SAS Pathfinders

Exploring SAS Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

National Poetry Month: It’s a Bigger Deal than You Think

Author: Terry Hardison
Posted: April 14, 2015, 12:55 pm
Every so often I like to amuse myself by scrolling through a website that identifies special days, weeks, and months during the year that honor a person, event, product, or virtue. For example, we all know that April 1 is April Fools’ Day, but I was surprised to learn recently […]

Getting Your Homeschool Account Up and Running

Author: Julie Brown
Posted: April 13, 2015, 10:33 am
SAS Curriculum Pathways is available to all educators and their students at no cost—and that means homeschools, too! As a homeschool educator you can quickly register as a teacher using the online Sign-Up application. Once you have registered for a no-cost account and verified your email address, the next step is […]

Math Awareness Month: The Poetry of Logical Ideas

Author: Staci Lyon
Posted: April 1, 2015, 3:00 pm
“Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there.” – Marcus du Sautoy. I agree, there IS beauty in mathematics, and I genuinely love math! Math is vital to everyday life from young kids learning […]

Women's History Month: Recognizing Pioneers

Author: Clare FitzGerald
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:00 pm
Why is the history of women singled out and celebrated with Women's History Month? Dr. Myra Pollack Sadker, a pioneer researcher who documented gender bias in American schools, summed it up well when she noted that “each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns […]

History + Women = Accuracy

Author: Molly Farrow
Posted: March 29, 2015, 2:30 pm
As you celebrate Women’s History Month, consider the prescient advice Abigail Adams gave to her husband John. She could have saved us all that time getting the 19th Amendment passed. “I long to hear that you have declared an independency—and by the way in the new Code of Laws which […]

Transitions Make Your Sentences Spring to Life

Author: Terry Hardison
Posted: March 25, 2015, 12:30 pm
It’s late March, and I can see signs of spring everywhere I look. The dingy snow piles that lined our streets and highways in February have finally melted away. If I look closely, I can make out the first traces of tree pollen that will gradually coat our cars and […]

Reading & Writing Tools for Your Chromebook

Author: Lucy Kosturko
Posted: March 23, 2015, 12:53 pm
We've shared at length our resources for your iPad, but we're happy to announce our new Chromebook apps! SAS Reading Records SAS Reading Records is a flexible tool designed to support many methods for conducting running records. By utilizing the numerous features of Reading Records, educators can do the following: Select passages from our […]

From Virtual Experience to the Natural World

Author: Ada Lopez
Posted: March 18, 2015, 12:25 pm
Like Henry David Thoreau or E.O. Wilson, students and teachers love to step outside the classroom for hands-on experiences in the natural world. Science teachers generally expect that a fun outdoor activity will guarantee student engagement.  Fulfilling that noble intention, however, demands that you answer these two questions: How do […]

Hey Pre-service Teachers! We're Here to Help

Author: Mimi Stapleton
Posted: March 17, 2015, 1:54 am
Dear Pre-Service Teachers, Congratulations on deciding to become a teacher. Yours is a noble calling, "not the filling of a pail," as the Irish poet W.B. Yeats said, "but the lighting of a fire" in the minds and hearts of your students. As a pre-service teacher, "lighting a fire" begins […]

Flash Cards Redesigned for iPad and iPhone

Author: Scott McQuiggan
Posted: March 12, 2015, 12:54 pm
One of our most popular apps, SAS Flash Cards, launched today with a brand new look-and-feel. This release responds to many helpful recommendations, suggestions, and questions we've received from users. We hope you like it, and we hope you let us know your thoughts as we begin planning the next version. […]