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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.

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.

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Empowering Students Through Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking

In the first of two parts, Kim Saxe, Director of the Innovation Labs at The Nueva School, describes the Intro to Entrepreneurship class for 7th and 8th graders.

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Start the Year with a Project . . . or Wait?

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Games Can Make "Real Life" More Rewarding

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz reflects on author Jane McGonigal's suggestion that a game-based view of real life opens the door for new incentive to improve and succeed.

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Bacon Apart: A Rigorous (and Delicious) Student-Centered Project

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College and Career Ready: Soft Skills Are Crucial

Blogger Ben Johnson contends that 21st century schools need to teach an array of skills to develop college and career ready students.

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Dive into the Maker Movement

Blogger Adam Provost visits the Fab Lab at NYC's Marymount School for a view from the front lines of the Maker movement.

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Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the Web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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Use PBL to Innovate the Music Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller suggests unpacking the standards for music education and creating student projects that will fulfill those instructional goals in engaging new ways.

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David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks

Guest blogger David Thornburg on how the open-source movement is transforming the textbook industry.

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Getting Started with Technology Integration in Your Classroom

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Lesson 2: Creating Lessons for Different Learning Styles from Citizen Schools

Conceptualize a project plan based on the four stages of the learning cycle.

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The Difference Between Learners and Students

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Pow! How Comics in the Classroom Can Combat Bullying

Comic strips contests can be used as a tool for educating students about bullying.

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