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Interactive Webinar: Curriculum and Instructional Planning as We Prepare for Our Return to School
DATE: July 8, 2020
TIME: 9:30am – 11:30am *Overview and professional learning*
12:00pm – 2:00pm * Facilitated development of plan of action*
PRESENTER: Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
DESCRIPTION: How can we shape curriculum right now that will best serve our learners for the future? School communities throughout Pennsylvania have been facing the impact of COVID19. As we have moved out of the initial Triage phase where we had to react quickly to a startling crisis, we move now into a Transition Phase. Front and center are our curriculum choices and the design of learning experiences that will engage our learners. It is incumbent upon leadership to make thoughtful, strategic decisions to support student, parents, and teachers. Dr. Jacobs will offer a framework focused on the contemporary aims of schooling and how that informs the curriculum choices we make: What do we cut out? What do we cut back? What do we consolidate? What do we create? In the forefront of designing engaging learning experiences on-site, online or hybrid, agility will be key. Heidi will engage participants in lessons learned from students, parents, and our professionals to inform these choices and share comparable approaches from districts around the country.
In the afternoon session, participants are invited to reflect on their current practices, and develop actions plans for implementation in the fall.
PRESENTER BIO: Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is founder and president of Curriculum Designers, providing professional services to schools, organizations, and agencies to create modern learning environments, upgrade curriculum, and support teaching strategies to meet the needs of contemporary learners. Her models on curriculum mapping and curriculum design have been featured in numerous books and software solutions throughout the world. She has taught courses at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York City since 1981. Working with a wide range of organizations, Jacobs has consulted to the College Board, the NBC Sunday Today show, the Peace Corps, the Discovery Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education, the International Baccalaureate, and state education departments. In 2014, Jacobs was presented the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education by the Mediterranean Association for International Schools. The fundamental backbone of Jacobs’ experience comes from years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York. Heidi is the author of thirteen books including her most recent book, co-authored with Marie Alcock, Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments was published by ASCD is a recent best-seller.
Executive Director: Deanna Mayers