By Kim Jones, Chairman and CEO, Curriki
Curriki salutes teachers and educators next week during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11 – and especially on Tuesday, May 8 – National Teacher Day.
After all, if it weren’t for teachers, there would be no Curriki. Most of the Open Educational Resources we distribute for free come from teachers generously sharing their best resources. Just as important are the teachers who use these materials to distribute top-quality resources to learners around the world.
So we would like to thank everyone who uses Curriki resources to help bridge the educational divide, and especially every teacher who has taken that extra step of sharing their OER with the Curriki community. We salute you! #thankateacher
Curriki’s Awesome Curricula from Teachers
We wanted to share some of our favorite resources from some of our teacher contributors. Enjoy and share!
- Crystal Parten of Dearing, GA – Crystal has uploaded a number of resources to help students study the Dust Bowl.
The Inventors lesson plan she submitted teaches about the Wright Brothers and flight, George Washington Carver and botany and Alexander Graham Bell and communication.
- Lisa Buccigrosse of Surprise, AZ, has uploaded Listening Centers Activities to help elementary students with literacy and reading comprehension.
- Sarah Lorntson of Minneapolis, MN, uploaded English 10, a course that prepares high school sophomores for continued study in college preparatory work.
- Andrea Chen of New Orleans, LA, uploaded Short Story, a collection of reading guides for a variety of short stories with vocabulary activities, assessments and analytical questions.
- Lynn Eargle, of Chapin, SC, offered Chemical Reactions Lab to help students recognize the reactants and products of a chemical reaction.
- Amy Scheuer of Chicago, IL, offers Roaring 20s, Great Depression, New Deal, a history lesson that explores the 1920s and 1930s, as America experiences a booming economic period following the First World War and transitions into economic depression and the New Deal.
- Kathleen Duhl of Oakland, CA, presents Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, an English lesson that uses the children’s book by Judi Barrett to expand primary students’ summarizing skills.
- lbellamy of Bronx, NY, offers Plant Observation resources.
- Miriam Marriner has uploaded an ESL beginner-level lesson about fruit.
- Keri Sheridan of Ithaca, NY, offers a Lego Robotics lesson.
Even Spanish Curricula
You’ll find hundreds of other Spanish-language lessons on Spanish Curriki. Muchas gracias to all the teachers who submitted them.
Thank You, Teachers!
These resources are just the tip of the iceberg of the many teachers who have contributed to Curriki’s 262,000 educator-vetted learning materials in all K-12 subject areas and in many formats — from individual lesson plans, to instructional videos and units, to games and simulations.
With more than 559,000 members, Curriki has reached more than 14 million users worldwide. And teachers have helped make it happen. Thank you. And keep it coming!
Kim Jones is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Curriki. Kim is active in driving policy initiatives and is regularly featured as an honorary speaker on the impact of technology in education at influential meetings around the world. Learn more at Curriki.org.
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