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Planning for Progress in Digital Learning: Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction


Michael King, Principal, Dodge City Middle School (KS)
Maribeth Luftglass, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Technology Officer, Fairfax County Public Schools (VA)
Jeremy Macdonald, ESOL Specialist/Instructional Technologist, Mills Elementary School,
Klamath Falls City Schools (OR)

Pam Moran, EdD, Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools (VA)
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education held the first in its series of webinars for Project 24. This inaugural webinar looked at one of the gears in the Project 24 framework: curriculum and instruction.

The Project 24 planning framework examines the extent to which schools and districts evidence a more flexible, consistent, and concentrated approach to academic content design and accessibility. It is important for teachers to have robust and adaptive tools to customize the instruction for groups of students or on a student-to-student basis to ensure relevance and deep understanding of complex issues and topics.

The Project 24 panel of experts, an experienced group of nationally recognized leaders with demonstrated records of success, provided insight into how they approach curriculum and instruction in planning for digital learning from the perspectives of a superintendent, chief technology officer, principal, and educator. They also discussed key areas of curriculum and instruction in this framework, including college- and career-ready deeper learning; personalized learning; work that is collaborative, relevant, and applied; ways to leverage technology; and integration of twenty-first-century skills. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, moderated the discussion.

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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. For more information about the Alliance, visit

An initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Project 24 is an urgent call to action on the need for systemic planning around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of career and college readiness for all students. It is a one-stop shop of comprehensive district-level planning tools, expert advice, creative ideas, and tangible suggestions from experienced education experts and nonprofit education membership organizations.

Categories: Digital Learning Series, Gear: Curriculum & Instruction

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