Meet the Curriculum: EL Education

On February 9th, Shannon hosted a webinar about the EL Education curriculum featuring users of the curriculum. Speakers included: Shannon Wheatley, Chief Academic Officer, Lighthouse Community Public Schools (CA) @swheatley9 Dionne Upton, Principal, Hamilton County (TN) @DUpton1234 Taylor White, Instructional Coach, Detroit (MI) @MissWhite207 Gabby Yeckering, Teacher, Daviess County (KY) Each of the speakers shared […]

Meet the Curriculum: CKLA

On February 8th, Matt hosted a webinar about the CKLA curriculum featuring users of the curriculum. Speakers included: Matt Warford, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Aldine ISD (TX) Shawn Hayes, Director of Teacher Development, Jefferson Parish Schools (LA) Jennifer Price, Principal, Aldine ISD (TX) Jennifer Brown, Principal, Aldine ISD (TX) Each of the speakers […]

Meet the Curriculum: Wit & Wisdom

On February 2nd, Jennifer hosted a webinar about the ARC Core curriculum featuring users of the curriculum. Speakers included: Jennifer Jordan, Director of Literacy, Lauderdale County (TN) Cedric Stewart, Principal, Aldine ISD (TX) Shiryl McAdams, Intervention Coach, Daviess County (KY) Valencia Smith, Teacher, Sumner County (TN) Each of the speakers shared a ‘hot take’ about […]

Meet the Curriculum, The Series – February & March

It’s curriculum adoption season, and like clockwork, we have begun to get inquiry emails. As early adopters of high-quality instructional materials, we are frequently asked for our insights about our curricula, which we are happy to share. Knowing that many district are seeking more info, we decided to hold a series of ‘Meet the Curriculum’ […]

A Conversation About AntiRacist Instruction With Alfred Tatum

Educators across the country are rightfully concerned about addressing racism in our school systems. What does this work mean for our reading instruction? Please join Nakia Hardy and Alfred Tatum for a discussion about antiracist instruction in English Language Arts, including an open conversation about this work in districts across the country. Which instructional practices […]

Where Culturally-Responsive Teaching Meets High-Quality Curriculum

How are districts adapting curricula to respond to the need for more culturally-responsive materials? Three of our colleagues have been very focused on this question in recent years, and they have common goals yet distinct journeys. For example, in Guilford County, a central group of teacher leaders led the work, while school-based teams have pioneered […]

Understanding the ELA Curriculum Landscape in 2021

Curriculum adoption season has arrived! Each year, we get loads of questions about curriculum selection and implementation. This year, we decided to answer those questions publicly.  On January 7th, three of our colleagues – who use three different high-quality curricula in their districts – will discuss today’s ELA curriculum landscape in a webinar. What are […]

12/9 Zoom Chat: A Framework for Truly Excellent Professional Learning

Brian Kingsley, Janise Lane, and Robin McClellan were spotlighted in a recent report by the Carnegie Corporation of New York on high-quality professional learning, and we think it makes an excellent conversation-starter! Our teams describe the professional learning aspect of our curriculum work as incredibly empowering and enlightening. Elements of Curriculum-Based Professional Learning explains How […]

The Shift From Reading Workshop to Research-Aligned Curriculum

With renewed attention to concerns about the Teachers College Reading Workshop Program, many districts are considering a switch to materials that better align to reading research. Given the popularity of the workshop model with some educators, we often hear common questions about this change, including: How can I persuade teachers who are fond of the […]