Curriculum and Instruction

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Third grader Clara Nunez, left, 2nd grader Iris Perla, second from left, 2nd grader Fredy Lopez, right, and 4th grader Wesley Nunez, front, work on homework at the 826 DC after-school center.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Writing Centers Seek to Unlock Youths' Creativity

A national network of after-school tutoring centers that brings a focus on creative writing is reaching a growing number of urban youths. (June 10, 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

07/28 03:04 pm | Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'? | Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York ...

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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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Some advocates say that digitally oriented instructional arrangements can improve not only student learning but teachers' working conditions and job satisfaction as well.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
The path to better grading lies in formative assessment and student portfolios, teacher Marie-Levey Pabst writes.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
In 2012, the Iredell-Statesville district in North Carolina won a $20 million grant to pursue a personalized-learning initiative. Now, the district's leaders want to make sure they get it right.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
Neuropsychologist David H. Rose, a principal architect of Universal Design for Learning, says classrooms need a richer mix of resources and more emotion.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
A new book argues that effective school-wide implementation and use of personalized learning is essential to the pursuit of greater educational equity.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
Focus on real-world problems. Involve art teachers. Anne Jolly, a former middle school science teacher, breaks down the ideal STEM lesson.
June 17, 2014 - Teacher
In Dave Orphal's Intro to Education class, almost all of the assignments are projects. Here's one of them.
June 11, 2014 - Teacher
A national network of after-school tutoring centers that brings a focus on creative writing is reaching a growing number of urban youths.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Schools are turning to online courses to protect district revenues, build blended learning curricula, and prepare students to succeed in a digital world.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week

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