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 Using Digital Content

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers, districts, and publishers are navigating the expanding digital-content marketplace.

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 and the Common Core

In this Spotlight, look at how instructional materials are being evaluated in the common core-era, understand how “skimming” is used in literary analysis, and see how films can be a tool for critical reading.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, see how teachers are building math coherence across grades, find out how the common core is impacting math instruction, and learn how blended learning can be implemented in math classrooms.

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

12/02 02:19 pm | Neuroscience Education and Why It Matters | The newly named Science Educator of the Year, Dr. Norbert Myslinski, has a message to share about neuroscience: "It's not just for the scientists."

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Transforming Curricula Through Multimedia Tools
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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
The U.S. Department of Education has given half a billion dollars to districts that embrace the trend, but little research exists on its impact.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
But the idea that digital tools can benefit students’ social-emotional development is controversial, with critics claiming children are already spending too much time online.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
Educators are asking tougher questions to sort the real personalized learning potential from the empty promises of some ed-tech products and services.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
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October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Good STEM lessons are not typical science or math lessons, says Anne Jolly. They must actively engage students in creating and engineering solutions for real-world challenges.
September 23, 2016 – Teacher

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