Curriculum and Instruction

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Teacher Maureen Kildee works alongside Janiah McKnuckle as the 3rd grader learns computer-coding skills during an 'Hour of Code' event last December at Brownell/Holmes Elementary School in Flint, Mich.
—Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com/AP

Computer Science: Not Just an Elective Anymore

The subject is getting a fresh look from state and local policymakers, with many pushing measures to expand access to computing courses. (February 25, 2014)

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

This Spotlight explores how districts are using technology to improve student learning, introducing games into classrooms, and using multimedia resources across the subject areas.

Spotlight on Algebra

As more American students are being encouraged to take introductory algebra in 8th grade, efforts to support algebra instruction are examined.

Spotlight on Creating Readers

This Spotlight focuses on tools used to improve students' reading skills, and achieving full literacy.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

This Spotlight focuses on math instruction and how educators are adapting their teaching, integrating new technologies, and preparing for the common core.

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 Schools

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative approaches to STEM teaching and learning in American schools.

Curriculum Matters Blog

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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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Professor Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon extols the virtues of interpretive discussion for enhancing the understanding of curricular material, as opposed to more-restrictive forms of instruction.
April 16, 2014 - Teacher
A variety of nonpartisan groups and government officials alike scope out states' strengths and challenges in the early stages of common-core implementation.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
A globally connected workplace will be the norm for this generation of students, writes instructional coach Ben Curran, requiring a unique and deep skill-set that teachers must help students develop.
April 15, 2014 - Teacher
Giving students the educational challenges they are "ready and hungry" for is important, regardless of whether they have been designated as "gifted," five experts in the field write.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
American 15-year-olds scored above average among the 44 nations taking part in a new test designed to measure creative problem-solving skills.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
New science standards should roll out over time, not launch in all grades at once, Kim Kastens and Abigail Jurist Levy write.
April 14, 2014 - Education Week
Science centers and museums are looking to help educators adapt to the vision for instruction reflected by the Next Generation Science Standards.
April 11, 2014 - Education Week
Bypassing a vote on a controversial proposal for a Mexican-American studies course, the state board of education instead asked publishers to submit textbooks for ethnic studies topics.
April 10, 2014 - AP
Deidra Gammill, a high school English and reading teacher, says her students have become confident and reflective readers, in part by becoming teachers themselves.
April 9, 2014 - Teacher
Below is a College Board summary of the current and redesigned exam, and an Education Week analysis providing relevant material in the Common Core State Standards.
April 8, 2014 - Education Week

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