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Exploring Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

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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Hyper about HyperDocs

Want an overview of how to create HyperDocs for both individual lessons and units? At ISTE 2017, we'll use the Understanding by Design process to explore free online content resources designed to challenge critical thinking skills. For example, we’ll listen to the primary-source audiotapes of President Kennedy negotiating the 1962 integration of [...]

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Strategies for Teaching Content-Specific Academic Language to ELLs

ELL students bring a variety of learning preferences and levels to the classroom. To address these differences, teachers rely on social language and background knowledge to connect with students. Often left behind is academic language. Authentic academic language and text can be challenging for ELLs. The vocabulary is more difficult [...]

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“Want More on this Topic?” We Have It!

The 250+ document-based lessons in Explore: Primary Sources have a new feature! You probably knew that this rich collection of historically contextualized primary sources (many with audio and images) spans four centuries and provides comprehension questions to encourage active reading and analysis. And you no doubt also knew that the collection [...]

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Get Students Outdoors and Learning!

Winter has past, and it’s time to soak in the sunshine vitamin. Many activities usually done in the classroom can be modified and conducted outdoors. The benefits of outdoor learning are well documented. Research shows exposure to the natural world is important to children’s social, psychological, intellectual, and physical health. Equally [...]

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Help ELL Math Students Discover the Universal Language – Part 1

Since numbers are its foundation, mathematics is commonly referred to as the one truly universal language. But do you see a difference in these equations? 1.000 + 1.000 = 2.000 1,000 + 1,000 = 2,000 Whether these two equations represent the same value could depend on where you are. That’s [...]

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