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

09/19 03:40 pm | A Test to Assess Creativity? It's in the Works | Students who take the international PISA exam in 2021 could face a new kind of test: one that attempts to measure their creativity.

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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Schools in Vermont are making adjustments in curricula, teaching approaches, and school schedules to meet the expectations of a relatively new personalized learning law.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
How personalized learning is playing out for students should be evaluated carefully, educators say, because students are the ones with the most riding on these new approaches.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
While an education system focused on efficiency instead of proficiency makes it difficult to ensure each student is on track, teachers can take steps to create learner-centered classrooms, says Mary Tkatchov.
November 8, 2017 – Teacher
By going through the National Board-certification process, teachers can experience the high-quality professional learning necessary to improve their work, writes educator Ernie Rambo.
November 1, 2017 – Teacher
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s $1.7 billion pledge last week is just the latest iteration of a K-12 funding strategy for an influential philanthropy that has shifted more than once over two decades.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
Amid intense pushback, state officials abandoned draft language in its science standards that did not reflect the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and evolution.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers should create happy classrooms to help their students thrive. Justin Minkel shares three ways to foster this joy of learning.
October 18, 2017 – Teacher
Strengthening our democracy requires students understand some basic facts about government, including how it works, argue two civics-education advocates.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
Special education teachers sometimes feel left out, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Sasha Long. Here are eight things general education teachers should keep in mind.
October 11, 2017 – Teacher
States heeded cautions from advocates and researchers that measures of students' social-emotional skills for school accountability would be unreliable and unusable.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week

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