Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

As many as 67 math students might be working in a single Teach to One classroom at Nathan Hale Middle School. Some work on “live investigations” with a teacher to solve a problem, while others work independently on Chromebooks.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

Special Report: Navigating New Curriculum Choices

From open educational resources to common-core standards, this special report guides educators through the bewildering array of K-12 curricular options available to classrooms today. (March 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 Reading Instruction

In this Spotlight, explore research on children's reading habits, opportunities to customize classroom book selections, and efforts to help students experience the joy of reading.

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

09/15 01:15 pm | New York Has Replaced the Common Core. Here's What You Need to Know. | A look at what's new in New York's replacement standards, and what led the state to consider an overhaul in the first place.

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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Researchers consulted 61 education and technology experts to forecast the five-year impact of emerging technologies in K-12 schools.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
A Consumer Reports-style review dissects six major textbook series used in America's high schools. Read how they fared.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
The rise of automation endangers future job prospects—and makes the work of educators that much harder, writes one teacher.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
A New Orleans school leader, who taught in one of the first schools to open after Hurricane Katrina, offers advice to educators in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
September 13, 2017 – Teacher
Tearing down traces of our white supremacist past won't solve our problems, writes the Slave Dwelling Project's founder.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
School success is often measured by test scores, but they don’t paint an accurate picture, says Jack Schneider.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of Massachusetts educators are chipping away at the nearly total absence of context for LGBT individuals in the K-12 curriculum.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
United Nations agencies have facilitated ed-tech programs for students in refugee camps worldwide, but the Syrian conflict has drawn an especially high level of involvement.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
California broke ground by requiring schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people, but it’s been slow-going ever since.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
Star charts and color cards create a negative classroom environment, writes Justin Minkel. To address the root problems of students’ misbehavior, teachers need to toss the behavioral systems and focus on building relationships.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher

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