Professional Resources

Category: OAIS Teacher Services Committee
Title: OAIS TSC Blog   
Description: This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell.


Category: Curriculum
Title: Relearning by Design  
Description: If you like Grant Wiggins’ work, this site offers conferences and materials on curriculum design and assessment reform.


Category: Diversity – Religious
Title: Interfaith Center of New York
Description: Week long summer course on Religious Diversity in America for independent school teachers and educators. Email for course information.


Category: Grants/Foundations
Title: M.H.Jennings Foundation
Description: Martha Holden Jennings Foundation offers grants of up to $3000 to elementary and secondary teachers in secular Ohio schools to support outstanding classroom programs. See website for details and applications.


Category: Student Programs
Title: City Year
Description: City Year is a year long service program for 17 – 24 year olds from diverse backgrounds. Students looking for a “gap” year between high school and college as well as between college and starting a career would be well advised to explore its opportunities.


Category: Study Abroad
Title: Independent School Study Abroad Consortium
Description: Founded in New England to create high-quality study abroad programs specifically for students and faculty at independent schools, ISSAC will design programs for independent schools in many areas of the country.


Category: Teacher Recruitment and Placement
Title: Independent Thinking
Description: Independent Thinking provides search, placement, consulting and coaching services to school professionals who appreciate the firm’s personal, knowledgeable team approach. The company’s partners have a combined four decades of school experience.


Category: Teacher Recruitment and Placement
Title: NAIS
Description: The National Association of Independent Schools has a Career Center which is listed at the top left of its home page.


Category: Teacher Recruitment and Placement
Title: National Employment Minority Network 


Category: Teacher Recruitment and Placement
Title: The Education Group
Description: A unique program of this group is the McMurry Fellowships which offer college students of color pre-employment internships in independent schools.


Category: Teaching: Classroom Climate
Title: Responsive Classroom
Description: A practical approach to creating safe, challenging and joyful elementary classrooms.


Category: Teaching: Diversity
Title: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Description: Connects to the resources of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center located in Cincinnati, OH.Click on Educator button for information on school tours and resources. Includes additional links to other relevant sites.


Category: Teaching: Environmental Education
Title: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Ed. Center
Description: A 128-bed modern facility located in the middle of scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Award-winning curriculum for 4th-8th grade students. Several OAIS schools participate in the program.


Category: Teaching: Ethics
Title: The Institute for Global Ethics
Description: A good source of ethical dilemmas for classroom use, the Institute’s website also describes program services and offers publications that can be purchased.


Category: Teaching: Global
Title: Global Issues Resource Center
Description: The Global Issues Resource Center on the Eastern Campus of Cuyuhoga Community College in Cleveland offers a variety of books, curricula, videos, and simulation games for global studies and teaching conflict resolution.


Category: Teaching: History
Title: U. S. National Archives and Records Administration


Category: Teaching: Pedagogy
Title: All Kinds of Minds
Description: Developed by Dr. Mel Levine and colleagues the primary goal of All Kinds of Minds is to educate all in schools about differences in learning.


Category: Teaching: Profession
Title: Klingenstein Center of Columbia University
Description: Provides information on Klingenstein Fellowships and Summer Teacher Institutes. Also describes the Master’s program in private school administration.


Category: Teaching: Profession
Title: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Description: The NBTSB site outlines the application process for national certification but its document on standards and its other publications are of interest in and of themselves.