Tag Archives: Curriculum

Attention Michigan Educators!

20 May

This is cool. Way to go Michigan for incorporating the natural/real world into curriculum!

The Academy of Natural Resources offers educators the opportunity to learn about Michigan’s diverse natural resources, discover current trends in their management and experience activities that bring this knowledge to the classroom. Four separate sections are offered, each with a different emphasis but all benefitting Michigan educators who wish to blend natural resources themes into their school curricula.

MORE INFO! http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10369_46264_50044—,00.html

Fast Moves with Fast Cash: the New Cure-All for Education!

3 May

Just don't read the small print.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pairing up with the Pearson Foundation to fund a new curriculum for schools! Yee-haw!

The project will develop a comprehensive, 24 course curriculum in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The curriculum will, of course, follow the Common Core Standards and include digital resources, tools for professional development, and (get ready for this!) pre-fabricated assessments. How wonderful!

Of course, only 4 of the 24 courses developed will be offered for free. Continue reading