The Monster of all Teacher Resources is About to be Unveiled

What a brilliant idea! Creating a universal portal for teachers to access information and materials is just what we need. I can’t wait to use it!

The result of that call, to be unveiled Tuesday, is Share My Lesson, an online portal that teachers will be able to access free of charge. It is expected to contain more than 100,000 user-generated materials.

“We’ve been trying to find a way to have teachers be able to access information quickly, actively and share with each other,” Weingarten said. “It felt to me almost too good to be true, that some private entity had created a platform for teachers to be able to share.”

Share My Lesson is expected to be the largest online resource for teachers in the U.S. and comes at a time when cuts to education budgets have led many districts to slash professional development. AFT and TSL have pledged $10 million to develop and maintain the site, which should be ready for teachers by August.

“We must support the incredibly complex work teachers do at every opportunity, including by sharing and promoting best practices through online resources and communities of practice,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.

He said the program would benefit teachers everywhere.

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2 Responses to “The Monster of all Teacher Resources is About to be Unveiled”

  1. John Tapscott Says:

    Michael, do I detect the bulge of a tongue in the cheek?

  2. Michael G. Says:

    Not this time I’m afraid John. Put this one down to naivety.

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