W-L Library – For Teachers
The library has a lot to offer teachers. We do booktalks, teach research skills, including using our online databases and citing sources, borrow or buy the books or DVDs you need, and are always happy to collaborate with you on instruction. Come see us, email us or call x6242 any time!
- Discovery Education Streaming – Now available through MyAccess@APS for Staff
- WatchKnowLearn – thousands of educational videos on a wide variety of subjects organized into a searchable Directory
- eMediaVA – contains more than 100,000 digital learning objects, video, audio, interactive and graphic elements all correlated to Virginia’s SOLs. If you do not have an account, put in a email@example.com
ticket for assistance.
Lesson Plans/Learning Resources
- Library of Congress Teacher Resources – lesson plans, activities and tips for using LOC’s collections in the classroom
- Teachers – ED.gov – Teaching resources, lesson plans, best practices and more from US DOE
- EDSITEment – The Best of the Humanities from NEH, including a library of lesson plans
- DocsTeach – The online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives
- Document Bank of Virginia – Primary source documents from the Library of Virginia
- Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
- PBS Learning Media – Multimedia resources for the classroom and professional development
- Library of Congress-Teaching with Primary Sources, Virginia– See Learning Experiences created by your fellow teachers or create your own
- Smithsonian Learning Lab – Gateway to Smithsonian educational resources.
- ReadWriteThink – Hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators
- Digital History Reader– An online learning experience designed to enable students to develop the analytical skills employed by historians.
- NEA Lesson Plans
- National History Education Clearinghouse – Created by GMU’s Center for History and New Media and the Stanford University History Education Group, this site provides content, best practices, teaching materials, research, and professional development in the area of history education.
- Science.gov – Free access to research and development results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies
- Copyright (University of Minnesota)
- Copyright & Intellectual Property Policies (Association of Research Libraries)
- AdLit.org – A national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers
- ReadWriteThink – Provides access to high quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction
- LibriVox – Download free audiobooks in the public domain
- Bluford Series Audiobooks – twenty of the Bluford series books in audiobook format – a free resource for educators and students
- Newsela – news articles adapted for different reading levels
- APS Professional Development Office– Information and forms on Professional Development opportunities and Teacher Evaluations
- North TIER Professional Development
- ERIC– Education Resources Information Center
- VDOE Career Resources & Professional Development
- Virginia’s PBS TeacherLine– Online Professional Development for Virginia Educators from Virginia’s Public Broadcasting Stations.