If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out Education Week‘s recent special report about the ever-evolving world of curriculum resources.
As our reporters uncovered over the last several months, a wide range of forces are changing what curriculum looks like for classrooms, including the advent of the Common Core State Standards, advances in technology, a move toward more local decision making, and a nationwide push for open materials.
The report has stories on:
- Open educational resources (including an excellent primer on what exactly they are and how they’re being used)
- Computer-based ‘playlists’ that choose lessons for students based on their needs
- Ensuring students’ data privacy while using apps in the classroom
- Louisiana’s homegrown, teacher-made lessons
It’s an especially good read for educators and administrators who have a say in the materials that eventually make their way into students’ hands. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Image: In some middle school classrooms, such as this one in Norwalk, Conn., students get individualized “playlists” of lessons, which are determined by an algorithm. —Mark Abramson for Education Week
A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.