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General Information

  • ACT - Information on the ACT college admission test and on educational and career planning.
  • ArtsEdge - An interactive web site, developed by the Kennedy Center and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Department of Education, providing access to information, news, and resources covering a wide range of disciplines using the arts as a vehicle for learning..
  • American Citizenship Award Program - Sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principal, honoring any student in elementary, middle or high school.
  • Campus Tours - Virtual college tours, maps, college videos, etc. for colleges across the United States.
  • Collegeboard.com - Online registration for the SAT, database of more than 3,500 colleges, application to colleges online, information on scholarships and financial aid. Click on www.state.gov/m/a/os/36344.htm for a quick outline of its contents.
  • College Disability Services and Resources - A comrehensive web site providing information on college and university resources and support services for students with disabilities.
  • Education Planet - Resources for teachers and students.
  • English Language Fellow Program - Department of State, for TESOL teachers.
  • FAST-TRAIN - An alternative licensure program preparing individuals for PK-grade 6 international teaching assignments. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - A web site put together by more than 30 Federal agencies to make available Federally funded teaching and learning resources easier to find.
  • LessonsForHope.org - A new curriculum for high school students, developed by the Jane Goodall Institute, to help them recognize their personal values and encourage them to translate those values into activities that benefit their communities.
  • Thinkfinity - Standards-based Internet content and professional development for K-12 teachers and students.
  • www.moems.org - Math Olympiad. Annual world math championship competition.
  • Overseas Digest for Americans Teaching Abroad - A newsletter for American teachers overseas with useful links.
  • Resources for Education Technology Leaders - Resources on technology for teachers.
  • Peace Corps - Classroom resources based on Peace Corps volunteer experiences.
  • Roots & Shoots - A global program, developed by the Jane Goodall Institute, to engage and inspire youth of all ages through service-learning projects in the areas of the Environment, Animals, and the Human Community.
  • Teacher & Continuing Education Courses - A listing of US accredited graduate and continuing education courses that can be taken by Internet or CD-Rom for certification or degree purposes.
  • Resources for Education Technology Leaders - Resources on technology for teachers. www.ira.org - International Reading Association.
  • www.readwritethink.org - Resources in reading and language arts.
  • www.teach-nology.com - Lesson plans and links to reviewed web sites.
  • www.eduhound.com - Education information for grades K-12, including links to home schooling sites, standards by state, safety and health, etc.
  • www.learner.org - The Annenberg Foundation CPB site with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-grade 12 teachers.
  • www.scholastic.com - offers lesson plans, activities and tools for the classroom.
  • www.wordmasterschallenge.com - Classroom competition in Language Arts for students in grades 3-12.
  • www.odysseyofthemind.com - International education program providing creative problem solving opportunities for student teams from Kinder through College.
  • www.readingrockets.org/helping - Strategies to help children who are stuggling with reading.
  • www.k8accesscenter.org - funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Dedicated to helping elementary and middle school students with disabilities learn from the general education curriculum. Has many great links.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • AFSA Scholarship Program - The American Foreign Service Association offers academic and art merit awards and financial ait scholarships to dependent of Foreign Service personnel.
  • FastWEB - Scholarship information, check your fastWEB mailbox, focus on scholarship and loan information, and link to the FinAid Page.
  • Federal Student Aid - Information on Federal student aid programs with help for every step in the financial aid process.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA.
  • Sallie Mae - With categories like Planning for College, Apply for a Loan, Manage Your Loans, Student Loan Finder, Sallie Mae tackles the nuts and bolts of obtaining grants in a well-organized and easy-to-understand fashion.
  • Financial Aid Resource Publications from the U.S. Department of Education - Funding Education Beyond High
    School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of
    Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal
    Student Aid office. Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid tells you about the programs and
    how to apply for them.
  • Cynthia Good's College and Career Planning - A good resource for career planning and study skills with links compiled by the Bridgewater-Raynham School District, MA.
  • Student Scholarship Search - Scholarship Resource Network Express with access to a free data base on scholarships.

Distance Learning

There are many schools/colleges/universities that offer distance learning courses. Below are a few of the many resources available.

Publications

  • Courage To Change provides resources for parents, teachers, and counselors to help children, aged three to twelve, deal with common problems.
  • www.fsyf.org - publications on Third Culture Kids.

Professional Organizations

Relocation and Resources on Third Culture Kids

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