Curriculum & Instruction

How to gamify K-12 professional development

Following the trend of gamifying instruction, districts are now using training programs that allow users to score points, move up levels and earn other digital rewards.

#GoOpen accelerates digital curriculum buy-in and boosts equity

The national movement is accelerating the creation and sharing of open educational resources (OER) by educators.

Bringing space exploration down to Earth

As humankind marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and launches unmanned Mars missions, school districts continue to blaze trails in teaching space exploration.

STEM students partner with private-sector researchers

A private-public partnership allows teens at a stand-alone extension of Florida Atlantic University High School to work alongside renowned scientists in a professional lab environment.

NGSS science promotes phenomena-based learning

An emerging concept called phenomena-based learning—backed by the NGSS—taps into students' natural desire to make sense of the world around them.

Code to consistency in K12 schools

Today's student must learn to code. Yet, many districts struggle to implement comprehensive coding programs that work for students in various schools and grades, and that keep up with advancing technology.

Sal Khan envisions a future of active, mastery-based learning

Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy and keynote speaker at the recent 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, discusses how technology will impact education in the years ahead.

The link between math and language skills

In 2016-17, one fifth-grade class of English-speaking students at a Spanish immersion school in Michigan received higher marks on a state assessment after using...

K12 district leaders build diversity in teaching staffs

All students benefit when K12 districts can build a diverse group of educators

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