Reimagining Curriculum

Gauge Yourself: On the Path to Personalizing Instruction

"Love the process and you’ll love what the process produces." -Jon Gordon Personalized Learning (PL) is a great philosophy to reach
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Gauge Yourself: On the Path to Personalizing Instruction

Inspiring Students (and Teachers) to Take Action on Inquiry

In my ASCD book Ditch The Daily Lesson Plan, I advocate for different ways of planning that go deeper than
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Inspiring Students (and Teachers) to Take Action on Inquiry

New Report on World Language Study in U.S. K-12 Schools

From the American Councils for International Education. As U.S. schools are enrolling increasing numbers of students who speak a language at
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New Report on World Language Study in U.S. K-12 Schools

Re-imagining the K-12 World Language Curriculum

For the past two years I have been re-imagining K-12 World Language curriculum. Reflecting on the last two years, here
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Re-imagining the K-12 World Language Curriculum

What Does It Mean to Reimagine Curriculum?

Curriculum is a creative act — a journey we design to inspire and excite our students.

This category features how educators are leading transformations of an individual course, subject area, or schooling with their students. The goal is to offer curricular space for students to imagine, create, and innovate; pay attention to detail, practice, hone skills; and work through challenges that require both perseverance and thinking flexibly. All three of these categories are significant and interrelated.

Ideally, personalized learning curricula:

  • Identify goals of learning based on state/ministry/national frameworks that is written in student-friendly language
  • Develop questions or challenges that encourage students to think, problem-solve, and imagine
  • Design performance or product opportunities that mirror what people in the field and communities do
  • Use existing and seek out new assessment/instructional resources to support the development of every learner.