SAS Pathfinders

Exploring Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

Please vote for our SXSWEdu sessions!

As in years past, the South by Southwest Edu annual conference truly values the opinions of the community. To this end, the conference uses Panel Picker to gather input on what sessions should make it into the final program. The SXSWEdu mission is to drive innovation in everything related to teaching and learning, which [...]

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What is coding and why do kids need it?

In June I had the opportunity to attend EdCamp Code at the Friday Institute in Wake County. As the magnet coordinator for a gifted and talented magnet elementary school, I am constantly trying to find new ways to help teachers update our elective offerings. We have offered computer coding and robotics [...]

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Engage Fake Readers: Provide the Power to Pick

Autonomy leads to engagement Research supports time-on-task as a proven strategy in developing reading skills. Studies show that students’ time spent engaged directly correlates to achievement levels. The more they are engaged, the more they learn. The key word is engaged. Simply allocating time to read during the school day [...]

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Story Time... in Math Class?

Every day in my class, students have about 10 minutes of story time. What grade level do I teach? At the mention of story time, many of you may picture a classroom full of individual carpet spaces with twenty small chairs and desks and even smaller students. But I'm not an elementary school teacher; [...]

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#SummerSTEM 2017: PBL the Agile way

For the third year in a row, we are happy to serve as a host site for Wake Ed Partnership's SummerSTEM program. We think we've planned the best year yet (although, we had a lot of fun hosting SummerSTEM 2015 and 2016--check out WNCN's story). As in years past, this summer [...]

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ISTE 7-1-1: 7 Sessions, 1 Demo Area, and 1 Great Giveaway from Curriculum Pathways

If you are anything like us, then you are excited for ISTE 2017 in San Antonio. (Some of us may even have begun packing days ago.) We can't wait to share all that is new with Curriculum Pathways with thousands of amazing educators from across the country and around the [...]

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Three Free Tools to Engage and Empower Your Math Students

Giving students the opportunity to “see” how the parameters of a function affect its graph can be challenging for teachers. So is sitting with a student one-on-one as they solve or simplify multiple problems while other students await the same valuable time. But with the use of graphing, solving, and [...]

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Collaborative CS for All (for FREE)

It is no secret there is a growing gap between the number of STEM jobs available and the number of workers qualified to fill them. Of even greater concern is the disproportional diversity of individuals in STEM careers compared to the general population. Organizations like Change the Equation and the Department of [...]

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Active Reading Tools and Case Study Analysis with a Flip

The popular flipped classroom approach features students watching a teacher’s video lecture at home and working on practice problems in class. We want to stretch that model by giving students online tools that streamline the challenging steps in the close reading process. Following the case study approach used in Curriculum [...]

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Integrate Free Digital Tools for Students Writing in Google Docs

Students increasingly use Google Docs to complete essays, lab reports, blog posts, and other writing tasks. That’s why Curriculum Pathways has created free digital resources; they include a revision add-on and a punctuation tool—both of which help students who use Google Docs improve any type of writing. So if you’re attending [...]

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