Curriculum

ASCD

Summary: Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.... Read on...

Bringing Democratic Education to Your Classroom and School (Lesson Plan)

Accredited Author: Ammerah Saidi

Summary: The following is a lesson plan designed to help students and teachers bring democratic education practices into your schools and classrooms. The activity was designed for IDEA by Ammerah Saidi, an urban public school... Read on...

Rated: 32121 (3/5), based on 4 reviews Posted in Action and ChangeLesson Plans and Activities

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Summary: CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a set of... Read on...

Connections: Investigating Reality

Accredited Author: Marion Brady and Howard Brady

Summary: "Connections: Investigating Reality" is a free course of study designed primarily for adolescents and older students, working in small, cooperative groups. The program's overarching aim is expanding learner ability to... Read on...

Educational Film Toolkits for Educators Working for Social Good

Accredited Author: Global Oneness Project

Summary: The Global Oneness Project is offering free, limited edition educational film kits for educators teaching in middle school through the college level. The kit contains 3 DVDs with 20 short films, 2 discussion and action... Read on...

Rated: 54321 (5/5), based on 1 review Posted in Action and ChangeAction Kits

Expeditionary Learning

Summary: Expeditionary Learning (EL) partners with schools, districts, and charter boards to open new schools and transform existing schools. EL provides school leaders and teachers with professional development, curriculum... Read on...

Rated: 54321 (5/5), based on 2 reviews Posted in ShowcaseTeacher EducationThe NetworkOrganizations

Facing the Future

Summary: At Facing the Future we believe in the transformative power of widespread, systemic education to improve lives and communities, both locally and globally. Our positive, solutions-based programming is designed by and for... Read on...

Innovative Standards-based Graduation Models

Summary: Below is a compilation of resources of documents and a few schools & school models that use powerful innovative approaches to meeting standards through a combination of proficiency-based approaches and performance... Read on...

Let Kids Rule The School

Accredited Author: Susan Engel

Summary: In this New York Times article, Susan Engel writes about eight public high school students, aged 15 to 17, in western Massachusetts that designed and ran their own school within a school. "They represented the usual... Read on...

Rated: 14321 (1/5), based on 1 review Posted in InformationArticles

National Center on Universal Design for Learning

Summary: Founded in 2009, the National UDL Center supports the effective implementation of UDL by connecting stakeholders in the field and providing resources and information about advocacy, implementation, research, and other... Read on...

Opportunities to Learn in America’s Elementary Classrooms

Accredited Author: Robert C. Pianta, et al, & The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Summary: This study of what goes on in classrooms speaks to the need for greater consideration to the ways in which young people learn best. In a study of over 700 5th grade classrooms, results showed that the large percentage... Read on...

PassageWorks

Summary: The PassageWorks Institute provides K-12 educators practices and principles that integrate social, emotional and academic learning and assist teachers to bring who they are to how they teach. For over two decades,... Read on...

Puget Sound Community School

Summary: Puget Sound Community School was founded on the principle that learning is best fostered by self-motivation, self-regulation, and self-reflection. We believe that people become empowered by being free to pursue the... Read on...

Rethinking Schools

Accredited Author: Rethinking Schools

Summary: Rethinking Schools is a leading education journal for social justice, critical pedagogy, and curriculum issues. Articles are largely written by practicing teachers working today in K-12 schools and universities around... Read on...

Rated: 54321 (5/5), based on 1 review Posted in InformationJournalsThe NetworkOrganizations

Sapientis

Summary: Sapientis is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of public education in Puerto Rico. We created the Coalition for Equity and Quality Education (CECE, for its acronym in Spanish), a movement... Read on...

SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum

Accredited Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: The SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum is a collection of 27 lesson plans, a facilitator's guide, a student handbook and a planning guide designed to teach high school students about how they can become partners in... Read on...

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

Summary: We prepare K-12 school systems and their communities to educate for a sustainable future by inspiring educators and engaging students through meaningful content and learner-centered instruction. We incorporate a whole... Read on...

Vermont’s Framework Of Standards & Learning Opportunities

Accredited Author: Vermont Department of Education

Summary: The purpose of Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities is to improve student learning. The standards will be used in three ways:

1. To provide a structure from which standards-based district,... Read on...

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