Curriculum and Instruction

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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

04/27 11:33 am | Researchers Look to Identify 'Priority' Vocabulary Words for All Subjects | A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

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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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David Hodge, the president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, discusses practices at his school for recognizing college-level work completed in high school.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
John I. Goodlad, who died last month, is best known for writing A Place Called School, based on a landmark study of 1,000 classrooms.
December 5, 2014 - Education Week
In this special package from Education Week Commentary, educators and advocates discuss the arts in K-12 education. Regular contributing artists illustrate the package, which includes a video that explores the role of the arts in classroom engagement.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Arts represent a vital piece of the K-12 education experience, Jean Hendrickson writes.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Jay P. Greene and a team of researchers studied and measured how arts experiences boost critical thinking for students.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
When his students write poems, they reveal the gap between who they are and who they might become, teacher Kip Zegers says.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Illustrator Jeff Dekal shares his perspective on being a young artist in the K-12 classroom.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Creating a plan for students with diverse needs can be challenging, but Cossandra George has some tools and tips for success.
December 2, 2014 - Teacher

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