Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

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Aligning Curriculum and Instruction


The Education Week Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • The evolving curriculum landscape
  • How teachers are developing standards-aligned curricula
  • Customizing lessons through algorithm-driven playlists
  • Using open educational resources to bridge learning gaps

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

How is a district to choose in a curriculum landscape that includes open educational resources, digital 'playlists,' teacher-designed lessons, and old-fashioned textbooks?
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

When Louisiana educators couldn't find curricula fully aligned to their standards, they asked teachers to write the units.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

Some schools are betting on algorithm-driven playlists to customize lessons for students, but the technology doesn't come cheap—at least not yet.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

New learning resources help teachers customize texts, target specific literacy skills, and help all students find their "sweet spot" for learning to read.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week

The NAACP advocates the use of OER as a way to equalize learning resources at scale for all students, write Lisa Petrides and Barbara Dezmon.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week


In this blended, mix-and-match, do-it-yourself world of education, what is curriculum, and who develops it? How do we know if it works?
January 2, 2017 - Vander Ark on Innovation

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