WELCOME TO FISHTANK LEARNING

Your resource for high quality K–12 curriculum

Your resource for high quality K–12 curriculum

We believe that teachers and their students deserve access to the highest quality instructional materials. Our in-house curriculum team has spent the last decade drawing on their experience as classroom teachers to develop the Fishtank curriculum.

We offer our core curriculum in a convenient, openly-licensed format so teachers can use, adapt, and download it for free.

We continually refine and improve our content and tools to reflect the best evidence-based practices and serve the evolving needs of teachers and students.

Approach

Rigorous, College-Ready Curriculum

Grounded in best practices for teaching and learning, our curriculum is designed to prepare students for postsecondary success. All our lessons are built around rigorous objectives with target tasks, questions and anchor problems that push students to think critically and make meaning. Our central goal is to help students become excellent readers, writers, problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and community members.

Standards-Aligned Materials

Our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Every unit and lesson identifies specific standards that are the focus of instruction. Teachers can search and use our curriculum by standard.

Our curriculum that has been reviewed by EdReports has received high ratings for alignment to Common Core State Standards.

Flexible Content

We believe teachers need the flexibility to adapt lessons to meet the unique needs of their students. Sometimes scripted curricula can curtail teacher autonomy and creativity about how they deliver their lessons. We strive to produce unit plans and lessons that can be easily adapted to fit various teaching styles and classroom formats but still provide a comprehensive road map that ensures teacher and student success.

Culturally Relevant

We are committed to developing curriculum that resonates with a diversity of students’ lived experiences. Our curriculum is reflective of diverse cultures, races and ethnicities and is designed to spark students’ interest and stimulate deep thinking. We are thoughtful and deliberate in selecting high-quality texts and materials that reflect the diversity of our country.

inspiration

We are grateful to the schools and education organizations that make their curriculum freely available as Open Educational Resources.

Our math curriculum includes problems carefully curated from the incredible breadth of available OER materials, which include but are not limited to:

Origins

Fishtank Learning was originally founded as Match Fishtank. As a part of Match Education, we developed the curriculum to be used in Match Charter Public School classrooms, and began sharing the resources with teachers around the world via the Match Fishtank website in 2016.

Our partnership with the teachers and instructional leaders at Match Charter Public School was invaluable as we developed the Fishtank curriculum. We are grateful to the teachers who taught the curriculum and helped us refine it over the years. The opportunity to pilot new units and receive feedback directly from classrooms has shaped the curriculum in fundamental ways.