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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!

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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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Orienting Educators to SEL Through Video

Check out each of these distinctive videos that show educators, parents, and school leaders what social-emotional learning looks like in action in the classroom.

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Career Readiness: Starting Early With Young Learners

A key career readiness skill is to get kids talking, encouraging them to talk with each other, reach out to others not in the classroom, and to engage in deeper conversations.

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Supporting Maker Education District-Wide

To effectively implement maker education in a school district, educators and administrators need to consider everything from mindset and methods to pedagogy and professional development.

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What Is Your Educational Philosophy?

While lesson planning this summer, educators might also take time to reflect on their core beliefs about learning and teaching.

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Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.

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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.

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We're All Teaching the Common Core Math Standards

The Common Core's eight Standards of Mathematical Practice are bigger than math class, reaching deeply into curriculum possibilities for every K-12 subject area.

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7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

In addition to teaching skills such as organizing and public speaking, arts education encourages students to take risks and helps prepare them for becoming courageous leaders.

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

Improve your grasp of instructional design by looking at five game design dynamics and applying them to how you build curriculum and run your class.

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Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"

Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.

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Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media

Rap and film bring the Bard's characters to life for high school students.

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The Difference Between Learners and Students

Blogger Terry Heick compares learners to students and suggests the difference between the two is in how their educational experience is framed for them.

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How to Help Your Students Observe the 9/11 Anniversary

A variety of online resources are available to assist educators when teaching students about Sept 11.

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