Does your curriculum feel packed and overwhelming? Do lesson plans seem to be a burden and difficult to communicate with students? You are not alone. The pandemic has put in sharp focus to determine what is essential for students but also to streamline the way we design curriculum and communicate our lesson plans. We will focus in this course on how to make decisions on what to cut. Keep? Create? Approaches to integrating digital, media and global literacy will be highlighted in our sessions. We will conclude the course with an exciting and fresh approach to fully engaging learners with real-world authentic assessments that can be applied to any course or subject.

Join us as we streamline!
APPROACH: Interaction will be key in our sessions!
Session 1: Streamlining and Refocusing Curriculum Units to Make them Fully Engaging
  • Explore five lenses to shift and engage learners

  • Determining what to cut? Keep? Create? In the curriculum

  • Streamlining approaches to get to what matters most

  • Brainstorming creative approaches to motivate our learners in what is required

  • Laying out the curriculum more effectively across the year
Session 2: Streamlining Lesson Plans into Manageable Chunks: Getting past the tyranny of templates
  • Examine fresh approaches to tools and templates

  • Consider the role of icons and simplifies formats

  • Examine approaches for communicating correctly with learners and families

  • Review samples from around the world for your use

  • Draft your own unit and lesson plans
Session 3: Integrating Digital, Media, and Global Literacy Directly into the Curriculum and Lesson Plans
  • Examine curricular approaches to digital literacy

  • Expand the menu for lesson planning to develop media literate learners

  • Develop media assessments and projects with your leaners at any age group

  • Develop approaches for integrating global competence into the curriculum and lesson planning
Session 4: Designing Real-World Assessments to Enliven Your Curriculum and Lesson Plans
  • Examine the four conditions for authentic assessment design

  • Draft possible authentic assessments

  • Review examples of upgrades to authentic assessments

  • Integrate these assessments into your streamlined lesson plans
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is internationally recognized for her seminal work in contemporary curriculum design, vertical mapping and modernizing responsive school environments. She prizes her work directly with schools in all settings of every kind, whether public, private, secular, sectarian, on-site, or virtual. Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping world are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs has engaged in projects with a wide array of both national and international organizations and companies such as ASCD, NAESP, Learning Forward, the European Council of International Schools, the Near East School Association, the College Board, ADK International Sino-Canadian Schools in China, New Zealand’s Learning Network, the Kennedy Center, the Peace Corps World Wise Schools, Carnegie Hall, Australia ISV, the United Nations Council on Teaching about the UN, the Near East School Association, the International Baccalaureate, the NY State Higher Education Commission, the CCSSO workgroup on Global Competencies, AASA, Newsela, Amazon Studios, and the Waterford Institute. The author of thirteen books including the best-selling Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments (ASCD) with co-author, Marie Alcock. Dr. Jacobs is laser-focused on how professionals, learners, and families can make choices to best prepare students for the future and is currently in collaboration with Allison Zmuda on developing tools, approaches, and a book on how to move forward post-pandemic with fresh approaches and building on lessons learned.

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd November 2021
Each Session is for 2 Hours
New York 5:00 am | London 10:00 am | Zurich 11:00 am | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm
Melbourne 9:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 4
USD 300 Per Participant for a Group of 10 or more