Instructional Materials

December 2018
Vol. 39 No. 6

All students deserve access to great instructional materials, and all teachers deserve support to implement them well. Equity and excellence depend on it. This issue examines professional learning to help educators choose, use, and thrive with great materials.

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Open source for opening minds

OpenSciEd is designed to shift teachers’ and students’ vision of science instruction to meet new standards.

Step by step

An action research project illuminates stumbling blocks to effective curriculum implementation.

Strong materials in the hands of great teachers

During a year of school visits, four primary lessons emerged about what makes curriculum work.

Beyond buy-in

Teachers learn to evaluate and adopt materials in a southern California school district.

Materials matter

Instructional materials + professional learning = student achievement

The value of instructional materials

Infographic highlights gaps in teachers’ knowledge and use of curricula.

Teaching is an art - and a science

There is artistry in teaching. At the same time, there is a science to how students learn.

TOOLS

Through the lens of Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning

Deepen your understanding of the Standards for Professional Learning through this issue’s articles.

Implementing instructional materials

Conversation protocols for nurturing the capacity to use high quality materials.

IDEAS

Building blocks of collaboration

A coaching framework can guide the way for coaches to strengthen teams.

From theory to practice

Ontario district finds five key components to successful change in secondary schools.

RESEARCH

Engaging in science research changes teachers' beliefs and practice

Science teachers benefit from being researchers.

Essentials

Curriculum reform, new teacher mentoring, and more.

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