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

11/25 09:40 am | Fiction No Longer Dominating Reading Instruction, NAEP Analysis Shows | A researcher says there evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more nonfiction.

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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.

Math Webinars

These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and 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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In history class, students should explore topics of interest, not just memorize a chronology of events, writes Greg Milo.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The integration of STEM in schools will spark innovation, not diminish other subjects, write Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
With strong demand for bilingual skills, more school districts are offering new target languages, such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Vietnamese, in dual-immersion programs.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Once a ubiquitous course requirement that nearly all aspiring teachers took, the history of education seems to be going the way of land-line phones, floppy disks, and shorthand.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
The biggest increases from last year to this year were seen in physics and computer science, according to new data from the College Board.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Despite skepticism from some parts of the mathematics field, new strategies are emerging for teachers to help students develop positive learning attitudes toward math.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
The writings of Aristotle and Euclid become the texts in a new National Science Foundation-funded project to pilot the use of primary math materials.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week

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