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Education Resources Center: Welcome

Westfield State University, Ely Library Curriculum Collection

Teaching Tip of the Week

Online Activities

From the National Wildlife Foundation

Find here lessons for different age groups.  Broad topics include Wildlife, Habitats, and Ecosystems.

  • Free Eco-Schools Curricula and Program:

Free access to a variety of teaching tools from the Educator Tools including Guides, Toolkits, Lessons, and Activities.

From Other Organizations

Searching for items in the Education Resources Center

Materials in the Education Resources Center include books, big books, games, unit plans, textbooks, lesson plans, activity books, kits, and education software packages. You can borrow and use these items to enrich and add interest to lesson plans and classes you will teach as a student teacher.

For education research related to theory, see the Education Guide.

To search for materials in the ERC, follow these simple instructions.

From the Ely Library QuickSearch:

  • In the search box, type in a topic, author, or title
  • Change the right hand drop down to Education Resources Center and click the Magnifying Glass  
  • All listed items will be located in the ERC
  • In order to search for Picture Books on specific topics, you will still need to use the Advanced Search option
  • See Children's Young Adult Literature tab above to search for picture books

ERC Tests

The Test Collection

This collection of standardized tests includes measures for development, intelligence, and reading, as well as culture-fair tests and other classroom measurement instruments.

NOTE: Tests do not normally circulate outside of the Ely Library due to the cost of replacement and licensing restrictions. They are like reserve items except that you must sign out each test at the Reference Desk in order to use it.

For more information, see Tests & Assessment Information

The Curriculum Center

Education Resources Center (ERC) Mission:

The Education Resources Center prepares teacher candidates and graduate students focusing on education to make immediate and lifelong use of information effectively by teaching the concepts and logic of information access, by fostering information independence and critical thinking, and by providing access to educational materials and information.   

Student Assistant looking for a book in the ERC Stack.For assistance with education‐related questions, call (413) 572‐5235.

Lesson planning & common topics for lessons

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