Curriculum and Instruction

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Students in an after-school program at PS 277 in New York have a virtual conversation with Destiny Davis, a study-abroad student in China, through the Reach the World project.
—Courtesy of Reach the World

Study-Abroad Programs Build 'Next Generation' Travelers

Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around. (October 20, 2015)

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

05/27 11:16 am | Preparing Elite Math Competitors: Can It Be Done During the School Day? | A Florida teacher is preparing students for advanced math competitions during the school day—and it's paid off to the tune of nine national championships.

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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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To read and understand complex texts, some educators say students will need a deep knowledge of grammar.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
In her new book, school consultant and former teacher Susan E. Craig argues that teachers need to have a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma and adverse circumstances on learning and what they can do help struggling students regain their academic ability.
February 17, 2016 - Teacher
A new survey report finds that the Common Core State Standards have fostered instructional changes in U.S. classrooms, but offers less clarity on specific strategies that boost student achievement.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
A growing share of the U.S. labor force works from home, and a handful of tech-savvy school districts in Alabama, Minnesota, and New Jersey have taken note.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
The time has come for policymakers to start creating opportunities for those on the front lines of education to design and run institutions and systems in a way that honors the needs of the learners, argues teacher Nick Tutolo.
February 16, 2016 - Teacher
Many people are afraid of public speaking. Why? Maybe because no one ever taught them how to do it, Erik Palmer writes.
February 10, 2016 - Teacher
The Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at the evidence behind "brain training" products designed to boost students' attention and working memory.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
The K-12 infatuation with "grit" offers an impractical and unfair model for education, writes educator James R. Delisle.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
While many factors are out of their control, teachers still have a responsibility to try to make students' time in the classroom as enjoyable and meaningful as possible, writes Justin Minkel.
February 2, 2016 - Teacher
The academic performance levels of students who take AP courses are still high, according to a pair of analyses from the American Enterprise Institute.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week

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