November 2008 Marketplace

Curriculum and Instruction

Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor includes full math curricula for middle school and high school students. Each curriculum combines software-based, individualized computer lessons with collaborative, real-world problem-solving activities. It features online user assistance and student homework helper workbooks. (888) 851-7094.

Daily Bite Publications’ Daily Bite Review is a standards-based academic warm-up lesson created to help teachers get students working productively on tasks every day. Used as a morning warm-up activity, each daily review integrates the full range of academic disciplines—language arts, analogies, math, geography, and science—on simple-to-use transparencies. (406) 587-7086.

Lakeshore Learning offers a wide variety of top-quality educational products, from furniture and art materials to puzzles, hands-on learning kits, and even products that focus on multiculturalism and special needs. The company produces two mail-order catalogs, has retail stores across the country, and operates an online store. (800) 421-5354.

NetOp School is a comprehensive teaching software package with testing tools for virtual and networked teaching. Teachers using the package can share screens with their class, follow students as they work, help when and where it’s needed, control applications, distribute and collect documents, and create and give tests with immediate individual feedback. (866) 907-2971.

The New Century Instructional System software provides a comprehensive curriculum in reading/language arts, writing, and mathematics. Through adaptive assessment, multimedia tutorial lessons, and continuous monitoring of individual progress, the program aims to have each student learn grade-level-appropriate content according to state and national standards. In addition, New Century offers test preparation programs to help students master the content tested on specific state proficiency exams. (800) 833-6232.

Pearson is a leading educational publisher. For pre-K-12 students, Pearson provides curriculum products in all available media, educational assessment and measurement for students and teachers, student information systems, and teacher professional development and certification programs. (800) 552-2259

Pitsco offers Synergistic Learning Systems, a hands-on, real-world K-12 curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and math. Synergistic Missions is for the elementary grades, Synergistic Modules is for middle-level grades, and Synergistic Suites is team-based learning for high school students. Also available is Synergistic CareerPorts and Synergistic Algebra. (800) 835-0686.

ProQuest’s Explore Learning, Inc. offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades six through 12. Called Gizmos, these simulations are designed as supplemental curriculum materials that support state and national curriculum standards while helping teachers bring research-proven instructional strategies to the classroom. (866) 882-4141.

RosettaStone’s Classroom Version 3 is a next-generation language-learning program that uses technology to create an environment that accelerates language learning and provides quantifiable measurements of success. (800) 811-2819.

Solution Tree is a provider of books, videos, multimedia resources, and professional development opportunities designed to help educators throughout the United States and Canada realize continuous school improvement and connect with at-risk youth. (800) 733-6786. provides thousands of author programs, book readings, book guides, and other K-12 multimedia resources on reading. The company delivers an interactive online service designed to facilitate learning about books to inspire students to read. (800) 596-0710.