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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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Virtue and Virtuosity in Biology VLabs

Biology, the study of life, is a beautiful, exciting, and rapidly changing discipline. In the last 60 years, we’ve discovered the link among all living things through our growing understanding of genetics. This has opened doors for new discoveries across all of biology, from the study of cells to ecological […]

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The Unlikely Marriage of Mathematics and Literature

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” –Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice It is almost certainly a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s opening line from her great novel is one of the most […]

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“Not To Decide… Is To Decide!” Solving the Riddle for 21st-Century Learning

My social studies teacher, Mrs. Rupert, had a favorite response to sleepy, disengaged students: "Not to decide ... is to decide." Turns out it is a quote from Harvard Professor Harvey Cox, but she adopted it as her mantra. Back in the 1980s in western Pennsylvania, disco and Reaganomics were the […]

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Three Actions to Support Your Professional Learning

  “The number of chats I follow on Twitter is out of control! The information on my dashboard is overwhelming!’ I know the feeling. My monitor often looks like something you’d expect to see in an air-traffic control tower or the cockpit of a fighter jet. To preserve my sanity […]

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Hamilton: History and Hip Hop Join Forces

The groundbreaking popularity of Hamilton: An American Musical serves to remind educators of music's powerful role in learning. Songs often enhance learning with infectious, foot-tapping messages that merge with the beating of our hearts and pumping of our blood to engage a wider spectrum of the brain. But how does […]

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SAS Curriculum Pathways Best of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, let's look back on the great year at SAS Curriculum Pathways. Again, we saw record-breaking new users, soaring student usage, and tons of app downloads. While we love all of our 1,500+ resources, here are the ones that teachers and students used the most in […]

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Spanish Video Library for Apple TV

"Apps are the future of television,” Apple boldly proclaimed with the recent launch of the next-generation Apple TV*. Among other new features, Apple TV now includes access to the App Store, allowing users to personalize their entertainment experience without having to buy a new television. Just plug the device into the back of your […]

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A Good #STEM Day

STEM, you’ve heard the acronym before, right? Well, in case you've been hibernating, STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; schools have promoted it for years. And every year SAS partners with a local middle school, sending out volunteers who inspire students to consider STEM careers. This year many of […]

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What an Hour of Code Looks Like

Activities that leave classrooms full of students hungry for more are every teacher's dream. The Hour of Code again and again produces stories of engaged students, not just focused on but delighted in their work. The Hour of Code calls for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills to […]

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