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ERIC Number: EJ1181072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Connect the Heart and Hands of Literacy
Novak, Sandi; Houck, Bonnie
Learning Professional, v39 n2 p46-50 Apr 2018
Curriculum is the "heart" of any educational Organization. Realizing its importance, many school districts engage in a curriculum renewal cycle. Doing this well can be a crucial factor in students' academic success During a typical cycle, the district identifies an area of study, at which point district and school personnel dive deep into reviewing curriculum, studying research-based practices, and analyzing student data related to the subject. In districts that value reflective practice and continuous improvement as "the hands" that guide and implement learning, educators also study current instructional practices and overall culture of learning in classrooms. Effective schools will assess all areas of strength and need before purchasing resources or providing professional development. This article describes how New Prague School District in Minnesota is finding success by linking a systematic professional learning process to the curriculum renewal cycle. As teachers implement the curriculum, they are reaping the benefits of a well-designed, carefully implemented plan for professional development and resource allocation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota