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>Assessing Knowledge

>Biology

>Career Readiness Skills, Credentials & Certifications

>Careers

>Common Core State Standards

>Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

>Critical Thinking

>Disease

>Emergency Medical Services

>Emergency Preparedness/Management

>Federal & State Agencies

>Fire Science

>Flipped Learning

>Forensic Science

>Health Information Technology

>Health Reform

>Health Services

>Lesson Planning

>Mathematics

>Medical Assistant

>Nursing

>Pharmacy Technician

>Professional Learning

>Professional Organizations

>Programs of Study

>Project/Problem-Based Learning

>Research

>Student Organizations

>Teacher Resources

>Technology & Apps

Assessing Knowledge

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AnswerGarden

https://answergarden.ch/

AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.

Assessment Tools in Informal Science

http://atis.pearweb.org/tools/browse?assessment=true

Assessment tools for informal science according to age, domain, assessment type, or customize a tool.

Critical Thinking Assessments (by Insight Assessments, California)

http://www.insightassessment.com/SampleTest1.html

Both the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) and several Health Science Technology Assessments are available at this site. CCTST is the premier critical thinking skills test in the world today. Called the "gold standard" of critical thinking tests, the CCTST is based on the Delphi Expert Consensus Definition of Critical Thinking. The CCTST has been proven to predict strength in critical thinking in authentic problem situations and success on professional licensure examinations.

Critical Thinking Tools - Go beyond memorization and teach independent thinking skills.

https://www.mentoringminds.com/products/categories/critical-thinking.html

Critical thinking skills are adopted automatically, but may also be taught. Successful students have been taught lines of questioning, different levels of thought, and higher-order thinking skills. The "Critical Thinking Wheel" and other tools are available to teach these skills.

GoSoapBox

http://www.gosoapbox.com/

GoSoapBox is a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension.

GradeCam

https://gradecam.com/

GradeCam is a grading tool for shorter assessments and immediate personal feedback with any web or document camera.

Illinois Classrooms in Action

http://www.ilclassroomsinaction.org/

ISBE Professional Learning Series to allow educators to reach a deep understanding of the standards, knowledge of the instructional shifts for math and ELA, and a commitment to integrating assessment and instructional supports.

iTunes U

https://itunes.apple.com/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8&ls=1

iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Kahoot

https://getkahoot.com/

A free, online game-based classroom response and assessment system. A great way to get students engaged in thought provoking questions developed by you.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

http://www.parcconline.org/

PARCC is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs.

Plickers

https://plickers.com/

Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices, using free, printable, scannable Plickers cards.

PollEverywhere

https://www.polleverywhere.com/

Poll Everywhere is a service that allows teachers to collect responses from an audience via text messaging in real-time.

QuizSocket

http://www.quizsocket.com/

QuizSocket is a tool developed for the purpose of enabling teachers to quickly gather feedback from students by creating quizzes. QuizSocket enables students to respond to questions through their cell phones, tablets and laptops.

Socrative

http://socrative.com/

Socrative empowers teachers to engage and assess students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation and visualization, teachers have instant insight into levels of understanding to use class time to better collaborate and grow as a community of learners.

Biology

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5 Tips for Getting Into PA School by AAPA

https://www.aapa.org/twocolumn.aspx?id=2826

The PA profession is growing rapidly. It’s in demand, and it attracts a wide array of individuals with different backgrounds and healthcare experiences. Here’s some advice on navigating the pre-PA school track based on my experience. There’s more to applying to PA school than you might think.

BioBuilder

http://www.BioBuilder.org

Research in Teachable Form--This site provides a resource in synthetic biology--virtual experimentation. Developed at MIT in collaboration with secondary school teachers.

BioDigital

https://www.biodigital.com/education

Check out this free format for understanding the human body that resembles life itself.

BMC Biology

http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbiol/

The flagship biology journal of the BMC series - publishes research and methodology articles of special importance and broad interest in any area of biology and biomedical sciences. BMC Biology (ISSN 1741-7007) is covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, Embase, Scopus, Zoological Record, and Google Scholar.

Bone Bingo

http://resources.yesican-science.ca/iss07/w1_boneBingo.pdf

Make memorizing the bones of the body fun.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Code Fred

http://www.msichicago.org/play/codefred/#.V2mpuLsrLIU

Code Fred is a free online game developed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The game helps players learn about the human body's responses to trauma. The object of the game is to help "Fred" escape from the woods while he is chased by a wolf. To keep Fred running players have to pump blood, increase the flow of oxygen, and send adrenaline through Fred's body. If a player doesn't respond to the needs of Fred's body fast enough, he will get caught by the wolf that is chasing him.

CTE Skills.com's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/iecSimulations/featured

With CTE Skills, you can bring the field trip to the classroom with streaming videos designed specifically for your course instruction. Why try to "imagine" a technical process when you can witness the actual procedure through the CTE Skills library? We provide high quality career oriented content which is continually updated. Virtually any trade and industry topic or technique is available. Prepare to meet the performance requirements of more employers in less time with our relevant instructional videos. Don't see the video that you need? Just ask; we will record and produce any procedure that is relevant to your program, in accordance with current standards, at NO COST (restrictions apply). Check out this outstanding educational tool which will supplement your classroom instruction.

Human Body StudyJams

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

Human Body Study Jams from Scholastic are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in science and math. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system.

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?

The mission of IDHS is to assist their customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence, and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families, and communities.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

http://www.dph.illinois.gov

The mission of IDPH is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

Illinois Pathways

http://www2.illinoisworknet.com/ilpathways/Pages/default.aspx

Illinois Pathways are an innovative public-private education partnership that is organized to support local implementation of P-20 STEM Programs of Study by coordinating and reducing the transaction cost among statewide networks of education partners, businesses, industry associations, labor organizations, and other organizations.

Illinois Pathways Health Science STEM Learning Exchange

https://www2.illinoisworknet.com/ilpathways/Pages/health.aspx

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Learning Exchanges have been formed for selected career clusters to improve the coordination and delivery of resources, work-based learning opportunities, career guidance, and partnerships that support local STEM programs.

Living Lung

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-lung-lung-viewer/id575926350?mt=8

Living Lung is a free iPad app from iSO-Form Medical. The app provides an interactive 3D model of human lungs. Users of the app can speed up or slow down the respiratory rate of the model. This free educational iPad app also allows users to add or remove labeled layers of the respiratory system, and it can zoom in, zoom out, and rotate the model on the iPad.

Medical Animation Studio

http://medical-animation-studio.com/Static-projects.html

This site offers teachers the ability to work on an interactive, animated touch screen that displays medical images of the human body, surgery, etc.

MedPage Today - Medical News & Free CME

https://www.medpagetoday.com/

A daily peer-reviewed medical news source featuring articles especially for the clinician. This clearinghouse features: blogs, columns, special reports, surveys, news by specialty, and a Washington Watch column.

NASA SciFile's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/NASASciFiles

The NASA SCIence Files™ is an Emmy® award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers.

National Academies Press

http://www.nap.edu

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide variety of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

http://www.nih.gov

The primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical and health research.

NC Department of Health and Human Services: Infection Control Course Instructor Manual

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls/training/infection/trainingmanual.html

The Infection Control Course was developed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2011. The Infection Control Course may be used as a student guide. The Infection Control for Adult Care Homes – Instructor’s Manual was developed to aid instructors with training of the approved Infection Control Course for adult care homes.

NIH's MedlinePlus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Trusted health information from NIH's U.S. National Library of Medicine

PLoS Biology

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/

PLoS Biology (eISSN-1545-7885; ISSN-1544-9173) is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.

Probe the Brain

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/brain/

Using an electric probe and an exposed brain, now you can explore the neocortex to see how it works.

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

http://www.starlasteachtips.com/

Starla Ewan, M.S. is in her 31st year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 15 years.

TED-Ed Health Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health

TED-Ed - Health Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed Science & Technology Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

TED-Ed - Science & Technology Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed's YouTube Channel - Human Body Playlist

https://youtu.be/8dgoeYPoE-0?list=PLtx-qUNKJwDz2h9S5Yvil7NmwuofKC9C3

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

Virtual Heart for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-heart/id501539525?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Virtual Heart is a free iPad app that allows users to take a closer look at how the human heart functions. The free app lets users speed up and slow down the virtual heart rate. Users have four views of the heart in the app. The views are of the electrical system, the valves, blood flow, and the interior of the heart. Each view can be experienced with or without labels.

Visual Anatomy for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-anatomy-lite/id523422151?mt=8

Visual Anatomy is an iPad app designed to help students learn the names of muscles, bones, organs, and systems in the human body. To use the app students select a system then click on the pinmarks in each image to learn about those parts of the body. The free version of the app has 300 pinmarks in standard resolution. The paid version of the app has 700 pinmarks with high resolution images.

Career Readiness Skills, Credentials & Certifications

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AAPC - Advancing the Business of Healthcare

https://www.aapc.com/

AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities. Since then, AAPC has expanded beyond outpatient coding to include training and credentials in documentation and coding audits, inpatient hospital/facility coding, regulatory compliance, and physician practice management.

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workforce-solutions/act-national-career-read...

ACT's NCRC is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. WorkKeys assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. The ACT NCRC offers the efficient matching of talent with work—which helps people find great jobs, companies find skilled workers, and our nation's economy grow and prosper.

America's Skills Gap Graphic

http://workboots.com/skills-gap

Some have suggested that the skills gap in America can partially be explained by the growing number of retiring tradespeople and the shrinking number of qualified applicants. WorkBoots.com supports the growth of a skilled workforce, and encourages today's youth to consider a career working the trades.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

http://www.ahima.org/

AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare

http://www.ilcte.org/ContentFiles/425201635908PM.pdf

This free, online course aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields.

CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Healthcare)

http://www2.careersafeonline.com/Healthcare

Coming Fall 2016: The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Healthcare) training course provides training for entry level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in healthcare industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Students who successfully complete the course receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry wallet card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI).

CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Healthcare) Brochure

http://www.careersafeonline.com/index.php/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/254-general-indu...

Download this brochure for more information on the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Healthcare) course, coming Fall 2016.

Critical Thinking Assessments (by Insight Assessments, California)

http://www.insightassessment.com/SampleTest1.html

Both the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) and several Health Science Technology Assessments are available at this site. CCTST is the premier critical thinking skills test in the world today. Called the "gold standard" of critical thinking tests, the CCTST is based on the Delphi Expert Consensus Definition of Critical Thinking. The CCTST has been proven to predict strength in critical thinking in authentic problem situations and success on professional licensure examinations.

CTE Career Profiles

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/CTE-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

Career Profiles are a great way to help your students plan for their future! Within each profile, students can learn about some of CTE's most exciting careers while also gaining insight into what it takes to follow this career path!

eLearning Business Instruction by Skillsoft

http://www.skillsoft.com/online-learning-resources/

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for our customers worldwide, who range from global enterprises, government, and education customers to mid-sized and small businesses. This is a good site to use to teach Soft Skills.

HST Career Profiles

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/HST-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

These Career Profiles are a great way to help your students plan for their future in healthcare! Within each profile, students can learn about some of Health Science Technology's most exciting careers while also gaining insight into what it takes to follow this career path!

IDPH Division of Emergency Medical Systems and Highway Safety

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/emergency-preparedness-response/ems

This division of the Illinois Department of Public Health deals with EMS personnel licensing, testing, and education, as well as EMS provider and vehicle licensing.

IDPH Health Care Worker Registry

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/health-care-regulation/health-care-worker-registry

The Health Care Worker Registry lists individuals with a background check conducted pursuant to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act (225 ILCS 46). It shows training information for certified nursing assistants (CNA) and other health care workers. Additionally, it displays administrative findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriations of property.

Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

http://www.idfpr.com/DPR.asp

IDFPR's Division of Professional Regulation's mission is to serve, safeguard, and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are properly evaluated, applied, and enforced. They license many healthcare professions in Illinois.

Illinois Nurse Aide Testing Program

http://www.nurseaidetesting.com/

This website contains all program, training, and examination information for the Illinois Nurse Aide certification program.

Jobs for the Future

http://www.jff.org

Jobs for the Future works to ensure that all underprepared young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy by creating solutions that catalyze change in our education and workforce delivery systems. Working with their partners, JFF designs and drives the adoption of innovative and scalable education and career training models and systems that lead from college readiness to career advancement.

National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

https://www.ncctinc.com/

The NCCT provides multiple qualifying paths of certification in healthcare, e.g. Medical Assistant, Insurance and Coding Specialists, Surgical Technologists.

National Healthcare Association (NHA)

http://www.nhanow.com/

NHA provides professional development and certification for several allied health professions, e.g. Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

http://www.nremt.org

This site provides information on certification, testing, EMS program accreditation, and other pertinent resources.

Soft Skills Definitions of Communication and More

http://www.atctraining.com/soft_skills_definition_of_communication.htm

This article includes the WHOLE MESSAGE MODEL for communication and its related definitions.

Careers

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A Guide to Public Health Careers

http://www.publichealthonline.org/careers/

Explore what Public Health (PH) careers/degrees include, what industries and sectors PH professionals work in, where PH degrees are available, and who the top PH employers are.

AAPC - Advancing the Business of Healthcare

https://www.aapc.com/

AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities. Since then, AAPC has expanded beyond outpatient coding to include training and credentials in documentation and coding audits, inpatient hospital/facility coding, regulatory compliance, and physician practice management.

America's Skills Gap Graphic

http://workboots.com/skills-gap

Some have suggested that the skills gap in America can partially be explained by the growing number of retiring tradespeople and the shrinking number of qualified applicants. WorkBoots.com supports the growth of a skilled workforce, and encourages today's youth to consider a career working the trades.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

http://www.aarc.org/careers/

Search for a job. Get job advice. Learn about being a respiratory therapist.

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT)

http://www.pharmacytechnician.com/

Provides leadership and represents the interests of its members to the public as well as health care organizations. Promotes the safe, efficacious, and cost effective dispensing, distribution and use of medications. Provides continuing education programs and services to help technicians update their skills to keep pace with changes in pharmacy services. Promotes pharmacy technicians as an integral part of the patient care team.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

http://www.ahima.org/

AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

http://www.amia.org/

The AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics.

Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

http://www.aspph.org/

This site is a resource for information from schools of public health.

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare

http://www.ilcte.org/ContentFiles/425201635908PM.pdf

This free, online course aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields.

Careers: Medical

http://all50medical.com/

Website speaks to Medical careers and what is involved in each.

Certified Nursing Assistant Educator Association (CNAEA)

http://cnaeducators.org/main/

CNAEA's mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of education for certified nurse assistants (CNAs) in order to protect the quality of patient care. To this end, the group identifies and analyzes issues affecting the practice of CNAs, works to promote the quality of basic and continuing education for CNAs and monitors clinical practice issues affecting the direct and indirect patient care activities of CNAs and their impact on educational programs.

Commission on Accrediation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)

http://www.cahiim.org/

CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose Mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs.

CTE Career Profiles

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/CTE-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

Career Profiles are a great way to help your students plan for their future! Within each profile, students can learn about some of CTE's most exciting careers while also gaining insight into what it takes to follow this career path!

Directory of Health Administration Degree Programs

http://www.healthadministrationdegrees.com/

This site has a directory of over 400 U.S. schools that offer degrees in Health Administration. There is no charge to be listed in the directory or to take advantage of its services.

Education Corner Online Education, Degrees, Colleges, & Universities

http://www.educationcorner.com/

This site is a comprehensive database of colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education. Explore thousands of accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. to learn about their offerings, tuition and fees, major programs, and expanded learning opportunities.

EnvironmentalScience.org

http://www.environmentalscience.org/

EnvironmentalScience.org's mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.

Health Care Pathway

http://healthcarepathway.com/

A resource linking education to healthcare careers for students and teachers

Health Informatics Forum and Free MOOCs

http://healthinformaticsblog.com/

This forum is an online learning community with over 9,000 members from around the world. They host free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for the international Health Informatics community.

Healthcare Jobs and Trends

http://www.reportlinker.com/report/search/industry/Healthcare/keywords/

This is a site detailing sources for jobs in the healthcare industry.

HST Career Profiles

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/HST-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

These Career Profiles are a great way to help your students plan for their future in healthcare! Within each profile, students can learn about some of Health Science Technology's most exciting careers while also gaining insight into what it takes to follow this career path!

Illinois Area Health Education (AHEC) Network

http://ahec.rockford.uic.edu/

The overall goal of the Illinois AHEC Network is to improve health care for the underserved by increasing access to learning and professional development opportunities for health professionals, promoting health careers development to students, and enhancing collaborative, community-based health promotion activities.

Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP)

http://www.ichpnet.org/

ICHP provides networking, leadership development, and reduced rates for professional certification and continuing education for pharmacy technicians in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDOES)

http://www.ides.illinois.gov/Pages/default.aspx

IDOES has Illinois labor market information, job fairs, and other career-related information.

Illinois Health Information Management Association (ILHIMA)

http://www.ilhima.org/

ILHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). As the membership organization of health information management professionals, the ILHIMA fosters the professional development of its members through education and life long learning.

Illinois JobLink.com

https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/

Helps connects Illinois residents without jobs to businesses.

Illinois Master’s in Data Science Programs

http://www.mastersindatascience.org/schools/illinois/

A comprehensive directory of Master’s in Data Science programs–an emerging, interdisciplinary field– from universities across the US and specifically Illinois. The site is intended to be a kick-start to a search for a graduate program. Information on each program’s location and length, full-time, part-time and online options, concentrations and/or majors, and courses, internships, and real-world opportunities are included.

Illinois Pathways

http://www2.illinoisworknet.com/ilpathways/Pages/default.aspx

Illinois Pathways are an innovative public-private education partnership that is organized to support local implementation of P-20 STEM Programs of Study by coordinating and reducing the transaction cost among statewide networks of education partners, businesses, industry associations, labor organizations, and other organizations.

Illinois Pathways Health Science STEM Learning Exchange

https://www2.illinoisworknet.com/ilpathways/Pages/health.aspx

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Learning Exchanges have been formed for selected career clusters to improve the coordination and delivery of resources, work-based learning opportunities, career guidance, and partnerships that support local STEM programs.

Illinois Society of Medical Assistants

http://www.ilsocmedasst.org/

The Illinois Affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) College and Career Readiness

http://www.isbe.net/career/

The College and Career (CCR) Division in the Center for Innovation and Improvement provides leadership and technical assistance to local districts and regional staff to support quality CCR programs, career development, and academic improvement in the five CCR areas: Agricultural Education, Business, Marketing and Computer Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science Technology, and Technology and Engineering Education (Industrial). Division activities include instructional program improvement, grant approval, and performance data analysis to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of CCR programs and activities.

Illinois workNET Center

http://www2.illinoisworknet.com/

Training, Connecting, and Developing Illinois' Workforce

Illinois workNET: Careers, Wages & Trends

https://www2.illinoisworknet.com/explore/Pages/ExploreCareers.aspx

Use career and labor market information to: 1)Plan for high school and beyond. 2)Complete job applications and prepare for interviews. 3)Find out about expected number of job openings and how much a job could pay. 4)Make a job change, relocate, or request a pay raise.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

http://www.iacp.org/

The IACP is a dynamic organization that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on our past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.

ISBE College and Career Readiness--Health Science Technology

http://www.isbe.net/career/html/cte_health.htm

The Illinois State Board of Education CCR HST site includes Health Guides, Health Occupation Programs, and HST Resources.

Jobs for the Future

http://www.jff.org

Jobs for the Future works to ensure that all underprepared young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy by creating solutions that catalyze change in our education and workforce delivery systems. Working with their partners, JFF designs and drives the adoption of innovative and scalable education and career training models and systems that lead from college readiness to career advancement.

Johnson and Johnson Website for Nurses

http://campaignfornursing.com

Current Information for Nurses and Nursing: career paths, meeting nurses in the profession, school info, scholarships, and much, much more.

Learn How to Become

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/

Find your career. Find your future.

Master's in Healthcare Administration

http://www.healthcareadministrationedu.org/

Healthcare administration represents one of the largest and most essential components of the healthcare industry. This website provides free resources to explore this area of study. In addition to working for hospitals and clinics, healthcare administrators are also often found working for consulting firms, bio-pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies.

Masters of Nursing

http://www.mastersofnursing.org

The most common masters of nursing degree is the Master of Science in nursing, commonly referred to by its initials, MSN. MSN degrees come in a variety of specializations, including family nursing, health informatics, nursing management, nursing education, or nurse administration. The MSN degree is also the prerequisite to becoming an advanced practice nurse, such as clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse midwife, and nurse practitioner. Earning an MSN or even a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree can open doors to new career possibilities and potentially higher salaries.Visit the site to learn more.

My Next Move

http://www.mynextmove.org/

This site helps the consumer to determine what they want to do for a living through career searches or an interests/training questionnaire. My Next Move is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.

National Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

http://www.nationalahec.org/

The National AHEC program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train, and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations. The National AHEC program helps bring the resources of academic medicine to address local community health needs. The strength of the AHEC Network is its ability to creatively adapt national initiatives to help address local and regional healthcare issues.

National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)

http://www.napo.org/

The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police unions and associations from across the United States and was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America’s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education.

National Career Development Association (NCDA)

http://associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/Home_Page

Provides service to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development, including professional development activities, publications, research, professional standards, and advocacy.

National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE)

http://www.healthscienceconsortium.org/

The mission of NCHSE is to provide leadership and professional development for Health Science Education through collaboration among education, healthcare industry, policy makers, and professional organizations.

National Health Council (NHC)

http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/

Founded in 1920, the NHC is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.

National Healthcare Association (NHA)

http://www.nhanow.com/

NHA provides professional development and certification for several allied health professions, e.g. Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician.

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA)

http://www.pharmacytechnician.org/

NPTA is the world's largest professional organization established specifically for pharmacy technicians. The association is dedicated to advancing the value of pharmacy technicians and the vital roles they play in pharmaceutical care.

Nursing Education and Careers

http://www.bestnursingdegree.com/

Excellent website for prospective nursing students, counselors, and administrators to learn about applying for nursing degrees and to answer questions from nursing degree students.

Nursing Explorer

http://www.nursingexplorer.com.

Find information on nursing programs, scholarships, career guides, etc.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5/?eio=34361

The Chronicle is one of the most comprehensive sources of information about higher education, especially about job openings.

The Pathways to Prosperity Network: A State Progress Report

http://www.jff.org/initiatives/pathways-prosperity-network

To address persistent high levels of youth unemployment and prepare students for good jobs in growth industries, a number of states have, in a few short years, initiated ambitious system-level reforms designed to enable many more young people to gain traction toward careers and postsecondary degrees. Eight states that are members of the Pathways to Prosperity Network have launched or dramatically expanded career pathways that offer flexible work and learning opportunities. This new report includes the unique stories of the developments in each state as well as observation and description of key aspects of this work across the states in the Network as a group.

U.S. Air Force

https://www.airforce.com/careers

Search careers in the U.S. Air Force in several fields, including but not limited to Health and Medicine, Health Technicians and Specialists, Allied Health, Health Administration, Law and Enforcement, Natural Science, and Mental Health.

U.S. Army Careers

http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories.html

Search careers in the U.S. Army in Legal & Law Enforcement,Medical & Emergency, or numerous other categories.

U.S. BOL Healthcare Occupational Outlook Handbook

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm

This site can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and job outlook for 47 different healthcare occupations.

U.S. Coast Guard

http://www.uscg.mil/top/careers.asp

Search the many careers available in the U.S. Coast Guard.

U.S. Database of Healthcare Jobs

http://www.healthjobsnationwide.com/

The largest specialized health care/medical job site on the Internet, with over 1 million posted healthcare/medical jobs.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

http://www.bls.gov/home.htm

Provides up-to-date labor statistics for career planning.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

https://www.dol.gov/

DOL's mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. DOL Information on Gender Equity in Compensation

http://www.dol.gov/equalpay/regions/

This site provides statistics on male/female earning ratios by region. Can be useful in career counseling and gender equity concerns.

U.S. DOL's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

http://www.bls.gov/

The BLS of the U.S. DOL is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

U.S. Marines

http://www.marines.com/being-a-marine/marine-corps-careers

Search the many careers available in the U.S. Marines.

U.S. Navy Careers

http://www.navy.com/careers.html

Search careers in the U.S. Navy in several fields, including Healthcare and First Responders.

Vocational Career and Academic Resource

http://khake.com/

An education directory that provides links to online resources for career exploration, technical education, workforce development, technical schools, and related vocational learning resources.

Common Core State Standards

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21st Century Skills--Milestones for Improving Learning and Education (MILE) Guide

http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=800&Itemid=52

The most up-to-date P21 Framework that spells out expectations for 21st century student outcomes and the necessary support systems at the state and local levels available.

Achieve the Core

http://www.achievethecore.org/

This website is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards.

Achieving the Common Core

http://www.achieve.org/achieving-common-core

Achieve has developed materials to help states, districts, and others understand the organization and content of the standards and the content and evidence base used to support the standards with tools for implementation as well as assessment.

Common Career Technical Core

http://www.careertech.org/CTE

The CCTC includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters™ and their corresponding Career Pathways that define what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study.

Common Core Lesson Plans--Utah

http://utahcommoncoresecondarylessons.com/grades-11-12.php

Activities associated with Common Core Standards have been created. Some have the standard stated; others do not.

Common Core Standards Website

http://www.corestandards.org/

Official website that explains the mission of the Common Core Standards.

Common Core Standards--Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

http://isbe.net/common_core/default.htm

The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K-12 education known as the New Illinois State Learning Standards, incorporating the Common Core. The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy.

ELA Reading Informational Text Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12

Reading Informational Text Common Core Standards organized by Categories for Reading

ELA Reading Kits for Teachers and Administrators

http://education.illinoisstate.edu/casei/ela/

Resources available for teachers and administrators to help teach ELA CCSS within their content areas

ELA Speaking and Listening Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/11-12

Speaking and Listening Standards are sorted by categories--easy to use

ELA Standards into Categories

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/11-12

Language standards are broken down into categories to help the user.

ELA Standards Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Great Resource! Gives the ELA standards and sample lesson ideas to apply the standards.

ELA Writing Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/11-12

Writing standards are sorted by categories.

Illinois Classrooms in Action

http://www.ilclassroomsinaction.org/

ISBE Professional Learning Series to allow educators to reach a deep understanding of the standards, knowledge of the instructional shifts for math and ELA, and a commitment to integrating assessment and instructional supports.

Illinois Learning Standards (ISBE)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/

The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) define what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in the seven core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling.

Math CC Tasks

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/index.html

Instructional Strategies for Geometry and Algebra CC Tasks from Maryland

Math CCSS Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Math CCSS simplified with suggested topics for application

Math HS Algebra Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/introduction

Describes the basics of Algebra

Math HS Geometry Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSG/introduction

Explanation of what HS Geomtry would include and standards within this section

Math HS Modeling Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSM

Modeling standards related to CTE and everyday life

MILE Guide Self-Assessment Survey

http://mileguide.p21.org/

Access this FREE online self-assessment survey to plot where your district is today and set your course for integrating 21st century learning into your systems.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

http://www.nextgenscience.org/

NGSS were developed by educators, content experts and policymakers, using as a guiding document the Framework for K-12 Science Education from the National Research Council. The K-12 academic standards in science were developed by and for educators and school leaders, and as such states, districts, schools, teachers and non-profit education entities may copy, reproduce, alter, adapt, edit, delete and rearrange any and all parts of the NGSS as they see fit and without permission. To limit any confusion, states and districts may not represent that their K-12 science standards are the NGSS unless they have adopted all of the performance expectations.

Unpacking the CCSS--North Carolina

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/common-core-tools/#unpacking

Common Core Support Tools provided by the North Carolina State Board of Education

Unpacking the Standards--Part I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W452p7sgQ8

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part II.

Unpacking the Standards--Part II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WELscsMW_8A

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part II.

Unpacking the Standards--Part III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL2KdpJz6uw

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part III.

Unwrapping the Standards--A 5-Step Process

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emL6NDq29qE

Example of how the Standards can be broken down and then taught in the classroom

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

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bParati - The Epicenter of Community Preparedness

http://www.bparati.com/

Online tools and resources that support the alignment of the disaster preparedness efforts of healthcare institutions, emergency management, public health, and other public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people each day

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

https://www.cia.gov/index.html

The CIA preempts threats and further U.S. national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe.

CTE Skills.com's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/iecSimulations/featured

With CTE Skills, you can bring the field trip to the classroom with streaming videos designed specifically for your course instruction. Why try to "imagine" a technical process when you can witness the actual procedure through the CTE Skills library? We provide high quality career oriented content which is continually updated. Virtually any trade and industry topic or technique is available. Prepare to meet the performance requirements of more employers in less time with our relevant instructional videos. Don't see the video that you need? Just ask; we will record and produce any procedure that is relevant to your program, in accordance with current standards, at NO COST (restrictions apply). Check out this outstanding educational tool which will supplement your classroom instruction.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

https://www.fbi.gov/

The FBI's mission is to help protect you, your children, your communities, and your businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation--from international and domestic terrorists to spies on U.S. soil…from cyber villains to corrupt government officials…from mobsters to violent street gangs…from child predators to serial killers. Along the way, they help defend and uphold our nation’s economy, physical and electronic infrastructure, and democracy.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

https://www.fema.gov/

FEMA’s mission is to support U.S. citizens and first responders to ensure that, as a nation, we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

http://www.illinois.gov/iema/Pages/default.aspx

The primary responsibility of IEMA is to better prepare the State of Illinois for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards, or acts of terrorism.

Illinois State Police (ISP)

http://www.isp.state.il.us/

ISP's mission is to promote public safety to improve the quality of life in Illinois.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

http://www.iacp.org/

The IACP is a dynamic organization that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on our past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.

National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)

http://www.napo.org/

The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police unions and associations from across the United States and was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America’s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

Technology Education Association of Illinois (TEA of IL)

http://www.teaillinois.org/

TEA of IL is the IACTE affiliate that the Illinois Law Enforcement Teachers Organization (ILETO) is housed under. TEA of IL is dedicated to the promotion and professional development for teachers in the Technology Education field.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

https://www.dhs.gov/

DHS has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

https://www.justice.gov/

DOJ's mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Critical Thinking

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Achieving the Common Core

http://www.achieve.org/achieving-common-core

Achieve has developed materials to help states, districts, and others understand the organization and content of the standards and the content and evidence base used to support the standards with tools for implementation as well as assessment.

Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains

http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html

This site covers the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.

Common Core Standards Website

http://www.corestandards.org/

Official website that explains the mission of the Common Core Standards.

Critical Thinking Assessments (by Insight Assessments, California)

http://www.insightassessment.com/SampleTest1.html

Both the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) and several Health Science Technology Assessments are available at this site. CCTST is the premier critical thinking skills test in the world today. Called the "gold standard" of critical thinking tests, the CCTST is based on the Delphi Expert Consensus Definition of Critical Thinking. The CCTST has been proven to predict strength in critical thinking in authentic problem situations and success on professional licensure examinations.

Critical Thinking Tools - Go beyond memorization and teach independent thinking skills.

https://www.mentoringminds.com/products/categories/critical-thinking.html

Critical thinking skills are adopted automatically, but may also be taught. Successful students have been taught lines of questioning, different levels of thought, and higher-order thinking skills. The "Critical Thinking Wheel" and other tools are available to teach these skills.

Critical Thinking: Logic Problem Activities

http://www.edhelper.com/logic_puzzles.htm?gclid=COf0p8rO86QCFUUUKgodpAMQig

This site provides logic problem for classroom use in all content areas.

Critical Thinking: YouTube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLPL5p0fMg

This video presents an appealing way to engage students about the value and character of critical thinking.

iTunes U

https://itunes.apple.com/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8&ls=1

iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

NIH Environmental Health Science Resources

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/scied/teachers/

Free Environmental Health Science resources available for educators by NIH. Resources include booklets, fact sheets, flyers, interviews with scientists/researchers, lesson plans, news, pamphlets, presentations, storybooks, training programs, videos, and additional websites.

Plickers

https://plickers.com/

Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices, using free, printable, scannable Plickers cards.

Soft Skills Definitions of Communication and More

http://www.atctraining.com/soft_skills_definition_of_communication.htm

This article includes the WHOLE MESSAGE MODEL for communication and its related definitions.

Strategies for Critical Thinking

http://www.studygs.net/crtthk.htm

This site provides the basic strategies for critical thinking, steps taken, and provides a critical thinking exercise.

UIUC Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

http://cte.illinois.edu/resources/topics/syllabus/blooms.html

U of I Urbana-Champaign's Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning provides simple tools to utilize Bloom's Taxonomy while teaching.

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)

http://www.vtshome.org/

VTS is a research-based teaching method that improves critical thinking and language skills through discussions of visual images. VTS encourages participation and self-confidence, especially among students who struggle. VTS is easy to learn and offers a proven strategy for educators to meet current learning objectives.

Disease

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BMC Biology

http://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/

BMC Biology - the flagship biology journal of the BMC series - publishes research and methodology articles of special importance and broad interest in any area of biology and biomedical sciences. BMC Biology (ISSN 1741-7007) is covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Zoological Record, Thomson Reuters (ISI), and Google Scholar.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Lesson Plan: Geographic Diffusion of Disease

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/17/g912/disease.html

A Lesson Plan from National Geographic Xpeditions on Geographic Diffusion of Disease: The Flu Pandemic of 1918-19

National Academies Press

http://www.nap.edu

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide variety of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.

NC Department of Health and Human Services: Infection Control Course Instructor Manual

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls/training/infection/trainingmanual.html

The Infection Control Course was developed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2011. The Infection Control Course may be used as a student guide. The Infection Control for Adult Care Homes – Instructor’s Manual was developed to aid instructors with training of the approved Infection Control Course for adult care homes.

NIH Environmental Health Science Resources

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/scied/teachers/

Free Environmental Health Science resources available for educators by NIH. Resources include booklets, fact sheets, flyers, interviews with scientists/researchers, lesson plans, news, pamphlets, presentations, storybooks, training programs, videos, and additional websites.

NIH's MedlinePlus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Trusted health information from NIH's U.S. National Library of Medicine

Emergency Medical Services

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Abbott EMS (Illinois)

http://www.abbottems.org

Abbott Ambulance, Inc. was founded in 1969 to serve St. Louis County with one ambulance and twelve employees. After more than 40 years of continuous growth, Abbott EMS of Missouri and Illinois has become the largest private ambulance service provider in the Midwest.

BioDigital

https://www.biodigital.com/education

Check out this free format for understanding the human body that resembles life itself.

Bone Bingo

http://resources.yesican-science.ca/iss07/w1_boneBingo.pdf

Make memorizing the bones of the body fun.

bParati - The Epicenter of Community Preparedness

http://www.bparati.com/

Online tools and resources that support the alignment of the disaster preparedness efforts of healthcare institutions, emergency management, public health, and other public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people each day

Code Fred

http://www.msichicago.org/play/codefred/#.V2mpuLsrLIU

Code Fred is a free online game developed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The game helps players learn about the human body's responses to trauma. The object of the game is to help "Fred" escape from the woods while he is chased by a wolf. To keep Fred running players have to pump blood, increase the flow of oxygen, and send adrenaline through Fred's body. If a player doesn't respond to the needs of Fred's body fast enough, he will get caught by the wolf that is chasing him.

CTE Skills.com's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/iecSimulations/featured

With CTE Skills, you can bring the field trip to the classroom with streaming videos designed specifically for your course instruction. Why try to "imagine" a technical process when you can witness the actual procedure through the CTE Skills library? We provide high quality career oriented content which is continually updated. Virtually any trade and industry topic or technique is available. Prepare to meet the performance requirements of more employers in less time with our relevant instructional videos. Don't see the video that you need? Just ask; we will record and produce any procedure that is relevant to your program, in accordance with current standards, at NO COST (restrictions apply). Check out this outstanding educational tool which will supplement your classroom instruction.

Human Body StudyJams

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

Human Body Study Jams from Scholastic are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in science and math. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system.

IDPH Division of Emergency Medical Systems and Highway Safety

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/emergency-preparedness-response/ems

This division of the Illinois Department of Public Health deals with EMS personnel licensing, testing, and education, as well as EMS provider and vehicle licensing.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

Living Lung

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-lung-lung-viewer/id575926350?mt=8

Living Lung is a free iPad app from iSO-Form Medical. The app provides an interactive 3D model of human lungs. Users of the app can speed up or slow down the respiratory rate of the model. This free educational iPad app also allows users to add or remove labeled layers of the respiratory system, and it can zoom in, zoom out, and rotate the model on the iPad.

Medical Animation Studio

http://medical-animation-studio.com/Static-projects.html

This site offers teachers the ability to work on an interactive, animated touch screen that displays medical images of the human body, surgery, etc.

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Standards

http://www.ems.gov/pdf/811077a.pdf

The EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach was published in 1996 and described a structured national EMS education system. The third part, the National EMS Education Standards (the Standards) prescribe how to teach the knowledge and skills to each EMS provider level (the minimal terminal objectives) within the parameters outlined in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Although educational programs must adhere to the Standards, its format will allow diverse implementation methods to meet local needs and evolving educational practices.

National EMS Core Content

http://www.ems.gov/education/EMSCoreContent.pdf

The EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach was published in 1996 and described a structured national EMS education system. The first part, the National EMS Core Content specifies what knowledge and skills are necessary in the out-of-hospital setting, regardless of level of practice...the domain of EMS practice. The Core Content also determines how these tasks will be performed.

National EMS Scope of Practice Model

https://www.nremt.org/nremt/downloads/Scope%20of%20Practice.pdf

The EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach was published in 1996 and described a structured national EMS education system. The second part, the National EMS Core Content, released in 2004, defines the domain of out-of-hospital care. It specifies who (which level of EMS practice) will perform specific skills and how much knowledge providers will have at each EMS level.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS

http://www.ems.gov/

Working with our federal partners, NHTSA's Office of EMS advances a national vision for EMS through projects and research; fosters collaboration among Federal agencies involved in EMS planning; measures the health of Nation's EMS systems; and delivers the data EMS leaders need to help advance their systems.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

http://www.nremt.org

This site provides information on certification, testing, EMS program accreditation, and other pertinent resources.

NC Department of Health and Human Services: Infection Control Course Instructor Manual

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls/training/infection/trainingmanual.html

The Infection Control Course was developed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2011. The Infection Control Course may be used as a student guide. The Infection Control for Adult Care Homes – Instructor’s Manual was developed to aid instructors with training of the approved Infection Control Course for adult care homes.

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

http://www.starlasteachtips.com/

Starla Ewan, M.S. is in her 31st year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 15 years.

TED-Ed Health Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health

TED-Ed - Health Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed Science & Technology Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

TED-Ed - Science & Technology Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed's YouTube Channel - Human Body Playlist

https://youtu.be/8dgoeYPoE-0?list=PLtx-qUNKJwDz2h9S5Yvil7NmwuofKC9C3

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

Virtual Heart for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-heart/id501539525?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Virtual Heart is a free iPad app that allows users to take a closer look at how the human heart functions. The free app lets users speed up and slow down the virtual heart rate. Users have four views of the heart in the app. The views are of the electrical system, the valves, blood flow, and the interior of the heart. Each view can be experienced with or without labels.

Visual Anatomy for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-anatomy-lite/id523422151?mt=8

Visual Anatomy is an iPad app designed to help students learn the names of muscles, bones, organs, and systems in the human body. To use the app students select a system then click on the pinmarks in each image to learn about those parts of the body. The free version of the app has 300 pinmarks in standard resolution. The paid version of the app has 700 pinmarks with high resolution images.

Emergency Preparedness/Management

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bParati - The Epicenter of Community Preparedness

http://www.bparati.com/

Online tools and resources that support the alignment of the disaster preparedness efforts of healthcare institutions, emergency management, public health, and other public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people each day

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

https://www.fema.gov/

FEMA’s mission is to support U.S. citizens and first responders to ensure that, as a nation, we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?

The mission of IDHS is to assist their customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence, and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families, and communities.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

http://www.dph.illinois.gov

The mission of IDPH is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

http://www.illinois.gov/iema/Pages/default.aspx

The primary responsibility of IEMA is to better prepare the State of Illinois for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards, or acts of terrorism.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

http://www.hhs.gov/

HHS is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

https://www.dhs.gov/

DHS has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.

Federal & State Agencies

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

https://www.cia.gov/index.html

The CIA preempts threats and further U.S. national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

https://www.fbi.gov/

The FBI's mission is to help protect you, your children, your communities, and your businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation--from international and domestic terrorists to spies on U.S. soil…from cyber villains to corrupt government officials…from mobsters to violent street gangs…from child predators to serial killers. Along the way, they help defend and uphold our nation’s economy, physical and electronic infrastructure, and democracy.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

https://www.fema.gov/

FEMA’s mission is to support U.S. citizens and first responders to ensure that, as a nation, we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

healthfinder.gov - Live well. Learn how.

http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Learn about health and how to achieve optimum health at this U.S. DHHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion site.

IDPH Division of Emergency Medical Systems and Highway Safety

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/emergency-preparedness-response/ems

This division of the Illinois Department of Public Health deals with EMS personnel licensing, testing, and education, as well as EMS provider and vehicle licensing.

IDPH Health Care Worker Registry

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/health-care-regulation/health-care-worker-registry

The Health Care Worker Registry lists individuals with a background check conducted pursuant to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act (225 ILCS 46). It shows training information for certified nursing assistants (CNA) and other health care workers. Additionally, it displays administrative findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriations of property.

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDOES)

http://www.ides.illinois.gov/Pages/default.aspx

IDOES has Illinois labor market information, job fairs, and other career-related information.

Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

http://www.idfpr.com/DPR.asp

IDFPR's Division of Professional Regulation's mission is to serve, safeguard, and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are properly evaluated, applied, and enforced. They license many healthcare professions in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?

The mission of IDHS is to assist their customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence, and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families, and communities.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

http://www.dph.illinois.gov

The mission of IDPH is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

http://www.illinois.gov/iema/Pages/default.aspx

The primary responsibility of IEMA is to better prepare the State of Illinois for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards, or acts of terrorism.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) College and Career Readiness

http://www.isbe.net/career/

The College and Career (CCR) Division in the Center for Innovation and Improvement provides leadership and technical assistance to local districts and regional staff to support quality CCR programs, career development, and academic improvement in the five CCR areas: Agricultural Education, Business, Marketing and Computer Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science Technology, and Technology and Engineering Education (Industrial). Division activities include instructional program improvement, grant approval, and performance data analysis to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of CCR programs and activities.

Illinois State Police (ISP)

http://www.isp.state.il.us/

ISP's mission is to promote public safety to improve the quality of life in Illinois.

ISBE College and Career Readiness--Health Science Technology

http://www.isbe.net/career/html/cte_health.htm

The Illinois State Board of Education CCR HST site includes Health Guides, Health Occupation Programs, and HST Resources.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS

http://www.ems.gov/

Working with our federal partners, NHTSA's Office of EMS advances a national vision for EMS through projects and research; fosters collaboration among Federal agencies involved in EMS planning; measures the health of Nation's EMS systems; and delivers the data EMS leaders need to help advance their systems.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

http://www.nih.gov

The primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical and health research.

Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal

http://www.sfm.illinois.gov/

The State Fire Marshal's Office provides professional personnel and programs for the citizens of Illinois and is committed to protecting life and property from fire and explosions through inspection, investigation, training, education, data processing, and statistical fire reports. The agency mission is to "Reduce death, injury and property loss of Illinois citizens from fires, explosions and other hazards."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

http://www.hhs.gov/

HHS is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

https://www.dhs.gov/

DHS has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

https://www.justice.gov/

DOJ's mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

https://www.dol.gov/

DOL's mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. DOL's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

http://www.bls.gov/

The BLS of the U.S. DOL is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/

As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.

Fire Science

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bParati - The Epicenter of Community Preparedness

http://www.bparati.com/

Online tools and resources that support the alignment of the disaster preparedness efforts of healthcare institutions, emergency management, public health, and other public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people each day

Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

http://www.cfsi.org/

CFSI's mission is to educate Members of Congress about fire and life safety issues.

CTE Skills.com's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/iecSimulations/featured

With CTE Skills, you can bring the field trip to the classroom with streaming videos designed specifically for your course instruction. Why try to "imagine" a technical process when you can witness the actual procedure through the CTE Skills library? We provide high quality career oriented content which is continually updated. Virtually any trade and industry topic or technique is available. Prepare to meet the performance requirements of more employers in less time with our relevant instructional videos. Don't see the video that you need? Just ask; we will record and produce any procedure that is relevant to your program, in accordance with current standards, at NO COST (restrictions apply). Check out this outstanding educational tool which will supplement your classroom instruction.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

http://www.iafc.org/

IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas, develop professionally, and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

http://www.nfpa.org/

The leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical, and related hazards. NFPA is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal

http://www.sfm.illinois.gov/

The State Fire Marshal's Office provides professional personnel and programs for the citizens of Illinois and is committed to protecting life and property from fire and explosions through inspection, investigation, training, education, data processing, and statistical fire reports. The agency mission is to "Reduce death, injury and property loss of Illinois citizens from fires, explosions and other hazards."

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/

As an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.

Flipped Learning

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Clarisketch (Android)

https://www.clarisketch.com/

Creating messages by combining speech, drawing and photos.

EDpuzzle

https://edpuzzle.com/

EDpuzzle is a tool that allows you to add your voice and text questions to educational videos.

eduClipper (iOS)

https://educlipper.net/main.html

eduClipper is a learning community and born out of the educational need for teachers and students to have a better platform to explore, share, and contribute resources and materials to help enhance teaching and learning of both a formal and personal nature.

Educreations (iOS)

https://www.educreations.com/

Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept.

Gooru

http://gooru.org/welcome/

Gooru makes it easy to create collections of videos, images, and interactive websites.

MoocNote

http://moocnote.com/

MoocNote is a free tool for adding timestamped comments, questions, and links to videos.

PixiClip

http://www.pixiclip.com/beta/

Create sketches online and share replays with others. Pixiclip is an online canvas that lets you communicate using a webcam or a mic. Just click record and you’re ready to go. Pixiclip is your message in motion!

PlayPosit

https://www.playposit.com/

PlayPosit, formerly eduCanon, is a service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students' progress on flipped lessons. It allows you to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, and then assign lessons to their students.

Screencast-O-Matic

http://screencast-o-matic.com/home

Fast, free screen recording. Simply record yourself speaking over a set of slides on Screencast-O-Matic; it is trusted by millions of users to create and share screen recordings.

Vibby

https://www.vibby.com/

Vibby is a service for breaking YouTube and other online videos into segments and inserting comments into those segments.

Zaption

http://www.zaption.com/

Zaption is a tool for creating video-based quizzes. Zaption allows you to display questions for students to answer as they watch a video.

Forensic Science

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Bone Bingo

http://resources.yesican-science.ca/iss07/w1_boneBingo.pdf

Make memorizing the bones of the body fun.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

https://www.fbi.gov/

The FBI's mission is to help protect you, your children, your communities, and your businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation--from international and domestic terrorists to spies on U.S. soil…from cyber villains to corrupt government officials…from mobsters to violent street gangs…from child predators to serial killers. Along the way, they help defend and uphold our nation’s economy, physical and electronic infrastructure, and democracy.

Forensic Science Education and Career Information

http://www.collegesanddegrees.com/programs/forensic-science

Site to learn about jobs in forensic science and to locate schools that offer courses in those forensic fields, e.g. forensic pathologist, forensic toxicologist, forensic document examiner.

Human Body StudyJams

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

Human Body Study Jams from Scholastic are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in science and math. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

Living Lung

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-lung-lung-viewer/id575926350?mt=8

Living Lung is a free iPad app from iSO-Form Medical. The app provides an interactive 3D model of human lungs. Users of the app can speed up or slow down the respiratory rate of the model. This free educational iPad app also allows users to add or remove labeled layers of the respiratory system, and it can zoom in, zoom out, and rotate the model on the iPad.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

http://www.starlasteachtips.com/

Starla Ewan, M.S. is in her 31st year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 15 years.

TED-Ed Health Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health

TED-Ed - Health Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed Science & Technology Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

TED-Ed - Science & Technology Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed's YouTube Channel - Human Body Playlist

https://youtu.be/8dgoeYPoE-0?list=PLtx-qUNKJwDz2h9S5Yvil7NmwuofKC9C3

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

Virtual Heart for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-heart/id501539525?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Virtual Heart is a free iPad app that allows users to take a closer look at how the human heart functions. The free app lets users speed up and slow down the virtual heart rate. Users have four views of the heart in the app. The views are of the electrical system, the valves, blood flow, and the interior of the heart. Each view can be experienced with or without labels.

Visual Anatomy for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-anatomy-lite/id523422151?mt=8

Visual Anatomy is an iPad app designed to help students learn the names of muscles, bones, organs, and systems in the human body. To use the app students select a system then click on the pinmarks in each image to learn about those parts of the body. The free version of the app has 300 pinmarks in standard resolution. The paid version of the app has 700 pinmarks with high resolution images.

Health Information Technology

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AAPC - Advancing the Business of Healthcare

https://www.aapc.com/

AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities. Since then, AAPC has expanded beyond outpatient coding to include training and credentials in documentation and coding audits, inpatient hospital/facility coding, regulatory compliance, and physician practice management.

Allied Health Schools in the U.S.

http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/

This site provides access to all schools in the U.S. that offer programs in Allied Health.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

http://www.ahima.org/

AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

http://www.amia.org/

The AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics.

Commission on Accrediation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)

http://www.cahiim.org/

CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose Mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs.

Health Informatics Forum and Free MOOCs

http://healthinformaticsblog.com/

This forum is an online learning community with over 9,000 members from around the world. They host free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for the international Health Informatics community.

Health Informatics Journal

http://jhi.sagepub.com/

Information and communication technology are integral to all areas of health care, from organisational management to the delivery of patient care and health promotion. In this fast-moving arena, Health Informatics Journal provides a peer reviewed international forum for the exchange of practice, innovation, and research.

Illinois Health Information Management Association (ILHIMA)

http://www.ilhima.org/

ILHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). As the membership organization of health information management professionals, the ILHIMA fosters the professional development of its members through education and life long learning.

Illinois Master’s in Data Science Programs

http://www.mastersindatascience.org/schools/illinois/

A comprehensive directory of Master’s in Data Science programs–an emerging, interdisciplinary field– from universities across the US and specifically Illinois. The site is intended to be a kick-start to a search for a graduate program. Information on each program’s location and length, full-time, part-time and online options, concentrations and/or majors, and courses, internships, and real-world opportunities are included.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

MedPage Today - Medical News & Free CME

https://www.medpagetoday.com/

A daily peer-reviewed medical news source featuring articles especially for the clinician. This clearinghouse features: blogs, columns, special reports, surveys, news by specialty, and a Washington Watch column.

National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

https://www.ncctinc.com/

The NCCT provides multiple qualifying paths of certification in healthcare, e.g. Medical Assistant, Insurance and Coding Specialists, Surgical Technologists.

National Healthcare Association (NHA)

http://www.nhanow.com/

NHA provides professional development and certification for several allied health professions, e.g. Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

Public Health Informatics

http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dhis/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS) provides a data hub, surveillance programs, and information systems to advance the science and practice of public health surveillance and informatics.

Health Reform

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Affordable Care Act

http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-law/read-the-law/

The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law. The Affordable Care Act's intention is to put consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.

bParati - The Epicenter of Community Preparedness

http://www.bparati.com/

Online tools and resources that support the alignment of the disaster preparedness efforts of healthcare institutions, emergency management, public health, and other public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people each day

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

http://www.edc.org/

EDC, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving education, health, and economic opportunities for people of all ages. We create and implement innovative programs that take the results of rigorous research and put it into real-world practice at scale. Founded in 1958 by MIT researchers and scholars, EDC today has 1,200 employees. They manage 250 projects and work in all U.S. states and in 22 countries around the world.

National Health Council (NHC)

http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/

Founded in 1920, the NHC is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.

Health Services

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5 Tips for Getting Into PA School by AAPA

https://www.aapa.org/twocolumn.aspx?id=2826

The PA profession is growing rapidly. It’s in demand, and it attracts a wide array of individuals with different backgrounds and healthcare experiences. Here’s some advice on navigating the pre-PA school track based on my experience. There’s more to applying to PA school than you might think.

A Guide to Public Health Careers

http://www.publichealthonline.org/careers/

Explore what Public Health (PH) careers/degrees include, what industries and sectors PH professionals work in, where PH degrees are available, and who the top PH employers are.

Allied Health Schools in the U.S.

http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/

This site provides access to all schools in the U.S. that offer programs in Allied Health.

BioDigital

https://www.biodigital.com/education

Check out this free format for understanding the human body that resembles life itself.

Bone Bingo

http://resources.yesican-science.ca/iss07/w1_boneBingo.pdf

Make memorizing the bones of the body fun.

Code Fred

http://www.msichicago.org/play/codefred/#.V2mpuLsrLIU

Code Fred is a free online game developed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The game helps players learn about the human body's responses to trauma. The object of the game is to help "Fred" escape from the woods while he is chased by a wolf. To keep Fred running players have to pump blood, increase the flow of oxygen, and send adrenaline through Fred's body. If a player doesn't respond to the needs of Fred's body fast enough, he will get caught by the wolf that is chasing him.

CTE Skills.com's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/iecSimulations/featured

With CTE Skills, you can bring the field trip to the classroom with streaming videos designed specifically for your course instruction. Why try to "imagine" a technical process when you can witness the actual procedure through the CTE Skills library? We provide high quality career oriented content which is continually updated. Virtually any trade and industry topic or technique is available. Prepare to meet the performance requirements of more employers in less time with our relevant instructional videos. Don't see the video that you need? Just ask; we will record and produce any procedure that is relevant to your program, in accordance with current standards, at NO COST (restrictions apply). Check out this outstanding educational tool which will supplement your classroom instruction.

Directory of Health Administration Degree Programs

http://www.healthadministrationdegrees.com/

This site has a directory of over 400 U.S. schools that offer degrees in Health Administration. There is no charge to be listed in the directory or to take advantage of its services.

EnvironmentalScience.org

http://www.environmentalscience.org/

EnvironmentalScience.org's mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.

Healthgrades - How America finds a doctor

https://www.healthgrades.com/

Healthgrades is the long-standing leader in making information on physicians and hospitals more accessible and transparent. Our goal: to help consumers find the right doctor and 
the right hospital, for the right care. Locate a physician, dentist or hospital from a nationwide database and view an independent rating for a small fee.

Human Body StudyJams

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

Human Body Study Jams from Scholastic are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in science and math. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system.

Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

http://www.idfpr.com/DPR.asp

IDFPR's Division of Professional Regulation's mission is to serve, safeguard, and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are properly evaluated, applied, and enforced. They license many healthcare professions in Illinois.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

Living Lung

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-lung-lung-viewer/id575926350?mt=8

Living Lung is a free iPad app from iSO-Form Medical. The app provides an interactive 3D model of human lungs. Users of the app can speed up or slow down the respiratory rate of the model. This free educational iPad app also allows users to add or remove labeled layers of the respiratory system, and it can zoom in, zoom out, and rotate the model on the iPad.

Master's in Healthcare Administration

http://www.healthcareadministrationedu.org/

Healthcare administration represents one of the largest and most essential components of the healthcare industry. This website provides free resources to explore this area of study. In addition to working for hospitals and clinics, healthcare administrators are also often found working for consulting firms, bio-pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies.

MedPage Today - Medical News & Free CME

https://www.medpagetoday.com/

A daily peer-reviewed medical news source featuring articles especially for the clinician. This clearinghouse features: blogs, columns, special reports, surveys, news by specialty, and a Washington Watch column.

National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

https://www.ncctinc.com/

The NCCT provides multiple qualifying paths of certification in healthcare, e.g. Medical Assistant, Insurance and Coding Specialists, Surgical Technologists.

National Healthcare Association (NHA)

http://www.nhanow.com/

NHA provides professional development and certification for several allied health professions, e.g. Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician.

NC Department of Health and Human Services: Infection Control Course Instructor Manual

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls/training/infection/trainingmanual.html

The Infection Control Course was developed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2011. The Infection Control Course may be used as a student guide. The Infection Control for Adult Care Homes – Instructor’s Manual was developed to aid instructors with training of the approved Infection Control Course for adult care homes.

Spent - An Online Poverty Simulation

http://playspent.org/

Urban Ministries of Durham serves over 6,000 people every year, but you'd never need help, right? Check out this poverty simulation.

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

http://www.starlasteachtips.com/

Starla Ewan, M.S. is in her 31st year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 15 years.

TED-Ed Health Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health

TED-Ed - Health Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed Science & Technology Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

TED-Ed - Science & Technology Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed's YouTube Channel - Human Body Playlist

https://youtu.be/8dgoeYPoE-0?list=PLtx-qUNKJwDz2h9S5Yvil7NmwuofKC9C3

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

Virtual Heart for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-heart/id501539525?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Virtual Heart is a free iPad app that allows users to take a closer look at how the human heart functions. The free app lets users speed up and slow down the virtual heart rate. Users have four views of the heart in the app. The views are of the electrical system, the valves, blood flow, and the interior of the heart. Each view can be experienced with or without labels.

Visual Anatomy for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-anatomy-lite/id523422151?mt=8

Visual Anatomy is an iPad app designed to help students learn the names of muscles, bones, organs, and systems in the human body. To use the app students select a system then click on the pinmarks in each image to learn about those parts of the body. The free version of the app has 300 pinmarks in standard resolution. The paid version of the app has 700 pinmarks with high resolution images.

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Achieve the Core

http://www.achievethecore.org/

This website is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards.

Achieving the Common Core

http://www.achieve.org/achieving-common-core

Achieve has developed materials to help states, districts, and others understand the organization and content of the standards and the content and evidence base used to support the standards with tools for implementation as well as assessment.

ASCD: Art & Science of Teaching / What Teachers Gain from Deliberate Practice

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec10/vol68/num04/What-Teachers-Gain-from-De...

Deliberate practice involves more than just repetition; it requires activities that are designed to improve performance, challenge the learner, and provide feedback.

BioBuilder

http://www.BioBuilder.org

Research in Teachable Form--This site provides a resource in synthetic biology--virtual experimentation. Developed at MIT in collaboration with secondary school teachers.

BioDigital

https://www.biodigital.com/education

Check out this free format for understanding the human body that resembles life itself.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Common Career Technical Core

http://www.careertech.org/CTE

The CCTC includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters™ and their corresponding Career Pathways that define what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study.

Common Core Lesson Plans--Utah

http://utahcommoncoresecondarylessons.com/grades-11-12.php

Activities associated with Common Core Standards have been created. Some have the standard stated; others do not.

Common Core Standards Site for UTAH

http:www.uen.org.commoncore/

Utah is one of over 40 states and terrorities that have agreed to transition their core standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics to a set of standards common to the United States.This site has excellent curriculum material.

Common Core Standards Website

http://www.corestandards.org/

Official website that explains the mission of the Common Core Standards.

Common Core Standards--Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

http://isbe.net/common_core/default.htm

The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K-12 education known as the New Illinois State Learning Standards, incorporating the Common Core. The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy.

Critical Thinking: YouTube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLPL5p0fMg

This video presents an appealing way to engage students about the value and character of critical thinking.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

http://www.edc.org/

EDC, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving education, health, and economic opportunities for people of all ages. We create and implement innovative programs that take the results of rigorous research and put it into real-world practice at scale. Founded in 1958 by MIT researchers and scholars, EDC today has 1,200 employees. They manage 250 projects and work in all U.S. states and in 22 countries around the world.

ELA Reading Informational Text Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12

Reading Informational Text Common Core Standards organized by Categories for Reading

ELA Reading Kits for Teachers and Administrators

http://education.illinoisstate.edu/casei/ela/

Resources available for teachers and administrators to help teach ELA CCSS within their content areas

ELA Speaking and Listening Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/11-12

Speaking and Listening Standards are sorted by categories--easy to use

ELA Standards into Categories

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/11-12

Language standards are broken down into categories to help the user.

ELA Standards Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Great Resource! Gives the ELA standards and sample lesson ideas to apply the standards.

ELA Writing Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/11-12

Writing standards are sorted by categories.

EnvironmentalScience.org

http://www.environmentalscience.org/

EnvironmentalScience.org's mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.

Free Technology for Teachers

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

This site includes blogs, free downloads, Google tutorials, video creation applications, and numerous other technology resources for the classroom.

Illinois Classrooms in Action

http://www.ilclassroomsinaction.org/

ISBE Professional Learning Series to allow educators to reach a deep understanding of the standards, knowledge of the instructional shifts for math and ELA, and a commitment to integrating assessment and instructional supports.

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?

The mission of IDHS is to assist their customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence, and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families, and communities.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

http://www.dph.illinois.gov

The mission of IDPH is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

Illinois Nurse Aide Testing Program

http://www.nurseaidetesting.com/

This website contains all program, training, and examination information for the Illinois Nurse Aide certification program.

Illinois Open Educational Resources--Health Science Curriculum

http://ioer.ilsharedlearning.org/curriculum/2197/HSLE_-_Health_Science_Curriculum

A high school health science curriculum must be engaging and rigorous, developing both the motivation and skill for a career in health sciences for learners at all levels. This curriculum uses problem-based and project-based learning in order to develop scientific skills, health literacy, and non-cognitive skills relevant to a career in any health science field. Scholars will become motivated and prepared to enter college, technical training, and professional or graduate studies with the mindsets and awareness necessary to affect positive changes in the health of communities of need.

iTunes U

https://itunes.apple.com/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8&ls=1

iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Lesson Plan: Geographic Diffusion of Disease

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/17/g912/disease.html

A Lesson Plan from National Geographic Xpeditions on Geographic Diffusion of Disease: The Flu Pandemic of 1918-19

Math CC Tasks

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/index.html

Instructional Strategies for Geometry and Algebra CC Tasks from Maryland

Math CCSS Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Math CCSS simplified with suggested topics for application

Math HS Algebra Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/introduction

Describes the basics of Algebra

Math HS Geometry Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSG/introduction

Explanation of what HS Geomtry would include and standards within this section

Math HS Modeling Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSM

Modeling standards related to CTE and everyday life

Medical Animation Studio

http://medical-animation-studio.com/Static-projects.html

This site offers teachers the ability to work on an interactive, animated touch screen that displays medical images of the human body, surgery, etc.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Available FREE course material (books, lectures, etc.) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

National Academies Press

http://www.nap.edu

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide variety of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Standards

http://www.ems.gov/pdf/811077a.pdf

The EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach was published in 1996 and described a structured national EMS education system. The third part, the National EMS Education Standards (the Standards) prescribe how to teach the knowledge and skills to each EMS provider level (the minimal terminal objectives) within the parameters outlined in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Although educational programs must adhere to the Standards, its format will allow diverse implementation methods to meet local needs and evolving educational practices.

National EMS Core Content

http://www.ems.gov/education/EMSCoreContent.pdf

The EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach was published in 1996 and described a structured national EMS education system. The first part, the National EMS Core Content specifies what knowledge and skills are necessary in the out-of-hospital setting, regardless of level of practice...the domain of EMS practice. The Core Content also determines how these tasks will be performed.

National EMS Scope of Practice Model

https://www.nremt.org/nremt/downloads/Scope%20of%20Practice.pdf

The EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach was published in 1996 and described a structured national EMS education system. The second part, the National EMS Core Content, released in 2004, defines the domain of out-of-hospital care. It specifies who (which level of EMS practice) will perform specific skills and how much knowledge providers will have at each EMS level.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS

http://www.ems.gov/

Working with our federal partners, NHTSA's Office of EMS advances a national vision for EMS through projects and research; fosters collaboration among Federal agencies involved in EMS planning; measures the health of Nation's EMS systems; and delivers the data EMS leaders need to help advance their systems.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

http://www.nih.gov

The primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical and health research.

NC Department of Health and Human Services: Infection Control Course Instructor Manual

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls/training/infection/trainingmanual.html

The Infection Control Course was developed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2011. The Infection Control Course may be used as a student guide. The Infection Control for Adult Care Homes – Instructor’s Manual was developed to aid instructors with training of the approved Infection Control Course for adult care homes.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

http://www.nextgenscience.org/

NGSS were developed by educators, content experts and policymakers, using as a guiding document the Framework for K-12 Science Education from the National Research Council. The K-12 academic standards in science were developed by and for educators and school leaders, and as such states, districts, schools, teachers and non-profit education entities may copy, reproduce, alter, adapt, edit, delete and rearrange any and all parts of the NGSS as they see fit and without permission. To limit any confusion, states and districts may not represent that their K-12 science standards are the NGSS unless they have adopted all of the performance expectations.

NIH Environmental Health Science Resources

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/scied/teachers/

Free Environmental Health Science resources available for educators by NIH. Resources include booklets, fact sheets, flyers, interviews with scientists/researchers, lesson plans, news, pamphlets, presentations, storybooks, training programs, videos, and additional websites.

Nursing Education and Careers

http://www.bestnursingdegree.com/

Excellent website for prospective nursing students, counselors, and administrators to learn about applying for nursing degrees and to answer questions from nursing degree students.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

http://www.parcconline.org/

PARCC is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs.

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) at the University of Delaware

http://www1.udel.edu/inst/

Workshops, Resources, Leaders and Fellows, Partners, and In the News from one of the nation's leaders in PBL.

Soft Skills Definitions of Communication and More

http://www.atctraining.com/soft_skills_definition_of_communication.htm

This article includes the WHOLE MESSAGE MODEL for communication and its related definitions.

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

http://www.starlasteachtips.com/

Starla Ewan, M.S. is in her 31st year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 15 years.

TED-Ed Health Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health

TED-Ed - Health Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed Science & Technology Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

TED-Ed - Science & Technology Lessons Worth Sharing

U.S. BOL Healthcare Occupational Outlook Handbook

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm

This site can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and job outlook for 47 different healthcare occupations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

http://www.hhs.gov/

HHS is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Unpacking the CCSS--North Carolina

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/common-core-tools/#unpacking

Common Core Support Tools provided by the North Carolina State Board of Education

Unpacking the Standards--Part I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W452p7sgQ8

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part II.

Unpacking the Standards--Part II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WELscsMW_8A

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part II.

Unpacking the Standards--Part III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL2KdpJz6uw

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part III.

Unwrapping the Standards--A 5-Step Process

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emL6NDq29qE

Example of how the Standards can be broken down and then taught in the classroom

Vocational Career and Academic Resource

http://khake.com/

An education directory that provides links to online resources for career exploration, technical education, workforce development, technical schools, and related vocational learning resources.

Mathematics

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Illinois Pathways

http://www2.illinoisworknet.com/ilpathways/Pages/default.aspx

Illinois Pathways are an innovative public-private education partnership that is organized to support local implementation of P-20 STEM Programs of Study by coordinating and reducing the transaction cost among statewide networks of education partners, businesses, industry associations, labor organizations, and other organizations.

Illinois Pathways Health Science STEM Learning Exchange

https://www2.illinoisworknet.com/ilpathways/Pages/health.aspx

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Learning Exchanges have been formed for selected career clusters to improve the coordination and delivery of resources, work-based learning opportunities, career guidance, and partnerships that support local STEM programs.

Math CC Tasks

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/index.html

Instructional Strategies for Geometry and Algebra CC Tasks from Maryland

Math CCSS Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Math CCSS simplified with suggested topics for application

Math HS Algebra Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/introduction

Describes the basics of Algebra

Math HS Functions Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSF/introduction

Explanation/description of what Mathematical functions mean

Math HS Geometry Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSG/introduction

Explanation of what HS Geomtry would include and standards within this section

Math HS Modeling Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSM

Modeling standards related to CTE and everyday life

NASA SciFile's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/NASASciFiles

The NASA SCIence Files™ is an Emmy® award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers.

Medical Assistant

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Allied Health Schools in the U.S.

http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/

This site provides access to all schools in the U.S. that offer programs in Allied Health.

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

http://www.aama-ntl.org/

AAMA's mission is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.

BioDigital

https://www.biodigital.com/education

Check out this free format for understanding the human body that resembles life itself.

Bone Bingo

http://resources.yesican-science.ca/iss07/w1_boneBingo.pdf

Make memorizing the bones of the body fun.

Code Fred

http://www.msichicago.org/play/codefred/#.V2mpuLsrLIU

Code Fred is a free online game developed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The game helps players learn about the human body's responses to trauma. The object of the game is to help "Fred" escape from the woods while he is chased by a wolf. To keep Fred running players have to pump blood, increase the flow of oxygen, and send adrenaline through Fred's body. If a player doesn't respond to the needs of Fred's body fast enough, he will get caught by the wolf that is chasing him.

CTE Skills.com's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/iecSimulations/featured

With CTE Skills, you can bring the field trip to the classroom with streaming videos designed specifically for your course instruction. Why try to "imagine" a technical process when you can witness the actual procedure through the CTE Skills library? We provide high quality career oriented content which is continually updated. Virtually any trade and industry topic or technique is available. Prepare to meet the performance requirements of more employers in less time with our relevant instructional videos. Don't see the video that you need? Just ask; we will record and produce any procedure that is relevant to your program, in accordance with current standards, at NO COST (restrictions apply). Check out this outstanding educational tool which will supplement your classroom instruction.

Human Body StudyJams

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

Human Body Study Jams from Scholastic are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in science and math. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system.

Illinois Society of Medical Assistants

http://www.ilsocmedasst.org/

The Illinois Affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

Living Lung

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-lung-lung-viewer/id575926350?mt=8

Living Lung is a free iPad app from iSO-Form Medical. The app provides an interactive 3D model of human lungs. Users of the app can speed up or slow down the respiratory rate of the model. This free educational iPad app also allows users to add or remove labeled layers of the respiratory system, and it can zoom in, zoom out, and rotate the model on the iPad.

Medical Animation Studio

http://medical-animation-studio.com/Static-projects.html

This site offers teachers the ability to work on an interactive, animated touch screen that displays medical images of the human body, surgery, etc.

MedPage Today - Medical News & Free CME

https://www.medpagetoday.com/

A daily peer-reviewed medical news source featuring articles especially for the clinician. This clearinghouse features: blogs, columns, special reports, surveys, news by specialty, and a Washington Watch column.

National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

https://www.ncctinc.com/

The NCCT provides multiple qualifying paths of certification in healthcare, e.g. Medical Assistant, Insurance and Coding Specialists, Surgical Technologists.

National Healthcare Association (NHA)

http://www.nhanow.com/

NHA provides professional development and certification for several allied health professions, e.g. Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

NC Department of Health and Human Services: Infection Control Course Instructor Manual

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls/training/infection/trainingmanual.html

The Infection Control Course was developed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2011. The Infection Control Course may be used as a student guide. The Infection Control for Adult Care Homes – Instructor’s Manual was developed to aid instructors with training of the approved Infection Control Course for adult care homes.

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

http://www.starlasteachtips.com/

Starla Ewan, M.S. is in her 31st year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 15 years.

TED-Ed Health Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health

TED-Ed - Health Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed Science & Technology Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

TED-Ed - Science & Technology Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed's YouTube Channel - Human Body Playlist

https://youtu.be/8dgoeYPoE-0?list=PLtx-qUNKJwDz2h9S5Yvil7NmwuofKC9C3

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

Virtual Heart for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-heart/id501539525?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Virtual Heart is a free iPad app that allows users to take a closer look at how the human heart functions. The free app lets users speed up and slow down the virtual heart rate. Users have four views of the heart in the app. The views are of the electrical system, the valves, blood flow, and the interior of the heart. Each view can be experienced with or without labels.

Visual Anatomy for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-anatomy-lite/id523422151?mt=8

Visual Anatomy is an iPad app designed to help students learn the names of muscles, bones, organs, and systems in the human body. To use the app students select a system then click on the pinmarks in each image to learn about those parts of the body. The free version of the app has 300 pinmarks in standard resolution. The paid version of the app has 700 pinmarks with high resolution images.

Nursing

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Allied Health Schools in the U.S.

http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/

This site provides access to all schools in the U.S. that offer programs in Allied Health.

BioDigital

https://www.biodigital.com/education

Check out this free format for understanding the human body that resembles life itself.

Bone Bingo

http://resources.yesican-science.ca/iss07/w1_boneBingo.pdf

Make memorizing the bones of the body fun.

Certified Nursing Assistant Educator Association (CNAEA)

http://cnaeducators.org/main/

CNAEA's mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of education for certified nurse assistants (CNAs) in order to protect the quality of patient care. To this end, the group identifies and analyzes issues affecting the practice of CNAs, works to promote the quality of basic and continuing education for CNAs and monitors clinical practice issues affecting the direct and indirect patient care activities of CNAs and their impact on educational programs.

Code Fred

http://www.msichicago.org/play/codefred/#.V2mpuLsrLIU

Code Fred is a free online game developed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The game helps players learn about the human body's responses to trauma. The object of the game is to help "Fred" escape from the woods while he is chased by a wolf. To keep Fred running players have to pump blood, increase the flow of oxygen, and send adrenaline through Fred's body. If a player doesn't respond to the needs of Fred's body fast enough, he will get caught by the wolf that is chasing him.

CTE Skills.com's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/iecSimulations/featured

With CTE Skills, you can bring the field trip to the classroom with streaming videos designed specifically for your course instruction. Why try to "imagine" a technical process when you can witness the actual procedure through the CTE Skills library? We provide high quality career oriented content which is continually updated. Virtually any trade and industry topic or technique is available. Prepare to meet the performance requirements of more employers in less time with our relevant instructional videos. Don't see the video that you need? Just ask; we will record and produce any procedure that is relevant to your program, in accordance with current standards, at NO COST (restrictions apply). Check out this outstanding educational tool which will supplement your classroom instruction.

Human Body StudyJams

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

Human Body Study Jams from Scholastic are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in science and math. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system.

IDPH Health Care Worker Registry

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/health-care-regulation/health-care-worker-registry

The Health Care Worker Registry lists individuals with a background check conducted pursuant to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act (225 ILCS 46). It shows training information for certified nursing assistants (CNA) and other health care workers. Additionally, it displays administrative findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriations of property.

Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

http://www.idfpr.com/DPR.asp

IDFPR's Division of Professional Regulation's mission is to serve, safeguard, and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are properly evaluated, applied, and enforced. They license many healthcare professions in Illinois.

Illinois Nurse Aide Testing Program

http://www.nurseaidetesting.com/

This website contains all program, training, and examination information for the Illinois Nurse Aide certification program.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

Johnson and Johnson Website for Nurses

http://campaignfornursing.com

Current Information for Nurses and Nursing: career paths, meeting nurses in the profession, school info, scholarships, and much, much more.

Living Lung

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-lung-lung-viewer/id575926350?mt=8

Living Lung is a free iPad app from iSO-Form Medical. The app provides an interactive 3D model of human lungs. Users of the app can speed up or slow down the respiratory rate of the model. This free educational iPad app also allows users to add or remove labeled layers of the respiratory system, and it can zoom in, zoom out, and rotate the model on the iPad.

Masters of Nursing

http://www.mastersofnursing.org

The most common masters of nursing degree is the Master of Science in nursing, commonly referred to by its initials, MSN. MSN degrees come in a variety of specializations, including family nursing, health informatics, nursing management, nursing education, or nurse administration. The MSN degree is also the prerequisite to becoming an advanced practice nurse, such as clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse midwife, and nurse practitioner. Earning an MSN or even a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree can open doors to new career possibilities and potentially higher salaries.Visit the site to learn more.

Medical Animation Studio

http://medical-animation-studio.com/Static-projects.html

This site offers teachers the ability to work on an interactive, animated touch screen that displays medical images of the human body, surgery, etc.

MedPage Today - Medical News & Free CME

https://www.medpagetoday.com/

A daily peer-reviewed medical news source featuring articles especially for the clinician. This clearinghouse features: blogs, columns, special reports, surveys, news by specialty, and a Washington Watch column.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

NC Department of Health and Human Services: Infection Control Course Instructor Manual

https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls/training/infection/trainingmanual.html

The Infection Control Course was developed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2011. The Infection Control Course may be used as a student guide. The Infection Control for Adult Care Homes – Instructor’s Manual was developed to aid instructors with training of the approved Infection Control Course for adult care homes.

NIH's National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

http://www.ninr.nih.gov/

NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan.

Nursing Education and Careers

http://www.bestnursingdegree.com/

Excellent website for prospective nursing students, counselors, and administrators to learn about applying for nursing degrees and to answer questions from nursing degree students.

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

http://www.starlasteachtips.com/

Starla Ewan, M.S. is in her 31st year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 15 years.

TED-Ed Health Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health

TED-Ed - Health Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed Science & Technology Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

TED-Ed - Science & Technology Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed's YouTube Channel - Human Body Playlist

https://youtu.be/8dgoeYPoE-0?list=PLtx-qUNKJwDz2h9S5Yvil7NmwuofKC9C3

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

Virtual Heart for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-heart/id501539525?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Virtual Heart is a free iPad app that allows users to take a closer look at how the human heart functions. The free app lets users speed up and slow down the virtual heart rate. Users have four views of the heart in the app. The views are of the electrical system, the valves, blood flow, and the interior of the heart. Each view can be experienced with or without labels.

Visual Anatomy for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-anatomy-lite/id523422151?mt=8

Visual Anatomy is an iPad app designed to help students learn the names of muscles, bones, organs, and systems in the human body. To use the app students select a system then click on the pinmarks in each image to learn about those parts of the body. The free version of the app has 300 pinmarks in standard resolution. The paid version of the app has 700 pinmarks with high resolution images.

Pharmacy Technician

Top

Allied Health Schools in the U.S.

http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/

This site provides access to all schools in the U.S. that offer programs in Allied Health.

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT)

http://www.pharmacytechnician.com/

Provides leadership and represents the interests of its members to the public as well as health care organizations. Promotes the safe, efficacious, and cost effective dispensing, distribution and use of medications. Provides continuing education programs and services to help technicians update their skills to keep pace with changes in pharmacy services. Promotes pharmacy technicians as an integral part of the patient care team.

CTE Skills.com's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/iecSimulations/featured

With CTE Skills, you can bring the field trip to the classroom with streaming videos designed specifically for your course instruction. Why try to "imagine" a technical process when you can witness the actual procedure through the CTE Skills library? We provide high quality career oriented content which is continually updated. Virtually any trade and industry topic or technique is available. Prepare to meet the performance requirements of more employers in less time with our relevant instructional videos. Don't see the video that you need? Just ask; we will record and produce any procedure that is relevant to your program, in accordance with current standards, at NO COST (restrictions apply). Check out this outstanding educational tool which will supplement your classroom instruction.

Human Body StudyJams

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

Human Body Study Jams from Scholastic are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in science and math. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system.

Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP)

http://www.ichpnet.org/

ICHP provides networking, leadership development, and reduced rates for professional certification and continuing education for pharmacy technicians in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

http://www.idfpr.com/DPR.asp

IDFPR's Division of Professional Regulation's mission is to serve, safeguard, and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are properly evaluated, applied, and enforced. They license many healthcare professions in Illinois.

indeed - Search Engine for Healthcare Jobs

http://www.indeed.com/q-healthcare-jobs.html

Search indeed for healthcare jobs near you or across the nation. Can also search other healthcare careers at this site.

Living Lung

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/living-lung-lung-viewer/id575926350?mt=8

Living Lung is a free iPad app from iSO-Form Medical. The app provides an interactive 3D model of human lungs. Users of the app can speed up or slow down the respiratory rate of the model. This free educational iPad app also allows users to add or remove labeled layers of the respiratory system, and it can zoom in, zoom out, and rotate the model on the iPad.

MedPage Today - Medical News & Free CME

https://www.medpagetoday.com/

A daily peer-reviewed medical news source featuring articles especially for the clinician. This clearinghouse features: blogs, columns, special reports, surveys, news by specialty, and a Washington Watch column.

National Healthcare Association (NHA)

http://www.nhanow.com/

NHA provides professional development and certification for several allied health professions, e.g. Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system

This section of the website provides information on NIMS. NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. NIMS is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together seamlessly and manage incidents involving all threats and hazards—regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity—in order to reduce loss of life, property and harm to the environment. NIMS is the essential foundation to the National Preparedness System (NPS) and provides the template for the management of incidents and operations in support of all five National Planning Frameworks.

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA)

http://www.pharmacytechnician.org/

NPTA is the world's largest professional organization established specifically for pharmacy technicians. The association is dedicated to advancing the value of pharmacy technicians and the vital roles they play in pharmaceutical care.

Starla's Creative Teaching Tips

http://www.starlasteachtips.com/

Starla Ewan, M.S. is in her 31st year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 15 years.

TED-Ed Health Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health

TED-Ed - Health Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed Science & Technology Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

TED-Ed - Science & Technology Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed's YouTube Channel - Human Body Playlist

https://youtu.be/8dgoeYPoE-0?list=PLtx-qUNKJwDz2h9S5Yvil7NmwuofKC9C3

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

Visual Anatomy for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-anatomy-lite/id523422151?mt=8

Visual Anatomy is an iPad app designed to help students learn the names of muscles, bones, organs, and systems in the human body. To use the app students select a system then click on the pinmarks in each image to learn about those parts of the body. The free version of the app has 300 pinmarks in standard resolution. The paid version of the app has 700 pinmarks with high resolution images.

Professional Learning

Top

5 Tips for Getting Into PA School by AAPA

https://www.aapa.org/twocolumn.aspx?id=2826

The PA profession is growing rapidly. It’s in demand, and it attracts a wide array of individuals with different backgrounds and healthcare experiences. Here’s some advice on navigating the pre-PA school track based on my experience. There’s more to applying to PA school than you might think.

coursera

https://www.coursera.org/

Take the world's best courses, online. Many for free.

Illinois Classrooms in Action

http://www.ilclassroomsinaction.org/

ISBE Professional Learning Series to allow educators to reach a deep understanding of the standards, knowledge of the instructional shifts for math and ELA, and a commitment to integrating assessment and instructional supports.

Johnson and Johnson Website for Nurses

http://campaignfornursing.com

Current Information for Nurses and Nursing: career paths, meeting nurses in the profession, school info, scholarships, and much, much more.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Anyone can learn anything for free, forever. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Despite being the work of one man, Salman Khan, this 1600+ video library is the most-used educational video resource as measured by YouTube video views per day and unique users per month.

Learning Forward - The Professional Learning Association

http://learningforward.org/

Learning Forward is the nation's largest nonprofit membership association focused solely on ensuring success for all students through professional development and school improvement.

Master's in Healthcare Administration

http://www.healthcareadministrationedu.org/

Healthcare administration represents one of the largest and most essential components of the healthcare industry. This website provides free resources to explore this area of study. In addition to working for hospitals and clinics, healthcare administrators are also often found working for consulting firms, bio-pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies.

Masters of Nursing

http://www.mastersofnursing.org

The most common masters of nursing degree is the Master of Science in nursing, commonly referred to by its initials, MSN. MSN degrees come in a variety of specializations, including family nursing, health informatics, nursing management, nursing education, or nurse administration. The MSN degree is also the prerequisite to becoming an advanced practice nurse, such as clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse midwife, and nurse practitioner. Earning an MSN or even a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree can open doors to new career possibilities and potentially higher salaries.Visit the site to learn more.

TweetDeck

https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/

The most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing, and engagement. Reach your audiences and discover the best of Twitter.

WeAreTeachers - CTE Blog

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2015/08/19/13-things-we-wish-people-knew-about-career-tech-e...

13 Things We Wish People Knew About Career Tech Ed

Professional Organizations

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AAPC - Advancing the Business of Healthcare

https://www.aapc.com/

AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities. Since then, AAPC has expanded beyond outpatient coding to include training and credentials in documentation and coding audits, inpatient hospital/facility coding, regulatory compliance, and physician practice management.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

http://www.aarc.org/careers/

Search for a job. Get job advice. Learn about being a respiratory therapist.

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

http://www.aama-ntl.org/

AAMA's mission is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.

American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT)

http://www.pharmacytechnician.com/

Provides leadership and represents the interests of its members to the public as well as health care organizations. Promotes the safe, efficacious, and cost effective dispensing, distribution and use of medications. Provides continuing education programs and services to help technicians update their skills to keep pace with changes in pharmacy services. Promotes pharmacy technicians as an integral part of the patient care team.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

http://www.ahima.org/

AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

http://www.amia.org/

The AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics.

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

https://www.acteonline.org/

ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. Their mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce.

Certified Nursing Assistant Educator Association (CNAEA)

http://cnaeducators.org/main/

CNAEA's mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of education for certified nurse assistants (CNAs) in order to protect the quality of patient care. To this end, the group identifies and analyzes issues affecting the practice of CNAs, works to promote the quality of basic and continuing education for CNAs and monitors clinical practice issues affecting the direct and indirect patient care activities of CNAs and their impact on educational programs.

Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

http://www.cfsi.org/

CFSI's mission is to educate Members of Congress about fire and life safety issues.

Illinois Area Health Education (AHEC) Network

http://ahec.rockford.uic.edu/

The overall goal of the Illinois AHEC Network is to improve health care for the underserved by increasing access to learning and professional development opportunities for health professionals, promoting health careers development to students, and enhancing collaborative, community-based health promotion activities.

Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE)

http://www.iacte.org/

IACTE is a statewide education association dedicated to supporting the programs and people that prepare youth and adults for successful careers. From teachers to counselors to administrators at the middle, secondary, and post-secondary levels, the IACTE community encompasses a wide range of experiences and expertise. All members share the same goals: enhancing their professional skills and providing students with the best possible career preparation.

Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP)

http://www.ichpnet.org/

ICHP provides networking, leadership development, and reduced rates for professional certification and continuing education for pharmacy technicians in Illinois.

Illinois Health Information Management Association (ILHIMA)

http://www.ilhima.org/

ILHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). As the membership organization of health information management professionals, the ILHIMA fosters the professional development of its members through education and life long learning.

Illinois Health Occupations Association (IHOA)

https://sites.google.com/site/illinoishoa/

Enhancing Health Science Education in Illinois

Illinois Society of Medical Assistants

http://www.ilsocmedasst.org/

The Illinois Affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

http://www.iacp.org/

The IACP is a dynamic organization that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on our past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

http://www.iafc.org/

IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas, develop professionally, and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

Learning Forward - The Professional Learning Association

http://learningforward.org/

Learning Forward is the nation's largest nonprofit membership association focused solely on ensuring success for all students through professional development and school improvement.

National Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

http://www.nationalahec.org/

The National AHEC program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train, and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations. The National AHEC program helps bring the resources of academic medicine to address local community health needs. The strength of the AHEC Network is its ability to creatively adapt national initiatives to help address local and regional healthcare issues.

National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)

http://www.napo.org/

The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police unions and associations from across the United States and was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America’s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education.

National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE)

http://www.healthscienceconsortium.org/

The mission of NCHSE is to provide leadership and professional development for Health Science Education through collaboration among education, healthcare industry, policy makers, and professional organizations.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

http://www.nfpa.org/

The leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical, and related hazards. NFPA is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards.

National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA)

http://www.pharmacytechnician.org/

NPTA is the world's largest professional organization established specifically for pharmacy technicians. The association is dedicated to advancing the value of pharmacy technicians and the vital roles they play in pharmaceutical care.

Technology Education Association of Illinois (TEA of IL)

http://www.teaillinois.org/

TEA of IL is the IACTE affiliate that the Illinois Law Enforcement Teachers Organization (ILETO) is housed under. TEA of IL is dedicated to the promotion and professional development for teachers in the Technology Education field.

Programs of Study

Top

5 Tips for Getting Into PA School by AAPA

https://www.aapa.org/twocolumn.aspx?id=2826

The PA profession is growing rapidly. It’s in demand, and it attracts a wide array of individuals with different backgrounds and healthcare experiences. Here’s some advice on navigating the pre-PA school track based on my experience. There’s more to applying to PA school than you might think.

Allied Health Schools in the U.S.

http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/

This site provides access to all schools in the U.S. that offer programs in Allied Health.

Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

http://www.aspph.org/

This site is a resource for information from schools of public health.

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare

http://www.ilcte.org/ContentFiles/425201635908PM.pdf

This free, online course aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields.

CTE Career Profiles

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/CTE-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

Career Profiles are a great way to help your students plan for their future! Within each profile, students can learn about some of CTE's most exciting careers while also gaining insight into what it takes to follow this career path!

HST Career Profiles

http://user-mniyirg.cld.bz/HST-Career-Profiles-Bookshelf

These Career Profiles are a great way to help your students plan for their future in healthcare! Within each profile, students can learn about some of Health Science Technology's most exciting careers while also gaining insight into what it takes to follow this career path!

Illinois Master’s in Data Science Programs

http://www.mastersindatascience.org/schools/illinois/

A comprehensive directory of Master’s in Data Science programs–an emerging, interdisciplinary field– from universities across the US and specifically Illinois. The site is intended to be a kick-start to a search for a graduate program. Information on each program’s location and length, full-time, part-time and online options, concentrations and/or majors, and courses, internships, and real-world opportunities are included.

Illinois Pathways

http://www2.illinoisworknet.com/ilpathways/Pages/default.aspx

Illinois Pathways are an innovative public-private education partnership that is organized to support local implementation of P-20 STEM Programs of Study by coordinating and reducing the transaction cost among statewide networks of education partners, businesses, industry associations, labor organizations, and other organizations.

Illinois Pathways Health Science STEM Learning Exchange

https://www2.illinoisworknet.com/ilpathways/Pages/health.aspx

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Learning Exchanges have been formed for selected career clusters to improve the coordination and delivery of resources, work-based learning opportunities, career guidance, and partnerships that support local STEM programs.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) College and Career Readiness

http://www.isbe.net/career/

The College and Career (CCR) Division in the Center for Innovation and Improvement provides leadership and technical assistance to local districts and regional staff to support quality CCR programs, career development, and academic improvement in the five CCR areas: Agricultural Education, Business, Marketing and Computer Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science Technology, and Technology and Engineering Education (Industrial). Division activities include instructional program improvement, grant approval, and performance data analysis to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of CCR programs and activities.

ISBE College and Career Readiness--Health Science Technology

http://www.isbe.net/career/html/cte_health.htm

The Illinois State Board of Education CCR HST site includes Health Guides, Health Occupation Programs, and HST Resources.

Johnson and Johnson Website for Nurses

http://campaignfornursing.com

Current Information for Nurses and Nursing: career paths, meeting nurses in the profession, school info, scholarships, and much, much more.

Learn How to Become

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/

Find your career. Find your future.

Master's in Healthcare Administration

http://www.healthcareadministrationedu.org/

Healthcare administration represents one of the largest and most essential components of the healthcare industry. This website provides free resources to explore this area of study. In addition to working for hospitals and clinics, healthcare administrators are also often found working for consulting firms, bio-pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies.

Masters of Nursing

http://www.mastersofnursing.org

The most common masters of nursing degree is the Master of Science in nursing, commonly referred to by its initials, MSN. MSN degrees come in a variety of specializations, including family nursing, health informatics, nursing management, nursing education, or nurse administration. The MSN degree is also the prerequisite to becoming an advanced practice nurse, such as clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse midwife, and nurse practitioner. Earning an MSN or even a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree can open doors to new career possibilities and potentially higher salaries.Visit the site to learn more.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5/?eio=34361

The Chronicle is one of the most comprehensive sources of information about higher education, especially about job openings.

The Pathways to Prosperity Network: A State Progress Report

http://www.jff.org/initiatives/pathways-prosperity-network

To address persistent high levels of youth unemployment and prepare students for good jobs in growth industries, a number of states have, in a few short years, initiated ambitious system-level reforms designed to enable many more young people to gain traction toward careers and postsecondary degrees. Eight states that are members of the Pathways to Prosperity Network have launched or dramatically expanded career pathways that offer flexible work and learning opportunities. This new report includes the unique stories of the developments in each state as well as observation and description of key aspects of this work across the states in the Network as a group.

Project/Problem-Based Learning

Top

Illinois Open Educational Resources--Health Science Curriculum

http://ioer.ilsharedlearning.org/curriculum/2197/HSLE_-_Health_Science_Curriculum

A high school health science curriculum must be engaging and rigorous, developing both the motivation and skill for a career in health sciences for learners at all levels. This curriculum uses problem-based and project-based learning in order to develop scientific skills, health literacy, and non-cognitive skills relevant to a career in any health science field. Scholars will become motivated and prepared to enter college, technical training, and professional or graduate studies with the mindsets and awareness necessary to affect positive changes in the health of communities of need.

Medical Animation Studio

http://medical-animation-studio.com/Static-projects.html

This site offers teachers the ability to work on an interactive, animated touch screen that displays medical images of the human body, surgery, etc.

NASA SciFile's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/NASASciFiles

The NASA SCIence Files™ is an Emmy® award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers.

NIH Environmental Health Science Resources

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/scied/teachers/

Free Environmental Health Science resources available for educators by NIH. Resources include booklets, fact sheets, flyers, interviews with scientists/researchers, lesson plans, news, pamphlets, presentations, storybooks, training programs, videos, and additional websites.

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) at the University of Delaware

http://www1.udel.edu/inst/

Workshops, Resources, Leaders and Fellows, Partners, and In the News from one of the nation's leaders in PBL.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science

https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-biomedical-science

The rigorous and relevant four-course PLTW Biomedical Science sequence allows students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person to learn content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future.

Spent - An Online Poverty Simulation

http://playspent.org/

Urban Ministries of Durham serves over 6,000 people every year, but you'd never need help, right? Check out this poverty simulation.

Research

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BioBuilder

http://www.BioBuilder.org

Research in Teachable Form--This site provides a resource in synthetic biology--virtual experimentation. Developed at MIT in collaboration with secondary school teachers.

BMC Biology

http://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/

BMC Biology - the flagship biology journal of the BMC series - publishes research and methodology articles of special importance and broad interest in any area of biology and biomedical sciences. BMC Biology (ISSN 1741-7007) is covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Zoological Record, Thomson Reuters (ISI), and Google Scholar.

bParati - The Epicenter of Community Preparedness

http://www.bparati.com/

Online tools and resources that support the alignment of the disaster preparedness efforts of healthcare institutions, emergency management, public health, and other public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people each day

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

http://www.edc.org/

EDC, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving education, health, and economic opportunities for people of all ages. We create and implement innovative programs that take the results of rigorous research and put it into real-world practice at scale. Founded in 1958 by MIT researchers and scholars, EDC today has 1,200 employees. They manage 250 projects and work in all U.S. states and in 22 countries around the world.

Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/

Edutopia shares evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.

Free Technology for Teachers

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

This site includes blogs, free downloads, Google tutorials, video creation applications, and numerous other technology resources for the classroom.

Grit Scale: Perseverance & Passion for Long-Term Goals

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~duckwort/images/12-item%20Grit%20Scale.05312011.pdf

Duckworth, A.L., Peterson, C., Matthews, M.D., & Kelly, D.R. (2007). Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 9, 1087-1101.

Health Informatics Journal

http://jhi.sagepub.com/

Information and communication technology are integral to all areas of health care, from organisational management to the delivery of patient care and health promotion. In this fast-moving arena, Health Informatics Journal provides a peer reviewed international forum for the exchange of practice, innovation, and research.

healthfinder.gov - Live well. Learn how.

http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Learn about health and how to achieve optimum health at this U.S. DHHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion site.

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?

The mission of IDHS is to assist their customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence, and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families, and communities.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

http://www.dph.illinois.gov

The mission of IDPH is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

Illinois Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL)

http://occrl.illinois.edu/

Site located at the University of Illinois that displays the latest information on educational research and leadership. OCCRL's mission is to use research and evaluation methods to improve policies, programs, and practices to enhance community college education and transition to college for diverse learners at the state, national, and international levels.

Illinois Vision 20/20

http://illinoisvision2020.org/

Fulfilling the Promise of Public Education in Illinois. In November 2012, the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) initiated a visioning process in partnership with the Illinois Principals Association (IPA), the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), the Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity (SCSDD), and the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) to unite the education community and to develop a long-range blueprint for improving public education in Illinois. Together we stand for excellence in education for all Illinois children.

iTunes U

https://itunes.apple.com/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8&ls=1

iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Anyone can learn anything for free, forever. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Despite being the work of one man, Salman Khan, this 1600+ video library is the most-used educational video resource as measured by YouTube video views per day and unique users per month.

Medical Animation Studio

http://medical-animation-studio.com/Static-projects.html

This site offers teachers the ability to work on an interactive, animated touch screen that displays medical images of the human body, surgery, etc.

National Academies Press

http://www.nap.edu

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide variety of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.

National Health Council (NHC)

http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/

Founded in 1920, the NHC is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

http://www.nih.gov

The primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical and health research.

NIH Environmental Health Science Resources

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/scied/teachers/

Free Environmental Health Science resources available for educators by NIH. Resources include booklets, fact sheets, flyers, interviews with scientists/researchers, lesson plans, news, pamphlets, presentations, storybooks, training programs, videos, and additional websites.

NIH's MedlinePlus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Trusted health information from NIH's U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH's National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

http://www.ninr.nih.gov/

NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

http://www.parcconline.org/

PARCC is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs.

PLoS Biology

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/

PLoS Biology (eISSN-1545-7885; ISSN-1544-9173) is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) at the University of Delaware

http://www1.udel.edu/inst/

Workshops, Resources, Leaders and Fellows, Partners, and In the News from one of the nation's leaders in PBL.

Public Health Informatics

http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dhis/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS) provides a data hub, surveillance programs, and information systems to advance the science and practice of public health surveillance and informatics.

Public Library of Science

https://www.plos.org/

A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/

A source for the latest research news in science

Soft Skills Definitions of Communication and More

http://www.atctraining.com/soft_skills_definition_of_communication.htm

This article includes the WHOLE MESSAGE MODEL for communication and its related definitions.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

http://www.hhs.gov/

HHS is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. DOL's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

http://www.bls.gov/

The BLS of the U.S. DOL is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)

http://www.vtshome.org/

VTS is a research-based teaching method that improves critical thinking and language skills through discussions of visual images. VTS encourages participation and self-confidence, especially among students who struggle. VTS is easy to learn and offers a proven strategy for educators to meet current learning objectives.

Student Organizations

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Exploring (formerly Explorer Club)

http://www.exploring.org/

Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

HOSA Future Health Professionals

http://hosa.org/

HOSA is a national student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

Illinois Health Occupations Students of America (Illinois HOSA)

http://www.illinoishosa.org/

Illinois HOSA is dedicated to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for career and technical education knowledge as well as leadership development for the secondary and post-secondary student whose career interest is health science technology. Illinois HOSA is 100% healthcare.

SkillsUSA

http://www.skillsusa.org/

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

Teacher Resources

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10 Google Apps Tips Every Teacher Should Know

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2015/10/12/10-google-apps-tips-every-teacher-should-know/?utm_content=b...

Tips to help teachers navigate Google Apps

5 Tips for Getting Into PA School by AAPA

https://www.aapa.org/twocolumn.aspx?id=2826

The PA profession is growing rapidly. It’s in demand, and it attracts a wide array of individuals with different backgrounds and healthcare experiences. Here’s some advice on navigating the pre-PA school track based on my experience. There’s more to applying to PA school than you might think.

81 Dash

http://81dash.com/

81 Dash is a backchannel platform that provides a place for teachers to create chat rooms to use with students to host conversations and share files.

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workforce-solutions/act-national-career-read...

ACT's NCRC is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. WorkKeys assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. The ACT NCRC offers the efficient matching of talent with work—which helps people find great jobs, companies find skilled workers, and our nation's economy grow and prosper.

Affordable Care Act

http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-law/read-the-law/

The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law. The Affordable Care Act's intention is to put consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.

Allied Health Schools in the U.S.

http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/

This site provides access to all schools in the U.S. that offer programs in Allied Health.

America's Skills Gap Graphic

http://workboots.com/skills-gap

Some have suggested that the skills gap in America can partially be explained by the growing number of retiring tradespeople and the shrinking number of qualified applicants. WorkBoots.com supports the growth of a skilled workforce, and encourages today's youth to consider a career working the trades.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

http://www.ahima.org/

AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.

An On-line Charity for Teachers

https://www.donorschoose.org/

Teachers post project requests and donors respond with financial support.

AnswerGarden

https://answergarden.ch/

AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.

ASCD: Art & Science of Teaching / What Teachers Gain from Deliberate Practice

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec10/vol68/num04/What-Teachers-Gain-from-De...

Deliberate practice involves more than just repetition; it requires activities that are designed to improve performance, challenge the learner, and provide feedback.

Augmented Reality (AR) Apps

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/32-augmented-reality-apps-for-the-classroom-from-edshelf/

32 AR Apps for the Classroom from Edshelf. AR is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds.

BioBuilder

http://www.BioBuilder.org

Research in Teachable Form--This site provides a resource in synthetic biology--virtual experimentation. Developed at MIT in collaboration with secondary school teachers.

BioDigital

https://www.biodigital.com/education

Check out this free format for understanding the human body that resembles life itself.

BMC Biology

http://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/

BMC Biology - the flagship biology journal of the BMC series - publishes research and methodology articles of special importance and broad interest in any area of biology and biomedical sciences. BMC Biology (ISSN 1741-7007) is covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Zoological Record, Thomson Reuters (ISI), and Google Scholar.

Bone Bingo

http://resources.yesican-science.ca/iss07/w1_boneBingo.pdf

Make memorizing the bones of the body fun.

bParati - The Epicenter of Community Preparedness

http://www.bparati.com/

Online tools and resources that support the alignment of the disaster preparedness efforts of healthcare institutions, emergency management, public health, and other public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people each day

Canva

https://www.canva.com/

Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare

http://www.ilcte.org/ContentFiles/425201635908PM.pdf

This free, online course aims to help high school students, re