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Middle Grades and High School Professional Organizations for Science Teachers
Finding Professional Associations
Search Google to identify a professional organization associated with your area of education.
Example Google searches:
- mathematics "middle school" association
- "social studies" "middle school" association
- art elementary association
- mathematics middle school association > National Council of Teachers of Mathematics > Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
- "social studies" elementary association > National Council for the Social Studies > Social Education
Key Education Associations
AERA: American Educational Research Association -- The "big tent"
AESA: American Educational Studies Association -- Research by faculty on social and educational topics
ASCD: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development -- Focused on principals and teachers. Practice and professional development.
Finding Association Publications Online
You can look for the full-text of an organization's publications (magazines and journals) on their website. You can also search the e-Journals to which the library subscribes.
1. Organization webpages. Many professional organizations provide full-text of their articles for free. They may provide different access for association members and non-members. Check their webpages to see what is available.
2. E-Journal Search. The library subscribes to paper or electronic versions of many association magazines and scholarly journals.
- Search the magazine or journal title via the e-Journal search on the library webpage.
- Scan and view entire issues of magazines and journals. Scanning article titles (like a table of contents) provides you with an overview of what is being discussed within the organization/profession.
- Search for a topic within the publication and then read the articles online.