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…as they pilot a unique project-based curriculum that connects students to real issues they care about and equips them with lifelong learning skills for success. These courses actually deliver the Common Core Standards via their own web platform that fosters collaboration among students, teachers, and a global network of real-world experts. Educurious™ has built this curriculum with a deep understanding of the tremendous challenges that teachers face in the classroom every day and equips teachers with the tools, materials, and professional development resources to create powerful, project-based learning experiences for students, many of whom claim has changed their attitude about school. Abeo has been proud to support this work in a variety of ways and we’re finding that this curricular tool has tremendous power to support teachers in project-based learning as they shift key instructional practices. Curious about Educurious? Download a free week-long mini-unit of The Hunger Games and consider the possibilities!
In Search of the Common Core
In our quintessential spirit of “adapt, not adopt,” we’ve been helping overloaded teachers tweak their practice in ways that will address the Common Core standards. David Coleman, author of the common core standards and now president of the College Board, summarizes the Core in three words: fluency, application, and understanding. In a recent address to participants at Camp Snowball, he claimed that students need to be fluent in the skills that allow them to access rigorous content, specifically referencing non-fiction text and text-based writing. He reiterated that the standards expect deep understanding of key content and insisted that the capacity apply that content would be critical to success in college, career, and citizenship. Want to know more? Abeo partners are utilizing the College Prepared Project targets as an entry point to fluency, understanding, and application and continue to refine our work as we partner with teachers and their support systems to address high standards for all students.