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Curriculum Development

Lovett HallRice University is active in producing a variety of K-12 curriculum tools in the form of games, scope and sequences, lesson planning guides and interactive digital media.

Accelerate Learning


Accelerate Learning is a K-12 comprehensive online science curriculum program that provides hands-on inquiry activities, assessments, problem-based-learning, intervention tools, acceleration materials and teacher support resources. Accelerate Learning is 100 percent aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and meets the rigor and depth of both the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) and High School End-of-Course (EOC) assessments.

Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning


The mission of the Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning (CTTL) is to undertake research that makes technologies for learning more productive, accessible and engaging. CTTL research focuses on the power of games to enhance learning.



Connexions is a dynamic digital educational ecosystem and one of the most popular open education sites in the world. Its learning modules and collections (textbooks, journal articles, etc.) serve the educational needs of learners of all ages, in nearly every discipline, from math and science to history and English to psychology and sociology. Connexions delivers content for free over the Internet for schools, educators, students and parents. Materials are easily downloadable to almost any mobile device.

Rice University School Mathematics Project 


The Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) provides leadership in school districts’ collaborative development of mathematics curriculum and conducts curriculum audits of school districts’ mathematics curriculum. In addition, RUSMP evaluates the effectiveness of school-based mathematics, makes recommendations for improvement, and provides targeted professional development, school-based support, coaching and mentoring with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement. RUSMP’s Urban Programs, under the guidance of RUSMP support teachers, provide guidance to schools in the collaborative planning of curriculum and delivery for summer school programs with academic-year follow-up support. Urban Programs foster substantive change in mathematical content, practices and strategies that continues long after RUSMP's intervention.

School Literacy and Culture


The School Literacy and Culture Project works directly with districts to develop literacy curriculum.

Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM)


The Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) supports and promotes Rice’s wide ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Houston-area school districts.