Curriculum: Page 2


  • Community building activities in early elementary curricula key for foundational social skills

    The early grades are an optimal period for educators to integrate lessons and activities that support both academic and social growth.

    By Lauren Barack • May 11, 2022
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    Transforming students into data champions, one lesson at a time

    Using local data is one way educators can engage classes in statistical education across subject areas, from STEM to social studies.

    By Lauren Barack • May 4, 2022
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    Equity in Education

    From early learning to high school, the pandemic impacted equity at all levels of K-12, from persistent and widening achievement gaps to uneven access to school meals.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    How can educators use music to expand engagement in subjects across curricula?

    One teacher suggests, for instance, that lyrics can be used in English language arts as a gateway to expand understanding of poetry.

    By Lauren Barack • May 4, 2022
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    LGBTQ students face increasing access barriers to counseling

    Nearly two-thirds of LGBTQ youth responding to a Trevor Project survey said they couldn't get mental health counseling they sought in the past year.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Entrepreneurship education won't save the teaching profession — but it's a good place to start

    A Florida educator writes that teacher satisfaction is a complex problem that can only be addressed with a multifaceted approach.

    By Falia Justima • May 3, 2022
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    'Scalpel, please': Students practice robotics, get taste of medical careers

    Utah students used a robotic tool that helps doctors perform surgeries at a nearby hospital, revealing their excitement in emerging medical careers. 

    By April 27, 2022
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    Active learning models enable students to support peers in math and beyond

    Allowing students to lead their own learning can uncover new perspectives and collaborative skills that help support all learners.

    By Lauren Barack • April 27, 2022
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    Financial literacy is growing, but uneven access could widen racial wealth gap

    More states are requiring high-schoolers to take finance courses, but students of color and low-income students are less likely to have access.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Teaching the social media generation the power of compassion

    How do we teach Gen Z or Zoomers compassion in our fractured world? There is a solution: storytelling.

    April 25, 2022
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    Learning to the beat: How rap helps students' math recall

    Teachers can better captivate their students by tying music, lyrics and songwriting across curriculum.

    By Lauren Barack • April 20, 2022
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    Inclusive strategies in CTE courses improve student engagement

    Using universal design for learning approaches in career-prep courses allows student choice for studying and demonstrating knowledge, CTE experts say.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Florida shows examples of math materials rejected on SEL, CRT grounds

    The Florida Department of Education publicized examples submitted by the public, saying they don't represent "an exhaustive list of input" of materials.

    By Updated April 21, 2022
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    Stanford researcher finds SEL + purpose learning program Wayfinder boosts student purpose nearly 75%

    A Stanford University researcher set to uncover the efficacy of the Wayfinder curriculum over the course of a school year. 

    April 18, 2022
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    Virtual screening, identification for ELs challenged districts during pandemic

    A New America report also suggests ed leaders haven't been meaningfully included in discussions on relief spending for English learners.

    By April 13, 2022
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    For more personalized learning experiences, start with students' interests

    Linking subjects like statistics to their use in activities like baseball can help clarify real-world relevance for students.

    By Lauren Barack • April 13, 2022
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    Managing learning gaps with a wraparound assessment system

    As educators aim to close learning gaps widened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a cohesive approach to assessments is more crucial than ever.

    April 11, 2022
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    The role of technology in personalized learning

    Today's technology has merely added the fuel personalized learning needed to move into the mainstream.

    April 11, 2022
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    Positive student-teacher relationships boost instructional quality

    University of Missouri research finds positive relationships boost teachers' motivation and confidence, leading to more interesting and relevant instruction.

    By April 8, 2022
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    Rural students' achievement growth disrupted by summer slide

    A set of three studies "disrupt some long-held deficit-based thinking" around rural students, students with disabilities and English learners, said one expert.

    By April 8, 2022
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    We need a 'Bill of Rights' for pandemic recovery

    A former Education Department deputy assistant secretary suggests a 5-point plan of action for supporting student success.

    By Ian Rosenblum • April 7, 2022
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    Virginia after-school partnership boosts graduation rates

    Middle schoolers who participated in Richmond's NextUp RVA had an on-time graduation rate of 92% in 2021, compared to the district average of 78.8%.

    By April 6, 2022
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    States pour more resources into personal finance education

    Financial literacy lessons in school can help students manage responsibilities they'll face in adulthood.

    By Lauren Barack • April 6, 2022
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    3 ways podcasting can strengthen core academic skills

    From helping students find a voice to improving their writing skills, the popular audio format can be a powerful curricular supplement.

    By Lauren Barack • March 30, 2022
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    SEL builds foundations for boosting shy students' confidence

    Helping students find their voice can start by establishing supportive and encouraging classroom norms centered around empathy and collaboration.

    By Lauren Barack • March 30, 2022
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    Should schools invest in the metaverse?

    K-12 gaming experts say districts could get left behind if they don't integrate related tech into curricula to facilitate virtual trips, AR projections and more.

    By March 30, 2022