Educational Links

Polk County Sites

Polk County Schools Web Site
Polk County Library Cooperative Online
Lakeland Public Library


Florida Educational Sites

FACTS (Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students. “ is your central web resource for planning and managing your higher education experience.” “ is provided free by the Florida Department of Education to help students make informed choices about their education.”)

Earning College Credit in High School

Florida Department of Education: Florida Information Resources Network (FIRN) ( “Links all of Florida’s public education entities to computing resources which serve public education.” FIRN is home to the Florida Department of Education.)

Florida Virtual School (“reliable online middle or high school curriculum. Florida Virtual School, a fully accredited program, serves students in Florida and around the globe.”)

STEPS (This site is a part of the University of West Florida’s web site. You can plan lessons and learn about lesson planning…all in one step.)

Florida Department of Education Just Take 20

Florida Department of Education Title I – Part B: Parental Involvement


National Educational Sites

American Federation of Teachers (This is the official web site of this national teachers organization.)

National Association For The Education Of Young Children (“Promoting excellence in early childhood education.”)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) (The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards was established to develop a new system of advanced, voluntary certification for teachers.)

National Council on Economic Education (This organization’s goal is to help improve the teaching of economics at the K-12 and college levels.)

National Education Association ( This is the official web site of America’s largest union for education professionals.)

National Parent/Teacher Association (“Largest volunteer association in the United States working exclusively on behalf of children and youth”)

National School Boards Association (“The nationwide advocacy and outreach organization for public school governance.”)

National Science Teachers Association ( The world’s largest organization whose goal is to promote the teaching of science.)


U.S. Educational Sites

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education



A to Z Teacher Stuff (“Created for teachers by a teacher — This site was designed to help teachers find online lesson plans and resources more quickly and easily.”)

American School Counselor Association
“The national organization that represents the profession of school counseling.”

American School Directory (“The Internet Gateway To All 106,000 K-12 Schools.”)

Cable in the Classroom’s home page (Use it to locate video and Internet resources for the classroom. Use this address to visit CYBERSCHOOL.)

Core Knowledge Foundation (“Dedicated to excellence and fairness in early education.” The Core Knowledge Foundation serves as, “The hub of a growing network of Core Knowledge schools.”)

Drug Prevention Resource Center, Inc. (To increase awareness of problems associated with substance abuse through prevention and education to the community with a goal of reducing substance abuse.)

Edzone (Technology Tips for Classroom Teachers)

Teachers.Net (This site offers teachers a wide variety of resources, including a job center, chat room and lesson plans.) (Sponsored by the AT&T Learning Network, this is the official site of Impact II – The Teacher’s Network.) (Interactive educational content from Pre-K through 6th grade.)
Invest in Technology (Technology tips, research and resources)

“Keep Schools Safe” (This is the web site of the initiative of National Association of Attorneys General and the National School Boards Association to help curb school violence.)

Learning Network (“Offering the most profound resources and fostering the most active community for teachers, students and parents.”)

P.B.S. Online (This is the official web site of the Public Broadcasting System.)

Sites for Teachers (“The Net’s Best Source for Teachers”)

The Best on the Web for Teachers (“The Web Portal for Educators”)

Weather Wiz Kids (“especially for kids to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents that gives them the right tools they need to explain the different types of weather to children.”)