10 Professional Development Resources for ESL Teachers
The Apple - This Monster site was created specifically for teachers who want to explore new careers, read articles about teaching, and network with other teachers and educational professionals.
We the Teachers - We the Teachers is a social networking and professional development site for teachers. Members can share lesson plans, join teacher groups, start a teacher group, and network in the site forum.
Teachers Support Network - The Teachers Support Network is a good place to find information about teaching careers, state certifications, job hunting, and online resources.
NCATE The NCATE, a professional accrediting organization for U.S. schools, colleges, and departments of education, provides information about careers in education, teacher preparation programs, financial aid resources, and accredited education programs.
All Education Schools - All Education Schools provides information about 1,100 schools offering on campus and online education programs. The site also offers articles about careers and an ESL education resource center.
Online Masters Degree - This site is a good place for current ESL teachers to learn more about getting a masters in education and other types of masters degrees online.
English as a Second Language - The English as a Second Language site provides a wide range of resources for ESL teachers. In addition to a forum and a blog, the site also offers articles on teaching strategies and careers.
ESL Teachers Board - This ESL community allows teachers to search for jobs and post their resume online. Other site features include articles on teaching, self growth, and professional growth.
Teachers-Teachers.com - This site wasn't created specifically for ESL teachers, but it is still a good place to search for ESL teaching jobs online. Teachers can join for free and are able to view job postings from 1,740 school systems and private schools nationwide.
Teach Abroad - The Teach Abroad site helps ESL teachers explore job opportunities around the world. The site also provides articles about teaching abroad and ESL-related careers.
Guest post from education writer Karen Schweitzer.