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Inspire Curiosity

How Do We Inspire Curiosity?

At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we’re committed to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Our dedication to lifelong learning drives us to share information, promote education, and celebrate exploration, whether in the form of an eBook, an app, or a Webinar.

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Inspire Curiosity

We founded the HMH Curiosity Community on the idea that quality content supported by good communication and intelligent discussion can enrich our understanding of our selves and our world. Membership is free and you can choose to participate as often as you like. It all depends on what interests you.

Join the Community

Become a Curiosity Seeker and experience our commitment for yourself. Simply click the Join Us button, fill out a brief form, and we’ll deliver free resources via email to inspire creativity and discovery in your life. Aren’t you curious?

 

Upcoming Events

Juli Dixon

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Preparing for Performance Tasks

Juli Dixon

May 20, 2015, 3:00 PM ET

This engaging session is appropriate for K–12 teachers, coaches, and administrators interested in unlocking mathematics performance tasks for students.

Tyrone Howard

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Why Race & Culture Matters In Schools

Tyrone Howard

June 17, 2015, 3:30 PM ET

In this session, Tyrone Howard, author of the bestselling book, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools, will discuss strategies, approaches and programs that school personnel can use to effectively teach all learners across increasingly diverse school populations.

Frank de la Teja

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The American Revolution from a Wars of Empire Perspective

Frank de la Teja

August 19, 2015, 3:30 PM ET

Explore how the conflict that created the United States also changed the European balance of power in North America, bringing an end to traditional rivalries among Britain, France, and Spain and setting the stage for new western hemisphere rivalries.

Susan Magsamen

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Hungry Minds: How Curiosity Drives Young Learners

Susan Magsamen

September 19. 2015, 3:30 PM ET

Curiosity: the insatiable urge to know or learn about something new. It comes naturally, but it's also an essential cognitive skill, one that can benefit from instruction and encouragement. This session will explore the role curiosity plays in learning. What drives us to explore the unknown…to seek answers to questions? What are the rewards and benefits of these endeavors? And how do we—as parents, educators, policy makers, and child advocates—encourage curiosity and exploration in young children?

MaryEllen Vogt

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Ignite Your Students' Curiosity about Words, Words, and More Words!

MaryEllen Vogt

October 21, 2015, 3:30 PM ET

In this webinar, you will discover activities with effective and meaningful academic vocabulary instruction that are also fun, interesting, and appropriate for varied language proficiencies.

Michael Heithaus

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Using video technology to explore the underwater lives of animals

Michael Heithaus

November 18, 2015, 3:30 PM ET

Mike Heithaus is a marine ecologist and Professor in the Florida International University Biology Department. He has served as Director of the Marine Sciences Program and was the founding Executive Director of the School of Environment and Society, which brings together the natural and social sciences and humanities to develop solutions to today's environmental challenges.

Matt Larson

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Increase Math Talk to Increase Engagement and Achievement!

Matt Larson

December 16, 2015, 3:30 PM ET

In this webinar, NCTM President-Elect Matt Larson will look at the research supporting the importance of meaningful mathematical discourse and offer specific strategies to facilitate student engagement.

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