New Curriculum Review: Goodheart-Willcox Company Health Education

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Is your district considering materials for Proclamation 2022? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Goodheart-Willcox Company’s Texas Health Skills.

Goodheart-Willcox’s Texas Health Skills is a fully digital, comprehensive program to support health instruction in middle and high school. Learning List recently review the version of this material as submitted for state adoption in Texas under Proclamation 2022.

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New Product: Goodheart Willcox’s Journalism: Publishing Across Media for Texas Proclamation 2020

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Is your district looking for a digital program to support Journalism? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Goodheart-Willcox’s Journalism: Publishing Across Media!

Goodheart-Willcox’s Journalism: Publishing Across Media is intended for the high school Journalism course. This fully digital program supports students as they learn and apply key journalism skills. Students read relevant background information about key journalism topics, such as ethics, writing headlines, and conducting interviews.

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New Product: Goodheart Willcox’s Texas College Readiness and Study Skills for Texas Proclamation 2020

Does your district need a digital program for the College Readiness and Study Skills course? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Goodheart-Willcox’s Texas College Readiness and Study Skills.

Goodheart Willcox’s Texas College Readiness and Study Skills is intended for the College Readiness and Study Skills course. The goal of the program is to help students improve reading comprehension, critical-thinking skills, time management, and soft skills. The program consists of two primary student resources, Study Skills and Soft Skills for the Workplace; and three shorter resources, Evaluating and Responding to Texts, Portfolio Development Activities, and Charting Your Career: Interest Inventory. 

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New Product Review: Goodheart-Willcox Foundations of Financial Literacy

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Learning List recently reviewed the Goodheart-Willcox Company’s Foundations of Financial Literacy, 10th Edition, which was submitted for state adoption in Texas in response to the Texas Education Agency’s Proclamation 2019 call for high school Personal Financial Literacy products aligned to the new PFL Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Foundations of Financial Literacy is available in print and eBook formats and include additional online components. Instruction focuses on developing competent consumers by introducing students to concepts in personal finance.

Foundations of Financial Literacy presents content in six units titled: (1) Financial Literacy, (2) Protecting Your Finances, (3) Managing Your Spending, (4) Purchasing and Protecting Your Assets, (5) Exploring Economics, and (6) Preparing for Your Career. Units open with a short explanation of “Why It [content] Matters” and a list of chapter titles. [Read more…]

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Review: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Resources

books-659690_1280Very few products we reviewed are specific to Texas or include direct references to the TEKS in teacher and/or student materials. However, some products contain supplemental resources, such as lesson plans and correlation documents, to help Texas teachers plan TEKS-aligned instruction. Surprisingly, some products that include Texas in their titles (e.g., Pearson’s “Texas Manufacturing Welding”) do not include references to the TEKS. This is likely due to the fact that many CTE products, while suitable for high school instruction, are designed to meet the needs of community college students and students in career and technical schools. [Read more…]

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Career and Technical Education: Medical Terminology

Learning List has reviewed each of the eight Proclamation 2017 CTE products that have been state adopted for Medical Terminology.  Please find a brief overview of each product below: Cengage Learning’s Introduction to Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition, introduces students to the terminology needed for a wide range of health care professions and the pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures encountered in …

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Career and Technical Education: Principles of Health Science

Learning List has reviewed each of the six Proclamation 2017 CTE products that have been state adopted for Principles of Health Science.  Please find a brief overview of each product below: Applied Educational Systems’ HealthCenter21 is a comprehensive, digital curriculum that provides a library of learning modules that support teacher-led and self-directed study and facilitate instruction in blended learning environments. …

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Career and Technical Education: Anatomy and Physiology

Learning List has reviewed each of the career and technical education (CTE) courses submitted in response to the Texas Education Agency’s Proclamation 2017 call for products to support instruction in Anatomy and Physiology. The Texas Education Code (TEC) specifies that Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) is a one-credit course that satisfies high school science graduation requirements and that students participating in …

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Adoption of Materials for CTE Courses

Today, the Texas State Board of Education adopted materials for CTE Courses.  Other than the materials submitted by Red & Black, the materials on this list were adopted. Learning List has reviewed materials for 80 CTE courses including: the courses within each strand that have the largest statewide enrollment; the courses for which publishers have submitted the highest number of products for state adoption; and the 17 …

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