Curriculum and Instruction

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Teacher Kymberli Wregglesworth, left, assists Andrea Madison, a junior at Onaway High School in Michigan, navigate the iCivics digital game during a civics class.
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Amid Partisan Divide, Teachers Turn to Digital Game for Civics Lessons

As they wrestle with how best to engage students in learning about a sharply divided U.S. government, teachers are finding middle ground in a digital game. (February 28, 2017)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

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 Instruction

In this Spotlight, read how schools are creating authentic reading experiences for resistant readers, building early literacy among English-language learners, and the role of ed-tech tools in differentiating reading instruction.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, read about the challenges to diversifying math talent, how teachers are using technology and visuals, and how math instruction can address the skills students will need in their lives.

Curriculum Matters Blog

03/29 06:46 am | Districts to Have More Choices for Free, Open Math and Reading Curricula | A relatively new organization, Open Up Resources, is seeking to build on the appetite for using free, open curricula as an alternative to traditional textbooks.

SPECIAL REPORT

The Changing Face of Literacy
The advent of computers, smartphone apps, e-books, and other electronic media devices has transformed the way Americans read. Is it changing the way our children learn to read and write as well?

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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.

Math Webinars

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

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How Alabama Coaches Up Early-Grades Reading Instruction
Two educators who are part of the oft-praised Alabama Reading Initiative will take readers' questions on how to observe and coach teachers on research-based reading instruction.

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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
More OER providers are working to provide full, coherent curricula for schools, rather than just free lessons or teaching units.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Here are answers to your most basic questions about OER, the movement to share curricula and teaching resources online.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Education Week asked some district leaders, teachers, and subject-matter specialists for advice on choosing materials for the classroom.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Some schools are betting an algorithm-driven playlists to customize lessons for students, but the technology doesn't come cheap—at least not yet.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
To protect students' privacy, school districts must study the service agreements for the educational apps teachers use.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Here's advice for teachers and school district leaders on some commonly used terms to look out for in the terms-of-service agreements on educational applications.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Educators are turning to Twitter, Skype, and other technology tools to bring real, live writers into their classrooms.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
The standards, developed by 50 arts and education groups, stress teaching broad concepts and include media arts.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Federal and state agencies are supporting a wide range of education and workforce-development efforts aimed at countering digital security threats.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week

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