NY State Websites
Job Search Resources
Many districts use www.olasjobs.org to advertise positions. Check often!!
NJHIRE.COM Find teaching jobs in New Jersey school districts and board of education job openings. Search job opportunities for teachers and administrators in public and private schools at all levels – preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges
Response to Intervention Resources
RTI Info from the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities http://www.rtinetwork.org/
Another great website with lots of intervention ideas is Intervention Central http://www.interventioncentral.com/
School Counseling Resources
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP) is releasing an updated version of “Educating Homeless Children and Youth: The Guide to Their Rights.”
Spirit of Ann Frank Scholarship Award – Scholarship Awards for HS students given each year on Anne Frank’s birthday (June 12). The top senior is awarded $10,000 over four years. More information on the website.
National Inhalant Prevention Association – Information regarding inhalant abuse & prevention
The team of experts at Learn Psychology has created a new resource to help college students dealing with the physical and mental stress of higher education. The Guide to College Student Mental Health helps students and parents identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.
Nancy J. Wilde, PhD, serves as the primary expert for the guide. Dr. Wilde has years of experience as a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist and professor working with college students in academic and medical settings. You can view the guide and learn more about Dr. Wilde at the following location: http://www.learnpsychology.org/college-students-and-mental-health/
The Jed Foundation, a national nonprofit working to promote emotional health and prevent self-harm and suicide among college and university students We are writing to remind you about Transition Year, an online resource center we launched with the American Psychiatric Foundation, that helps students and their families focus on emotional health before, during and after the transition from high school to college.
Cyber Safety Resources
Contributions by New York Institute of Technology, Counselor Education Graduate Students & Other Resources:
Cyberbullying.org – Recommended it to anyone interested in the subject. It offers articles, workshops, books, papers, and online courses. There is specific information areas directed at students, parents, and professional educators.
Cyberbullying.ca – This site begins with a definition in the body of the home page, from the site author Bill Belsey. The site menu reads as follows: Home, Examples, What can be done, Facts and News, Talk the Talk, and related resources. This is a small site but a useful one, simple and straight forward. Cyber-safety.com – Cybersafety.Com is a website designed for parents to help them keep their children safe while they surf the web.
www.stopcyberbullying.org – This is a good website because it was simple. This is the type of website which attracts children. It is colorful, there is not much wording, and it is easy to use. It is broken down into age groups; 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, as well as a link for parents, educators, and law enforcement.
Staysafeonline.org – This site is a national alliance regarding cybersafety. When you click on the link “Homeusers”, you will find links for educators, family and children, etc. The family and children link is very informative.
Netsmartz.org – This website has pages for Parents, Educators, Law Enforcement, Teens, Kids, and a Spanish version (this was the first page that offered another language). www.getnetwise.org – Get Net Wise is a wonderful resource for computer users looking to improve their knowledge of online internet safety. This online resource contains sections concerning online safety for children, stopping unwanted email and spam, protecting your computer form hackers and viruses, and keeping your personal information private.
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/– Cybersmart Kids Online provides opportunities for children and their families to learn how to be cyber smart and use the internet safely. Safekids.com – This website is a resource that is designed to reinforce the internet and technology as a safe tool for children to utilize.
Wiredsafety.org – This website is designed for use by parents/guardians, kids, teens, college students, teachers and educators, law enforcement, government officials, and anyone who is a user of the internet.
www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm – This resource is designed for use by parents specifically but may also be useful to educators. The article goes into great detail on the dangers that a child may be exposed to while using the internet, it discusses some warning signs of victimization, and tells you who to contact if you suspect a child is being victimized.
www.loveourchildrenusa.org/parent_internetsafety.php – This site is designed for parents to learn how to keep their children safe while they use the internet.
www.mcgruffspo.com/cybersafetysat.html – McGruff the crime dog does it again. It provides computer suggestions for parents, rules to post near the computer, games to play while learning about cyber safety, and internet safety kits.www.powertolearn.com. – Cablevision has created a great site. It is very resourceful about Internet smarts and offers “Interactive case studies” which includes information on Social Networking; Cyberbullying: Not Just Name-Calling; Misinformation – Truth or Spoof?; Fair Use – Beg, Borrow or Steal?; Keeping Personal Info Private; and Music Downloading. For “Filtering Software”, parents can press on the link to http://www.iambigbrother.com to learn more about this internet monitoring software. This software will allow them to see what their family is doing online by recording chats, instant messages, emails, keystrokes and web sites that were viewed.
www.isafe.org. – This website is supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and claims to be “The Leader in Internet Safety Education.”
www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook – Cyber and physical bullying are growing and undeniable problems, and like so many misunderstood issues, education and awareness are the best prevention tools we have. This guidebook’s purpose is to do just that: educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it. Key elements of the guide include:
– Differences and similarities between cyber and physical bullying
– An extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry
– Bullying prevention techniques for students, parents, teachers and administrators