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Resources for Educators

Stanford Graduate School of Education offers a variety of learning materials and programs to meet the needs of PK–12 educators and teacher educators. Learning resources are currently available in the following areas: U.S. history, mathematics, English/language arts, literacy, and English Learner education.

Beyond the Bubble History Assessments

Beyond the Bubble unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create History Assessments of Thinking (HATs). Explore over 100 easy-to-use assessments that measure students’ historical thinking rather than mere recall of facts.

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Challenge Success Resource Bank and White Papers

Challenge Success partners with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning. Explore their collection of trusted resources including white papers, data, and best practices for school change.

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Civic Online Reasoning Curriculum 

We are in the midst of an information revolution in which we increasingly learn about the world from screens instead of print. If young people are not prepared to critically evaluate the information that bombards them online, they are apt to be duped by false claims and misleading arguments. To help teachers tackle teaching these critical skills, we’ve developed the Civic Online Reasoning curriculum.

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Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME) for Teacher Educators

The DREME Network brings together top scholars from around the country to conduct research and develop tools that address high-priority early math topics. The DREME TE website features a wealth of resources, including videos, activities, handouts, and articles to help early childhood teacher educators prepare pre-service and in-service teachers.

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DREME Family Math

Designed to support parents, educators, and all who work alongside families with young children, this website demonstrates ways to make learning math fun. Explore how to integrate math into home life while doing daily routines, cooking, reading, and playing games.

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English Together—Supporting Immigrant Learners

We have much to gain from getting to know and interacting with immigrant workers whose lives are often led next to, but very distant from, the people they serve. English Together is a free resource that prepares and supports volunteers to "coach" parents of Latinx English language learners in workplace English. Our goal is to create rich connections between “coaches” and immigrant workers throughout Bay Area communities.

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Equity and the Power of Unspoken Words 

Stanford EdLEADers has published a 1-page discussion guide to aid education leaders in examining their organizations’ equity-focused goals and practices. Included are: a video clip from a recent equity-focused webinar and discussion questions addressing undiscussables and euphemisms that can influence equity work.

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Instructional Leadership Corps Tools for Practice 

The Tools for Practice are a collection of professional development materials developed by and for educators on a range of topics, including academic language, educational equity, social-emotional learning, and parent/family education.

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Instructional Leadership Corps Webinar Resources

Access handouts and recordings from educator-led sessions to support teaching and learning in a time of distance learning. Great offerings for curriculum development, self-care, supporting students, and technology training.

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Reading Like a Historian Curriculum

The Reading Like a Historian curriculum features over 150 documents-based lessons in U.S. and world history. The lessons include modified primary sources and other classroom resources to help struggling readers and English Language learners develop crucial reading and historical thinking strategies. The lessons were part of a large-scale curriculum intervention in San Francisco high schools, and were tied to gains in students’ historical thinking, factual knowledge, and reading comprehension.

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SCALE/SFUSD NGSS Middle School Curriculum

The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) have partnered to develop this middle school curriculum that spans grades 6-8. Both student materials and teacher resources are available for all three year-long curricula. Each unit is centered around a group and individual culminating project focused on questions or topics relevant to San Francisco students.

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SCALE Science Learning Through Performance - 6th Grade Curriculum

SCALE developed the Learning Through Performance curriculum as a way to help 6th grade teachers envision what year-long, NGSS-designed/aligned curriculum might look like. Our curricular design embraces the strengths of project-based learning as an effective instructional model, and incorporates rigorous curriculum-embedded performance assessments to provide students with metacognitive access to their own learning. The focus for this curriculum is "How do humans influence the world, and how does the world influence humans?" Each unit in this curriculum has a unit essential question closely aligned to the larger course essential question stated above, and the content standards. This enables students to see the connections between each unit and overall focus of the course, and to understand that math and science are an integral part of everyday life.

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SCALE Science Education Assessments

SCALE Science focuses on developing short performance assessments and instructionally-embedded assessments that are NGSS-designed/aligned, three-dimensional, and contextualized within observable phenomena.

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Stanford NGSS Assessment Project (SNAP): Resources for 3D Science Assessment

SNAP has developed a set of free resources related to high-quality assessment of 3-dimensional science standards. The resources include sample performance assessments, scoring guides, sample student work, reports, design and analysis toolkits, and hybrid online courses that walk educators through effective use of all of these materials.

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Stanford NGSS Integrated Curriculum: An Exploration of a Multidimensional World

This 7th and 8th grade curriculum aligns to the California Integrated model in which earth and space science, life science, physical science and/or engineering are integrated within each curriculum unit.

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Stanford English Learner Library of Resources

The Stanford English Learner Library of Resources offers a range of learning materials for educators working with English Language Learners including K-12 teachers, school-based administrators and teacher leaders, district administrators, and school boards. Materials include videos of classroom teaching and lectures by prominent professors, problem-based units, lesson plans, student work, and short readings. The materials cover the following topics: secondary-language acquisition theory and policy, content instruction for English Learners, English language development for English Learners, and English Language Learners and special education.

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Understanding Language Professional Development Essentials for Educators of Multilingual Learners

The professional development essentials were created by Understanding Language to assist schools, school districts, state or county offices of education, and professional development providers as they design well-balanced professional development plans for educators of multilingual learners.

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youcubed Mathematics Tasks

youcubed helps students and educators develop positive relationships with mathematics to realize their potential as 21st-century mathematical thinkers. Visit their website to download free visual, creative, grade-specific tasks. 

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youcubed Online Course for Students

How to Learn Math is a free course for learners of all levels of mathematics, comprised of six 10–20 minute sessions. Participants will be empowered with best approaches to learn math effectively and will gain understanding of how the brain learns. This course is also available in Spanish.

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