International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation. A nonprofit membership organization, ISTE provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.
National Plan for Implementation of Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Guidelines for the School Library Media Program, 2009.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards improves teaching and student learning. National Board-Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. NBPTS offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels.
The National School Boards Association is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their member districts across the United States. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective before federal government agencies and with national organizations that affect education, and by providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards and local school boards.
National Staff Development Council
The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) is the largest non-profit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement. NSDC's purpose: Every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves.
Overview of the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) Standards for School Library Media Centers.
Standards from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). These standards replace Information Power.
Information from the United States Department of Education including an overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Race to the Top, and grant opportunities.