Staff Links

Think of this as your professional online library. (And remember that there is a real professional library available to you at school. And we take requests in an effort to keep it updated.)


Professional Learning Communities

All Things PLC
“What is a Professional Learning Community” (article by Richard DuFour)
Center for School Reform and Improvement
Pathways to School Improvement

Common Assessments

“Wake-Up Call” (Article on common assessment from NSDC)
Common assessment terminology
Development of Common Assessments



Washington State Common Core Standards
National Standards (compiled by Education World, 2010)
21st Century Skills
National Education Technology Standards
Academic Benchmarks (search by state)
OSPI’s Shorecrest report card



Rubistar (register – account is free)
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators


Plagiarism and Copyright

Fair Use guidelines
US Copyright Office website
Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford U site)
Avoiding Plagiarism (for use with students from Purdue’s OWL site)
Ethics of American Youth (from


Lesson Planning

Library of Congress lessons by theme/topic
BBC schools
Graphic Organizers generator
SCORE graphic organizers
Grammar Gorillas

Research Assignments Survey

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