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Selecting Materials in the Age of Curriculum Renaissance

Event Details

January 7, 2019

Selecting Materials in the Age of Curriculum Renaissance 

Brian Kingsley, Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (@edukings)
Karen Vaites, K–12 Curriculum Maven (@karenvaites)

Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, Alliance for Excellent Education (@thomascmurray)

On Jnuary 7, 2019 Future Ready Schools® (FRS) held a webinar as part of its Leadership Hub, a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders.

Brian Kingsley and Karen Vaites have had front row seats to the “curriculum renaissance” recently described in EdWeek. Brian led the adoption and implementation of multiple new curricula in math and English language arts in Wake County Public School Systems, the fifteenth-largest district in the United States, while serving as their Assistant Superintendent for Academics. His work was profiled in EdWeek. Karen introduced the new generation of high-quality open education resources curricula to districts as a founding leader of Open Up Resources.

In this webinar, the panelists explained how the curriculum landscape has dramatically changed in recent years, and the important implications for school and district leaders.

The panelists covered topics including: how to find third-party reviews of curriculum, write curriculum request for proposals, and the evaluation processes that should evolve to fit the changing landscape.

They also discussed how curriculum selection intersects with other types of district initiatives, including deeper learning, collaborative learning, project-based learning, 1:1, education technology, and social-emotional learning initiatives.


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