As part of our expanding services to the SEM community, we have created a list of resources to support educators’ efforts in developing talent in science and math. We have been aided in our efforts by many organizations such as the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Math and Science Education, that have critically reviewed thousands of websites, along with many printed materials, videos, and CD ROMs. The initial index of Websites for Talent Development that includes lesson plans, on-line projects, curriculum sites, and resource centers is a synthesis of outstanding materials from Curriculum Administrator magazine’s technology editor, Gil Dyrli, professor emeritus of the University of Connecticut.
The rest of the site is organized into three categories of Type II skills: creative thinking, critical thinking, and problem solving in math and science. Resources are designated at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition, science teachers can access resources for selected topic areas such as biology and physics.
Given the ever-changing, ever-expanding World Wide Web, the sites listed will be periodically checked for accuracy of addresses, links, as well as contents. This list of curriculum resources is by no means exhaustive. We have, however, endeavored to provide you with “The Best of the Best” in support of your work to enrich teaching and learning for all students. There will be on-going additions to the guide and, as always, we welcome your suggestions and contributions.
Organizational Matrix for Curriculum Resources for Talent Development