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The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is dedicated to gathering local, regional, and national resources for anyone in the education field. This resource center is designed to be a one-stop-shop to help school, educators, students, parents, and caregivers by providing access to educational supports and resources.

The linked resources on this page were carefully chosen for their alignment to North Dakota K-12 Education Content Standards. Particular attention has been given to identifying best practices and guidance in supporting ALL students and providing suggestions for educator professional learning. Local public school districts decide which curriculum, materials, and resources are used within their district; therefore, these resources may or may not be aligned to a student's specific coursework. Please be sure to cross-check your students' and school's specific materials to ensure appropriate use.

Disclaimer: To provide a wide variety of resources to assist families and educators, this site links to external websites. All external links operate independently from the NDDPI. The department has established a regular review process in an attempt to keep this information up-to-date and accurate. However, neither the State of North Dakota nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of North Dakota warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held responsible for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. 

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Academic

Career & Technical Education

ELA

Fine Arts

Health and PE

  • CHS Farmer's Alliance Cooperative - Safety information for rural areas including farm safety.
  • ND SHAPE - Site links to resources from SHAPE America to encourage healthy habits and physical activity.
  • Shape America 2020-21 - Resource for teachers of physical education and health providing considerations for re-entry in the fall.

History

  • Eyewitness to History - Historical passages from various time periods in history. Site also contains old movie clips and audio, along with authentic resources for various historic periods.

Math

  • American Statistical Association (ASA) - Site links to classroom resources to teach statistics K-12.
  • Illuminations - Site includes lesson plans and interactive resources that  may be searched  by grade span, national standard, and topic area.
  • Maine Math Resources - Provides a variety of resources; description provided for each.
  • NDCTM - Site links to resources from NCTM and NCSM to support mathematics instruction and educators.
  • NDMEA - Site contains links to musical events and associations in ND  and links to resources and webinars for music teachers.

Music

ND Studies

Science

Social Studies

STEM

Visual Arts

Academics - Multiple Subjects
  • Annenburg Learner - Site provides professional development and interactive classroom resources.
  • AP Classroom - Site for AP teachers providing support for AP classes.
  • AP Students - Site for AP teachers providing support for AP classes.
  • Brainpop - Site provides videos and information for students on viruses, and distance learning.
  • CommonLit - Site contains reading passages for grades 3-12 and also has lesson resources. A Chrome browser will be needed to access the site.
  • Continuous Education Toolkit for School Systems-Academic Resources - List of resources to assist schools with continuous learning.
  • Curriki - Site curates teacher created academic resources for multiple subjects.
  • EDSITEment - Provide academic resources for teachers and activities for students.
  • Education Development Center (EDC) - Site provides information for teachers about teaching online, SEL, STEM, biosciences, and lessons to teach history using authentic sources.
  • Educator Resources - ACT site provides academic and SEL resources related to COVID-19.
  • ELA Guidelines for Distance Learning - Tips for providing ELA instruction in a distance learning environment.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Site contains links to resources including monthly resources.
  • Google Search Education - Resources to instruct students in conducting searches for academic sources.
  • Great Lakes Equity Center - COVID-19 resources contain links to sites that would be helpful to teachers, principals, and parents; links are found below resources provided by the group. 
  • Hawaii Choice Board Ideas - Links to choice board ideas PK-12 for core areas.
  • Ignite My Future in School - Link contains resources for computational thinking; instructional videos are included.
  • Iowa Department of Education - Site provides links to COVID-19 resources for a variety of subject areas.
  • Khan Academy - Site provides academic support and tutorials for students.
  • LearningKeepsGoing.org - SETDA site that provides eLearning resources  during COVID-19, including educational resources, articles with parent tips, and webinars.
  • Lexile and Quantile Tools - Site provides instructional tools for teachers based on quantile and lexile scores.
  • Library of Congress - Digital collections at the Library of Congress; valuable Social Studies document site among other resources.
  • Library of Congress film and video collections - Site leads to a collection of films and videos pertaining to a variety of topics including history and  music.
  • Math Guidelines for Distance Learning - Tips for providing math instruction in a distance learning environment.
  • National Geographic - Site provides resources in multiple subject including lesson plans.
  • ND Gifted Children - Provide resources to meet the needs of gifted students.
  • NDOER Commons - Site curates collection of teacher created resources for a variety of subjects.
  • ND State Library - Site contains digital resources sorted by audience, along with teacher guides that accompany resources.
  • Smithsonian Tween Tribune - Resource contains articles students read.  There is an option to take a quiz post reading to check comprehension; articles are leveled with Lexiles.
  • We Are Teachers - Site provides resources for multiple subject areas and grade levels.  The site also has professional development and training resources for educators.
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Assessment
  • AP Classroom - Site for AP teachers providing support for AP classes.
  • AP Students - Site for AP students which provides instructional supports and AP Exam practice.
  • Cognia Formative Assessment - A set of resources that elicit evidence of student understanding in mathematics, reading and STEM to inform teaching and learning in real time.  The resources are grouped to target a single skill or cluster of skills in grades 3-8.
  • College Board Educator Information - Information and resources related to College Board's Suite of Assessments.
  • Counselor Toolkit - Site provides information related to ACT test including updates for COVID-19.
  • For Educators - ACT information for educators.
  • For Students and Families - ACT information for students.  Site includes practice activities to help prepare for the ACT test.
  • Lesson Planning with Formative Assessment - Links to resources, lesson plans, units, and template related to using Formative Assessment to help drive instruction.
  • Lexile and Quantile Tools - Site provides instructional tools for teachers based on quantile and lexile scores.
  • PSAT Information and Resources - Information on scores, test content, test taking tips, practice tests.
  • SAT Practice - Online resources to help prepare for the SAT exam and college readiness.
Counseling
Department of Health School Resources
Early Childhood
Family Engagement
Funding
Health and Safety
Intervention
ND OER Commons
Re-Entry
Social and Emotional Learning
Special Education
Teacher Support - Professional Development
Transportation

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) –  is the leading trade association in the student transportation industry, a vibrant and diverse community of people and organizations that share a passion for safe and efficient student transportation. 

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation (NASDPTS) –  the purpose of the association is to provide leadership, assistance and motivation to the Nation's school transportation community with the goal of providing safe, secure, efficient, economical, and high-quality transportation to school children on their trips to and from school and school-related activities.

National School Transportation (NSTA) – is the leading resource for school bus transportation solutions. Our member organizations will be recognized as providing the safest, most secure, environmentally-responsible and cost-effective school bus transportation services.