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PARENT / TEACHER MENTORING RESOURCES  
With the help and guidance of a mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. A mentor is a wise and trusted guide and advisor. They could be a parent, teacher or peer. The resources listed include class plans, workshop ideas, interactive learning games, quizzes, expert tips and mentoring organizations.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Addressing all aspects of effective teaching and learning—such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building. ASCD offers broad, multiple perspectives—across all education professions—in reporting key policies and practices.
(URL: www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd)

The Encyclopaedia of Informal Education
InfEd's aim is to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education and lifelong learning. In particular, we want to encourage educators to develop ways of working and being that foster association, conversation and relationship.
(URL: www.infed.org)

Inventor's Handbook
This handbook was created by the Lemelson-MIT Program to address the independent inventor's and aspiring entrepreneur's most frequently asked questions regarding United States patents.
(URL: web.mit.edu/invent/h-main.html)

Kinetic City
The Kinetic City after school program provides kids in grades 3 through 5 a fun, entertaining way to learn standards-based science. It is the ideal combination of technology and hands-on collaboration. Kinetic City is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with support from the National Science Foundation .
(URL: www.kineticcity.org/)

The Laboratory That Never Sleeps!
the MadSci Network. We use the web to unite hundreds of scientists in a forum where people can ask questions and learn more about the world around them. The accumulating body of information is maintained as a searchable resource on the WWW.
(URL: www.madsci.org/)

Inventor's Workshop
Leonardo's fascination with machines probably began during his boyhood. The workshop is presented at the Museum of Science Web site.
(URL: www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsWorkshop.html)


Mentoring
The two types of mentoring are natural mentoring and planned mentoring. Natural mentoring occurs through friendship, collegiality, teaching, coaching, and counseling. In contrast, planned mentoring occurs through structured programs in which mentors and participants are selected and matched through formal processes.
(URL: www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/mentor.html)

MentorNet
To further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of a dynamic, technology-supported mentoring network. To advance individuals and society, and enhance engineering and related sciences, by promoting a diversified, expanded and talented global workforce.
(URL: www.mentornet.net/)

Mentors -- Peer Resources
The Greek origin of mentoring is challenged, but its power is indisputable. We separate myth from fact, list famous mentors, provide real-life stories, and reveal expert tips.
(URL: www.islandnet.com/~rcarr/mentor.html)

The National Mentoring Center
By working as an intermediary between funding agencies and local programs, the primary goal of the NMC is to improve the quality and safety of mentoring programs. By strengthening program practices, we help to improve the positive outcomes for youth at the program level.
(URL: www.nwrel.org/mentoring/about.html) 

National Mentoring Partnership
For more than a decade, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. MENTOR is widely acknowledged as the nation's premier advocate and resource for the expansion of mentoring initiatives nationwide.
(URL: www.mentoring.org)

Parent / Teacher Educational Activites
The site includes interactive learning games, quizzes, and worksheet generator tools by subject (creative arts, foreign languages, language arts, math, science, social studies), articles, literacy coloring pages and more.
(URL: www.apples4theteacher.com/index.html)

Physical Sciences Information Gateway
PSIgate is a free service that offers access to high quality Web resources in the physical sciences; there are currently 13850 resources in astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, materials sciences, physics, and general science 
(URL: www.psigate.ac.uk/newsite/)

The Robinson Library
A knowledge resource for a wide range of subject matter. Consists of over 700 pages of information.
(URL: www.robinsonlibrary.com/index.htm)

Teachers' Domain
Teachers' Domain is an online educational service with two related components — collections and courses — that help teachers enhance their students' learning experiences and advance their own teaching skills.
(URL: www.teachersdomain.org/)

Teacher Feature from Firaxis Games
Teachers have found that some games in particular have a remarkable ability to keep students engaged and teach them at the same time.
(URL: www.firaxis.com/community/teacher.php)
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