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  • Early Childhood Education ZTC/OER Collaboration
    Google group for sharing ECE OER and zero-cost materials, with conversations about creating new materials.
  • Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings
    “This course is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess their own level in terms of the eight core competencies, across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school age range.”
  • Human Development Lifespan
    Growth and development through the lifespan including physical, social, cognitive and neurological development. This course covers topics in each of these areas and provides an overview on subjects such as day care, education, disabilities, parenting, types of families, gender identity and roles, career decisions, illnesses and treatments, aging, retirement, generativity, and dying.
  • Education & Teacher Training Courses (edX)
    “EdX offers online education courses covering a broad range of topics from educational policy and history to curriculum design and teaching techniques. Explore case studies in teaching and learn about how technology is increasing access to quality education on an unprecedented scale.”
  • Children’s Book Series (Project Gutenberg)
    “This page lists children’s book series. Most of these are from series such as The Bobbsey Twins, and many are written under collective pseudonyms. There are also some better known series included as well, mostly for reference.”

Zero-Cost Resources

  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    “Reading 101 is a self-paced professional development course for K-3 teachers, developed by Reading Rockets. The program provides teachers with an in-depth knowledge of reading and writing so they are prepared to guide their students into becoming skilled and enthusiastic readers and writers. Reading 101 was produced in collaboration with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and The International Dyslexia Association.”
  • TED Talks about Education
    “How do we reinvent education? These TED Talks explore the latest thinking — from teachers, parents, kids — on how to build a better school.”
  • Edutopia
    Platform with articles and videos focusing on K-12 education. Part of the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
  • Child Development TED Ed Videos
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