Activities for Facilitators, Leaders, and Instructors

TeamPedia

TeamPedia.net

Search Thousands of Team Activities, Icebreakers, and Group Games

Organized like Wikipedia

Teampedia is a collaborative encyclopedia of free team building activities, free icebreakers, teamwork resources, and tools for teams. This site is designed for group leaders, trainers, teachers, managers, directors, counselors, youth groups, camps, task forces ... anyone wanting to enhance collaboration and creativity.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA.gov

Activities and Lessons for Educators

Search hundreds of Educational Resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword.

NASA's education program strives to "inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics" by supporting education in the Nation's schools and to "engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery" by supporting informal education and public outreach efforts. NASA's commitment to education places special emphasis on these goals by increasing elementary and secondary education participation in NASA projects; enhancing higher education capability in STEM disciplines; increasing participation by underrepresented and underserved communities; expanding e-Education; and expanding NASA's participation with the informal education community.

Forever Curious

ForeverCurious.org

Curating the Best Educational Resources on the Web

Forever Curious is a labor of love by a group of librarians and educators seeking to curate the best educational resources and lesson plans for people of all ages. From preschool through college and adulthood, we seek to foster a love of lifelong learning that has kept all of us forever curious. We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.

Expressive Art Inspirations

intuitiveCreativity.typepad.com

100 Art Therapy Exercises - Updated and Improved

Organized by Categories such as Emotions, Trauma and Loss, Portraits, Collaging, Self, Inside the Mind, Relaxation, Happiness

Here is a popular internet list of art therapy activities originally posted up many years ago by the Nursing School Blog, and as time has gone by over half of the links have become defunct or out of date. I have researched current links that reflect the inspiring art therapy directives on the internet today, while aiming to keep them as close as possible to the original list. Warmly, Shelley Klammer

Teacher Vision

TeacherVision.com

Teacher Resources for People with Diverse Learning (Special Needs)

ADHD, Autism, Asperger's, Giftedness, and other Diverse Learning Needs for people with Learning and other Disabilities

Inform yourself about curriculum strategies and classroom management for students with different learning needs. We have resources on everything you need to know about teaching special needs students effectively. You'll find information for teaching students with ADHD, Autism, Asperger's, Giftedness, and other Diverse Learning Needs for people with Learning and other Disabilities. We'll help you figure out ways to create an inclusive classroom, adapt and supplement your classroom materials, make assessment accommodations, and provide you with other useful tips.

National Gallery of Art

NGA.gov

Art Lessons & Activities

National Gallery of Art - Classroom Reinvented

Organized into thematic units, each grade-level-specific lesson plan focuses on a single work of art and can be executed within one to two class periods. These lessons meet National Art Education Association (NAEA) Visual Arts curriculum standards.

Do 2 Learn

Do2Learn.com

Activities and Games

Do 2 Learn has thousands of pages that will help students improve on social skills, behavior and academics. The website provides many student activities, including songs, games, seasonal arts, crafts and more. There are also valuable teaching resources, including a teacher toolbox, behavior management plans, literacy tools and special education products. Experts in the field of special education design the information and materials provided on Do2Learn. The strategies are specially designed for students with special needs, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other disabilities that affect learning, social skills, communication and self-regulation.

TR - Therapeutic Recreation Directory

RecreationTherapy.com

Resources for Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Therapy, and Activity Professionals

This page has been developed for those individuals wanting to know more about Therapeutic Recreation and Recreational Therapy

Therapeutic recreation is the provision of Treatment Services and the provision of Recreation Services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions. The primary purposes of Treatment Services which are often referred to as Recreational Therapy, are to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. The primary purposes of Recreational Services are to provide recreation resources and opportunities in order to improve health and well-being. Therapeutic Recreation is provided by professionals who are trained and certified, registered and/or licensed to provide Therapeutic Recreation. (© ATRA, 1986) Therapeutic recreation uses treatment, education and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life. (NTRS, 2000) The Therapeutic Recreation Directory contains resources for recreation therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, creative arts therapists, activity therapist, activity directors and other disciplines.

US Environmental Protection Agency

EPA.gov

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators

Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas below from EPA, other federal agencies and external organizations

Search Activities in Categories such as: Air, Climate, Change, Ecosystems, Energy, Health. Waste, Water. EPA has many publications on every environmental subject that you can download or order. See our predefined searches below on specific search terms to help you view our publication offerings from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP). You can also use NSCEP's order forms for teachers to find resources organized by age group.

US Environmental Protection Agency

autism.sesamestreet.org

Learning and educational materials for students with autism

Celebrate the uniqueness of each and every child!

In the U.S., 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact, almost every school and university in the country has students with autism. While the diagnosis is common, public understanding of autism is not. The lack of understanding around the condition contributes to discrimination, verbal abuse, even physical violence. A recent study reveals that children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their peers—treatment no child should endure. While the differences between people with autism and their peers may seem significant, children share something far more important: unique qualities and talents that make the world an interesting place. That’s why Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids.