Curriculum and Instruction

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

As many as 67 math students might be working in a single Teach to One classroom at Nathan Hale Middle School. Some work on “live investigations” with a teacher to solve a problem, while others work independently on Chromebooks.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

Special Report: Navigating New Curriculum Choices

From open educational resources to common-core standards, this special report guides educators through the bewildering array of K-12 curricular options available to classrooms today. (March 28, 2017)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

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 Reading Instruction

In this Spotlight, explore research on children's reading habits, opportunities to customize classroom book selections, and efforts to help students experience the joy of reading.

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, read about the challenges to diversifying math talent, how teachers are using technology and visuals, and how math instruction can address the skills students will need in their lives.

Curriculum Matters Blog

06/23 11:27 am | Under ESSA, an End to the 'Narrowing of the Curriculum'? | Some states will use more than math and English/language arts exams to judge school quality.

SPECIAL REPORT

The Changing Face of Literacy
The advent of computers, smartphone apps, e-books, and other electronic media devices has transformed the way Americans read. Is it changing the way our children learn to read and write as well?

Related Webinars

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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How Alabama Coaches Up Early-Grades Reading Instruction
Two educators who are part of the oft-praised Alabama Reading Initiative will take readers' questions on how to observe and coach teachers on research-based reading instruction.

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"When teachers are bold leaders who model excellence in everything they do, we tap into the true capacity to make our educational system the best it can possibly be for each student we serve," writes teacher Ben Owens.
May 31, 2016 – Teacher
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School offers teenagers opportunities to run an urban farm and learn bicycle repair, along with more traditional academic studies.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Public Montessori schools are springing up around the country, as new research raises questions about how the model will fit with states' and districts' test-focused accountability systems.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The nonprofit UnboundEd is stepping in to further the mission of the highly popular EngageNY website to provide teachers resources to help their students meet more-rigorous academic standards.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Marcia Powell and Sharon Seaton offer tips for educators on using language in ways that celebrate students' abilities instead of creating anxiety deficits.
May 13, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers and ELL experts say there is an array of problems with curricula and learning materials meant for English-learners. But they all agree on two key points: The materials are usually too simple and too disconnected from grade-level goals.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Digital learning tools that don't disrupt the educational status quo tend to be the most widely adopted, despite their limited impact on student learning, a study finds.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
We must seize the moment to provide more funding and support for vital physical education resources, writes former NFL player Herschel Walker.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Shared responsibility enables students to regulate their behavior, says Sandy Merz, arguing that high-functioning classes are achievable with device integration if managed efficiently
May 6, 2016 – Teacher
Art in Action trains parents in 19 states to teach art in schools that have cut the subject from the curriculum.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week

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