Recognizes Outstanding Teacher-Developed Curriculum by Publishing and Sharing ELL/ESL, Math, Science and Technology Units with Global Audience
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 8, 2010 — Curriki, a leading online community for creating and sharing K–12 open source curricula, today launched its third annual Summer of Content challenge open to all K–12 teachers. Teachers who have developed an instructional unit focused on K–12 student-oriented content can submit an application to publish their coursework to a global audience, while receiving a cash award for their efforts.
This year, Curriki is soliciting premium content in science, technology and math for Grades 6–12, and in ELL / ESL for all grades. Applications are being accepted beginning today through June 25, 2010; letters of acceptance will be sent by July 7, 2010, with final content due August 25, 2010. The final work must include a scope and sequence or table of contents, organized lessons with objectives, handouts and/or online activities for students and assessments. Outstanding 3–4 week units of content will be recognized and rewarded. All awards will be made at the discretion of the Curriki review committee and based on the requirements described in the Curriki submission process available online.
2009 Summer of Content Recipients Focus on Diverse Topics
Last year’s recipients contributed valuable content to curriki.org that can be used or adapted by
teachers across the world to enhance their existing curriculum. Among last year’s twenty recipients were:
Judith Scharf, who teaches 7th grade Computer Applications in Manhasset, NY, for her unit on Middle School Technology: Podcasting.
Zachary Moore, who teaches Middle School science and math in Santa Barbara, for his lab work and in-class activities focused on Hands-on Electricity & Magnetism.
Abigail E. Myers, who teaches 8th grade English Language Arts and American history at PS/IS 499 in Flushing, NY, for her unit on Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.