Educational organizations

Here you will find organizations focused on the development of education at the international level.

AMAZING KIDS!

http://amazing-kids.org/

Founded in 1998, Amazing Kids!’ mission is to help inspire kids to discover their own unique gifts and to use them in positive and productive ways to make a difference in their lives and in the communities in which they live.

Amazing Kids! Magazine

http://mag.amazing-kids.org/

We invite you to read through our kid-created, award-winning monthly Amazing Kids! Online Magazine. You think you’ll be impressed by the excellent quality of these well-written, thoughtful, and often thought-provoking articles and creative writing which our kids and teens from around the world contribute each month. Art lovers will want to check out the awe-inspiring portraits, paintings and photography created by some of our internationally acclaimed amazing young artists.

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES (ACTFL)

https://www.actfl.org/

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.

COMMUNITY

http://community.actfl.org/home

LEAD WITH LANGUAGES

http://www.leadwithlanguages.org/

Learn how knowing a second (or third!) language gives you a boost up the ladder to success.

APEREO FOUNDATION

https://www.apereo.org/

Apereo is a network of institutions. We help to support software used in thousands of educational institutions worldwide. We have a growing list of software developed and maintained by Apereo Software Communities. ​We’re also the place higher education software projects, new or ongoing, can find help, support and sustenance. Our incubation process supports new projects as they chart the path from innovation to sustainability, with communities developing around products such as EDexchange, a transcript exchange solution, and the innovative OnTask student feedback project. A recently graduated project, OpenEQUELLA is a digital repository that provides a single platform to house teaching/learning research, media and library content.

ASIA SOCIETY

https://asiasociety.org/

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

ASOCIACIÓN IBEROAMERICANA DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR A DISTANCIA (AIESAD)

http://aiesad.cederj.edu.br/

Con más de 30 años de tradición, la Asociación Iberoamericana de Educación Superior a Distancia (AIESAD) actúa para fomentar, promover e integrar la Educación Superior a Distancia en la región Iberoamericana, especialmente entre las 13 naciones que integran la asociación y las más de 30 instituciones de educación superior que la conforman.

RIED. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia:

http://revistas.uned.es/index.php/ried/

La RIED pretende la difusión internacional de los avances en la investigación e innovación dentro del ámbito de la enseñanza y aprendizaje abiertos, flexibles y a distancia, el e-learning y las tecnologías aplicadas a la educación.

CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION

http://www.ccsa.org/

The California Charter Schools Association advances the charter school movement through state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability, and resources for member schools. CCSA is a trusted source of data and information on California’s charter schools for parents, authorizers, legislators, the press and other interested groups.

Blog:

http://www.ccsa.org/blog/

CENTER FOR MEDIA LITERACY

http://www.medialit.org

A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally.

CENTRO DE TECNOLOGÍA EDUCATIVA DE ISRAEL

http://www.cet.co.il/

El Centro de Tecnología Educativa (en inglés: CET, Center for Educational Technology), es una organización autónoma, sin propósitos de lucro, fundada en 1971.

Su propósito es el de mejorar el sistema educativo mediante el desarrollo de métodos efectivos de enseñanza y aprendizaje, basados en teorías avanzadas de desarrollo cognitivo, en tecnologías avanzadas pero accesibles a las instituciones educativas, y en el respeto a los derechos individuales de cada estudiante.

CHILDREN’S ART FOUNDATION – STONE SOUP INC.

The Children’s Art Foundation, parent company of Stone Soup, is a 501(c)3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote children’s creativityThrough publishing the best creative work by kids, for kids, we inspire kids to take their writing seriously. Countless children, their parents, teachers, and grandparents have told us that Stone Soup changes lives.

STONE SOUP

https://stonesoup.com

For more than 40 years, Stone Soup has published the best creative writing and art by children.

COMMON SENSE

https://www.commonsense.org/

We rate, educate, and advocate for kids, families, and schools: Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

COUNCIL OF THE GREAT CITY SCHOOLS

http://www.cgcs.org/

It is the special mission of America’s urban public schools to educate the nation’s most diverse student body to the highest academic standards and prepare them to contribute to our democracy and the global community.

Student Testing in America’s Great City Schools: An Inventory and Preliminary Analysis:

http://www.cgcs.org/cms/lib/DC00001581/Centricity/Domain/87/Testing%20Report.pdf

CUPA.HR

http://www.cupahr.org/

CUPA-HR is higher ed HR. We serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence.

DISTANCE EDUCATION ACCREDITING COMMISSION (DEAC)

http://www.deac.org/

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as an institutional accreditor of distance education institutions. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions. Our website is designed to be a resource for all those interested in distance education accreditation: students, faculty, administrators and the public.

EDUCATION & TRAINING FOUNDATION

https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) works with teachers, trainers, leaders and employers to help them deliver excellent further and vocational education and training (VET).

ENHACE DIGITAL TEACHING PLATFORM

https://enhance.etfoundation.co.uk/

The Enhance Digital Teaching Platform is intended for teachers and trainers in the FE and Training sector.

EDUTOPIA

http://www.edutopia.org/

What works in Education. The George Lucas Educational Foundation.

EMPONDERA.ORG

https://empodera.org/

El ecosistema de inteligencia colectiva para resolver retos orientados a la consecución de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Apoyado por Naciones Unidas.

EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET

http://www.eun.org/

European Schoolnet is the network of 31 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners.

Learning Resource Exchange for Schools:

http://lreforschools.eun.org/

The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) from European Schoolnet (EUN)  is a service that enables schools to find educational content from many different countries and providers. It was developed in order to provide Ministries of Education with access to a network of learning content repositories and associated tools that allow them to more easily exchange high quality learning resources that ‘travel well’ and can be used by teachers in different countries.

Blog:

http://blogs.eun.org/

You’ll find comments, experiences, and views on educational trends, key international reports, and major events on innovation in education written by our Observatory team. Follow our team’s views on global trends and current debates and feel free to leave your comment.

GO PUBLIC SCHOOLS OAKLAND

More than 65,000 Oakland students and their families are counting on us as a community to help our children achieve their dreams and be prepared for the future. And there are many excellent schools in Oakland. Yet equal, excellent educational opportunities are not yet a reality for all of our students.

In 2015-16 in Oakland Unified, according to district data, 75 percent of white students graduated high school on time, yet only 59 percent of African-American students graduated high school on time, and 55 percent of Latino students graduated high school on time.

INFORMING EQUITY

Click to access Informing-Equity_6.20.17.pdf

Student Need, Spending, and Resource Use in Oakland’s Public Schools.

HARMONY EDUCATION CENTER

NATIONAL SCHOOL REFORM FACULTY®

http://www.nsrfharmony.org

The National School Reform Faculty® organization empowers educators to create meaningful learning experiences for all, by collaborating effectively in reflective democratic communities that foster educational equity and social justice.

HAWAII SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION (HSTE)

http://www.hste.org/

The Hawaii Society for Technology in Education (HSTE) is a professional organization for educators and educational leaders focusing on the effective use and integration of technology.

HONG KONG DIGITAL GAME-BASED LEARNING ASSOCIATION

http://www.digitalgameslearning.org/

Hong Kong Digital Game-based Learning Association is an independent non-profit making organization which aims to provide a variety of services that benefits parents, students, and teaching professionals who are interested in digital games and education.

IEARN

https://iearn.org/

iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

INTERNATIONAL CHILD ART FOUNDATION

https://www.icaf.org/

We are creatives who aspire to bring about a creativity revolution. We must be innovative in serving as an umbrella organization for a host of partners across the United States and around the world, providing arts programming in schools that inspire creativity and empathy.

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION

https://www.literacyworldwide.org/

The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 75 countries. With over 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated.

K–12 COMPUTER SCIENCE FRAMEWORK

https://k12cs.org/

The K–12 Computer Science Framework comes at a time when our nation’s education systems are adapting to a 21st century vision of students who are not just computer users but also computationally literate creators who are proficient in the concepts and practices of computer science. States, districts, and organizations can use the framework to inform the development of standards and curriculum, build capacity for teaching computer science, and implement computer science pathways.

The framework is designed to guide computer science from a subject for the fortunate few to an opportunity for all.

KUBUKA

Nuestra misión es crear un desarrollo sostenible centrándonos en la educación y el emprendimiento como motor de cambio, apoyando proyectos que nazcan y perduren gracias al esfuerzo y empoderamiento de la comunidad beneficiaria.

LOS ALTOS SCHOOL DISTRICT

http://www.losaltos.k12.ca.us/

Los Altos School District operates seven elementary and two junior high schools and is a top-rated school district in the State of California.

MATH FOR AMERICA

http://www.mathforamerica.org/

MƒA was founded in 2004 as an organization committed to teachers. In our country today, we don’t do enough to encourage extraordinary teachers to stay in the classroom and we don’t do enough to value teachers and teaching as a profession. We know we need to work harder to make teaching a viable, rewarding, and respected career choice for the best minds in science and mathematics. Above all, MƒA works to change the way we talk about teachers and teaching.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR PARTNERSHIPS IN EQUITY (NAPE)

https://www.napequity.org

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations. Through its four lines of business—professional development, technical assistance, research and evaluation, and advocacy—NAPE strives to achieve its mission of building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION (NAFME)

https://nafme.org/

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS)

https://www.nhs.us/

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

NATIONAL NETWORK OF STATE TEACHERS OF THE YEAR (NNSTOY)

http://www.nnstoy.org

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) is a non-profit organization serving as a professional home to State Teachers of the Year (STOYs) and State Teacher of the Year Finalists in what we call their years of service, following their Year of Recognition when they serve as their State STOY.

NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

http://www.nsta.org/

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

NEW HEIGHTS EDUCATIONAL GROUP

http://www.newheightseducation.org/

The New Heights Educational Group promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include: assisting families in the selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.

Education and literacy are critically important not only to an individual’s success but the success of their community. We have built an extensive gathering of volunteers, businesses, teachers, and families with a genuine passion for helping others succeed. At New Heights Educational Group, we know from experience that we rise by lifting others.

Joining NHEG does not just mean gaining library access, affordable tutors, or advice: joining NHEG is becoming a member of a community that strives to help each other however they can. This comes in the form of lifelong friendships, field trips for students who wouldn’t get them otherwise, and the reassurance of knowing that there is a vast community that supports you and is ready to help you succeed.

PLATO (PHILOSOPHY LEARNING AND TEACHING ORGANIZATION)

http://plato-philosophy.org/

PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) advocates and supports introducing philosophy to K-12 students through programs, resource-sharing and the development of a national network of those working in pre-college philosophy.

POETS & WRITERS

https://www.pw.org

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers.

Our mission? To foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.

PROFESSOR GARFIELD

http://www.professorgarfield.org/

The Professor Garfield Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational collaboration between Paws, Inc., the global headquarters for Garfield the Cat, and Ball State University, a nationally recognized leader in teacher training and digital education. Our mission is to be a world leader in the direct, free delivery of innovative and motivational digital learning content with a primary emphasis on children’s literacy and creative expression.

RESULTS FOR DEVELOPMENT (R4D)

http://www.r4d.org/

Results for Development (R4D) is a nonprofit organization with partners and activities in more than 55 countries. Our goal is healthy, educated people—because they are the foundation of prosperous and equitable societies.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

http://www.r4d.org/focus-area/global-education

We help people escape poverty and reach their full potential by improving access to quality education for all, ensuring that early childhood development needs are met and that young people have skills for employability.

ROCKETSHIP EDUCATION

http://www.rsed.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocketship_Education

Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of public elementary charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited.  We believe truly transformative schools do more than educate students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities.

SESAME WORKSHOP

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more.

STATE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (SETDA)

http://www.setda.org/

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2017-20 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2016 after extensive consultation with the membership.

DIGITAL CONTENT

http://www.setda.org/priorities/digital-content/

Technological innovation is driving fundamental changes in all aspects of our lives. This is especially true of digital content, as our use of e-books, downloadable music, streaming television and movies, and online social networks has exploded. Armed with a cost-effective computing device and the kind of quality digital content that is becoming increasingly available, the benefits for student learning are many, including that fact that digital content can be more up-to-date and engaging, and it is flexible so that the content can be changed to fit students’ needs rather than having the student adapt to the content. SETDA has been a leading organization in advocating for the shift from print to digital content by making our members, policy makers and the broader education audience aware of digital content’s advantages and celebrating those states where policy changes and other initiatives have jump-started the shift to digital for students and teachers through the state.

STATE PROCUREMENT CASE STUDIES: SPOTLIGHT ON DIGITAL MATERIALS ACQUISITION

http://www.setda.org/priorities/digital-content/procurement/

Developed in collaboration with state and district digital learning leaders, instructional materials directors, procurement offices and academic officers, this publication highlights state level procurement case studies that share how states have effectively established and implemented policies for the procurement of high quality instructional materials and devices. As the process for the acquisition and implementation varies widely from state to state, the case studies provide detailed information about the process in each state. These in-depth studies of California, Indiana, Louisiana and Utah provide road maps for other states that are moving forward to implement digital learning materials policies and procedures.

DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ACQUISITION POLICIES FOR STATES (DMAPS)

http://dmaps.setda.org/?fwp_procurement=procurement-instructional-materials-bool

The Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) is an online database providing state and territory policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials in K12 education. This work supports state and district leaders’ understanding of state policies related to procuring instructional materials to best meet the individual needs of students and can potentially impact policy changes. In addition, publishers of instructional materials, technology developers, and investors can learn more about the relative friendliness of states to encourage innovation with respect to digital instructional materials.

THE DEMING INSTITUTE

https://deming.org/

At The Deming Institute, we honor the legacy of Dr. Deming by bringing his teachings to life today and for the future. We’re introducing his teachings to a younger generation, developing new Deming leaders and ensuring the transition of knowledge from Dr. Deming’s trusted colleagues. Through new programs, learning events and digital resources we will increase the adoption of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® in our schools and in small to mid-sized businesses and organizations. We will strengthen nonprofits that are as committed as we are to making people’s lives better. Our vision is for the System of Profound Knowledge® to be the standard lens people use to understand and improve the world.

THE HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGY (THAT) CLASS

http://www.thatclass.org

The Humanities And Technology (THAT) Class is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational outreach organization based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. THATClass started with partnerships among teachers, students, local archives and experts, and a question:
“What if we replaced the textbook curriculum with archival materials?”
THAT led to authentic historical work, with high school students framing questions about stories forgotten, researching in archives, and using new digital tools to share their findings at a professional historical studies conference.

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada. We serve approximately 245,000 students in 588 schools throughout Toronto, and more than 160,000 life-long learners in our Adult and Continuing Education programs.

K12 STEM strategy:

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/portals/0/highschool/docs/stem_strategy.pdf

Mission: To introduce STEM – a trans-disciplinary approach to inquiry and problem-based learning – across the TDSB to foster collaboration, creativity, and innovation to prepare students to participate in a rapidly changing, technological, and interconnected world.

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