Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. Research has shown that a majority of the educators who teach English-language learners (ELLs) are creating their own instructional materials — often with little oversight — that don’t necessarily match the student’s grade level or the rigor required by state academic standards.

ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers

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This framework informs how ThinkCERCA designs its literacy instructional materials and lessons. Teachers can choose a lesson in the program, which guides students through a multi-step process to analyze the reading materials and write a response essay. ThinkCERCA jostles with major textbook providers, such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, to be the provider of core ELA instructional materials.

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Open Up Resources Takes A Digital Leap Through Kiddom Partnership

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Open Up Resources offers two of the highest-reviewed curriculum for middle-school math and K-5 English, according to EdReports, which evaluates textbooks for rigor, usability and alignment to academic standards. To some surprise, most of the sales and adoption of its openly licensed materials have come so far from schools that ask for printed versions. She’s enthusiastic about accessing Open Up Resources’ materials on the Kiddom platform. “By

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

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The State of the K-12 Sector The edtech boom of the past two decades promised efficacy and new instructional models. But poorly integrated standards, curriculum, assessment, and intervention materials have always been a problem. When it comes to instruction, the work consists of four segments: core curriculum, supplemental (intervention, test prep, little books) curriculum, assessment, and technology (hardware, infrastructure and connectivity).

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

The goal is to ensure that students can take best advantage of the powerful learning tools at their disposal wherever their academic and career aspirations may lead them. Most concerning are decisions that have a negative impact on student outcomes (whether academic or social) or in more extreme circumstances even jeopardize the health and well-being of children and youth. There simply is no room for instructional black boxes in public education.

Curriculum Associates Sponsors the Council of the Great City Schools’ Inaugural Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

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Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools.

Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines

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Teachers bring them into their classrooms because they provide invaluable instructional materials that meet current academic standards and prepare students for state tests. For nearly a decade, I’ve been using Scholastic News Magazines in my classroom. Not only do I love the the rich teaching ideas and content, but my students can’t get enough!