PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS

ED. RESOURCES

Western New York is home to a number of institutions which offer fun and educational programs for students and/or teachers.  Click on each venue listed below to be taken to their website for more information:

Buffalo Science Museum
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Albright Knox Art Gallery
Niagara Aerospace Museum

Can't schedule an actual field trip?  Try these sites for virtual field trips (VFT's):

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/anon/anontrips.html - Helpful information about planning a virtual field trip, as well as links to field trips.

http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours - Take or make a field trip within the U.S. or globally across all content areas; study the past or the present.

http://www.field-trips.org/trips.htm - Discussion boards, permission slips, and a list of possible trips.

http://www.techtrekers.com/virtualft.htm - National and global trips available; organized by content area and location.

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/vft.htm - Information about planning, guidelines, and evaluation for virtual field trips as well as links to field trips.

http://www.learnz.org.nz/ - Focus is on New Zealand and Antarctica; free, fully supported, interactive student experiences, some of which are live.

Miss Jenna's class (Tennessee) submitted the following:  "In our research, we found another teacher resource page that we found very helpful.  The link is http://www.eslpartyland.com/.  My students and I feel this would be a great addition to your web page and make it even more resourceful than it already is.  I know they would be so happy to see that their suggestion was up on your page.

Have a site that you'd like to recommend?  Email us at
pds@buffalostate.edu!