Curriculum and Instruction

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

Cole Moxley, far left, talks with Melany Garcia during a 9th grade special education course in applied science at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C.
—John W. Adkisson for Education Week

Online Coursetaking Evolving Into Viable Option for Special Ed.

A growing number of programs around the country are allowing students with disabilities to take virtual courses created with their needs in mind. (March 31, 2015)

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

04/17 12:54 pm | Is Your State Ready to Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards? | The National Association of State Boards of Education has released a guide to help states decide whether they're ready to adopt and implement the new science standards.

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Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
It’s important for educators to be thoughtful and deliberate in aligning both technology and curriculum to develop the most successful programs for students.

Key Methods to Improve Reading Testing Success
Improve students' reading test results through better retention and application of the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom.

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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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In this special Commentary package, five educators discuss the realities of common-core implementation from the frontlines, highlighting both challenges and opportunities.
March 23, 2015 - Education Week
When students are motivated by star charts and glitter pencils instead of a love of knowledge, writes Justin Minkel, they stop paying attention to what they're supposed to be learning.
March 23, 2015 - Teacher
As more and more education discussions focus on STEM, English teacher Jess Burnquist reflects on the continued importance of literature and creativity in schools.
March 18, 2015 - Teacher
For Women's History Month, librarian Chiquita Toure argues that it's time to stop just studying what women have done and start teaching girls about what they can do.
March 18, 2015 - Teacher
Hands-on, technology-enhanced learning can help students become more interested and involved in the political process, writes Jean MacCormack.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
New Hampshire schools demonstrate how competency-based education offers a positive, skills-based approach to standards learning, writes Ronald A. Wolk.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Publishers and others are hammering a Consumer Reports-style review of math instructional materials that faulted programs for failing to align to the common core.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Some school districts are testing new approaches to address a common challenge: how to get academic and technology departments to work more closely together.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week

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