Behind the Scenes

These videos feature K12 curriculum development staff explaining what they do and why they do it. They offer examples of how K12 curriculum reflects a very unique combination of deep educational experience inside the classroom; deep experience and skill sets in educational research, cognitive science, interactive design and more; and a unique level of passion for making even the hardest concepts come alive in children's minds.

What we do here is quite remarkable and not like anything else in the education market.

Watch these videos to see for yourself!

The Kindergarten Language Arts Team

Getting Young Students Excited About Reading and Writing—See how a dynamic mix of traditional, offline books and materials blend with fun, interactive exercises to make Language Arts come alive. Team leader Dr. Kristen Kinney explains the thinking behind this engaging curriculum.

The Science Team

Making Science Concepts Come Alive—Take a look at how Dr. Dan Franck (Senior Science Content Specialist), Ralf Provant (Manager of the 6-12 Learning Environment), and David Shives (Art Director) combined their diverse backgrounds and skill sets to create a science program that effectively teaches even intimidating concepts through online simulations and dynamic interactive content.

The Remedial Reading Team

Adaptive, Remedial Reading Program Ensures No Student Gets Left Behind—Kristin Kinney, K12's Senior Content Specialist for Remedial Reading, is not just an expert. She's also deeply passionate about making sure kids can read.

The Animation Team

Using Interactive "Sizzle" to Make Concepts Stick—K12 lessons incorporate animation to help illustrate concepts. Art Director David Shives and Senior Director of Product Planning and Design Tom DiGiovanni explain how—and why—these decisions are made, and how animation is implemented strategically where it is most impactful to the learning objective.

The History Team

Bringing the Story of History Alive—Amelia Jackson Zaremba, Senior Instructional Designer, and David Pelizzari, Vice President of Content and Curriculum, discuss how K12 presents the compelling stories behind the world's historical events, both in online and in beautiful, printed textbooks