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Instructional content should be tailor-made for your district
Custom Collections by Newsela
Partner with Newsela, and watch your curriculum come to life in classrooms.
You know your district
better than anyone
That’s why, at Newsela, we think your knowledge and expertise should be at the core of the instructional materials and content you provide for your teachers and students.
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Instructional Vision and
You are forced to mold your curriculum around one-size-fits-all resources that do not consider your district's needs.
We start with your vision and needs to build a resource that is just right for your unique district.
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It all starts with content
At Newsela, producing game-changing, engaging content that students care about is our bread and butter, and millions of students read on the Newsela platform every month. With Custom Collections, you’re able to leverage this content to serve your curriculum.
Engaging content added daily from trusted sources
Each text published at 5 reading levels
Stories that students can relate to
We provide content from over 100 of the most prominent and trusted names in publishing:
We'll work with you to capture your vision
You and your teachers can be as involved as you like — and we do all the heavy lifting.
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Once you've gotten acquainted with Newsela content, we'll have a conversation about your priorities and vision.
What are your near-term goals for curriculum and instruction?
How do your teachers currently find content?
What instructional frameworks and strategies do you leverage?
What challenges do you face with existing resources?
What's your vision for the next 3, 5, and 10 years?
We review your goals and scope and sequence documents, and determine the type of content needed to bring your curriculum to life.
We build a proof of concept for your teachers to pilot, and refine it based on your feedback. We then build your entire Custom Collection.
We schedule training and delivery to make certain your teachers and students are set up for success with your Custom Collection.
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Districts everywhere are going custom
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Career and Technical Education
We work with public, private, and charter school districts of every size in both rural and urban areas. Across grade levels and subject areas, the Custom Collections we’ve built together are transforming instruction.
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area to learn more.
8,500 students in district
Middle School (6-8)
A medium-sized Arizona district is using Custom Collections for middle school Social Studies, and is integrating AVID reading strategies to promote literacy across the curriculum.
10,000 students in district
A large Arkansas district is using Custom Collections for ELA instruction for every student in grades 6-12.
18,000 students in district
10th Grade Science
A large district in Iowa is using Custom Collections for 10th grade Science.
13,000 students in district
In West Virginia a large district is using Custom Collections to support Career & Technical Education for grades 6-8.
60,000 students in district
An extra large urban district in California is using Custom Collections for its 9th grade Ethnic Studies curriculum.
29,000 students in district
A large district in New York is using Custom Collections to support middle school reading intervention.
12,000 students in district
A Washington state large district is using Custom Collections to teach state-specific history in 8th grade.
6,500 students in district
A Massachusetts medium-sized district is using Custom Collections to drive 8th grade Civics instruction.
Middle School (5-7)
In Pennsylvania a large district is using Custom Collections to support their Social-Emotional Learning initiatives.
Your instructional vision brought to life
Your teachers and students can access everything in one place. This means teachers can spend less time curating materials, and more time teaching. Here, get acquainted with one district’s Collection.
Every unit your teachers need is easily accessible and ready to come to life in the classroom.
Accompanying teacher resources — like your standards or recommended pathways — are only a click away.
Your teachers can easily navigate their Collection–so they can save time searching for the materials they need.
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This is just the beginning!
Digitally transform your curriculum
Through our dynamic content and your instructional expertise – these Collections are changing the way students learn. Here's what you get when you partner with us:
Sequenced content and instructional resources
for specific grade levels and content areas, such as a 5th grade Science Collection.
Direct access to a member of our team of instructional designers, who works iteratively with teachers and curriculum experts at your district to create the perfect, bespoke resource.
An annual refresh conversation to give you the opportunity to update your Collections the following school year.
Professional development support, tailored specifically to the Collection you have designed, to ensure teachers are set up for success implementing their Collection.
Coogan County Career Literacy, Grades 6-8