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The Center for Digital Curricula in the News:

Josh Meyer has built the software that your kids and teachers need
Mapping the road to learning
WWJ interview with Professor Elliot Soloway about the Customizable Curricula Available from U-M Center for Digital Curricula
Roadmap for teachers: U-M free online learning platform paves the way
Roadmap for teachers: U-M free online learning platform paves the way
Roadmap for teachers: U-M online free learning platform paves the way
The Lesson of COVID-19: Learning at School and Learning at Home Must Be Seamless
How Technology, Coronavirus Will Change Teaching by 2025
As Complex as ABC
University of Michigan Center Experiences Dramatic Rise in Use of Free Digital Curricula
How one university supports K-12 online learning (for free)
University of Michigan Center Experiences Dramatic Rise in Use of Free Digital Curricula
University of Michigan Center Experiences Dramatic Rise in Use of Free Digital Curricula
University of Michigan Center Experiences Dramatic Rise in Use of Free Digital Curricula
BrainVentures is one of the TOP Free STEM & STEAM Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak!
K-12 online learning platform from U-M sees dramatic rise in use
K-12 online learning platform from U-M sees dramatic rise in use

 

The Center for Digital Curricula Media Highlights:


Customizable Curricula Available from U-M Center for Digital Curricula

“Prof. Elliot Soloway is interviewed on WWJ radio about the customizable digital curricula available from his Center for Digital Curricula. Over 20,000 students in Michigan are using the platform this Fall.”
-WWJ News Radio interview on September 14, 2020

University of Michigan Center for Digital Curricula co-director Elliot Soloway and Mike Campbell talk about the digital tools the Center has developed to improve remote learning this year.

Click here to listen to the full interview.


Roadmaps for teachers: U-M free online learning platform paves the way for online learning

“K-5 teachers and students throughout Michigan are building thriving learning communities online by using free deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula and platform developed by the U-M Center for Digital Curricula.”
-University of Michigan Computer Science & Engineering Research News

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BrainVentures is one of the TOP Free STEM & STEAM Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak!

BrainVentures, an initiative of the University of Michigan Center for Digital Curricula, is making daily learning adventures free. These are crafted by classroom teachers to give students choices of learning activities; they accommodate different learning preferences and engage the learner in constructing animations, videos, photo albums and stories while taking them on field trips and having them play games and run simulations.”
-Dian Schaffhauser, The Journal

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Press Release from the University of Michigan

K-12 online learning platform from U-M sees dramatic rise in use

Click here to read the article on the Michigan News page.
Click here to read the article on the Michigan Engineering News page.


Learn more about the Center for Digital Curricula

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Fueling the Center for Digital Curricula

Check out the poster presented at the Engineering Research Symposium on Friday November 8, 2019 at the University of Michigan.


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Check out our Privacy Policy

As the University of Michigan’s Center for Digital Curricula’s privacy policy, here are our responses to questions put to us by a U.S. school district. The school district found our responses satisfactory and permitted their teachers and students to use the UMich CDC Collabrify Roadmap Platform. 
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Tech Tool That Raises the Bar On Learning

Fifth Grade STEM students use the Flipbook animation tool in Collabrify Roadmaps to model decomposition and the transfer of energy in an ecosystem.
Author: Mrs. Billie Freeland, K-5 STEM teacher, Kent City Elementary, Kent City, MI
Posted: March 28, 2021

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) sets forth deep learning content accompanied by complex skills called Crosscutting Concepts and Practices. Crosscutting concepts include skills in the area of, “Patterns, similarity, and diversity; Cause and effect; Scale, proportion and quantity; Systems and system models; Energy and matter; Structure and function; Stability and change.”  These relationships are considered as an important lens for students to learn scientific concepts and develop future learning. Also important are the eight Practices woven into all levels of STEM instruction. These skills aim to develop students’ “cognitive, social and physical practices” by adding the specifics on “how” students do inquiry-based learning in science. The eight practices include: 

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