Across the board, many administrators view high school curriculum development as one of the biggest issues in education today. Shifting educational requirements, ever-increasing workloads, and growing time constraints challenge high school teachers to engage in curriculum development without compromising existing classroom instruction, as well as their own sense of autonomy.
These challenges were compounded by COVID-19 as districts faced school closures and students moved between in-person and at-home classroom environments. Teachers used a patchwork of online learning resources, including free high school learning resources to support online instruction in social studies, English language arts and other electives. Lacking a cohesive strategy or appropriate high school teaching resources, student learning inevitably suffered.
As a result, the role of technology in education is changing to support more meaningful online learning engagement. Resources like Gale In Context: High School help shape consistent high school online learning environments through multifaceted, high-quality content and instructional support that gives administrators, librarians, teachers, and other educators the latitude and teaching support they need to address these challenges. And all these online resources are often accessible through your high school library.