Making Curriculum Pop

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Thanks to everyone who voted for MC POP at this year's Edublog Awards! Please check out their great collection of online ed resources by exploring all the nominees and winners HERE.

ABOUT MC POP

Hey, Hey, Hey this is Ryan Goble coming at you with teaching resources and fun; and if you're not careful we’ll share some cool web links before we’re done!

Making Curriculum Pop was created in the spirit of groundbreaking shows like Fat Albert, Sesame Street and School House Rock. Each of these programs embraced common cultures to engage kids in learning. That type of education – the fun, cool, meaningful and engaging kind - is what Making Curriculum Pop is here to facilitate through Ning’s Web 2.0 technology.

In the summer of 2009 my wife and I moved back home to Chicago where I teach teachers as an adjunct professor at Aurora, Roosevelt and Benedictine Universities. From 2005-2009 I worked as a curriculum coordinator and new teacher coach at a high school in the South Bronx, NYC. During that time I spent a lot of time sharing teaching resources that utilize common cultures. Building on the work I was doing in my day job I thought it would be powerful and political to bring together a collective of teachers dedicated to making curriculum pop. The site officially launched on January 20 ,2009.

It is hard for individual teachers to catch every cool website, video clip, song, study guide or comic but collectively MC POP is a forum where we can all share resources to reinvent our core curriculum and the larger dialogue on public education. So if you use popular and common cultures to reflect, refract, refocus and reinvent your core curriculum MC POP is the place for you.

The site is a spin off of the work that Paul, Nicole and I do at Mindblue but it is not designed to be an advertising hub. I’m sure we’ll broadcast a message when we release a new study guide but that is not the focus of the web site. NONE of the links I e-mail are paid solicitations. The ads on the right sidebar are placed by Ning and will be there until I decide we can pay for the network (that lets you know how - cough - impressive the present Mindblue revenue stream is). I dig teachers and companies that do cool work and want to share those resources with teachers however, this network is designed for educators who work with students.

As the network evolves over time, I’ll articulate guidelines for folks with commercial interests and individuals around spam. In the meantime I hope you’ll get started by doing something cool on the network.

Good Vibes,

Ryan R. Goble

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Pre-K & Elementary Educators

Those of you teaching the Pre-K-5 can make your curriculum pop here.See More
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Math Educators!

Pop Culture and Math? OF COURSE, come on down because the price is right!
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Teach with Moving Images

Do you like teaching with movies? Like using TV and online films for teaching? Grab some popcorn and have a seat!See More
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Teacher Metaphors

Join us and upload your teaching metaphor. Read our reflections.See More
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Learning Diversity

Resources on Special Education, Inclusion, and Learning Diversity See More
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MC POP K-College

This is for resources and questions that can apply to the MC POP membership in general and don't fit easily into the established special interest groups.See More
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Advisory Teachers

For Advisory teachers who want to share lessons, strategies, advice, and conversation on the topic of Advisory on the middle school and high school level.
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Science Teachers

For science teachers who want to make their curriculum pop!
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Kelly Farrow replied to Kelly Farrow's discussion Teaching at International Schools in the group Modern Languages & ELL
"Thank you so much, Shirley and Roberta. I will look into what you mentioned. Shirley, it sounds like your approach was very similar to ours. We considered going on a tourist visa to try to get those in-person meetings and interviews. Down the road,…"
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Sustainable/Green Education

Since 'Silent Spring' gave way to 'Inconvenient Truths' issues of sustainability have become important across many disciplines. Find resources and join discussions around these topics inside and outside the classroom - Outward Bounders welcome!See More
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Music

From rock to hip-hop this is the place for teachers who use fresh soundz to make their curriculum pop!
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Children's Television

Here's a space for people to talk about Children's television.
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Shirley Durr replied to Ryan Goble's discussion NYTLN: Teaching With Protest Music in the group Poets & Writers
"Regarding your statement about the goal, "understand forces of social change or respond to current issues" Pete Seeger's recent death may add impact but even more so Michael Moore's Facebook post:"They Don't Care About…"
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NYTLN: Teaching With Protest Music

From the NYTimes Learning Network! LESSON PLAN…See More
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NYTLN: Teaching With Protest Music

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Seeking Essay Contributions

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Films on Media Literacy? 5 Replies

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