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>Aeronautics

>Auto Body and Collision Repair

>Automotive and Diesel Technologies

>Biofuels Resources

>Business and Marketing Skills in Technology Applications

>Career Development

>Certifications and Associations - New Category

>Common Core Standards in Technology Education

>Cyber Security

>Drafting Education - New Listings

>Electronics Technology

>Energy and Sustainability

>Fuel Cells and Battery Power

>Green Construction

>Green Technology Resources

>ISLE

>Jobs in CTE Areas

>Learning Objectives/Outcomes

>Lesson Plans and Resources

>Manufacturing

>Nanotechnology - New Listings

>Other State Sites of Interest

>Problem-Based Education

>Professional and Student Organizations

>Robotics

>Safety

>Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

>Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Content in Technology Education

>Special Populations

>Sustainability and the Environment

>Teacher Resources

>Training Resources

>Welding and Metal Fabrication

>Woodworking and Construction Trades

>Workplace and Safety - New Category and Links

Aeronautics

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American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

https://www.aiaa.org/

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

Andrews Engineering

http://www.andrewsengineeringinc.com/‎

Aeronautical Engineering in Springfield Illinois. The Expertise You're Looking For. Professional Engineers. Call Now.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/aerospace-engineers.htm

Mar 29, 2012 - Aerospace engineers design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function ...

Electric Stealth Plane

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=nasa-one-man-stealth-plane&sc=CAT_TECH_20100120

Good interest item for electronics or aviation classes

Glenn Research Center - NASA

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/UEET/StudentSite/aeronautics.html

Sep 9, 2010 - What is aeronautics? What are the processes involved? What career opportunities are there?

Grad School Rankings

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-engineering-schools/aero...

U. S. News Grad school Rankings in Aeronautical Engineering

Lockheed Martin

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Home Page. utics Company Home Page.

NASA.Gov

http://www.nasa.gov/aeronautics/

NASA Aeronautics is working to make aviation truly sustainable by reducing delays and environmental impacts, and by ultimately transforming aviation so it ...

U. S Air Force Academy

http://www.academyadmissions.com/

Earn an Aeronautical Engineering degree at the United States Air Force Academy, a top-ranked engineering university. The Aeronautical Engineering major ...

Auto Body and Collision Repair

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I-CAR Collision Repair

https://www.i-car.com/index.shtml

The I-CAR Vision is that EVERY person in the collision repair industry has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.

Automotive and Diesel Technologies

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Automotive Service Association of Illinois

http://www.asaillinois.org

To Advance Professionalism and Excellence in the Automotive Repair Industry through Education, Representation and Member Services

Automotive Technology

http://www.automotive-technology.com/aboutus/

Provides resources for the automotive industry on a global scale. Good for overview.

Autoshop 101

http://autoshop101.com/

On Line Lessons in Automotive Electronics Technology

Brake and Front End Repair

http://www.brakeandfrontend.com

Leading Edge Training and Resources for Brake and Front End Repair.

Car Repairs

http://www.carparts.com/carrepair

What's wrong with my car? Visit this site to diagnose and teach students how to determine what is wrong with your car.

Car Talk: The Official Site

http://cartalk.com/

This is the site for the popular NPR show. Be careful with what you choose for the classroom. Tom and Ray can stretch it a bit. Use your professional judgment.

CCAR - Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=d5dffa1e-80b8-4f09-a65b-6ce4d65afed6&c=b966a0c0-87...

OSHA's New Reporting Information for Deaths and Injuries in the Automotive Industry - Effective January 1, 2015.

Delphi Electronics for Automotive

http://delphi.com/manufacturers/auto/ee/

Electric Automobiles and EV Technology

http://www.electricauto.org/

Non-Profit Educational Organization for Promotion of Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Magazine

http://www.chargedevs.com

Magazine and Resources for the Promotion and Support of Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Technology

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/evtech.shtml

EV Technology at Fuel Economy.gov

Electric Vehicle World

http://www.evworld.com

Provides a Face to the Topic of Sustainable Transportation with a Focus on People, Policy and Technology

Electrical Digest for Automotive Technology

http://www.electricaldigest.co.uk

How Stuff Works Video

http://www.howstuffworks.com/electric-car.htm

How Stuff Works and Electric Cars

Illinois College Automotive Instructors Association

http://www.icaia.org/

An Association of Post-Secondary and Secondary Automotive Instructors Devoted to Providing Up-To-Date and Quality Automotive Education

James Halderman Resources

http://www.jameshalderman.com/

Free resources from James Halderman. Instructors: I'm sure you'll find the information I've included in my website useful in your classroom. Much of the information correlates directly to my textbooks. It assists you in putting together lesson plans and provides excellent visual and technical reference.

National Automotive Technology Education Foundation

http://www.natef.org/

Site provides links to materials on automotive testing and information

Power Tool Safety

http://www.powertoolinstitute.com/who.html

Power Tool safety at the Power tool Institute

Procarcare

http://www.procarcare.com/icarumba/default.asp

This site provides information on resources and may be useful for student career exploration

Siemans Electric Poweertrains

http://www.industry.siemens.com/topics/global/en/electric-vehicle/Pages/electric-powertrain.aspx

Electronicsand Automation in Transportation

Transmission Digest

http://www.transmissiondigest.com

Providing Education and Reference Materials in the Transmission Repair Industry. Serves as a Prime Resource for a Successful and Profitable Operation.

Welding Resources through the American Welding Society

http://www.aws.org

American Welding Society Educational resources related to welding provided by the American Welding Society.

Biofuels Resources

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Allaboutbiodiesal (this is the organization's name)

http://www.allabout-biodiesel.com

Bio-Diesel This is an organization based in Great Britain that provides information on Biodiesal careers and technologies.

University of Idaho Biodiesel Education Program

http://www.BiodieselEducation.org

Bio-Diesel University - level education in this field.

Business and Marketing Skills in Technology Applications

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Chief Marketing Technologist Blog

http://chiefmartec.com/2009/02/5-new-skills-for-the-future-of-marketing/

Marketing Blog by Scott Brinker

Spiceworks to Reach IT Pros

http://www.spiceworks.com/marketing/join/

Live Chat Spiceworks is a free IT management app and rockin' community that connects over 5 million IT buyers with 3,000 tech vendors. Would you like to chat about what Spiceworks can do for you?

Career Development

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A Site Listing Education Resources

http://www.educationcorner.com/

This may be useful in finding professional development resources

Career Games

http://www.careergames.org

This site has games and workshop for career design and job hunting

Green Jobs Link

http://greenjobs.workforce3one.org/page/resources/1000916955604530872

This is a compilation of training programs, evaluations, and other green economy information

Green Programs at Illinois Community Colleges

http://www.iccb.org

Information on college credit programs related to "green" technologies.

Quintessential Careers - Resume's and Career Tools

http://www.quintcareers.com/resume_samples.html

Sample Professional Job-Search Resumes for All Job-Seekers in Various Professions and Occupations

Railway jobs

http://www.railcorp.com

Railway Industry - This listing focuses on jobs for the railway industry. Good for understanding a re-developing part of Transportation and Logistics.

Source for information on railroad related jobs in Canada

http://www.cantrak.com

Canadian railroads have been a model for North America. This site may help students to become excited about careers in rail.

Certifications and Associations - New Category

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American National Standards Institute

http://www.ansi.org

A good site for information related to safety.

American Welding Society

http://www.aws.org/w/a/

This is your opportunity to enhance your professional life through membership in the world’s leading materials joining organization. AWS has created a new Membership to address the needs of welders worldwide.

American Welding Society Certification

http://www.aws.org/certification/

AWS Certification

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Excellence

http://www.hvacexcellence.org/EmploymentReady.aspx

To assist HVACR programs in meeting Federal, State, and institutional requirements, HVAC Excellence has developed the Employment Ready Certification program. These discipline specific exams provide instructors with the information needed to evaluate the efficacy of the HVACR program. Using standardized exams helps to evaluate student achievement creating documentation of a person's retained knowledge necessary for employment in the HVACR industry.

Home Builders Institute

http://www.hbi.org/

HBI's training programs are national in scope but implemented locally, using proven models that can be customized to meet the workforce needs of communities across the United States and internationally. Through certification programs, mentoring, pre-apprenticeship training and job placement services, HBI prepares students with the skills and experience they need for careers in the building industry. Its programs benefit a variety of people, including at-risk and underserved populations.

Manufacturing Skills Standards Council

http://www.msscusa.org/certification/

As the leading certifying body for the nation's front-line manufacturing production and supply chain logistics workers, MSSC's two certification programs allow students and workers to document their knowledge. As the only certification organization in the industry accredited by ANSI under ISO 17024, we also help provide employers with a pipeline of individuals with the core competencies of highly skilled industrial athletes of the future.

National Construction Careers Educational Resources (NCCER) Curriculum and Resources

http://www.nccer.org/

Resources for Construction Careers

National Institute for Automotive service Excellence

https://www.ase.com/Home.aspx

Show Customers Your Expertise. Join the more than 300,000 automotive professionals nationwide who have earned the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence.

National Institute for Metalworking Skills

https://www.nims-skills.org/web/nims/home

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was formed in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.

North American Council of Automotive Teachers

http://www.nacat.org/

Help North American Council of Automotive Teachers celebrate 41 years of industry leading conferences and 38 years of incorporation. Together, we will continue to enhance automotive education through cooperative peer interaction.

OSHA Education Center

http://www.oshaeducationcenter.com/

Provides OSHA Training Completion Certificate* 100% Online: Complete Course and Receive Wallet Card & Certificate in Mail Take the Course Anytime, Anywhere 24/7/365 US-Based Customer Service Work at Your Own Pace Earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Society of Broadcasting Engineers Certification

http://www.sbe.org/sections/cert_classif.php

There are eight (8) engineering certifications, two (2) operator certifications and one (1) broadcast networking certification – each to be valid for a period of five (5) years. There are also three (3) specialist certifications to establish a benchmark of individual strengths for those already certified at specific certification levels.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.

https://www.nims-skills.org/web/nims/home

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was formed in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements. NIMS operates under rigorous and highly disciplined processes as the only developer of American National Standards for the nation’s metalworking industry accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Common Core Standards in Technology Education

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Standards-based Teaching

http://www.eschoolnews.com/author/hidden/

This is a site from eNews, with text and videos exploring Common Core Standards and teaching techniques.

Cyber Security

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Cyber Security Division

https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/cyber-security-division

CSD’s mission is to contribute to enhancing the security and resilience of the nation’s critical information infrastructure and the Internet by (1) developing and delivering new technologies, tools and techniques to enable DHS and the U.S. to defend, mitigate and secure current and future systems, networks and infrastructure against cyberattacks; (2) conduct and support technology transition and (3) lead and coordinate research and development (R&D) among the R&D community which includes department customers, government agencies, the private sector and international partners

20 Careers related to Cyber Security Degrees

http://www.cyberdegrees.org/jobs/

- Detailed looks into 20 careers related to cyber security, including job responsibilities, requirements, and growth

25 Million in Funding for Cyber Security Education

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/15/vice-president-biden-announces-25-million-fund...

Vice President Biden, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and White House Science Advisor John Holdren are traveling to Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia to announce that the Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support Cyber-Security education.

Advance cybersecurity

https://nccoe.nist.gov/

The NCCoE accelerates businesses' adoption of standards-based, advanced security technologies. We: consult with IT security professionals and other leaders to identify their most pressing cybersecurity issues generate detailed technical descriptions of the problems and map the desired solution to NIST and industry standards and best practices seek comments from the public to make the problem descriptions as broadly applicable as possible invite technology vendors to collaborate with us: their standards-based products are modules in the end-to-end example solutions we build in our labs

CompTIA Training from the National Training Leader

https://certification.comptia.org/

CompTIA has awarded Unitek Education with a Platinum Authorized Partner status, the highest level of recognition for a CompTIA training and certification provider. You will receive our intense CompTIA training from industry experts for an unbelievably low, all-inclusive price.

CSSIA - National Center for System Security and Information Assurance

http://ccdc.morainevalley.edu/index.cfm

Who is CSSIA? The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (About CSSIA) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Resource Center. Since 2003, CSSIA has provided students with real-world learning experiences in information assurance and network security through several program improvement supportive initiatives.

Cyber Innovation Center

http://nicerc.org/

The nation and its citizens face a continued and growing cyber threat and a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. To ensure our nation’s future national security and economic growth, we must build a strong cyber workforce. The National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) was created by the Cyber Innovation Center to advance its academic outreach and workforce development program.

Cyber Security for Smart Grids

http://nist.gov/el/smartgrid/cybersg.cfm

Smart grid cybersecurity must address not only deliberate attacks, such as from disgruntled employees, industrial espionage, and terrorists, but also inadvertent compromises of the information infrastructure due to user errors, equipment failures, and natural disasters

Cyber Tips Newsletter

http://www.its.ms.gov/Services/Pages/Cyber-Tips-Newsletter.aspx

The newsletters below are intended to increase the security awareness of an organization's end users by providing these end users with information needed to enhance safety and security when using computers and the Internet.

CyberDegrees.org

http://www.cyberdegrees.org/listings/masters-degrees/

A new website for students on the topic of cyber security. With many high-profile hacks grabbing national headlines there has been an increased interest in the field from both the government and students (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/15/vice-president-biden-announces-25-million-funding-cybersecurity-educatio).

DHS National Initiative for Cyber-Security

https://niccs.us-cert.gov/research/resource-links-education

Department of Homeland Security's National Initiative for Cyber-Security Careers and Studies

Directory of Cyber Security Degrees

http://www.cyberdegrees.org/listings/

A full directory of cyber security degrees, from associate's degrees all the way to Ph.D programs.

Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program

http://publish.illinois.edu/cybersecurityscholars/research-project-advisor/

All ICSSP Scholars are required to complete at least two semesters of research with a focus in cyber security while in the program. Research can be in the form of a project, senior thesis, or a graduate thesis. All students must secure a faculty advisor who is in the area of computer security. Any faculty member in ECE or CS that is doing research is computer security could be an advisor.

Illinois Institute of Technology

http://appliedtech.iit.edu/information-technology-and-management/programs/master-cyber-forensics-and...

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) offers a master’s degree in Cyber Forensics and Security that is cross-disciplinary and includes technology, management, compliance, and legal issues and is available in Chicago and Wheaton. The Cyber Forensics and Security degree is designed to help students, and experienced information technology professionals, become cyber security and forensics practitioners, investigators, managers, and leaders. This program is appropriate for students with a strong academic background who are interested in cyber security, digital forensics, risk control, and information assurance.

Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competetion

http://www.cssia.org/ccdc/

DePaul University took first place at the 2015 Erich J. Spengler Midwest Regional CCDC, allowing them to compete in the National CCDC, April 24-26, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. Close behind DePaul University were second place Northern Kentucky University and third place Southeast Missouri State University. Illinois is one of several states that have a rivalry for first place in their respective state qualifier, with Southern Illinois University taking top honors in the state in 2013 and 2014. The 2015 Illinois CCDC Qualifier was extremely close this year, but DePaul University took the edge.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

http://nist.gov/

NIST ‘RAMPS’ Up Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development With New Grants Release Date: 05/12/2016 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering up to $1 million in grants to establish up to eight Regional Alliances and …

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)

http://www.nist.gov/nstic/

Helping individuals and organizations utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use and interoperable identity credentials to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice and innovation. The NSTIC calls for a vibrant Identity Ecosystem where identity solutions adhere to four Guiding Principles:

NCL-The National Cyber League

http://www.nationalcyberleague.org/index.shtml

The NCL has a powerful and proven model - provide an ongoing virtual training ground for faculty and students to develop and validate cybersecurity skills using content aligned with individual and team games - which is scalable across many industry certifications, curricula, job roles, and verticals

Security Information and Event Management

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/security-information-and-event-management-SIEM

Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of an organization’s information technology (IT) security. The acronym is pronounced "sim" with a silent e.

The global network of free computer programming clubs for young people. - See more at: https://coderdojo.com/#sthash.qdd2tlZx.dpuf

https://coderdojo.com/

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people, between 7 and 17, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. In addition to learning to code attendees meet like minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology - See more at: https://coderdojo.com/about/#sthash.hJvI6YZ2.dpuf

Drafting Education - New Listings

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AutoDesk

http://www.autodesk.com/

Create stunning designs with AutoCAD® design and documentation software. Speed documentation and detailing work with productivity tools, and share your work with TrustedDWG™ technology. Connect your workflow across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions. Select your CAD design software platform of choice with AutoCAD for Windows or AutoCAD for Mac.

AutoDesk - Free

http://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/design-the-future-us/home

US secondary schools now have a wealth of resources to inspire students in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) subjects with Autodesk’s Design the Future program, which includes: Free* Autodesk design software (Autodesk Education Master Suite and Autodesk Entertainment Suite Ultimate) Free project-based curricula (aligned to Common Core, ISTE and many state standards) Free etraining for educators Free certification for educators

AutoDesk and AutoCad Training

https://www.ledet.com/training/AutoDesk/751-AutoCAD?gclid=CKXal6Kv_cICFUMLMgodjkIAZw

Online training for AutoDesk and AutoCad.

AutoDesk Certification at Certiport

http://www.certiport.com/portal/desktopdefault.aspx?TZ=-6

Career and technical education programs across the United States equip students with marketable 2D and 3D design skills by teaching them to use state-of-the-art Autodesk® design software. Autodesk Certified User certification confirms students have the skills necessary to continue their design careers—whether they attend college, enter the workforce or work toward additional levels of industry certification after graduation.

Drafting Education and Training Program Information

http://education-portal.com/drafting_education.html

Drafting education and training Portal

Fisher/Unitech Classes, Workshops and Webcasts

http://www.funtech.com/Products/SolidWorks-3D-CAD-Software?pi_ad_id=58373513525&gclid=CKKayc2u_cICFY...

SolidWorks 3D CAD software offers three different packages - Standard, Premium, and Professional - each building in functionality and tiered to best suit the needs of your organization. All three packages utilize the intuitive SolidWorks user interface to speed your design process and make you instantly more productive. Additional solutions include SolidWorks Electrical and Plastics.

How does 3D Printing work?

http://3dprinting.com/what-is-3d-printing/

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

i-Sense 3-D Scanner

http://cubify.com/en/Products/iSense

3-D Scanning and Printing

Open Source Classroom for 3-D Printing

http://www.opensourceclassroom.com/

Whether you are a teacher who wants to bring open source technologies into your classroom, a business looking to expand the possibilities of 3D printing technology, or anyone who wants to learn fundamental skills of innovation, Open Source Classroom will teach you how to get there.

SketchUp - The easiest way to draw in 3-D

http://www.sketchup.com/

There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: we don’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like. If you want to be productive within a couple of hours, you’ve come to the right place.

What education do you need to become a Drafting Technologists and Technicians? Scholarships

http://www.studentscholarships.org/careers_salary/121/education/drafting_technologists_and_technicia...

Scholarship Database on the Web for Drafting Education

Electronics Technology

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Electronics Technicians Association

http://eta-i.org/

ETA helps electronics technicians advance their knowledge and excel in their fields; while connecting employers to qualified electronics professionals.

Indeed One Search

http://www.indeed.com/q-Electronics-Technician-jobs.html

Electronics Technician Jobs

National Coalition for Electronics Education

http://ncee-edu.org/

NCEE is a multi-industry technical group dedicated to developing and maintaining competencies needed for each member organization. Each technician competency area demands currency with the latest in technology.

Online Electronics Training

http://www.ehow.com/about_6131612_online-electronics-training.htm

Internet Training Materials

Energy and Sustainability

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A Home Improvement Web Site

http://www.homeadditionsplus.com

A DIY Home Improvement and Home Remodeling site, offering how-to advice on home remodeling, home improvement and home addition projects. This may be useful for designing class projects as well.

Becoming a certified greenpoint rater

http://www.builditgreen.org/become-a-certified-greenpoint-rater/

This site provides details on becoming a certified greenpoint rater. This is an occupational specialty that students may vind of value.

Biomass Conferences and Biodiesel Magazine

http://biomassconference.com/ema/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Home

Information on the bio-fuel industry, including publications and conferences

Building Energy Experts

http://BuildingEnergyExperts.com

A helpful resource for teachers and others who would like "real world" information on Green Technology applied to construction and building. Building Energy Experts (888) 623-3769 office (312) 656-4705 direct www.BuildingEnergyExperts.com

Google's Plans for Wind Power Development

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/12/AR2010101202271.html?hpid=talkbox1

Read about Google's plan to spend Billions on wind power development. Check it out at the following link. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/12/AR2010101202271.html?hpid=talkbox1

Green Nourishment, Transportation and Logistics

http://www.Agroecology.org

This site has information on green methodologies in food production and distribution, including transportation and logistics.

Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Panels

http://www.vernier.com/innovate/innovativeuse121.html

This article discusses how cooling solar panels with mist can improve efficiency. Ask your students why this is true to get a relationship to STEM content.

Marine Energy Resourses

http://www.Energyocean.com

Information on marine energy resources and up-coming conferences.

Smart Energy Design Assistance Center

http://smartenergy.arch.uiuc.edu/

A cooperative efffort between the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with useful information.

The Green Mechanical Council

http://www.greenmech.org/

The Green Mechanical Council's mission is to educate contractors, field technicians, and industry leaders about creating and maintaining environmentally sound residential and commercial mechanical systems. For more information visit

U.S. Waste Wise Program

http://www.epa.gov/wastewise

This is a site for information on waste management and other related topics.

Fuel Cells and Battery Power

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Article on Photovoltaic Energy

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=photovoltaic-breakthroughs-brighten-outlook-for-che...

his is an article that might be used to develop class discussions

Fuel Cell Today

http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/

This is a site based in England. It focus on advances in fuel cell technology

Fuel Cells 2000

http://www.fuelcells.org/

This is a link to job sources and educational opportunities in fuel cell technology.

Global Smart Energy

http://www.globalsmartenergy.com/

This site has information pertaining to the smart grid industry and other grid technologies.

The National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California

http://www.nfcrc.uci.edu

This site provides information on conferences and academic information that is useful for professional development.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program

http://www.nrel.gov

Thos govenment-sponsored site offers a great deal of information in this field, including information on safety, codes and standards.

Green Construction

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Dual-Axis Sun Tracker

http://www.ecocaddesigngroup.com/

Tracking Solar Panels

EcoSTEM

http://www.ljcreate.com/

Modules for Green Technology

Energy Efficient AV Installations

http://avtechnologyonline.com/sept11

Power amplifiers that are ENERGY-STAR-qualified for a variety of applications.

Energy Efficient Buildings

http://www.energystar.gov/

Information on construction for energy efficiency

Green Building Standards

http://www.osti.gov/nle/topicpages/g/green+building+standards.html

National Library of Energy (NLE) Green Building Standards

Green Roof Technology

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=green-roof-climate-change-mitigation

This article might lead to interesting student discussions

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

http://www.greenroofs.org

A not for profit that promotes green roofs in North America. A good starting point for job seekers.

Green Walls Symposia

http://www.asla.org/greenroof/

Programs given in major cities on green roofs technology

GridWise Alliance

http://www.gridwise.org

This organization has worked with the DOE on a plan to revitalize the national electricity grid. Information may be used as a discussion starter in class.

Information on sustainable carpeting and flooring

http://www.interfaceinc.com

This company claims to be a leader in the field of sustainable flooring and carpeting. There is an interesting video concering the company's development of a "green" corporate vision.

National Center for Construction Education and Research

http://www.nccer.org/

This site links to construction industry programs and training opportunities

STEM in the Classroom

http://www.ecocaddesigngroup.com/featured-article/

Designing and Building the House of the Future

The Green Project

http://www.thegreenproject.org

Focusing on New Orleans, this site provides material on rebuilding for sustainability

Green Technology Resources

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An experiment in a totally renewable energy environment

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=samso-attempts-100-percent-renewable-power

This item features a slide show dealing with the efforts of a small Danish island to develop a completely sustainable energy environment

Get Smart About Energy

http://www.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/

This site provides activities and lesson plans aligned with the National Science Education Standards. Materials are free and reproducible. URL's are listed by grade levels, accessed from a graphic menu.

Green Resources

http://www.expertise.com/green

At Expertise, we believe a healthy home goes hand-in-hand with a healthy planet. So check out our energy efficiency resources to help you tackle projects at home and support the environment.

ISLE

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Illinois IT Learning Exchange

www.illinoistechlex.org

The Illinois IT LEX brings together partners from Education and Business that can use its collective knowledge to inform and transform the Career Tech. Education programs across the State.

Jobs in CTE Areas

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Business Tips and Advice

http://www.business.com

Jobs in Rail and Mass Transit - This general search site site can be useful as information for those who are interested in mass transportation jobs.Great for students interested in new developments in rail and other transportation jobs.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

http://www.greenroofs.org/

The list of members on this web site may be useful in finding a job.

Jobs in Logistics

http://www.jobsinlogistics.com/

Find careers in Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation, Freight Forwarding, 3PL, Distribution, Purchasing & Manufacturing.

The Green Project

http://www.thegreenproject.org/

This site promotes sustainability in construction in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Think Energy Group.

http://www.thinkenergygroup.com

Power Plant, Energy and Engineering Jobs - This is one resource for finding battery-industry related jobs.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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Assessment and Research - University of Oregon

http://sa-assessment.uoregon.edu/ResourcesandTraining/WritingStudentLearningOutcomes.aspx

Student Learning Outcomes What does this mean for assessment? To understand how we might be impacting student learning we must first define our student learning outcomes and then measure if the program or service implemented to facilitate such learning was effective.

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

http://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/TFComponentSLOS.htm

Student learning outcomes statements clearly state the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind that students are expected to acquire at an institution of higher education.

Lesson Plans and Resources

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"Hot Chalk"

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/

This site offers thousands of free lesson plans in a variety of subject areas. Check out the Math materials!

Aeronautics Projects

http://www.techdirections.com/projectsT.html

Linking Education to Careers - These are for sale, but not too expensive. Go to the site to get details. Topics like Bernouli's Principle and Aero-Modeling basics are covered.

American Chemistry

http://www.AmericanChemistry.com

Provides a variety of useful resources relating to chemistry in technical applications

Basic info on Nanotech

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/nanotechnology

Definitions and Descriptions, with links to specifics

California CTE Lessons Online

http://www.cteonline.org/portal/default/Curriculum/Overview?action=2&view=overview

Search this database of CTE Lessons for your T&EE area.

Career Cluster:TDL

http://www.emints.org/

Information about careers in TDL and links to other sites

Chemical Heritage

http://www.chemheritage.org/explore/

Link provides background on chemical innovations and applications in history

CTE and Vocational Lesson Plans

http://www.khake.com/

Lesson plans in a variety of subject areas, including manufacturing, transportation and energy

Design Squad Nation

http://pbskids.org/designsquad

Design Squad Nation shows kids that engineering is about being active in the world. Colaboration to produce valuable results is stressed.

Google SketchUp

http://www.sketchup.google.com/

Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create, modify and share 3D models.

Green Resources for Education

http://www.beyondbenign.org/

Curriculum and resources with a focus on green chemistry

Problem Solving:Battle of the Batteries

http://thefutureschannel.com/#loaded

This is a lesson using proportional reasoning. It has "green" significance.

Reasouces and Lesson Plans for Science and Engineering

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/engineering/

This site has a variety of materials useful for applied technology classes.

US Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/technology

Implementation of educational technology policies, research projects and national technology summits

Useful lesson plan on wind power

http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/lesson-wind-power/

This is a useful lesson on Green Energy (wind power) technology

Virginia's CTE Resource Center

http://www.cteresource.org/verso/courses/8676/auto-body-technology-i-collision-and-repair-related/in...

The CTE Resource Center offers a variety of services to support Virginia’s public educators. We conduct curriculum-related inservices designed for specific audiences across the Commonwealth. In addition to producing materials for the Virginia Department of Education, we offer assistance to local curriculum- development efforts. We provide research services to public educators who may not have the time or resources to conduct searches themselves. At our office in Richmond, we offer meeting space that can host up to 80 persons comfortably in five rooms.

Wonderworld

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/activities/04/wonderworld.html

A useful exercise to stimulate student creativity

Manufacturing

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Center for Manufacturing Education

http://www.cfme.com/

Dave Viale is an educator, consultant, and writer. He is the founder and president of CFME, an International Education, Training and Consulting Company.

EPA Lean Manufacturing Resource Guide

http://www2.epa.gov/lean-government/lean-manufacturing-resources

EPA developed a series of toolkits that offer practical techniques and strategies to help Lean, environmental, and other specialists on the shop-floor identify and eliminate waste. These toolkits draw heavily from the experience of organizations that have pioneered integrated approaches to Lean and environmental decision-making while at the same time delivering world class performance, exerting market leadership, and achieving bottom line results.

National Center for Manufacturing Education

http://www.ncmeresource.org/

Shop Rat

http://www.shoprat.org

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among our nation’s youth, through development of innovative educational tools, curriculum and outreach programs and in partnerships with schools, community groups, companies and industry associations. unique and innovative projects from concept to completion.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

http://www.sme.org

SME is addressing key targeted industry areas (outlined below) with dynamic events, strategic alliances, workforce development efforts and informative publications. In addition, SME engages and supports its members in these and many other fields by connecting them to industry-specific technical experts and resources.

Nanotechnology - New Listings

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/nanotech/

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on a near-atomic scale to produce new structures, materials and devices. The technology promises scientific advancement in many sectors such as medicine, consumer products, energy, materials and manufacturing. Nanotechnology is generally defined as engineered structures, devices, and systems. Nanomaterials are defined as those things that have a length scale between 1 and 100 nanometers.

Center for Responsible Nanotechnology

http://www.crnano.org/whatis.htm

A basic definition: Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced.

IOP Science

http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484

Nanotechnology encompasses the understanding of the fundamental physics, chemistry, biology and technology of nanometre-scale objects

Nanotechnology Now

http://www.nanotech-now.com/

Nanotechnology Now (NN) Covering future sciences such as Nanotechnology, Molecular Nanotechnology (MNT), MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), NanoElectroMechanical Systems (NEMS), Nanomedicine, Nanobiotechnology, Nanoelectronics, Nanofabrication, Computational Nanotechnology, Quantum Computers, and Artificial Intelligence - to name just a few.

Science Daily

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/nanotechnology/

Nanotechnology News

What is Nanotechnology?

http://www.nano.gov/nanotech-101/what/definition

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

Other State Sites of Interest

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ACTE Facts Sheets

http://www.acteonline.org/factsheets/#.VIDGCDHF_58

ACTE is your resource for quick, to-the-point fact sheets that will help you make the case for CTE with policymakers, businesses and the public.

Build IT Green Berkely California

http://builditgreen.org/become-a-certified-greenpoint-rater/

Leads on green building projects in California

Green Projects in the Southwest (Texas)

http:\\www.buildsagreen.org

Leads on employment opportunities in Texas green construction

Indiana State Site

http://www.doe.in.gov/media/video/guide.html

This site has a variety of useful resources for teachers and students

Jobs in Logistics

http://www.jobsinlogistics.com/

Helps in finding careers in Engineering, Transportation,Distribution and Logistics,

Kansas City MO Green Building Information

http://www.dowcorning.com/content/construction/?WT.mc_id=7014601&WT.srch=1

Dow Corning - May be useful to get an idea of opportunities and programs in a neighboring state and urban area.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

http://dese.mo.gov/divcareered

Model Training Program in the Sustainable South Bronx program

http://www.ssbx.org

This is an example of an urban sustainability training program.

Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

http://www.okcareertech.org/

Recommended by several Illinois teachers

Penn State Center for Green Roof Research

http://hotweb.as.psu.edu/research/greenroofcenter

Links to conferences,publications and professionals

Pennsylvania State Site for Stem

http://www.nsf.gov/ehr/MerlinoGirifalco.pdf

Provides resources on STEM education

Pensylvania STEM Center

http:www.nsf.gov/ehr/MerlinoGirifalco.pdf

State site for STEM education

Research Programs at Universities

www.oregonstate.edu

Test sites for green construction. Good for background information and professional development.

Tennessee Caree Information Delivery System

http://tcids.tbr.edu/index.html

This site contains resources for students, counselors, teachers and parents and has information on Kuder Preference materials and a Learning Express Library.

The AEM Construction Challenge

http://www.shopdi.org/index.php?main_page=events_product_info&cPath=109&

http://www.shopdi.org/index.php?main_page=events_product_info&cPath=109&products_id=881 Want your students to compete at the largest trade show in the world? The AEM Construction Challenge, with presenting sponsor Volvo Construction Equipment, is an educational initiative designed to engage high school students with real-world applications of math and science and inspire them to explore and pursue careers in the construction industry. Here is the direct link for registration:

The Minerals,Metals & Materials Society,

http://www.tms.org/TMSHome.aspx

Official website for this very specialized group. Good technical info.

Problem-Based Education

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Articles on Problem Based Learning

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=problem+based+education&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X...

Scholarly Articles on Problem Based Learning

ASCD

http://ascd.org/Default.aspx

Problem Based Learning

Shop Rat

http://www.shoprat.org

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among our nation’s youth, through development of innovative educational tools, curriculum and outreach programs and in partnerships with schools, community groups, companies and industry associations. unique and innovative projects from concept to completion.

The Teaching Channel

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos?landing_page=General+Teacher+Videos+Landing+Page&gclid=CM-Tnd...

Teacher Resources and Videos at the Teaching Channel.

Video - Problem Based Learning

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&ved=0CFwQtwIwBw&url=htt...

You Tube Video on Problem Based Learning

Professional and Student Organizations

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ASAE

http://www.technologyconference.org

Technology for those managing associations and other organizations

Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education

http://www.IACTE.Org

The Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education provides unified, visionary leadership to advance and promote learning in career and technical education.

INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

http://www.ITEAConnect.org

The International Technology Education Association (ITEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators.Their mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in this pursuit.

Job Search and Career Development

http://www.ijobsworks.com

This site provides resources for students who are graduating into the job market. Useful for courselors and teachers who guide students.

Link to Applications of STEM

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/18/robots-solar-cars-and-rockets-white-house-science-fair

This site includes a video that features tech ed demonstrations by students at the White House

National Paint and Coatings Association

http://www.paint.org/

Represents paint and coating manufacturers, raw materials suppliers and distributors. Advocates on legislative and judicial issues.

Resources for School Counselors

http://www.ilschoolcounselor.org/

This site provides a variety of important resources for student services professionals.

Shop Rat

http://www.shoprat.org

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among our nation’s youth, through development of innovative educational tools, curriculum and outreach programs and in partnerships with schools, community groups, companies and industry associations. unique and innovative projects from concept to completion.

SkillsUSA

http://www.skillsusa.org

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Technology Education Association of Illinois

http://www.teaillinois.org

Site dedicated to the promotion and professional development for teachers in the Technology Education field. TEAI is an approved provider of CPDU/ CEU credit through the Illinois State Board of Education.

Technology Student Organization

http://www.TSAweb.org

The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.

The Illinois Drafting Educators' Association

http://www.idea-online.org

A professional organization for those involved in teaching drafting and in preparing teachers of drafting

The National Association for Workforce Improvement

http://nawionline.org

This is an organization dedicated to program improvement in Career and Technical Education. They sponsor an annual conference with opportunities to present.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers

http://www.sme.org

Research, education and information on manufacturing

Women in Technology

http://iteaconnect.org/Networking/technologyinterestgroups.htm

This is a Technology Interest Group(TIG) for those who are interested in communicating information regarding opportunities for women in technology.

Robotics

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Amazing Robotics Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5AnWzjHtWA

You-Tube link to amazing Robotics Video and Applications

Electrical Engineering Hot Links

http://eehot.com/ee.html

Byrne's Electrical Engineering Hot links

MIT Advances Automated Guidance for Cars

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-05/video-mits-new-nav-system-turns-entire-dashboard-hu...

This interactive video shows MIT's development of a massive wrap-around display for automobile navigation. Way Cool!

Safety

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CareerSafe for Educators and Students

http://www.careersafeonline.com/

The CareerSafe Online program can be implemented within any classroom setting as an industry recognized credential which provides the Federal OSHA 10-Hour courses. The CareerSafe program is designed to allow flexibility of use for the students and the teachers. The online format allows students to work at their own pace and truly conceptualize each module topic. While the free teacher resources allow teachers to target teach a specific module that aligns with their current curriculum.

Power Tool Safety

http://www.powertoolinstitute.com/who.html

Power Tool Safety at the Power Tool Institute

Power Tool Safety

http://www.powertoolinstitute.com/pti_pdfs/PTI_Teachers_Guide.pdf

Here is a useful booklet on power tool safety. It is in PDF format.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); A source for Safety Information

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

An important site for safety information. Useful for student discussion. Also covers workplace health issues.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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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.

Cyber Security

http://www.cyberdegrees.org/about-this-site/

A full directory of cyber security degrees, from associate's degrees all the way to Ph.D programs http://www.cyberdegrees.org/listings/

Engineering Courses Free & Online

http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/engineering/

Students can preview the exciting field of Engineering through an array of online engineering courses from top-tier universities.

Games and links

http://www-ed.final.gov/projects/labyrinth/games

Useful for stimulating interest in STEM

Lesson Planet

http://www.lessonplanet.com/lesson-plans/stem

This site offers a free trial of materials that address STEM. After the free trial you have to pay, of course. Worth a look, though.

National Council for Science and the Environment

http://www.NCSEonline.org

This site is dedicated to information on improving the scientific basis for environmental decision making.

Teacher-created lesson plans in Math and Science

http://www.lessonplanspage.com

The Math and Sciece sections on this site offer a good variety of materials. Other topics are covered as well. Worth a look for the Math and Science content, but not all items of the same quality of course.

The Teaching Channel

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/laws-of-sines-cosines-lesson

Trigonometry in Flight Video from the Teaching Channel The Teaching Channel- Videos-Common Core-12 O' Quad High

Unlock the Power of Open Source for 3-D Printing

http://www.opensourceclassroom.com/

Whether you are a teacher who wants to bring open source technologies into your classroom, a business looking to expand the possibilities of 3D printing technology, or anyone who wants to learn fundamental skills of innovation, Open Source Classroom will teach you how to get there.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Content in Technology Education

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Association for Women in Science

http://www.awis.org/

WORKING TO EQUAL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR WOMEN IN STEM FOR OVER 40 YEARS The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) champions the interests of women in science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential.

Best STEM High Schools

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings/stem

U.S. and World Report examines 500 high schools in the U.S. and rate the best ones.

Frank Potter's Science Gems

http://www.sciencegems.com/

This is a collection of science and math related lesson materials and plans

Gamequarium.com

http://www.gamequarium.com

This site provides links to online science games

Illinois Open Educational Resources

http://ioer.ilsharedlearning.org/

Illinois Open Educational Resources - IOER provides you with one-click access to open, standards-aligned educational content.

Illinois Pathways - STEM Learning Exchange

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

Information Technology (IT) Career Cluster includes : designing, developing, managing, supporting and integrating hardware and software systems.

National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

http://nsdl.org

This site has resources in various formats, including video, text, audio, interactive materials, etc. A link to the State Common Core Standards is included.

Shop Rat

http://www.shoprat.org

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among our nation’s youth, through development of innovative educational tools, curriculum and outreach programs and in partnerships with schools, community groups, companies and industry associations. unique and innovative projects from concept to completion.

STEM Learning Exchange

http://stemlearningexchange.org/

he R&D STEM Learning Exchange Resource Repository is a place where students and teachers can connect to R&D focused programs and resources to enhance hands-on learning and create authentic research experiences. In this repository you will find assets from our partners including internships, professional development opportunities, curricula, events, and many other types of programs to bring research and development to today's students and teachers.

The Illinois Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Initiative

http://www.istem.illinois.edu

This site has information on programs spearheaded by Illinois' flagship university to foster and promote STEM.

Women in Science

https://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/sets/72157614810586267/

Flickr - Women in Science Photos

Women in Science

http://www.womeninscience.org/

The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ON THE AIR! website was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation under grant number HRD-0332765.

Special Populations

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Archives of Women in Science and Engineering

http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/wise.html

The Archives of Women in Science and Engineering seeks to preserve the historical heritage of American women in science and engineering. To do this, the Archives solicits, collects, arranges, and describes the personal papers of women scientists and engineers as well as the records of national and regional women's organizations in these fields.

Association For Women in Science

http://www.awis.org/

WORKING TO EQUAL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR WOMEN IN STEM FOR OVER 40 YEARS The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) champions the interests of women in science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential.

Biographies - Women in History

http://astr.ua.edu/4000WS/summary.shtml

Biographies - These are the women for which we have a some biographical information.

Facebook - Link to Women in Science and Engineering

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-in-Science-and-Engineering/327113999643

Women in Science and Engineering at Facebook

Gender Equality Matters for Development Outcomes

http://blogs.cfr.org/development-channel/2012/08/21/gender-equality-matters-for-development-outcomes...

Development Channel - Issues and Innovation in Global Economic Development

Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

http://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/

ICSPS provides professional development technical assistance, and program improvement strategies to support the success of all learners. We encourage educational professionals to teach equitably, with special attention to learners preparing for nontraditional careers, and advance the achievement of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 through the comprehensive application of research-based practices.

Scholarships for Black Women in Science

http://www.ehow.com/list_6455045_scholarships-black-women-science.html

Jobs in science-related professions are growing at a faster rate than those in other fields. There are several scholarship programs available for Black women who are interested in studying science in college and graduate school. Many major corporations and government agencies invest millions of dollars in these programs in order to help increase the number of minorities in science.

Special Population Resources

http://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/special-populations-resources/

Special Populations Resources from Illinois State University

Special Populations and CTE

http://illinoiscte.org/

The project is based on the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 and is focused on secondary students from one or more of the following special populations. Individuals with disabilities Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children Individuals preparing for non-traditional career fields Single parents, including single pregnant women Displaced homemakers Individuals with limited English proficiency

Special Populations and CTE

http://www.illinoiscte.org/index.php/resources/illinois-efe-sites

Video Series

http://science-women.com/

Celebrating Women in Science Video Series

Wallpaper Images of Women in Science and Engineering

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVzO7zlpT3isAUbpXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0NTRvZ2trBHNl...

Images of Women in Science and Engineering

Women in History

http://womenshistory.about.com/

About.com - Women in History

Women in Science

https://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/sets/72157614810586267/

Flickr - Women in Science Photos

Women in Science

http://www.womeninscience.org/

The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ON THE AIR! website was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation under grant number HRD-0332765.

Women's and Gender Studies Programs at ISU

http://wgs.illinoisstate.edu/outcomes/

The Women's and Gender Studies Program is a multidisciplinary community of scholars committed to a transformative analysis of gender as it intersects with class, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, age, nationality, and transnationality. We are engaged in innovative and collaborative scholarship, teaching, and service that promote new knowledge and socially responsible activism.

Sustainability and the Environment

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1Sky

http://www.1sky.org

Focuses on developing a broad vision for sustainability, taking a positive approach

Acterra (Action and Earth)

http://www.acterra.org

This group focuses on environmental action and stewardship

Boone and Cockett Club Foundation

http://www.booneandcrockett.org

This site focuses on hunting ethics. Can be a source for problem-based learning development

Climate Solutions

http://www.climatesolutions.org

Profitable and doable approaches to protecting the climate.

Energy Planet

http://www.energyplanet.info/ocean_energy

This site has a renewable energy directory with links to information concerning marine energy.

Paying the Price for Carbon

http://ClimateRealityProject.org

This link connects to a video that can be used for a discussion of how our use of carbon-based fuels affects many aspects of our economy. It is produced by an organization associated with Al Gore, so is slanted politically. It might be shown as a discussion starter. Use with caution.

Union Construction Career Opportunities

http://www.stlrcga.org/x3274.xml

This site provides information on union-related construction opportunities, stressing STEM careers.

Teacher Resources

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9-12 Math Aids from PBS

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/classroom/9-12/math/

This site has a variety of materials and exercises useful for teaching Math in grades 9-12.

ACT WorkKeys - Keytrain

http://www.act.org/workkeys/keytrain/booklets.html

Test Preparation Booklets

ACT WorkKeys - Keytrain

http://www.act.org/workkeys/keytrain/booklets.html

WorkKeys and Key Train Sample questions and Test Preparation

Applied Learning

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/04/06/27is-informaloverview.h30.html?tkn=WUXF3oAVCVW%2FxSh22L...

Out-of classroom learning is effective for technology education. This article explains how.

ASCD SmartBrief

https://www.smartbrief.com/news/ascd/

Designed specifically for professionals in K-12 education, ASCD SmartBrief is a FREE daily e-mail newsletter. It provides the latest education news and information you need to stay on top of issues that are important to you

Assessment Tools in Informal Science

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

A group of assesments in various domains of attitudes and applied knowledge

Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering - formerly (NAIT)

http://www.atmae.org/

ATMAE is an exciting, professional association with more than 1,000 innovative members who share technology, management and applied engineering ideas, research, and applications that positively impact the future. Since 1967 ATMAE members, who are college and university educators, administrators, students, and industry professionals, have been dedicated to solving complex technological problems and developing the competitive technologist and applied engineering workforce. We do this through specialized accreditation for 2 and 4-year degree programs, personal certifications, an annual national conference, publications, awards and scholarships, career center, a website filled with valuable content, and numerous opportunities to develop professionally.

Building Energy Experts

http://energy-experts.net/

A useful site provided by experts in the field

Class Tools

http://www.classtools.net/

Interactive Flash Tools for Education

Climate change may help to clean up internal environment

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-climate-change-clean-up-indoor-air

This article examines how climate change awareness may help to motivate individuals to have more healthy homes and buildings.

College and Career Readiness

http://www.act.org/standard/instruct/index.html

Instructional Support Materials for College and Career Readiness

Commons Open Educational Resources

http://www.oercommons.org/

Cool Tools for Schools

http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

Online Learning Resources

CORD - Leading Change in Education

http://www.cord.org/

The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading change in education. Since 1979, we've been creating educational tools and innovative programs to empower faculty and prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education. We invite you to learn more about how CORD assists educators across the country and around the globe.

CTE - Office of Vocational and Adult Education

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/cte/index.html

This site has good data for discussing careers with parents and students. It has both stats and narrative.

CTE TEacher Resources at ACTE

https://acteonline.org/cte/#.VovxKvkrKUk

Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. Check out fast facts below, or learn more with our Policy and Advocacy Publications, State CTE Profiles and the CTE Prepares the Qualified Workforce summary of employment projections.

Dangers in Silane Usage for Photovoltaics

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=explosive-gas-silane-used-to-make-photovoltaics&sc=...

This article deals with the dangers in using silane, important for photovoltaic technology. Can be a discussion topic for class

Edmodo LMS

https://www.edmodo.com

Join over 34 million teachers and students safely connecting in online classrooms, collaborating on assignments, discovering new resources, and more!

Edmodo.com

http://www.edmodo.com

On-Line Classroom Management and Instructional Delivery System

Edudemic Connecting Education and Technology

http://www.edudemic.com/

Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We have combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share.

Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org

A variety of resources for teachers

Edutopia Educational Newsletter

http://www.edutopia.org/

Designed specifically for professionals in K-12 education, ASCD SmartBrief is a FREE daily e-mail newsletter. It provides the latest education news and information you need to stay on top of issues that are important to you

Edutopia on line Newsletter

http://www.edutopia.org/edutopia/enews

Get the latest tips and strategies for project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and other innovative practices for 21st-century learning.

Edutopia Video Library

http://www.edutopia.org/video

Our vision is of a new world of learning, a place where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered to change education for the better; a place where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology; a place where innovation is the rule, not the exception; a place where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills, especially three fundamental skills: how to find information; how to assess the quality of information; how to creatively and effectively use information to accomplish a goal.

Engineers in the Classroom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEVuzDn9h8A

This UTube clip shows an award-winning program for 5th grade students in Central Illinois. Produced and sonsored by IDOT.

English Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy

Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts

eschoolnews

http://www.eschoolnews.com/

A link to news and resources for educational technologies

Extracting Natural Gas

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=shale-gas-and-hydraulic-fracturing&sc=CAT_ENGYSUS_2...

Describes technology for producing natural gas from shale.

Facing the Future

http://www.facingthefuture.org/

A useful site for materials and resources relating to green technology.

Free STEM Information from Science Daily

http://www.sciencedaily.com

This site provides news on scientific developments in most areas of interest.

Free subscription to Tech Directions

http://www.techdirections.com/sub.html

Tech Directions is a free publication for Tech teachers. Subscription information is available by following the link above.

FreeTech4Teachers

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

Free Technology for Teachers

GoToMeeting

http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/

Host Unlimited Meetings, Webinars and Trainings

Great Teacher Resources in Multiple Areas

http://www.khake.com/index.html

This site has a variety of links to resources in a variety of technical fields

Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

http://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/

ICSPS provides professional development technical assistance, and program improvement strategies to support the success of all learners. We encourage educational professionals to teach equitably, with special attention to learners preparing for nontraditional careers, and advance the achievement of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 through the comprehensive application of research-based practices.

Illinois Open Educational Resources

http://ioer.ilsharedlearning.org/

IOER provides you with one-click access to open, standards-aligned educational content.

Information on assessment

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/09/27/putting-our-ideas-of-assessment-to-the-test/

This site provides information on various dimensions of assessment

Interacrtive Materials from the "Design Squad"

http://pbskids.org/designsquad/

This site provides materials that may be useful to supplement design and architecture instruction.

John Deere Publishing

http://www.johndeere.com/publications

Source for a free catalog of resources. The texts are not free, but have good content.

Lesson Plans in Various Technical Subjects

http://www.khake.com/

This site has a variety of teacher-friendly resources in several subject areas.

Little URL

http://www.littleurl.info/‎

URL Shortening Free Download

Math Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Math%20Standards.pdf

Common Core State Standards for Math

Merlot

http://www.merlot.org

This site provides information and shared communication regarding a variety of disciplines and resources.

My e-School News

http://www.eschoolnews.com/

My eSchool News provides you the latest news by the categories you select. Customize your news now. You must be logged in to view your customized news. Watch this short video to learn more about My eSchool News.

Nano-carbon in Battery Technology

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=earth-talk-charging-ahead&sc=physics_20100402

This article discusses the uses of nanotechnology in the fabrication of future power sources

NASA Global Climate Change Site

http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/

This site is devoted to information about climate change and how NASA studues it. Features include a continuous snapshot of the Eath's ice sheets, global average temperatures, sea level changes, and greenhouse gas concentrations. Good source of info for enriching course content.

National Career Pathways Network

http://www.ncpn.info/

The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading change in education. Since 1979, we've been creating educational tools and innovative programs to empower faculty and prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education. We invite you to learn more about how CORD assists educators across the country and around the globe.

National Environmental Education Week

http://eeweek.org

National EE Week promotes understanding and protection of the natural world by engaging K-12 students and educators

New CTE Teacher resources

http://www.doe.in.gov/cte/new-cte-teacher-resources

Indiana Department of Education - CTE Teacher Resources

North Central Regional Education Laboratory

http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs

Research, e-learning, teacher prep, assessment templates, planning and professional development

Northeast Sustainble Energy Association

http://www.nesea.org

A good source of information and links relating to sustainability.

Nuclear Energy Resources for Schools

http://students.ne.anl.gov/schools

A list of resources for K-12 students who want to learn more about nuclear energy

Oil Spill Clean up Slide Show

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=deepwater-coast-guard-images&photo_id=7479B0BC-B4...

This slide show show technologies used to attempt to stop the recent Gulf oil leak. Students might be challenged to come up with their own solutions.

Online resources for the Classroom

http://www.teamcfaresources.org/resource-pages.html

This site links to over 2,400 FREE K-8 online lesson resources organized by Grade and Subject.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

http://www.virtualschool.edu

Provides information relative to Common Core Standards

Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)

http://www.p21.org

Information on assessment relative to Common Core Standards

Personal robots

http://www.personalrobotics.ri.cmu.edu

Personal Robotics Lab.

Project Lead The Way

http://www.pltw.org/

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Qrafter QR Code Reader & Generator

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/qrafter...barcode-reader/id416098700?...‎

Generate QR Codes for Classroom Activities and More

Reading, Writing and Math still Needed

http://ednews.org/articles/36740/1/19th-Century-Skills/Page1.html

Twenty-first Century jobs will need critical thinking, global awareness, communication skills as well as computation and math, reading and writing.

Remote Desktop Software

http://www.logmein.com/

Log Into Your Desktop From Anywhere

Renewable Energy News

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070823100023.htm

This article provides an update on advances in renewable energy technology

Resources on Science and Math

http://www.khanacademy.org/

This site has approximately 1600 resources on Science and Math

Running tanks on garbage

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=army-solid-waste-fuel-diesel-convert&sc=DD_20100111...

This article talks about converting solid waste into fuel for military vehicles. Might be used to build interest.

Science Resources for Kids

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/science.html

This link leads to a variety of helpful science-related resources that can be used with kids.

Science Standards

http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards

Next Generation Science Standards

Shop Rat

www.shopprat.org

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among our nation’s youth, through development of innovative educational tools, curriculum and outreach programs and in partnerships with schools, community groups, companies and industry associations. unique and innovative projects from concept to completion.

Smart Energy Design Center

http://smartenergy.arch.uiuc.edu/html/what_casestudies.html

This site provides support information for many applications of energy efficient design.

Software Engineer Insider

http://www.softwareengineerinsider.com

This site may be useful for both educators and their students

Study Guides and Strategies

http://www.studygs.net/

For the past sixteen years I have researched, authored, maintained and supported the Study Guides Web site as an independent, learner-centric educational public service. We have enjoyed collaborative projects across institutional, cultural and national boundaries. I resist registration and distracting graphics or features that may interfere with maximizing learner access and success. I hope you find the resource helpful.

Sustainable Energy Resources

http://www.wri.org/?gclid=CPy9kI_ovqQCFVvW5wod4hPxMQ

This link provides a variety or resources relating to Technology and Engineering Education as well as to ecology.

Teach for America

http://www.teachforamerica.org/our-mission

Teach for America works to ensure that Students growing up in poverty get an excellent education.

Teacher Tube

http://www.teachertube.com/

Videos, Audio, Math, Science, English and More

techdirections magazine

http://www.techdirections.com/sub.html

As of this posting, a free subscription to techdirections magazine is available to teachers through this site. This magazine has free descriptions of classroom projects as well as information on resources for the tech educator.

Technology being used to contain oil in the Gulf of Mexico

http://www.bp.com/bodycopyarticle.do?categoryId=1&contentId=7052055&nicam=USCSBaselineQ409&nisrc=Goo...

This site is provided by British Petroleum to show their efforts in containing the leak. Might be used as discussion material in class.

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

http://www.atmae.org

Accreditation and Certification Programs that Meet Industries Needs

The Challenge of Automotive Fuel Efficiency

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-will-american-automak&sc=DD_20100401

This article discusses how manufacturers will meet new fuel efficiency standards

The Teaching Channel and On-Line Videos

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos?landing_page=General+Teacher+Videos+Landing+Page&gclid=CM-Tnd...

Teacher Resources at the Teaching Channel

The truth about electric cars and energy

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=interactive-plug-in-hybrids&sc=CAT_ENGYSUS_20100624...

This is an interactive resource, with stats, dynamic graphics, and video clips. Great to show to students!

The Word's Tallest Building

http://www.burjkhalifa.ae

Shows various stages in state-of-the art construction

ThinkFinity

http://www.thinkfinity.org/welcome

Online Tools for Educators

Transform Learning. Inspire Students.

http://www.goorulearning.org/#discover

Create and share collections of engaging web resources with your students. Browse courses in our K-12 Community Library to get started

US Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/technology

Implementation of educational technology policies, research projects and national technology summits

Visionaries in 21st Century Education

http://www.mobilelearninginstitute.org/21stcenturyeducation/index.html

Film series profiles visionaries in technology applied to education.

Visual Studio by Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/

Visual Studio 2013 by Microsoft

What is Vocational Education?

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs/web/95024-2.asp

Many Career Opportunities for Career and Technical Education Teachers. Check out the variety of careers in CTE education.

What the energy "smart grid" will look like

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-will-smart-grid-look-like&sc=CAT_ENGYSUS_20100...

This is a brief slide show that might be used to supplement a class on the production of energy

WIX-Website Builder

http://www.wix.com/

This is a free and easy-to-use website builder.

Training Resources

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Edudemic Daily on your I-Pad

http://www.edudemic.com/thenews/

We’re building up a resource that we think you’ll enjoy. It’s a curated set of lists designed to showcase the best education technology resources you should know about. From apps to laptops to tablets and beyond, we’re working on building the must-have guide to all things education technology.

Engineering Courses Free and Online

http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/engineering/

Students can preview the exciting field of Engineering through an array of online engineering courses from top-tier universities.

John Deere's TECH Challenge

http://www.johndeeretechchallenge.com

Take John Deere's Technical Challenge

John Deere's TECH Program

http://www.johndeerepowerup.com

This is a program for students interested in being part of the John Deere technical team. Scholarships are available!

Math Fact Cafe

http://www.mathfactcafe.com/home/

Math Practice Worksheets

Professional Development Training Provider in Green Energy

http://www.cleanedison.com/

This is a for-profit training company with a number of interesting courses leading to certifications.

Study Guides and Strategies

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

An educational public service helping learners succeed since 1996: over 10.4 million visitors in 39 languages in 2011.

Welding and Metal Fabrication

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American Welding Society

http://www.aws.org/pr/careerpresentation.pdf

Career Presentation

American Welding Society

http://www.careersinwelding.com/

Careers in Welding

American Welding Society

http://www.aws.org/w/e/

Welding School Locator

divers Institute of Technology

http://www.diversinstitute.edu/underwater-welding/?utm_source=goog&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=txt&ut...

For Underwater Welding

Explore Welding

http://www.explorewelding.com/

Explore Welding with the American Welding Society

Go Welding

http://www.gowelding.org/

Go Welding.Org is all about welding! The welding information on this site is about the four most common types of welding processes and how to become a certified welder.

Go Welding

http://www.gowelding.org/Basic_Welding.html

Stick, TIG, MIG and Flux Core Welding

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

http://www.welding.org/

Job Corps

http://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/Libraries/ctt/welding.sflb

Recruiting For Welders

Lincoln Welding

http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx

Lincoln Welding Products 2014

National Center for Welding Education and Training

http://www.weld-ed.org/Careers-Recruitment/

Careers in Welding

Power Tool Safety

http://www.powertoolinstitute.com/who.html

Power Tool Safety at the Power Tool Institute

teachWELD welding simulator

http://www.realityworks.com/welding/simulation.asp

This simulator provides an affordable and safe way for students to learn basic welding techniques while helping with classroom management.

The American Welder

http://www.aws.org/wj/amwelder/9-00/welding.html

Train to Play with Fire

http://www.weld.com/

Your connection to the Universe of Welding

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm

Careers in Welding - Labor Satistics

Welding Jobs

http://welding.jobs.topusajobs.com/

Top USA Welding Jobs

Welding Trades

http://voices.yahoo.com/annual-salary-welding-trade-workers-health-dangers-2121274.html

Salary and Employment Prospects

Woodworking and Construction Trades

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American Woodworker

http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/projects/

Projects in Woodworking

Article - Chicago Tribune

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-09-28/news/9509280179_1_building-trades-students-woodworking...

High Schools Revive Building Trades

Building Custom Guitars

http://www.thefutureschannel.com/dockets/realworld/building_guitars/index.php

Shows the technology and craftsmanship that are needed to make this instrument.

Building Trades & Carpentry

http://free-ed.net/free-ed/Resources/Trades/carpentry/Building01/

Free-Ed-Net Lessons in Woodworking

Career Resources for Woods Students

http://woodworkcareer.org

This site provides information on professional development, qualifications and resources for Woods teachers and students.

Careers in Woodworking

http://www.careersinwood.ca/en/career_profiles/9/apprenticed_trades.aspx

Career Exploration

Construction Industry and OSHA

https://www.osha.gov/doc/

OSHA Information for the Construction Industry

Construction Industry Institute

https://www.construction-institute.org/scriptcontent/index.cfm

Fine Woodworking - Forum

http://forums.finewoodworking.com/fine-woodworking-knots/general-discussion/high-school-building-tra...

Grizzly Tools

http://www.grizzly.com/

Woodworking Tools and Supply

Highland Woodworking

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/?gclid=CP2og4W_1bkCFZE7MgodXD8ALg

Tools and Supply

Klockit

http://www.klockit.com/

Clock Supplies for Woodworking Projects

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters

http://mcircc.com/

The Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters covers 41 counties in Central Illinois. There are three (3) construction locals and one (1) millwright local in our jurisdiction. We have 4,830 members and 2,280 contractors. Our contractor base perform work in the following areas: general carpentry, heavy and highway construction, pile driving, residential construction, interior systems, flooring and ceiling contractors, concrete contractors, millwright contractors, cabinet shops, door shops, mill shops, roofing contractors, truss shops, industrial contractors and institutional contractors.

Popular Woodworking

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-shows

Woodworkers Magazine and Articles

Power Tool Safety

http://www.powertoolinstitute.com/who.html

Power Tool safety at the Power tool Institute

Rockler

http://woodworking.rockler.com/search?gclid=CPuWjJm_1bkCFctcMgod8ngAEw#w=building%20wood%20working&a...

Woodworking Tools and Supply

The Craft Woodworking School

http://www.woodschool.org/?gclid=CNTAufu91bkCFahDMgodGjoAng

The Power Tool Institute Inc

http://www.powertoolinstitute.com

This is a site dedicated to construction safety. Posters, lesson plans videos and other support items useful for technology teachers are avaiable. Great for teaching basic tools.

The Woodworking Network

http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/woodworking-industry-management/woodworker-business-advice/custom-...

Woods Resources

http://wcamarketplace.wikispaces.com/

This link provides a variety of information regarding professional development, resources and career advancement in woodworking and related applications.

Woodworkers Club - Forum

http://woodworkersclub.com/about-us/

Workplace and Safety - New Category and Links

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CareerSafe Safety Awareness Training

http://www.careersafeonline.com/

Our mission at CareerSafe is to deliver Safety Education for America's Future. Through our interactive online training courses, we teach young workers how to reduce the risks associated with workplace hazards while providing useful information that will prepare these young men and women for a safe and prosperous future in their chosen career.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

https://www.osha.gov/

Occupational Safety & Health Administration 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210 800-321-OSHA (6742) TTY www.OSHA.gov

OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Training Online

http://www.oshacampusonline.com/30-hour-osha-training-courses.html?utm_source=MicroHoo&utm_medium=cp...

The OSHA 10 Hour general industry course is intended for workers and supervisors, and anyone involved in plants, manufacturing and health-care industries. Get your OSHA 10 hour general industry training here! Click on the graphic below to enroll securely. Take the OSHA 10 hour training course 100% online and print your completion certificate immediately

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

Providing National and World Leadership to Prevent Workplace Illnesses and Injuries

Welcome to OSHA.net, a quick reference for your OSHA Safety and Risk Management needs.

http://www.osha.net/

Osha-Pros USA, America’s OSHA Training and Compliance Experts, are sponsoring this page to enable safety officers, foremen, supervisors, management, executives and all levels of contractors and workers in construction, government or general industry. We have provided a wide variety of helpful links, guides, standards, litigation support and OSHA training courses available at the click of a button below. If you need more specific help, please don’t hesitate to contact us, toll-free, at 1-866-442-OSHA!

Workplace Death and Injury Reporting at OSHA - Effective January 1, 2015

https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/index.html

"OSHA will now receive crucial reports of fatalities and severe work-related injuries and illnesses that will significantly enhance the agency’s ability to target our resources to save lives and prevent further injury and illness. This new data will enable the agency to identify the workplaces where workers are at the greatest risk and target our compliance assistance and enforcement resources accordingly."

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