PowerUp is an on-line, free resource that supports all faculty within K-12 schools by addressing both instructional and organizational issues within schools. PowerUp is funded by a five year grant from the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Special Education Programs. This huge database of resources has been developed and field- tested over the past four years by a team of educators and researchers. There is so much on this site but here are five areas to check out:

Instructional Strategy Guides:

Power Up offers evidence-based instructional strategies aligned with Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math.

Tech Matters, The PowerUp Blog :

Check here for frequently updated information about technology trends, free apps, how to use technology in the classroom, etc.

Make Tech Happen:

This section contains step by step instructions on how to implement technology into your school and/or classroom.

Formative Assessment:

This section offers a complete explanation of formative assessment and how technology can support it.

Professional Development:

Use PowerUp’s Professional Development Support Materials to plan face-to-face and blended learning opportunities for teachers, including in-service workshops, professional learning communities, team meetings, pre-service courses, and self-study.

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