The team at The Gateway to 21st Century skills was honored that The Gateway, the cornerstone of the Global Learning Resource Connection, was selected by eSchool News as the Site of the Week for the week of January 12, 2011. The editors at eSchool News chose The Gateway as their featured site this week because it provides a wealth of lesson plans, instructional units and other educational resources that are free and accessible to educators across the globe. eSchool News also cited the fact that educators can easily see how each resource on The Gateway is mapped to their particular state’s standards.
The Gateway to 21st Century Skills was introduced by eSchool News as a “New resource (that) gives teachers free access to educational tools.” You can view their article here: www.eschoolnews.com/news/site-of-the-week/. eSchool News is a monthly digital and print newspaper that focuses on education technology. Their online site sees more than 500,000 unique visitors per month and has over 250,000 registered members. These visitors will all be introduced to the resources, discussions, and tools that are part of The Gateway to 21st Century Skills.
You can access all of these resources for yourself at http://TheGateway.org. The weekly columns on the home page bring educators the latest featured resources and tools along with ways to successfully implement those resources and tools in the classroom. These topics are further discussed on their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TheGateway.org) and on Twitter (http://twitter.com/GatewaytoSkills).
About The Gateway to 21st Century Skills
The Gateway has been serving teachers continuously since 1996. It is the oldest publicly accessible US repository of educational resources on the Web and the oldest continuously operating service of its kind in the world (with nearest neighbors at 1999). The Gateway is sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA).
About JES & Co.
JES & Co., a publicly funded 501(c) (3) education research organization, is a leader in research and deployment of education programs based on open standards. With 20 years of experience in interoperability and portability of educational resources, organizations around the world come to JES & Co. for leadership and guidance on education programs and initiatives. Since its establishment in the early 1990s, JES & Co. has led and managed The Achievement Standards Network (ASN), The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, The Gateway to 21st Century Skills (formerly known as GEM), the Dell Academy, the Intel Student Certification Program, and Microsoft’s Partners in Learning. For more information about JES & Co. or the Global Learning Resource Connection, visit www.JESandCo.org.
About the GLRC