Curriculum and Instruction

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Drawing upon her interest in hip-hop, teacher Lauren Leigh Kelly created “Hip-Hop Literature and Culture,” an English course in which students discuss hip-hop texts—including songs, films, and music videos—to explore constructions of gender, race and self.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

English Teacher's Hip-Hop Curriculum Gets Students Writing

Lauren Leigh Kelly's Hip-Hop Literature and Culture Class uses hip-hop texts as a means to develop students' media-literacy and critical-analysis skills. (June 20, 2016)

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.

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

02/21 01:20 pm | 14 States Have New(ish) Arts Standards | The National Core Arts Standards were released in 2014.

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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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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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For educators, digital literacy means much more than learning to read online. Here's a guide to understanding it.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Most experts agree that even the very youngest students should be learning with a mix of print and digital texts.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
School librarians increasingly find themselves teaching students how to navigate and consume information online—and helping teachers embed those skills into the curriculum.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Official school tours don't start at the national museum until 2017, but classes are already flocking to the museum and tapping its resources.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
The common core's lesser-known literacy standards call for teaching students to write, read, and analyze like historians, scientists, or other discipline experts.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Confused about where the common core stands nationally? See which states have kept the common core and which have (at least officially) replaced or rewritten it, with this new interactive map.
November 2, 2016 | Updated: November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers from across the country explore how to ensure all students have access to high-quality science instruction in this special collection of opinion essays.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Personalized learning is not sweeping through schools, as some would have you believe. But the trend has now entered the K-12 mainstream, and its expansion is quickening.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The Henry County, Ga., school system refashioned its personalized learning strategy after determining the original plan was overly fixated on the use of technology.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The deputy director of the NGLC talks about how personalized learning has evolved and what looms ahead for districts pursuing this approach.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

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