Exploring Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology
Black History Month provides educators with the opportunity to explore the contributions of prominent African American leaders and thinkers in greater depth. The post-Reconstruction period presented significant challenges for African Americans struggling to improve their lives in segregated and hostile environments. At the turn of the 20th century, two thinkers [...]
Black History Month provides educators with the opportunity to explore the rich heritage of African civilizations in greater depth. Curriculum Pathways has extensive resources that cover the breadth of African history, culture, and geography. The West African kingdoms of Ghana and Mali are celebrated for their wealth and prominence in the [...]
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In honor of Black History Month, let’s showcase a few African American mathematicians who have made their mark in the teaching profession. Elbert Frank Cox (1895-1969) was the first black person in the world to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. In 1917, Cox earned his undergraduate degree from the University of [...]
As a high school English teacher, I faced a dilemma every February. Throughout the year, I assigned texts by African American writers, including Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston. After all, their voices were central to any discussion of American literature. For Black History Month, however, [...]
Historian Carter G. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African American history. In 1915 he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), to promote the scientific study of black life and [...]
African American History Month inspires teachers and students to engage in compelling debate and exploration. Curriculum Pathways has recently updated some of our best standards-aligned web and mobile-friendly resources to add to those discussions. These lessons focus on the critical-thinking challenges teachers expect, with more images and more online assessment tools. [...]
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Using Crio—the innovative lesson-building tool—teachers can combine their classroom expertise and creativity with proven technology to bring their ideal lessons to life with student-facing content. Crio puts audio, text, images, and video—along with the interactive content of Curriculum Pathways®—into the hands of educators. As teachers build and share new, engaging lessons, [...]
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
“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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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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 700+ free social studies tools and resources, each addressing the enhanced rigor and critical [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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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