SAS Pathfinders

Exploring Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

We Listen, So We Can Build The Best

Every day we hear from educators and students. And every day we listen -- to a tweet, an email supporting our team, a survey response, a comment on a resource at curriculumpathways.com, a review in the App Store, a rating in the Add-Ons for Google Docs, a comment on a [...]

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Crio: The OER Solution You've Been Looking For

Open educational resources (OER) have gained momentum as a cost-effective alternative to expensive materials such as textbooks, workbooks, and other repositories. The proliferation of internet access and internet-enabled devices makes it easy to share high-quality teaching resources. Beyond lowering school budgets, OERs serve to shrink the opportunity gap by ensuring [...]

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Getting Started with the Writing Reviser Add-in for Microsoft Word

  Let’s face it: teaching students to write well is a remarkably complex task. Whether they’re explicating an Emily Dickinson poem or reporting lab results for a science class, student writers must express themselves clearly and forcefully—and that usually involves revision. As James Baldwin knew, rewriting is both painful and [...]

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5 Reasons All Writers Need the SAS Writing Reviser Add-in for Microsoft Office

Are you one of the millions of writers using Microsoft Word, for work or life? Whether you are writing a narrative essay for your 5th-grade teacher due in two days, summarizing your methods and results for the lab report due by the end of the semester, drafting a new blog [...]

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Back to School: Spanish

Looking for ways to learn and review Spanish vocabulary for the new school year? Check out our new Spanish Vocabulary Series. Created for beginning-level students, these resources offer visuals and audio support as students enhance their Spanish vocabulary. And don't forget about our popular Spanish Video Library and Quick Tutorials! [...]

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Back to School: Science

The start of a new school year is a big deal. It’s a time full of excitement, anticipation, and, of course, preparation. With over 300 science resources available at no cost, Curriculum Pathways can save you time and money with our ready to use, standards-based, online lessons. From genetics to [...]

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Back to School: English

As the new school year gets under way, you may be looking to ease your students back into English language arts. Here are a few ways that Curriculum Pathways can help. Check out Crio! Ready to give shape to some new ideas about novels or writing types you will be [...]

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Using Crio to Support Professional Learning Communities

In medieval Europe, individuals who practiced a craft often joined a guild. Within a guild, devoted craftspeople provided support for each other, discussed best practices, and set the standard for the products given to consumers. Today, teachers promote their craft more extensively -- in professional learning communities (PLCs). How can teachers [...]

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What I've Learned Creating with Crio

Teachers can be the worst students. Just take a look at staff meetings: we’re playing on cell phones, passing notes, doodling, or making grocery lists. But give us an opportunity to expand our knowledge on our own terms, and we’ll run with it. We really do enjoy learning, which is [...]

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Crio Delivers Active CTE Learning with an Impact

My “why” has always been my animals. They are the reason I drag myself out of bed every morning before the sun comes up to feed, water, and check them over before heading to school. And once there, my “why” becomes my job as I share my passion for animals [...]

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Back to School: Social Studies

With the start of the new school year, you may be looking for ways to ease students back into social studies. Here are a few ways that Curriculum Pathways can help. Check out Crio! Use our brand new drag-and-drop editor to transform your static, paper-based lesson plans into online resources; and [...]

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Using Digital Resources to Support Social-Emotional Development

Ask anyone what subjects are taught in school. The list is predictable: some combination of reading, writing, math, social studies, and science, along with fine arts, physical education, and perhaps technology. It's rare for someone to mention social-emotional skills (SEL). But, if you ask a kindergarten teacher what skills their [...]

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Four Reasons I'll Use Crio to Flip My Classroom

As an elementary teacher and technology facilitator, I know the excitement educators feel when they want to implement new technology into their classroom. Typically, most teachers are eager to learn and try new things at the beginning of the school year. This year, I am eager to flip my classroom [...]

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Now you can add Google files to your Crio lesson!

Crio is barely a month old, and we're already making it better! Launched in June, Crio enables teachers to create lessons that include audio, text, images, video, and interactive content. This drag-and-drop editor lets teachers transform static, paper-based lesson plans into online resources, and to do so without any programming skills. And [...]

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Three ways a free online course can help you blend algebra instruction

Did you know Curriculum Pathways resources include an entire online Algebra 1 Course? And it's much more than a typical math textbook. The Algebra 1 Course consists of 46 lessons organized into 10 units. In addition, students can work through two pre-algebra units (7 lessons) in preparation for the course. [...]

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Back to School: Math

Kicking off the new school year, you may be looking for ways to ease your students back into math. Here are a few ways that Curriculum Pathways can help. And remember, all Curriculum Pathways resources, including apps, are free! Check out Crio! Use our brand new drag-and-drop editor to transform your [...]

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Student-led Conferences in Four Easy Steps

Open communication between school and home is essential to student learning. Traditionally, a parent-teacher conference is scheduled between report cards to provide parents with updates on their child’s progress. But the focus and the work is on the parents and the teacher. How do we shift the focus to the [...]

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Crossing the EdTech Bridge: From the Classroom to the Corporate Edtech World

Wonder how you can interact with and learn from an #EdTech company? Here's your chance to find out from an educator who has done just that! Join Wake County North Carolina teacher and instructional technology facilitator David Balmer at ISTE as he shares his experiences working with Curriculum Pathways during [...]

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Making Annotated Maps for PBL, IBL, and Beyond (Plus it's free)

Imagine students using an atlas equipped with annotation tools to create color-coded map labels that describe the hows and whys of inquiry-based learning. Consider a project asking students to identify the local, regional, or international origin of the food they eat. They could document each meal on an annotated map. Creating [...]

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Learn Spanish vocabulary and phrases with free quick tutorials

Curriculum Pathways offers a suite of Quick Tutorials: Spanish for learning core Spanish content for beginning, intermediate and advance levels. Students watch a video and listen to native speakers, Carmen and Roberto, as they discuss several topics. Each tutorial highlights the proper use and form of a grammatical element in [...]

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