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Professional Organizations

http://www.otan.us
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for adult educators - excellent site with a wealth of information and referrals from grant writing to lesson development. Check OTAN for easy access to lesson plans, classroom activities, teacher tools and resources, Ed technology and media, graphics, ESL/Citizenship/El Civics and more. There is a wide variety of very useful "teacher friendly" materials on this web site.

http://www.ccaestate.org
California Council for Adult Educators - The professional organization for adult education including professional development.

http://www.catesol.org
California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages - promotes excellence in ESL education at all levels through professional development, research and advocacy.

http://www.californiastreaming.org
Engaging Students & Linking California Classrooms. CaliforniaStreaming provides a non-commercial environment and brings the highest quality, standards-correlated learning objects to California classrooms. Comprehensive library of videos, photographs, primary sources, audio files, documents, and podcasts provides solid connections to core concepts.

http://www.intelecom.org/ilrn
INTELECOM Learning Resources Network. Online Support Materials for Instructors - Higher Education - ABE Resources.

http://www.cal.org/index.html
Center for Applied Linguistics. English Language Learners – Foreign Language – Testing – Literacy Education etc.

http://edst.educ.ubc.ca/index.php
The Department of Educational Studies (EDST) is characterized by depth, diversity, and innovation. We are a community of education scholars committed to generating possibilities for more sustainable, socially just, and democratic societies. We are philosophers, historians, sociologists, anthropologists and cultural studies and media scholars complemented by specialists in higher education, adult education, Indigenous education, and educational administration and leadership.

http://www.cdlponline.org
California Distance Learning Project This website has news stories with interactive vocabulary exercises for Beg. High to Int. Low students. The "Full Story" is also available for Int. High and above, but no vocabulary lessons are included. The life skills topics include working, law and government, family, school, health and safety, housing, money, science and technology, services, going places and nature. For each topic, there are 10 to 20 news stories with audio files, and sometimes an accompanying video news story.

http://healthycity.org
This web site has pertinent information about all geographic areas in LA County. You have the option of searching for an address, a zip code, a city, an LA County Supervisorial District, an LA County School District and so on. Once you have designated the geographic area you are interested in Healthy City will generate a map of your area populated with all of the health and human services in your area representative by icons.