UserGuide - For Education Leaders

Meet Your Academic and Technology Integration Goals!

  • Unite your district/school in flipped classroom, story-driven, media-rich, evidence-based learning.
  • Leverage valuable resources aligned to your school curriculum economically.
  • Boost quality lessons with multi-media stories which engage students with ease.
  • Help your teachers and students to meet Common Core and State Standards Learning Objectives.
  • Ensure faculty and students are using reliable resources and respecting content rights.
  • Integrate more content into the crowded curriculum by supporting cross-subject teaching.
  • Enable student-learning specialization, deeper research, analysis and reflection.
  • Meet student needs for 21st-century instruction (technology and collaboration)
  • Focus your education program on critical thinking, collaboration, evidence-based reflection and writing.
  • Save teacher time with integrated assignment creation, learning tasks and grading.
  • Achieve high-quality teaching standards

email us @: Institutional Membership  or call (800) 277-1381

We would be pleased to demonstrate AwesomeStories' features and functionalities with you or your whole team. AwesomeStories has customizable implementation to meet your needs.

Videos about AwesomeStories 

A Cure for the Common Core AwesomeStories Video (2:08)
Founder Carole D. Bos Intro AwesomeStories Video (5:48)
Classrooom How To AwesomeStories Video (12:55)


Useful Links

Website Guide An overview of the website to support site familiarity and answer the key question: "What is where?" (PDF)
Dynamic Directory An up-to-the-minute directory of new and revised stories followed by a complete archive directory.
StoryCalendar Stories presented by dates related to story content, historical events, starting/ending dates
Awesome Teacher Leaders Meet the team who makes AwesomeStories the powerful resource you have come to explore (or already love).
Topic Story Search Search story topics relevant to upcoming curriculum, to enrich current lessons and differentiate challenging content.
Member Stories A place to find stories written by members of the AwesomeStories community.
Top 10 Reasons Graphic:  Top-ten reasons to teach with AwesomeStories; conversation starters for peers, administrators, parents and education-loving friends.
Top 10 Reasons Graphic:  Top-ten reasons to introduce learning with AwesomeStories to your student body, their parents and classroom teachers.


What Research Says

Research: The Impact of Primary Sources Overview of research into the impact of primary sources in teaching and learning points to important advances in the field.
Research: Informational Text in Learning Overview of research into the impact of teaching and learning focus on informational texts.
Research: Into Deeper Learning Key take-away style review of recent studies on "Deeper Learning."


Tools for Members

AwesomeSearchTM Laser-sharp search by CCSS or state standard, subject, grade, media type, story origin and key word(s).
AwesomeRadio Share charismatic narrations of key story chapters, radio plays and dramatizations of literary classics.
Visual Vocabulary Bring challenging words to life with images and contextual definitions.
Learning Tasks Story-based learning tasks deepen understanding.
Member Quickguide PDF guide on using Teacher + Classroom membership features.
Member Overview PDF infographic on what AwesomeStories membership provides and how it works


Login to Your Account Now and...

  • View your district, school and classroom progress, achievement and usage reports;
  • Use teacher professional-development models, resources and support from AwesomeStories;
  • Set-up classes;
  • Create assignments to meet your scope and sequence by subject and grade;
  • Use AwesomeStories learning tasks for all stories;
  • Use AwesomeStories learning tasks for specific stories;
  • Create custom learning tasks;
  • Collect bookmarked learning tasks and story pages for your teachers' subjects and grades;
  • Assign activities to classes and individual students;
  • Select district or school preferred grading criteria and/or rubrics;
  • Grade student work;
  • Use StoryMakerTM to make stories for inservice content, model curriculum development, or present personal accounts of intriguing experience for use with teachers, students (thereafter publishing them to the live AwesomeStories site); and
  • Use CurriculumMakerTM to make curriculum for use in differentiating instruction, supplementing text provided or rejuvenating content area. 


To set up or further discuss school-wide and district accounts please contact: Institutional Membership 

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Original Release: Feb 03, 2015

Updated Last Revision: Feb 29, 2020

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