Curriculum and Instruction

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

Students recite their poems to the wall in English teacher Lance Fisher's classroom at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Wash. The exercise is designed to reduce jitters as students prepare to perform the poems they’ve memorized.
—Ian C. Bates for Education Week

Reciting Other People's Poetry: A Dusty Relic or Powerful Teaching Tool?

A national program is working with teachers around the country to persuade students that reciting other people's poetry can be as transformative as performing their own. (January 3, 2018)

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 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 Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Curriculum Matters Blog

07/12 09:45 am | Science Degree Holders More Likely to Use Inquiry-Based Teaching. But There Aren't Enough of Them | Eighth grade science teachers with little to no college coursework in science are less likely to practice inquiry-based science instruction, according to a new study. Is that ...

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: Literacy Instruction
How does invented spelling affect early literacy skills, how are digital tools transforming how students read, and what literacy provisions are included in the Every Student Succeeds Act?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Math Instruction?
How are teachers using digital games for math instruction, what conditions support effective STEM training for teachers, and how has the Common Core changed math instruction?

SPECIAL REPORT

Social-Emotional Learning: It Starts With Teachers
This special collection explores methods for avoiding burnout, reducing stress, and teaching cultural responsiveness.

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.

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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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Solving the nation's math problem requires a new approach, writes Jeannine Diddle Uzzi of the University of Southern Maine.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
Each stage in students’ progression through K-12 poses obstacles to persisting in STEM learning. Our special report outlines the challenges—and possible solutions.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Early exposure is crucial, but finding teachers with strong preparation remains challenging.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Developed by business groups and educators, the competition helps prepare students for a reborn, higher-skilled field.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The class doesn't predict future success well and disparities in it are legion. What about elevating statistics instead?
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Too often, students who dream of a college degree fall into the "black hole" of remedial math. Now there's a path out.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Efforts to increase girls’ STEM participation may be focusing on the wrong problem, write researchers David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers have a responsibility to give students the strategies and resources to actively engage with their communities, writes elementary teacher Gail Sider.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
A New York City effort aimed at preparing teachers to take learning outside the classroom and into the community may be leading to improvements in science achievement and teacher retention, according to some study results.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers must not wait for a firm diagnosis to make important learning accommodations for students who may have ADHD, writes Kyle Redford.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week

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