Our job in the new learning infrastructure is to build student potential. By inspiring students and giving them the self-confidence to meet goals they competently set for themselves.
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58. The Board of Education’s Verdict
The biggest challenge is an efficient and effective way to write and teach the new learning infrastructure curriculum.
54. Reflecting on the Meaning of Accountability
Some people have not been prepared to manage their world. They don’t have a clue how to acquire and maintain good relationships.
53. The Curriculum Council Continues Discussion
Standards, high stakes tests, and data fall short. They can assess mastery in minimum competency and functionality, but America is more than that!
52. The Curriculum Council Discusses the Communications SAC’s Proposal
The problem is we had not previously aligned the curriculum in terms of scope and sequence.
49. The Teaching/Learning Contract Created and Justified
Maybe the most significant aspect of accountability found in the teaching/learning contract is identifying to whom teachers are accountable.
45. Gaining Support of Stakeholders
Mastery statements are performance declarations with no escape clause. Their impact cannot be assessed in a social or intellectual vacuum.
40. A Philosophical Foundation
Non-language arts teachers began to see the logic of connecting language arts and technology. Letting language be the thread that ran through all subjects in a project-based environment.
35. Subject Area Mastery: Reasoning as Well as Performing
Maybe language allows for the exploration of subtleties and innovative ideas. But math is only a tool to explain or verify. It appears creativity is being pushed to the forefront of our district’s mastery statement.
33. Subject Area Mastery Statement and Foundational Discussions
The standards movement of the last three decades, with its patchwork approach to school improvement, made it difficult to succinctly identify a purpose for American public schools.