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May 2015 - Curriculum Matrix® Updates

May 2015 Updates

New to the Curriculum Matrix® this month are aligned resources from Calculation Nation,  Math Assessment Resources Service, Beacon Learning Center and Educade.org.  The newly aligned resources from Calculation Nation,  Math Assessment Resources Service, and Beacon Learning Center include math items.  Newly aligned resources from Educade.org include math, science and social studies items. Links to these aligned resources are already loaded into your Curriculum Matrix® profiles and readily available for your team to access.

Victory Productions Creates Partnership with EdGate Correlation Services for Development of OER Rapid Prototype

EdGate Correlation Services has been selected by Victory Productions to help develop a rapid prototype for the K-12 OER (Open Educational Resources) Collaborative this spring.

Victory Productions is one of 10 content developers creating prototypes for the Collaborative, a group of 12 states creating comprehensive open educational resources for K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts aligned to Common Core learning standards. The Collaborative wants to provide greater flexibility for schools to obtain quality educational content.

April 2015 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of our Digital Content Team, Lisa Waugh.

April 2015 - Top Stories

Gone but not forgotten? Common Core lingers after Oklahoma's repeal

Common Core may no longer be law in Oklahoma, but it has not disappeared from the classrooms. In the summer of 2014 the state legislature repealed Common Core, yet more than half a year after the repeal, teachers continue to use the standards.

Third Party Review

If you have submitted a bid response to the Virginia State Department of Education, you will know that their policy requires two things. First, a third party review of content alignments and second, correlations which meet a minimum of 90% standards coverage. As such, EdGate being a leading provider of correlation services and having worked with the VDOE for the last several years, we are recommended by the state to perform such reviews.

Blending Technology and Instruction

Will integrating technology-based instruction into lessons help students learn and perform better in today's world? Districts and individual schools across the US are banking on this 'blended learning' approach to improve both teaching and learning.

Preparing Students for a Globally Interconnected World

A topic of recent interest has been "Are students in the U.S. prepared to succeed in a global society?" The answer is generally...not quite!

To encourage student's success in a globally diverse, interdependent and interconnected world we need to do more to foster an understanding of that diversity and what it means for the future. We need to think more globally...what population growth, economic and geopolitical changes will mean in the years to come and we need to better integrate global issues and understanding in the classroom.

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) standards are an up-and-coming trend. With increased interest in workplace readiness as one of the primary goals of secondary education, it's no surprise that standards are being developed to codify what students are expected to know and be able to do in order to pursue their career goals.