SAS Pathfinders

Exploring SAS Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

Pit-bull Guide to Powerful Prose

In 2008, I agreed to foster an ominous-looking shelter dog no one seemed willing to adopt. He doesn't have any papers, but a glance at his noggin makes clear that he's not a greyhound or a whippet. He's an American pit-bull terrier. Although his well-armored head and fence-post neck suggest he was […]

We Need Your Vote: SXSW March 2015

Though the 2015 conference is still many months away, South by Southwest Edu has already opened up voting for the proposals!  This conference focuses on teaching and learning with innovative technologies and practices. At SAS Curriculum Pathways, we want to be a part of the excitement, and we need your […]

Reading Records just got better!

Since our initial release, we've talked with teachers and reading specialists from across the country about ways to improve SAS Reading Records, our popular, cross-platform solution to running records of reading. The overall consensus: “Wow, this is great, but we want more!” So, here’s what you can expect from the […]

We're Going to ISTE 2014!

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the innovative and effective uses of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. Their annual Conference and Expo is the premier educational technology for professionals worldwide. […]

How SAS® Curriculum Pathways® Saved a Student Teacher

As a pre-service teacher, one of the most exciting, challenging, exhausting, and rewarding experiences is student teaching. During my student teaching semester, I was placed in a Common Core Math 1 class at a high school in Wake County, North Carolina. I found that as a CCM 1 teacher, understanding the mathematical content is […]

Walt Whitman on Innovation and Education

In June of 1855, Walt Whitman set the type for the first printing of his Leaves of Grass. To mark the 159th anniversary of that event, we’ve selected some inspiring lines from the canonical poet who—unlike many of his peers—was a great champion of technology. There was a child went […]

Supporting Middle Grades Data and Statistics Inquiry

The Common Core State Standards have certainly heightened the focus on statistics in math classes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the middle grades, where the emphasis on data has not simply increased, but increased dramatically. Middle grades teachers looking for resources to help their students become statistically literate–and meet Common Core State Standards–will find […]

Copyright Laws, The Internet, and You {Part 2}

In part 1 of our copyright discussion we looked at asset and copyright basics. Today we’ll talk text assets and some challenges in science and math. Words Words Words Text assets nearly always require extra research. It’s a pretty safe bet that the original Chaucer or Shakespeare texts are in the public […]

Copyright Laws, The Internet, and You {Part 1}

There’s nothing more fun than assets and copyrights. No, seriously... For nearly 16 years I've been locating assets and acquiring the rights to use them in SAS® Curriculum Pathways®. I enjoy hunting down rights holders, locating just the right photograph or video to accompany content written by our curriculum specialists, or, […]

Edcamp Elon - Building my PLN

As educators, we all need to grow. While not in the classroom anymore, I want to keep in touch with new teaching approaches and the needs of students and teachers. For me, two new ways of doing that are by using social media and attending my first Edcamp. On Saturday, […]

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