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Managing curriculum effectively and efficiently is a complex undertaking for any organizat...

5 Key Elements for Succes...

Curriculum design is the single most important work of a school district. Despite this fac...

Learn to Journey, Journey...

Nestled right below the signature line of Lynn Scott and Laura Webster, two Deputy Adminis...

Making the Most of the Un...

A Dozen Ideas for School Leaders Schools and districts adopt the Understanding by Design (...

The Importance of Profess...

In a recent conversation, a teacher remarked that teaching isn’t rocket science, it’s hard...

Recap: Five Ways to Creat...

On April 4, 2022, Dr. Carol Tomlinson presented a webinar focusing on creating and leading...

Important Components of C...

When teachers join together to write curriculum they know it will be hard work, but work t...

Positive Process as a Cat...

Where They Started: At the top of the Gettysburg Area School District site is a clear arti...

Webinar: 5 Ways to Create...

Monday, April 4, 2022 4 pm Eastern   In this webinar, educational leaders will learn pract...

Recap: Creating a Curricu...

On March 2, 2022, the Curriculum Leadership Team at South Western School District presente...

Personal Growth as Profes...

  When your cognitive and emotional batteries are running low, recharge by taking a genuin...

3 Stages of The Understan...

Understanding by Design® (UbD) is a widely used curriculum planning framework. 

Webinar: Creating a Curri...

  Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Time: 4 pm Eastern   In this webinar, the South Western S...

Developing Strategies for...

When a colleague recently asked me to participate in an interview on leadership philosophy...

Differentiation and the A...

A sea of new faces, expectations, and challenges - there is a lot up in the air we don’t k...

Five Professional Develop...

In each school, district, and state, there are required professional development hours for...

Eduplanet21's Course Plan...

Last week the Eduplanet21 team hosted a webinar series on our newest module, Course Planne...

November Author Huddle

Last week, Eduplanet21 hosted our second “Author Huddle” with three of our educational exp...

Eduplanet21's Course Plan...

The Eduplanet21 team has been hard at work getting our newest module, Course Planner, read...

Equity & Inclusion: What ...

  In this 10 Minute Tuesday, learn from our newest PLUS Authors, JT Taylor and Dr. Basil M...

October Author Huddle

Wonder what it means for a group of people to huddle with some outstanding authors?  Edupl...

Ramsey School District: R...

Background: Reflective, Empathetic, Responsible, are just a few of the words found on the ...

Eduplanet21 Fall PLUS Aut...

Eduplanet21 is excited to announce "PLUS Author Huddles" - small group, interactive sessio...

Greencastle Antrim School...

Case Study with Dr. Lura Hanks, Superintendent of Greencastle-Antrim School District in Pe...

Planning for SEL Success ...

Throughout this turbulent past year, educators fully embraced the importance of social emo...

The Five Dimensions of Gr...

In this 10 Minute Tuesday, we are joined by Philip Muscott, Head of Curriculum at CIA FIRS...

Coming Soon! Equity & Inc...

Eduplanet21 is delighted to announce a partnership with two new authors – JT Taylor and Dr...

Understanding by Design® ...

In this one-hour webinar, well-known authors and experts Carol Tomlinson and Jay McTighe h...

Guest Blog: Essential Que...

As we begin to think about a new school year…

Guest Vlog: Helping Stude...

When students ask you “is this good enough?” it’s time to have deeper conversations about ...

Guest Blog: Top 5 Pandemi...

1) Mix Up the Guest List In our race to implement emergency schooling, we mixed up teacher...

Preparing Students for Li...

Many educators are more aware than ever that Habits of Mind are essential learning skills ...

Coaching for Self-Directi...

We are continually concerned with how teachers can work with students to become active nav...

Post-Pandemic Professiona...

Our collective experiences of the past nine months have shifted the focus of professional ...

Eduplanet21 Partners with...

Eduplanet21 expands their professional learning services to include hands-on planning and ...

Leading Learning Organiza...

Art Costa and Bena Kallick, well known co-authors of the seminal work of Habits of Mind fo...

Guest Blog: Cognitive Dis...

  I drove past a farm with a large sign that read, “DUCK EGGS FOR SALE.”    I immediately ...

Creating a Sustainable, S...

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) offers many resourc...

New PLUS Institute: Diffe...

Eduplanet21 is happy to announce a new PLUS Institute: Differentiation in the Classroom. T...

Managing Teacher Stress T...

Watch the Replay of Mike’s Webinar Boosting Student Motivation: Helping Teachers Move from...

IDEA Webinar: Building fr...

Presented by Dr. Amy Heineke, IDEA and Eduplanet21 presented a webinar that takes a streng...

Boosting Student Motivati...

Mike Anderson discusses how school leaders can help teachers make a pivot from “surviving”...

Eduplanet21 Announces New...

Lesson Planner Officially Releases Soon! Fill in the form to pre-register!

Tips for Moving UbD Forwa...

Understanding by Design (UbD) offers a robust curriculum-planning framework. However, UbD ...

Seven strategies for supp...

By Jay McTighe and Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

Taking District Curriculu...

Imagine, for a moment, that you have been sent on a quest. You know that you are being tes...

Curriculum Leadership for...

Noted researcher, Dr. Robert Marzano, declares that a “guaranteed and viable curriculum” i...

3 Stages of Backwards Des...

“Beyond Hugs and High Fiv...

Last week, a district administrator shared a question a teacher asked, “So, how do I integ...

Spotlight on Cultural and...

Join Dr. Amy Heineke for a short overview of the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity virtual...

Spotlight on Habits of Mi...

In this video, learn the attitudes, dispositions, and Habits that help students become bet...

Spotlight on Personalized...

Explore personalized learning (now Habits Personalized) and understand how students can be...

Webinar: What’s Happening...

Thursday August 20th, we held a webinar to showcase our new module, Lesson Planner. Catch ...

New Learning Path: Leadin...

Art Costa and Bena Kallick, well known co-authors of the seminal work of Habits of Mind ar...

Leadership and Habits of ...

  Listen as Art Costa shares how anyone can lead with Habits of Mind in their classroom, s...

New Marketplace Partner: ...

Eduplanet21 welcomes Lincoln Intermediate 12 as a Marketplace Partner as well as a continu...

IDEA Webinar: Re-imaginin...

Before COVID-19 became a global crisis, many of the nation’s thought leaders partnered wit...

IDEA Webinar – Virtual Cu...

Curriculum can be a living and breathing opportunity for taking advantage of teachable mom...

Eduplanet21 Announces New...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Boosting Student Motivati...

Mike Anderson, educational consultant, book author and Eduplanet21 author, provides an int...

Intellectual Preparation ...

Dr. James Murray, Principal of Rowen Elementary School in the School District of Philadelp...

Leading the UbD Change at...

Laura Webster & Sheree Mcleish are Instructional Leaders from Silverdale School in New...

Virtual School: Using the...

Guest Blog post by Jennifer DeLashmutt

Personalized Professional...

Re-imagining Professional...

Before COVID-19 became a global crisis, many of the nation’s thought leaders partnered wit...

Personalized Professional...

What’s New at Eduplanet21...

Join us for an exclusive look at the new features coming to Eduplanet21 this month. Hear f...

Eduplanet21 PLUS Author M...

EP21 Author Mike Anderson has been selected to receive the NHASCD 2020 Outstanding Educati...

Releasing Version 5.0

Version 5.0 of Eduplanet21 was released on May 15, 2020.

Allison Zmuda and Bena Ka...

Join Allison Zmuda and Bena Kallick in the Learning Personalized Institute at Eduplanet21!...

Dr. Amy Heineke on Cultur...

Supporting all educators in better serving emergent bilinguals through authentic, engaging...

Bena Kallick and Art Cost...

The Habits of Mind Institute is a place for educators to learn and engage with one another...

Welcome Mike Anderson, Ou...

Welcome, Mike! We are beyond excited to welcome Mike Anderson to our team of PLUS Authors ...

Responsive Curriculum Des...

  When COVID-19 shifted learning from school to home, how did one district leverage their ...

“Careful Navigation” by R...

As we begin our launch into Week 3 of distance learning, I finally have a moment to breath...

Virtual Curriculum Design...

      Curriculum can be a living and breathing opportunity for taking advantage of teachab...

3-year Curriculum Design ...

  Gearing up for a curriculum re-design process, Amy Lee, Instructional Leader at SJI Inte...

The Importance of Underst...

  Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design® discusses the three-stage process of ...

New QCAA Standards and Co...

Eduplanet21, a leading provider of Curriculum Design and Professional Learning software, a...

Lessons Learned

  Dr. Donna Nestler-Rusack, Assistant Superintendent, and Jodi Kryzanski, Program Director...

The Shift to Understandin...

 

Developing Quality Profes...

  In their quest to build a guaranteed and viable curriculum, Director of Curriculum Cory ...

Future-Focused Outcomes

  Veering away from the Industrial Model of Education, Viable Learning Outcomes and the vi...

The Vision for Mass Custo...

Teacher Buy-In and Transp...

  Before rolling out UbD into their entire district, Christina Wotton, Director of Instruc...

Teachers View on Professi...

  To Elaine Johnson and Ryan Osbourne, teachers at Burlington High School, past Profession...

From Curriculum Binders t...

  Before finding a curriculum platform to create, organize and store all of their units, T...

Teachers Perspective on U...

Personalized Approach to ...

  Dr. Michael Loughead, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Jackie Removcik, Director of Cu...

The Move to Understanding...

  Dr. Michael Loughead, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Jackie Removcik, Director of Cu...

Eduplanet21 Releases New ...

Mechanicsburg, Penn. – May 15, 2019 – Eduplanet21, the industry leader in integrated Profe...

Personalized Learning in ...

  In our final conversation with Allison Zmuda and Bena Kallick, we discuss the difference...

Personalized Learning in ...

  The heart of Personalized Learning is the opportunity to engage in self-discovery. In Pa...

Personalized Learning: An...

  Personalized Learning is personal — a way of engaging the learner and allowing the stude...

Social Emotional Learning...

  SEL is not just for students but for adults as well. Educators need to be mindful of the...

Social Emotional Learning...

    SEL is not only about building and maintaining relationships but helping students deve...

Social Emotional Learning...

  Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) are the skills by which adults and children are able to ...

Mia and CP, CIA FIRST Stu...

  With Habits of Mind as the main focus for CIA FIRST, students Miangaly Randrianasoavina ...

Philip Muscott, Head of C...

  Starting off as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Philip Muscott wanted to dig dee...

Creating Authentic Perfor...

Creating Effective Rubric...

  Philip Muscott, Head of Curriculum at CIA FIRST International School outlines how to cre...

Habits of Mind in the Sec...

  In the last of her series of 3 interviews, Bena Kallick discusses the Habits of Mind in ...

Habits of Mind in the Ele...

Habits of Mind Overview

CLD in the Secondary Clas...

  In the last of our three-part series interview with Dr. Amy Heineke, she discusses how c...

CLD in the Elementary Cla...

  In Part Two of our three-part series, Dr. Amy Heineke discusses how teaching in response...

Overview of Culturally an...

  In Part One of our three-part series, Dr. Amy Heineke introduces and explains Culturally...

Eduplanet21 Releases Enha...

Mechanicsburg, Penn. – Feb. 13, 2019 – Eduplanet21, an edtech company offering a Curriculu...

How Self-Assessment Inspi...

Think about the last time that you learned something brand new. For many educators, this c...

Benefits of Integrating T...

The rapid advancement of technology has touched almost every imaginable sector of human li...

Using Project-Based Learn...

One of the greatest strengths of project-based learning (PBL) is that it can make learning...

Eduplanet21 Announces New...

Mechanicsburg, PA – Nov. 15, 2018 – Recognizing the need for 21st century learning to reac...

Incorporating STEM and ST...

One of the greatest benefits that a solid curriculum can provide to students is a thoughtf...

A Closer Look at Transfer...

As we’ve discussed in the past, Jay McTighe’s transfer goals are an excellent representati...

Eduplanet21 Partners with...

Mechanicsburg, PA — Eduplanet21 is excited to announce a new partnership with the Silicon ...

Understanding Performance...

For several years now, we have been hearing about the problems of standardized testing and...

A Closer Look at Transfer...

Transfer goals are an incredibly important part of creating a meaningful curriculum plan t...

Team Building Activities ...

We all know that building bonds between team members is an important part of creating a se...

Understanding Anchor Acti...

No matter how carefully you have planned your lesson, there is often no way to create an a...

4 Ways to Divide Students...

A lot of great classroom activities are based on group work. However, some teachers can ge...

Why Teachers Need a Growt...

Lately, the education world has been abuzz with discussions of “growth mindsets” and addre...

Scaffolding and the Zone ...

You’re probably familiar with the idea of scaffolding educational activities. Just like th...

Eduplanet21 Releases New ...

Eduplanet21 is excited to announce the launch of their new Marketplace and Marketplace Par...

Appalachia Intermediate U...

Mechanicsburg, PA — Eduplanet21 is excited to announce the next step in their partnership ...

How to Use Macro in Curri...

When it comes to creating meaningful curriculum that can be implemented across a school or...

Increasing Student Engage...

Project-based learning (PBL) has been taking up a lot of space in educational conversation...

Fun Tech Tools for Teache...

We’re living in exponentially fast-paced times, and it can be difficult to keep up with al...

3 Discussion Strategies t...

Discussion is one of the best learning tools that educators have available to them. When s...

Enhancing Student Success...

Educators know that their job neither begins nor ends at the classroom door. They are prep...

5 Scaffolding Techniques ...

Scaffolding is an educational buzzword that gets a lot of attention, and for good reason. ...

Understanding Macro in Cu...

The prefix macro comes from the ancient Greek prefix makros, meaning “large” or “long.”

Ways to Effectively Map C...

Mapping is how we represent data in a way that makes it easier to understand and use. It a...

How Differentiated Instru...

On the surface, Understanding by Design® (UbD) and Differentiated Instruction (DI) can loo...

4 Questions Curriculum Le...

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. This popular saying summarize...

How Essential Questions C...

Educators understand that their work has a far-reaching impact beyond the individual lesso...

Getting Started with NGSS...

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) represent the work of twenty-six state partne...

5 Steps to Choosing the R...

Have you ever left a conference or a meeting with other teachers feeling inspired, excited...

How to Achieve a Consiste...

Revising an existing curriculum structure or overhauling curriculum completely is a huge t...

Tips to Getting Started w...

Is teaching a science or an art?

10 Tips for First Year Te...

You just landed your first teaching job, congratulations! Mixed in with the excitement, gl...

4 Inspiring TED Talks for...

Teachers can change the trajectory of a students life; inspire hope, ignite imagination, a...

Eduplanet21 vs. Google Dr...

As schools and districts are preparing to kick off the 2018-2019 school year, many are con...

Three Key Elements to Cre...

Defining quality curriculum It’s been a powerful shift seeing districts, public and privat...

Eduplanet21 Announces Par...

Mechanicsburg, PA — Eduplanet21 announced today that a new suite of Differentiated Instruc...

Three Lessons for Teacher...

The start of the new school year offers the perfect opportunity to reflect on the life and...

Challenges with Current C...

Manage gaps and redundancies in your curriculum design The freedom to design curriculum fr...

Helping Teachers Understa...

We can safely state that all good teachers want their students to truly understand what th...

Professional Learning is ...

1) Professional Development is key to success Teacher learning is a critical element for s...

Is Technology Helping or ...

Congratulations if your school has committed to actively designing curriculum for our stud...

What Makes A Good Essenti...

“In a world that’s changing rapidly and information is growing daily, helping kids underst...

Eduplanet21 Brings UbD® P...

New College Program Allows Students to Practice Understanding by Design® Authentically

The 7 Habits of Highly Ef...

As relevant today as when Stephen R. Covey first wrote them, The 7 Habits of Highly Effect...

6 Tips to Help Teachers P...

As an educator, you have a responsibility to create a safe environment for students to lea...

Is Online Professional De...

We get it, traditional sit and get professional development can be overwhelming to educato...

Personalized Learning FAQ

As education consultants working with countless school administrators and educators, we fi...

FranklinCovey Education a...

FranklinCovey Education, a division of Franklin Covey Co., (NYSE: FC) a global firm specia...

Three Stages of UbD

The number-one factor positively impacting student learning and achievement at the school ...

The Four Attributes with ...

By Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda How can we encourage student reflection and growth in ea...

An Open Letter to my Teac...

To my teacher, Thank you for believing in me Sometimes I got stuck, I was frustrated and n...

Eduplanet21 to Become Act...

Eduplanet21 is excited to announce that we have been named an approved Act 48 provider and...

Ensure Blended Learning S...

Research on professional development approaches continues to show that blended learning—a ...

Summer of Learning

5 simple ways to make the most of your summer

10 Ideas for Going Green ...

  Schools waste an average of 4.7 pounds of waste per person every day. Being environmenta...

National Library Week

No longer are libraries just a place for books. Today, libraries offer ebooks and audioboo...

10 Collaboration Activiti...

Strategies that increase student engagement can help to keep students motivated (and curio...

Eduplanet21 Named EdTech ...

 

Eduplanet21 Supports the ...

 

Avon Public Schools: A Ca...

In August of 2012,  Avon Public Schools, located in Avon, Connecticut, began the process o...

Back to School: Six Activ...

The start of a new school year can be an exciting yet scary time for students. Students ar...

Using Digital Resources R...

According to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), digital citizen...

Six Resources to Infuse C...

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a leading advocacy organization of educators and ...

Backwards Design Curricul...

Educational Technology Company Eduplanet21 expands its digital platform of professional le...

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