SAS Pathfinders

Exploring Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

Supporting Teaching and Learning with Crio and Graphic Organizers

Crio, the free, online lesson-building tool from Curriculum Pathways, now enables you to incorporate graphic organizers into your Crio lessons! Graphic organizers allow students to interact even further with the content of your Crio lessons. Within the organizers, they can visually organize thoughts, brainstorm concepts, classify ideas, and demonstrate relationships between [...]

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Pick Your Passion and Apply Computer Science

Computing is part of everything we do. We are, quite literally, surrounded by computing: Cisco says that there are now 1.5 connected devices for every human and that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices. Keep in mind there are 7.2 billion humans. (Learn more about the Internet of [...]

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Need Weekend Plans? Code with your Kids!

If you're reading this—from your phone, tablet, PC, etc.—you know that technology makes up a huge part of our daily lives. It's ubiquitous and transcends domains. Are you a musician? Fashionista? Artist? Doctor? Lawyer? Historian? Great! They all link to some component of computer science! That means being able to code will enrich your life [...]

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Computer Science Education Support Surging: But Who's Going to Teach It?

“In the coming years, we should build on that progress…offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one.” —President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, January 2016 Due in large part to Code.org’s advocacy campaign and their remarkable Hour of Code [...]

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Booming Enrollments and Gender Diversity in Computer Science

Computer Science is currently experiencing booming enrollments at the university level and increased interest throughout the pipeline. Several academic institutions have noted that CS enrollment has tripled or quadrupled in recent years. This type of computer-science boom has happened twice before--each time followed by a drop in enrollment. These enrollment [...]

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Why We Love Computer Science (Education Week)

Computing is ubiquitous. Cisco predicts there will be as many as 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, when the world population will reach 7.7 billion. That's 6.5 devices per person. No wonder forecasters predict so many jobs requiring computer science skills. We think it's important to point out that [...]

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So, What Is Computer Science?

  We're kicking off Computer Science Ed Week 2018, and we couldn't be more excited! It’s hard for us to believe, but people outside the field sometimes fail to share that excitement. Again and again we’re asked, "What is computer science?" So we’ve developed an answer that will help transform those puzzled shrugs into nods [...]

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Ready-to-Go Coding Lessons and Materials

A fantastic free app from Curriculum Pathways, CodeSnaps, can engage an entire classroom with just one iPad and one robot. Using printed coding blocks, students create programs that, when scanned by the CodeSnaps app, can be executed on a robotic ball. While CodeSnaps is an excellent resource for introducing students to coding, it [...]

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Celebrate Bridging the Digital Equity Gap

The world’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference is NCSS. This year's gathering of teaching professionals from across the country offers a perfect opportunity to showcase the latest FREE online social studies lessons from Curriculum Pathways. It offers 600+ free social studies tools and resources, each addressing the enhanced rigor and critical [...]

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Curriculum Pathways: The Intern's Tale

As an intern for Curriculum Pathways this last summer, I have spent my days learning about the resources from the inside out. As I settled in, I became familiar with the nuts and bolts of the Curriculum Pathways process: who makes the resources, how we code our lessons, and what [...]

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Learn what all the buzz is about: Sign up for a Crio webinar!

At Curriculum Pathways we’re so passionate about education that in addition to building our resources, we’re now also giving you the tools to build your own. Whether you’re remixing someone else’s work or starting from scratch, you’ll build lessons like never before. Not a programmer? No problem. Crio enables anyone [...]

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Learn About Writing Reviser in this fun Webinar!

Want your students to ask questions experienced writers ask automatically? Available at no cost from Curriculum Pathways, Writing Reviser allows writers to focus on purpose and audience, essay structure, and use of written language (sentence economy, variety, power, and clarity). As a result, students learn to express themselves with greater precision and [...]

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Three Questions You May Have Asked Yourself about Crio Lessons

In June, we launched our free, online lesson-building tool, Crio. Since then many teachers have created and shared their lessons. But for those yet to jump in, I’ll bet there are at least three questions you've asked yourself. So, let me answer them! Why should I create Crio lessons? Because with [...]

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Embracing Sustainable Development Goals (with Free Resources)

What are the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals? How can Curriculum Pathways help teachers and students address these goals? Before students are able to directly tackle the challenges outlined in the 17 Global Goals, they need to build content and skill-related knowledge. Whether you are working to create a [...]

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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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