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A man dressed as George Washington and holding a Trump flag kneels and prays near the Washington Monument on Jan. 6.
A man dressed as George Washington and holding a Trump flag kneels and prays near the Washington Monument on Jan. 6.
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Curriculum From ‘Stunning’ to ‘Surprising’: How News of the Capitol Attack Was Repackaged for Schools
Experts criticized ed-tech company Newsela for sugarcoating the violent insurrection when it adapted an Associated Press story for schools.
Benjamin Herold, January 14, 2021
6 min read
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Teaching & Learning How to Teach the U.S. Capitol Attack: Dozens of Resources to Get You Started
Here are core themes and jumping-off places for teachers designing units that capture the complexity of the invasion of the U.S. Capitol.
Education Week Staff, January 7, 2021
6 min read
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Reading & Literacy Is This the End of 'Three Cueing'?
Lucy Calkins, author of a popular reading curriculum, is taking a step away from the method, which isn't based in science. Will others follow?
Sarah Schwartz, December 16, 2020
13 min read
Classroom Technology 'We're All Anxious:' A Middle School Tech Coach's View on Reopening Remotely
The shift to live synchronous instruction and the challenge of building relationships with students remotely are big concerns, said Chelsea Haynes, the technology learning coach at a Kentucky middle school.
Benjamin Herold, August 18, 2020
6 min read
Aimee Rodriguez Webb reads emails at her dining room table, which she set up as a virtual classroom in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb bought a dry-erase board and a special camera for displaying worksheets.
Aimee Rodriguez Webb reads emails at her dining room table, which she set up as a virtual classroom in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb bought a dry-erase board and a special camera for displaying worksheets.
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Teaching How to Make Lessons Cohesive When Teaching Both Remote and In-Person Classes
When some students are online and others in school buildings, how can teachers make sure everyone is learning what they need to learn?
Sarah Schwartz, August 5, 2020
9 min read
Sunnyside Elementary School 4th grader Miriam Amacker tackles a school assignment at her home in San Francisco last spring. Experts say many students will likely be transitioning back and forth between remote and in-person instruction this school year.
Sunnyside Elementary School 4th grader Miriam Amacker tackles a school assignment at her home in San Francisco last spring. Experts say many students will likely be transitioning back and forth between remote and in-person instruction this school year.
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Curriculum How to Balance In-Person and Remote Instruction
Full-time remote instruction? In-person instruction? Or a hybrid model? Deciding among those three options can be an excruciating decision for school officials. But the choice many schools appear to be leaning toward is a hybrid model, at least for now.
Mark Lieberman, July 22, 2020
9 min read
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Curriculum Teachers Pay Teachers Has a New Anti-Racist Initiative. But There’s Still Racist Content on the Site
The lesson-sharing platform recently pledged to promote anti-racist resources and provide free professional development. But teachers say the company's content moderation policy still allows for racist resources to remain on the site.
Sarah Schwartz, July 2, 2020
9 min read
Curriculum How Statewide LMS Options Could Help Schools Strengthen Remote Learning
Several states already offer a state-sanctioned LMS option to their schools, with some encouraging results in their efforts to cut costs and improve technical capabilities.
Mark Lieberman, May 21, 2020
7 min read
Cara Santa Maria, a national television personality who tackles science issues, delivers a short introduction before an episode of the science show Nova for a PBS remote learning program.
Cara Santa Maria, a national television personality who tackles science issues, delivers a short introduction before an episode of the science show Nova for a PBS remote learning program.
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Curriculum An Unexpected Tool for Remote-Learning During Coronavirus: Public TV Stations
The effort amounts to a low-cost alternative and readily accessible solution for schools that have been forced to develop and implement long-term online lesson plans on the fly.
David Rauf, April 6, 2020
8 min read
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Curriculum Free Online Resources for Remote Teaching
Education Week spoke with experts in curriculum evaluation and design, as well as teacher professional organizations. Here are their recommendations for teachers looking for free online resources.
Sarah Schwartz, March 25, 2020
1 min read
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Curriculum Flood of Online Learning Resources Overwhelms Teachers
As the coronavirus forces schools across the country to transition to remote learning, teachers are advised to stick to familiar educational resources, not unusual or unexpected ones.
Sarah Schwartz, March 25, 2020
4 min read
Curriculum Maker Spaces and Virtual Learning: Ed Tech Leader Q&A
Education technology leaders are increasingly called upon to help prepare students for the future of work. For one Tennessee CTO, that means creating maker spaces and helping students learn online.
Alyson Klein, February 18, 2020
5 min read
Curriculum Five Tips for Using Video to Ease Chronic Math Anxiety
To combat math confusion and frustration, a team of three teachers records daily videos summarizing lessons and running through example problems.
Mark Lieberman, February 10, 2020
3 min read
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Curriculum Math Teachers Take a Page From English/Language Arts: Comic Books!
Comic books and graphic novels, popular in many language arts and social studies classes, are just now tiptoeing into the world of K-12 math.
Catherine Gewertz, September 24, 2019
7 min read