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How to Boost Active Learning in Your Schools

Don’t call it ‘content’ – today’s curriculum is an instructional catalyst

Looking to bring active learning practices into classrooms and boost your students’ engagement? Many education leaders start with a purposeful curriculum.

Great curriculum goes far beyond mere content—it incorporates routines to bring discourse and collaboration into classrooms, and promotes daily practices that help students own their learning. The protocols of a strong curriculum support teachers in shifting from deliverers of information to facilitators of knowledge development. Student engagement and deeper learning follow.

Our free curricula are all designed to foster active learning. In this webinar, leading districts shared various ways you can use curriculum to increase active learning:

  • Jen Arberg of Guilford County Public Schools described the vast improvement of active learning she’s seen supervising the implementation of Open Up Resources 6–8 Math in 23 middle schools while also serving 69 elementary schools and 23 high schools.
  • Brandy Frakes of Aspire Public Schools described the rigorous discourse and student-centered classrooms emerging in Aspire Public Schools after implementing our EL Education K–5 Language Arts curriculum.

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The last webinar was held on 11/19/18.

We invite you to watch a recording.


Jen Arberg

Director of Math, Guilford County Schools

Brandy Frakes

Dean of Instruction, Aspire Public Schools

Emily Miles

Principal, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Moderated by

Christina Magee

National Field Leader
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