Integrating STEM: The 5E Model

  By Dr. Corey Hall Incorporating STEM into your curriculum means intentionally finding ways to bring science, technology, engineering, and math into instruction and activities. STEM integration provides opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, and communication. It also prepares students for the future workforce. One increasingly popular method for STEM integration is the 5E Model

Education Trends Every Curriculum Director Should Know

  When you take the time to learn more about the latest trends in education, it can help inform and improve your own classroom instruction. It’s challenging to find time to stay up to date on the latest trends in K-12 education around the country. But understanding how education is growing and changing is vital

STEM Education and Entrepreneurship: 5 Big Skills that Overlap

  There’s no denying that STEM is in high demand, and rightfully so. The more we prepare our students for careers in this high-growth field, the better equipped they will be in the future. In a future increasingly focused on the gig economy, STEM education and entrepreneurship will be more closely linked than ever before

Fulfilling Your School’s Distinctively Christian Mission

  By Dr. Roger C. S. Erdvig Several years ago, I set out to understand how a biblical worldview actually develops in a person—how someone comes to desire, think, and act in alignment with biblical truth. I spent hundreds of hours analyzing the experiences and reflections of Christian young adults, and I discovered some important truths.

Why Art?

  By Marcia Osterink Art is essential to every child’s education. Today, more than ever, we realize how the world turns on the solutions and products of the creative thinkers. As the people of the world collectively hold their breaths waiting for a vaccine to save us all, scientists furiously work to find the creative

Creating a Coherent Curriculum

  By Steven Weber Every school needs a coherent curriculum. It’s the role of an instructional leader to develop that curriculum. Teachers and administrators can begin to lose sight of that when they focus on local and statewide initiatives, which can easily consume every minute of the day. Beane wrote, “coherent curriculum is one that

Essential Questions for Selecting the Right Digital Content Providers

Trying to figure out which digital content providers are right for your school is difficult. Though the digital content market is still in its nascent stages, it is already diverse and complex enough to overwhelm many teachers or school leaders who are trying to decide which products to choose. Faced with the prospect of selecting

Keyboarding Skill: The Best Bargain in Town

For as little as $5 per student per year (in some cases even less), students can get one of the most useful skills they will ever have: the ability to communicate fluently through the keyboard. All educators know that students need keyboarding skill for online testing. Many students will need it for college entrance qualification,

What Are the Attributes of High-Quality Curriculum?

By Angela Di Michele Lalor As part of The Unique Animal Kingdom, students explore the question, are all animals the same? During the unit, students develop the understanding that while all animals share common characteristics, each has unique features that set them apart from other animals. Each student chooses an animal that can be found
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