Curriculum and Instruction

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Students in an after-school program at PS 277 in New York have a virtual conversation with Destiny Davis, a study-abroad student in China, through the Reach the World project.
—Courtesy of Reach the World

Study-Abroad Programs Build 'Next Generation' Travelers

Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around. (October 20, 2015)

Spotlight on Using Digital Content

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers, districts, and publishers are navigating the expanding digital-content marketplace.

Spotlight on Algebra

In this Spotlight, explore why elementary and middle school foundations are essential to later algebra success, how new research offers practical strategies for improving algebra instruction, and what a global perspective can add to math class.

Spotlight on Literacy and the Common Core

In this Spotlight, look at how instructional materials are being evaluated in the common core-era, understand how “skimming” is used in literary analysis, and see how films can be a tool for critical reading.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, see how teachers are building math coherence across grades, find out how the common core is impacting math instruction, and learn how blended learning can be implemented in math classrooms.

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

This Spotlight focuses on research on what works in teaching reading and successful tools and tactics already at work in classrooms.

Spotlight on STEM in the Classroom

In this Spotlight, explore inclusive STEM high schools, inter-district and museum resources for teaching STEM, how nanoscience lessons can engage students in science, and the civic importance of science instruction.

Curriculum Matters Blog

04/29 07:49 am | Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered | When the scores for 4th and 8th grades were released in October, and showed declines as well, there was all sorts of chatter about where to place the blame. So far, the most ...

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Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

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These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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Transforming Curricula Through Multimedia Tools
Discussion about how to incorporate multimedia tools into the core subject areas of science, math, social studies, and language arts curricula appropriately, effectively, and seamlessly.

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Art in Action trains parents in 19 states to teach art in schools that have cut the subject from the curriculum.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
Project-based learning can help teachers break down artificial barriers between subject areas, between “hard skills” and “soft skills,” and between the classroom and the real world, Kathleen Melville writes.
April 26, 2016 - Teacher
Superintendents from across North Carolina released a unified public education strategic plan this month that revealed a statewide focus on the development of digital learning tools and a local yearning for alternative assessment techniques for student evaluation.
April 21, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune
After years of steady decline, the number of school-age students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has swung upward since the 2011-12 school year, an Education Week analysis shows.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Students can learn subject matter that might conflict with their religion without it comprising their beliefs, write professors Adam Laats and Harvey Siegel.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Students in AP art history classes are now exposed to a much wider range of artworks from different cultures as part of a revision of the curriculum.
April 15, 2016 - Education Week
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is generating a huge online following of young people through its irreverent use of social networking tools.
April 15, 2016 - Education Week
Meaghan Hanrahan Dobson, an English teacher at an alternative high school, says schools do a disservice to struggling students by denying them opportunities for authentic reading experiences.
April 13, 2016 - Teacher
California's second-largest district is recruiting nearly 2,000 minority and low-income students it says should be in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week

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