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 unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create History Assessments of Thinking (HATs). Explore over 80 easy-to-use assessments that measure students' historical thinking rather than recall of facts.
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 assessments of civic online reasoning.
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.
Historical Thinking Matters is a website focused on key topics in U.S. history topics and is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives. Topics include the Spanish-American War, civil rights, Social Security, and the changing role of women. A collaboration between Stanford and George Mason University, the website provides resources and guidance for teachers who want to use the site in their classrooms, including standards of learning, classroom materials, classroom strategies, sample student work, and additional resources.
The National History Education Clearinghouse is designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. Launched by Stanford and George Mason University, the clearinghouse provides links to the most informative and comprehensive history content on the Internet. It also provides teaching tools and resources such as lesson plan reviews, guides to working with primary sources, and models of exemplary classroom teaching. The website is interactive, allowing teachers to ask questions, comment on topical issues and share information on what and how they teach.
The Reading Like a Historian curriculum features 75 documents-based lessons in U.S. 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. For more information, see "Reading Like a Historian" Video on YouTube.
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.
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.
SCALE Science focuses on developing short performance assessments and instructionally-embedded assessments that are NGSS-designed/aligned, three-dimensional, and contextualized within observable phenomena.
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.
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.