SAS Pathfinders

Exploring Curriculum Pathways & Instructional Technology

Science: Not Just for the Classroom

When you hear the word science, what image comes to mind? Perhaps you picture a laboratory stocked with bubbling concoctions in beakers, a person in a white coat carefully (or maybe furiously) mixing solutions. If you imagine a scene like this, then the prospect of conducting science experiments at home [...]

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3 Reasons to take our new free online PD course: Building Unit Plans

Ah, winter break! It's a time when many educators take a break from teaching. But for those that want to earn CEU documentation and learn how to integrate technology in your lesson plans, we’ve got you covered. Our newest free online PD course, Building Unit Plans with Curriculum Pathways, guides [...]

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What an Hour of Code Looks Like in 2017

When Andy Williams first sang "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," I don't think he had visions of Computer Science Education Week and millions of students completing an Hour of Code. He may not even have known that this "time of the year" includes Grace Hopper's birthday. But what a wonderful time it's [...]

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Bugg Report: Coding in Science with Loops during CSEdWeek

This week we are immersing computer science across the elementary curriculum at Bugg Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Each day we will be teaching new and existing lesson ideas that engage students in their regular classroom content areas with a coding twist. Students will use CodeSnaps to explore their mastery of [...]

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Bugg Report: Coding in English Language Arts during CSEdWeek

This week we are immersing computer science across the elementary curriculum at Bugg Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Each day we will be teaching new and existing lesson ideas that engage students in their regular classroom content areas with a coding twist. Students will use CodeSnaps to explore their mastery of [...]

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Bugg Report: Coding in Math during CSEdWeek

This week we are immersing computer science across the elementary curriculum at Bugg Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Each day we will be teaching new and existing lesson ideas that engage students in their regular classroom content areas with a coding twist. Students will use CodeSnaps to explore their mastery of [...]

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Bugg Report: Coding in Spanish Language Learning during CSEdWeek

This week we are immersing computer science across the elementary curriculum at Bugg Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Each day we will be teaching new and existing lesson ideas that engage students in their regular classroom content areas with a coding twist. Students will use CodeSnaps to explore their mastery of [...]

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What's New for December 2017

Happy Holidays! Just as we're sure you are, we've been busy this holiday season. Browse below to see our new lessons and resources for December 2017. We also added a new asynchronous online professional development course—just in time for winter break! English Language Arts The Harlem Voices of Langston Hughes' [...]

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Bugg Report: Coding in Music during CSEdWeek

This week we are immersing computer science across the elementary curriculum at Bugg Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Each day we will be teaching new and existing lesson ideas that engage students in their regular classroom content areas with a coding twist. Students will use CodeSnaps to explore their mastery of [...]

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3 Things Your Cooperating Teacher Forgot to Share

As a student teacher, I adored my cooperating teacher. Anyone could tell that she loved teaching and spent a lot of time perfecting her craft. However, when it came time for me to construct my own classroom, I found myself very, very overwhelmed. What anchor charts do I need? Who [...]

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Teaching Middle School Math? Need Data Analysis/Statistics Resources?

A new Star Wars movie debuts in just a few weeks! Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the next chapter in the saga we’ve all come to love. The first film, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, debuted in 1977. So, math teachers, how old were you when that [...]

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Supporting Competency-Based Writing

It goes by many names. Proficiency-based education, mastery-based education, standards-based education, and—perhaps the most commonly used appellation these days—competency-based education. Whatever name you know it by, you’ve probably noticed that schools at every level are increasingly making the transition from a seat-time system of grade levels and courses to one [...]

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Expand the Vision: Cook up Some Primary-Source Analysis Activities with Sizzle

Hey NCSS 2017 attendees!  Don't let STEM classes have all the fun. It is time to add some sizzle to the challenging critical thinking task outlined in the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Explore: Primary Sources offers a collection of over 250 FREE text and audio resources [...]

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Show with Code: Integrate Coding in Core Curriculum

Are you ready to code in your ELA, math, science, and social studies classes? We now have lessons to support coding across the curriculum. Our new Show with Code series challenges students to demonstrate mastery of certain concepts through CodeSnaps coding activities. The initial lessons in the series include these titles and disciplines: Show with [...]

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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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What's New for November 2017

Our Curriculum Pathways team has been hard at work to modernize existing resources and create new ones for you to use in your classroom this year. As always, please let us know if you cannot find a resource on a topic you're teaching. We'd love to add your suggestion to the queue! English [...]

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Guest Teacher Post: How I Increased Student Engagement

Editor's Note: Susan Lyons teaches social studies at McKinley Middle School in Saint Albans, West Virginia. In this guest post, Susan describes how she uses Curriculum Pathways in her 1:1 iPad classroom. This is the third in a series of blog posts written by West Virginia educators sharing how they have integrated digital content in their [...]

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Win a Sphero SPRK+ for your classroom!

Have a great lesson idea for using Sphero and CodeSnaps in your classroom? Already using our CodeSnaps lessons and want to show your Sphero in action? Everyone who shares their idea or lesson in action on Twitter using #CodeSnapsGiveaway will be entered to win a Sphero SPRK+. We'll draw one [...]

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The most-asked math question: When will I ever use this?

What a powerful question! And it's one commonly posed to math teachers all over the world. Need help with an answer? Here are a few to consider. Suppose you're asked the question about a piecewise function. Let's start with the standard definition: "a combination of two or more functions, each represented [...]

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Guest Teacher Post: Developing Critical-Thinking Skills with Adaptive Lessons

Editor's Note: Justin Allar teaches social studies at Clay-Battelle Middle/High School in Blackville, West Virginia. In this guest post, he describes how Curriculum Pathways resources meet the critical-thinking needs of his social studies students. This is the second in a series of blog posts written by West Virginia educators sharing how they have integrated digital content [...]

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