Developed by the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG), Beyond the Bubble unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create History Assessments of Thinking (HATs).
The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) advances STEM education to ensure all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners who pursue their passions and tackle the world’s toughest challenges.
Smithsonian Science for the Classroom is setting the standard for 3D learning and 3D assessment. Developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center, this integrated STEM curriculum is designed to engage students in grades 1–5 in phenomenon-based learning through coherent storylines that connect to the world around them.
A group of researchers and education entrepreneurs have launched Assessment for Good to help teachers understand how students aged 8 to 13 are starting to see themselves in the world—culturally, socially, and academically—and how that constantly shifting sense of self takes shape and can support learning.
For the past 70 years, ETS has been driven by a vision of what’s possible when all people can improve their lives through education. It’s why ETS’s uncompromising commitment to equity and fairness is behind everything ETS does. Learn more at ets.org
Whether you’re teaching in person, remotely, or in a hybrid model, it’s critical to close learning gaps this school year. Renaissance Focus Skills help you prioritize instruction by focusing on the most essential skills first. Focus Skills are based on your state standards and show you what every student needs to learn for success. Download literacy and math Focus Skills for free.
FreshGrade has launched FreshGrade Next, a learning network for the age of instant access, combining elements of lesson planners, portfolios, communication systems, and gradebooks into a seamless experience.
During this time of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and families are working urgently to find the right supports for their children with disabilities. The Diverse Learners Cooperative offers “Conducting Virtual IEP Meetings,” a guide for IEP teams to use as they navigate their meetings to find solutions for their students.
Award-winning and innovative, ASCD’s EMPOWER places your professional development at the forefront of its whole child focus. EMPOWER is ASCD’s annual and highly acclaimed professional development conference for all K–12 educators. Explore vibrant sessions taught by education authors and thought leaders who are redefining instructional approaches and mindsets. You will find sessions covering access, assessment, equity, literacy, STEM, Differentiation, Coherence, Design Thinking, Social–Emotional Learning, trauma-informed practices, Restorative Justice, Growth Mindsets, and much more.
As teachers, we must check our systems for
equity each time we walk into our classrooms. The key word here is “systems,” for
without thoughtful practices, even the most well-intentioned among us fall into
the old traps of expediency, implicit bias, and tradition. Here are a few
practical structures I use as equity checks that take very little time to