Curriculum & Instruction

How to harness the power of podcasts

Trucks, and working on them in the Walmart parking lot, is what the boys in Lindsay Johnson's sixth-period English class mostly wanted to discuss last school year. So Johnson helped the students channel their enthusiasm into a podcast.

How Baltimore County Public Schools repurposed a school bus to increase access to STEM learning

Districts of Distinction honoree Baltimore County Public Schools creates equitable learning opportunities for students across the district with a mobile innovation lab.

Ethnic studies: How K-12 schools are introducing multicultural curricula

Educators need to consider numerous issues when trying to implement ethnic studies, including the lack of funding and professional development, and the debate over what content is appropriate to include.

Promoting collaboration in the classroom

It's becoming more common for students to work in groups rather than individually. DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Rachelle Dene Poth says creating these active learning communities can positively impact a learner's ability and help meet individual learner goals.

The superintendent’s guide to building strong networks

In this Q&A, Brian Creasman, superintendent of Fleming County Schools in Kentucky, discusses how connections and collaboration are the keys to leadership success.

Why a new social media app is OK in some schools

TikTok lets kids make short videos set to music, and some schools are forming clubs around the app. Still, social media continues to cause concerns.

Tennessee high school forges partnership to manage state lands

A first-of-its-kind partnership between Hixson High School and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency allows high school students to lead projects on nearly 80 acres of state-owned land.

FETC 2020 to feature Mobile MegaShare event

The Mobile MegaShare collaborative forum at FETC 2020 will focus on uses of innovative mobile and digital technology in education.

Redefining the school librarian role for the future of education

In this Q&A, Josh Stumpenhorst, the learning commons director for Naperville Community School District 203 and an FETC 2020 speaker, discusses transforming the library and the role of the librarian.

Building a culture of lifelong learning

School districts apply different approaches to professional development and support educators to encourage excellence and retention, says Carol Patton, DA HR Matters columnist.

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