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Whether you are new to the profession of education or just new to my website, this page will provide research, community building, career and credential resources for education today. In an effort to provide a centralized forum for postsecondary students, university presidents, corporate executives and everyone in-between to provoke innovation and change.


Students are demanding more than ever before from their institutions. In order to meet their needs, schools are starting to think more like architects of learning. Further consideration of what programs students want and how students want to communicate it is essential to rethink ways to engage with students, families and communities.


Professional Resources for Educators



·          Grand Canyon University – College of Education

·         GCU Educational Resources

·         Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support consortium (INTASC) Standards

·         Individual State Requirements

·         Arizona Teaching Certification

·         National School Boards Association

·         Arizona School Board Association

·         Careers in Teaching – Specialty Careers in Education


Student Teaching & Evaluations

·         Arizona Teacher Evaluation System

·         Educator & School Excellence - (Formerly Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders

·         The importance of Lesson Planning

·         Getting Organized as a Teacher

·         Good Teaching, Poor Test Scores

·         Priceless Teaching Strategies

·         A-Z List of New Teacher Tools

·         GCU Student Teacher Resources

·         Resources & Tools for Teaching Students

·         Common Characteristics of Effective Teachers


Parental & Community Building

·         Resource Center for Parents – Also helpful resources for educators


Career & Technical Education

·         Arizona State Career & Technical Education

·         CTE Program Standards

·         Education and Career Action Plan  

·         Arizona Academic Standards

·         Career Exploration Standards

·         National Business Standards

Teacher Resumes & Job Search

·         Sample Resumes

·         A+ Resumes for Teachers

·         Teacher Resume

·         Educations Premier Recruitment Services

·         Career Builder

·         Teaching Jobs Around the World

·         International Teaching Jobs

·         Cindy’s Career Resources


Continuing Education


Teaching Adults

·         Adjunct Faculty Assistance

·         Design for Adult Learning

·         Best Practices in Online Teaching for Student Engagement

·         Engaging and Motivating Students

·         Focused on Today’s Higher Education Professional

·         Tricks for Teaching in the Online Classroom

·         Building Learning Communities

·         Instructional Strategies for Online Courses

·         Faculty Focus

·         Tips for e-learning Success

·         Teaching Adults Math



Teacher Networking

·         Teacher Student Loan Forgiveness

·         Teachers Network

·         Videos of Effective Teaching

·         National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

·         National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)



Research Resources

·         Education Encyclopedia

·          Institute of Education Sciences

·         National Center for Education Statistics

·         NCES Areas of Research

·         U.S. Department of Education

·         Elementary & Secondary Education Act

·         ESEA Reauthorization

·         Common Core of Data

·         The Center for Public Education

·         Center for Dewey Studies

·         US Government Spending

·         Education Spending Per Student

·         The Nation’s Report Card

·         Arizona Report Card

·         CATO Institute

·         Electronic Journals

·         Religious Tolerance

·         Law and Education


Learning Theory Research

·         The Power of the Internet for Learning

·         Learning Theories

·         Overview of Learning Styles

·         Instructional Methods and Instructional Media




Helpful Writing Websites

The following websites provide valuable resources for composing and documenting student writing assignments.


·         The OWL at Purdue is an excellent resource

·         APA Online

·         PERRLA: Your APA Home - Purchase APA software for use on PC or Mac.

·         Thesaurus

·         Merriam-Webster Dictionary

·         Guide to Grammar and Writing Use the dropdown arrow for a list of topics. 

·         College Life

·         Doctoral Studies





Updated 6/16/2017

Email Address:          mailto:cindy.barnes@my.gcu.edu
Phone Number:         (928) 792-8252
Postal Address:         Grand Canyon University