is a professional development program for K-12 public
school educators who develop, digitize, and disseminate
web-based curriculum materials. Launched in New York
City in 1998 to support a global network of teachers,
TeachNet provides training, grants, networking, and
resource sharing to enthusiastic and dedicated teachers
at seven of the Teachers Network affiliate sites.
- Create and share engaging, standards-
and technology-based lesson plans in a variety of
subject areas and grade levels;
- Receive support from staff and other
teachers at every step, with technical and pedagogical
feedback, online discussion forums, summer institutes,
and editors who help put lesson plans in a consistent,
clear form for publication on the Teachers Network
- Join an online and offline professional
community of educators who are dedicated to the effective
integration of technology into the school curriculum;
- Disseminate their work via publication
on the web, conference presentations, program newsletters
and catalogs, and award ceremonies.
the Basics of Poetry
Denise Goldman, Academy of American Studies, Queens,
Meryl Meisler and Paul Nowell, Institute of Collaborative
Education, New York, NY
the Pythagorean Theorum
Laura Anderson, West Side High School, New York, NY
For a complete collection of hundreds
of curriculum units, go to: http://teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet.
These multidisciplinary projects infuse the Internet
into content area curriculum, connecting both students
and teachers to a global network of resources.