Edutopia is where The George Lucas Educational Foundation’s vision to highlight what works in education comes to life. Edutopia is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.

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edWeb.net is a professional social and learning network for the education community that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with colleagues, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb makes it easy to move forward faster with ideas that transform teaching and learning. edWeb hosts free professional learning communities on key topics in education and won the 2012 Edublog Award for Best Free and Open Professional Development for Educators. edWeb reaches 3.5 million educators in the U.S. through our membership and our partnership with MCH Strategic Data. Contact Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO, at lisa@edweb.net, 800-575-6015 x100, or on Twitter @edwebnet

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Dedicated to helping teachers succeed in their classrooms, SimpleK12 provides self-monitoring professional development for teachers and staff. SimpleK12’s 100% online professional development program includes self-paced training, teaching resources, and social networking to create a unique, global community designed to help educators succeed in the 21st century. Ready to get started? Try some of SimpleK12’s Premium resources for FREE now.

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TIGed (TakingITGlobal for Educators) is a program of TakingITGlobal, an international charitable organization and social network for social good that operates the world’s most popular online community of young leaders. TIGed is a community of educators interested in empowering their students to think and act as world citizens. http://tiged.org is host a collection of resources that facilitate the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom, and a virtual platform for students to use technology to learn with and about peers the world over. TIGed also offers organized programming and professional development for educators in the three key areas: global citizenship, environmental stewardship and student voice.

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