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Curriculum Planning

Looking for ways to develop dynamic, compelling, and standards-based course content and activities? This is the place to start.

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Now Hiring: Flipped Learning Architects

Before flipping your class, think like an architect instead of a video producer, because the medium of instruction ultimately matters less than the desired outcomes.

Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

PBL to ZBL, Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller explores a new twist to project-based learning: the pedagogical benefits of Zombies!

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

The good curriculum is in the details, so focus your teacher super powers on the granular aspects of planning ahead for the new school year.

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.


My PBL Failure: 4 Tips for Planning Successful PBL

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What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

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What Is Financial Literacy?

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

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Creating an Artist-in-Residence Program

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Unit-Planning Checklist

Building rich experiences into a unit plan is complicated. As an aid, download this checklist to help you walk through your planning steps.

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Curriculum-Planning Guide

Download a curriculum-planning guide, complete with guidance on creating a scope and sequence and tips on crafting unit plans.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons

Looking for help with lesson plans? Download a poster with useful planning tips.

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Lesson Planning Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of curriculum-planning resources on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest, including tips, guides, blog posts, articles, infographics, and more.

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Online Library Lets You Explore Exemplary Student Work

This free resource can help you find amazing project ideas.




What Is Financial Literacy?

As financial literacy expands beyond balancing a checkbook to include entrepreneurship and investing, schools must begin to define and teach this critical life skill.


6 Steps Toward Arts Integration

To integrate arts with core subjects, teachers should match a theme with a work of art, practice "close reading," create and reflect on a project, and try again.


Creating an Artist-in-Residence Program

An artist-in-residence program can enrich educational experiences schoolwide if adequately understood by the teachers, supported by the administration, and funded by the school community.

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Transforming Schools Through Cultural Self-Reflection

Culture shapes our schools and institutions from the outside in. As educators and administrators, it is our job to understand how to align, find inspiration from, and bring critical insight to the cultural forces around us.

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Teachers: What Have You Learned Lately?

Being in the business of educating, teachers are encouraged to explore as learners themselves and are celebrated for pursuing new ideas, strategies, techniques, technologies, and curriculum.

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Project-Based Learning and Gamification: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

Prepping for a gamified unit of study or project is very different than prepping for your traditional, linear model. Here are some tips on how to do it.

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"Creative Teacher" Is Not an Oxymoron

Teachers are creative masters at taking dull and monotonous learning objectives and making enticing and engaging learning activities.

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Blogger Suzie Boss shares 20 ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

In this hands-on approach to teaching, students create schoolwork that demonstrates core subject knowledge.

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