exceptional Children more information

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

Division for Early Childhood (Council for Exceptional Children) more information

DEC is especially for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.

Discovery Education: Free Teacher Resources more information

Free classroom resources, including lesson plans and learning activities.

Maryland Learning Links more information

Resource for educators and parents about issues related to special education and early intervention in Maryland.

National Association for the Education of Young Children more information

NAEYC is the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age 8.

Reading Rockets more information

A website devoted to teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.

Zero to Three more information

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

ECSE Subject Gateway / Albert S. Cook Library
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Last revised: February 24, 2014