Take a look at the slide below and begin to think about what you notice. What do you observe? What do you see? You might notice that this document hasn’t been updated since 2010, though you can probably hypothesize based on the trends how those trends will continue. You might
Laying out traditional curriculum within a storyboard provided efficiency and organization Last August, I conducted a virtual presentation to teachers at Colegio Maya in Guatamala, clarifying the Curriculum Storyboards concept and providing design feedback to the teachers. Today I had the pleasure of meeting the teachers for the first time,
Last month I had the privilege to showcase the magic of curriculum storyboards as one of the featured conference speakers at Pennsylvania ASCD.
From sardonic opinions to marketing tactics, system leaders have been deluged with a torrent of commentary and predictions about learning loss. The leadership challenge right now is to sort out the obvious reality of losses that have occurred because of the pandemic from nebulous abstractions of loss. It is tempting to slide
Given the extraordinary demands on school communities throughout the pandemic, there is real concern about where students are in their foundational skills, conceptual understanding, and ability to apply their learning in novel situations. This concern, framed as “learning loss,” includes choices to cut out or cut back on unit topics,
What to cut out? Cut back on? Consolidate? Keep? Create? Educators face a critical challenge: how to engage their learners in a curriculum that is responsive to where their students are right now — addressing learning losses and gains — in service to where they aspire to be. Over the past year,
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