Creating appropriate instructional content around Common Core and/or state standards, particularly involving STEM, presents challenges, but it also imposes a certain amount of structure, which helps make curriculum development a little more manageable. What’s great is how constructive these resources are in helping educators focus their instruction with specific learning goals in mind for their students.
We have a number of resources to support your teaching (and we’re looking forward to your feedback to help us grow and improve our collection of resources):
- K-12 Teachers’ Forum – Have ideas or questions that other teachers would appreciate or with which they could help? Use our forum for K-12 teacher to solicit the wisdom of our community of amazing users; share your own wisdom and become one of our amazing community members, yourself!
- PBL Activities & Lesson Plans – This is our repository of project-based learning (PBL) activities and lesson plans that you can use to instruct your students towards the Common Core and, in many cases, STEM
- Guest Submissions – Create your own PBL lesson plans based on our self-watering bucket container gardening concept and peer-reviewed literature as well as tied to your state’s standards (Common Core or otherwise) for use by other teachers and submit it to us for consideration; chosen works will be published on this site at the editorial discretion of KPS4Parents’ child development and learning specialists
- Guidance from the Literature – Peruse articles from our online magazine, Learn & Grow, that are based on the peer-reviewed literature on topics including child nutrition and learning, nutrition education, food sourcing, agricultural science, school nutrition programs, organic gardening, public policy regarding food, the role of agriculture in human development, and more!