As long as teacher preparation programs, professional development organizations, school systems themselves, and state education agencies do little to help teachers master specific reading, math, and science curricula, we’re likely to see more studies showing minimal effects of curricula.
Tool allows education leaders to see the degree to which their curriculum builds critical background knowledge and aligns with their vision and priorities.
We need to invest in marketing them, too.
In New Orleans, the focus is now on high-quality instructional materials.
Detailed lesson guides are an effective way to approach instructional design and an empowering way to support teachers.
There is increasing momentum behind the idea that curriculum materials, including textbooks, represent a powerful lever for education reform. This report identifies some specific challenges faced by this approach.
Small group instruction is ubiquitous in elementary schools when it comes to reading, but not for math. This study provides some preliminary evidence that small group instruction may be a promising approach for math instruction as well.
EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 61 Percent of Respondents Support the General Concept of Standards that are the Same Across the States
Far fewer support “Common Core.”
Richard Rusczyk is the founder of the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), a math curriculum and online learning community that supports students who excel in math.
Shouldn’t half a century and hundreds of studies be enough to earn Direct Instruction a little respect if education is so evidence-based?
Researchers developed a hands-on curriculum and professional development lessons teaching basic physics using the popular toys, then conducted a randomized controlled trial.
Rather than viewing curricular uniformity as a straightjacket, KIPP decided to build a coherent curriculum as a resource for its teachers.
A chat with Sara Ziemnik about teaching history and how to nurture open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.
The Core Knowledge Foundation has released a free online social studies curriculum for grades 3 to 5.
States have been very active in passing laws about CTE. They now need to step up and support research that can help ensure these new initiatives are successful.
Robert Pondiscio joins Marty West to discuss the curriculum-driven reform efforts led by the Louisiana Department of Education.
What do students learn from field trips to see live theater? As it turns out, quite a lot.
We need more nimble systems that can accommodate flexible and timely progression decisions based on clear learning objectives, transparent definitions of proficiency and a strong embedded formative assessment system.
The content that teachers deliver in the classroom matters just as much as how effectively they deliver it.
A rigorously designed study out of Denmark shows that cultural activity among students is strongly (and likely causally) related to later academic success.
A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg
Why is it so rare that thoughtfully vetted instructional materials form the foundation of professional learning for teachers?
It’s too soon to declare that curriculum has made its way solidly into the ed-reform arsenal, but the evidence is mounting that it’s entering.