Curriculum Development

Curriculum is the foundation for teaching and learning. Guide teachers as they create a living and authentic curriculum that elevates and aligns instruction to enhance student learning.

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Curriculum Development PD Sessions

All of our sessions can be conducted onsite or facilitated online over a series of engagements. Onsite sessions are $2500 a day per facilitator, plus travel costs. Our online sessions are offered at $250 an hour, with some sessions requiring a minimum of two hours.

Curriculum Writing
Onsite: 1 day to Multi-day | Online: 1 – 3 one-hour guided sessions

Audience: Teachers and/or curriculum writers

A key aspect of building a guaranteed and viable curriculum is to outline what students will know, understand and do within each subject, grade level, and course within a school or district. This starts at the unit level. In our workshops, we guide teachers through the process of unitizing what they teach by identifying clear learning targets and unpacking those targets into clearly articulated content and skills.

Depending on the focus of your school or district, curriculum writing might also involve developing the essential questions and understanding that frame learning in a bigger picture that allows students to make connections across subjects and content areas and makes learning meaningful. With clearly established learning targets, teachers can build assessments and design the rich learning experience that lead to student growth.

We will work with you to create an agenda and outcomes to meet your needs.

Develop Standards-Based Curriculum
Onsite: 1 day to Multi-day | Online: 1 – 3 one-hour guided sessions

Audience: Teachers and/or curriculum writers

We support teachers in the process of reading and translating academic standards into clear learning targets. This involves articulating the overarching understandings, content and skills embedded within each standard. This can include identifying power standards, which are a subset of the broader learning standards that educators determine to be the most essential for students to learn. Once learning targets have been established, we guide teachers in creating pacing guides, which establish when the standards will be taught throughout the academic year.

We will work with you to create an agenda and outcomes to meet your needs.

Develop a Concept-Based Curriculum

Onsite: 1 day to Multi-day | Online: 1 – 3 one-hour guided sessions

Audience: Teachers and/or curriculum writers

Concept-based curriculum focuses on developing students’ higher order thinking skills by asking questions and thinking critically to solve problems. Many teachers have difficulty facilitating a conceptual learning experience for students. As such, this professional development offering supports teachers to develop a systematic approach for concept-based curriculum and instruction.

Outcomes:

  • Review literature and best practice around concept-based curriculum
  • Explore how to develop your own concept-based curriculum
  • Design a concept-based curriculum unit and integrate instructional strategies that promote student agency
  • Reflect on next steps for delivery and implementation in your context

Schedule onsite or online professional development for your school.