While I was searching the Internet over the long Holiday Weekend, I came across Edutopia. Edutopia is a part of the Geroge Lucas Educational Foundation. From the website:
The George Lucas Educational Foundtion (GLEF) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit operating foundation to celebrate and encourage innovation in schools. Since that time, we have been documenting, disseminating, and advocating for exemplary programs in K-12 public schools to help these practices spread nationwide.
We publish the stories of innovative teaching and learning through a variety of media – a magazine, e-newsletter, DVDs, books, and this website. Here, you’ll find detailed articles, in-depth case studies, research summaries, short documentary segments, expert interviews, and links to hundreds of relevant resources. You’ll also be able to participate as a member of an online community of people actively working reinvent schools for the twenty-first century. I clicked on the video page found a variety of PD videos, ranging from assessment to Community Partnerships to Parent Involvement. I found the High Expectations Video, a 9-minute documentary on a low-income elementary school in Portland, Oregon to be very useful. I just subscribed to their online newsletter, so I’ll see if any other great resources come up.-Melissa