Planning with Purpose in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

District team will build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework around Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
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Key Method

The district team will leverage human capacity, identify actionable strategies and next steps, and develop a data-driven plan that would use curriculum, instruction, and assessment to support personalized learning in schools.

Method Components

The Future Ready Schools: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment micro-credential is part of the Planning with Purpose stack of the Future Ready Schools micro-credentials. It is designed to support district teams as they build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework.

What is the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Gear?

The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment gear states that future-ready districts have curricula and instruction that are standards-aligned, research-based, and enriched through authentic, real-world problem-solving. Students and teachers have robust and adaptive tools to customize learning, teaching, and assessment, ensuring that it is student-centered and emphasizes deep understanding of complex issues. Assessments are shifting to be online, embedded, and performance-based. Finally, data and associated analysis serve as building blocks for learning that is personalized, individualized, and differentiated to ensure all learners succeed.

Components of Planning with Purpose in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • Leverage human capacity in the district to support the development and, ultimately, implementation of a Future Ready Action Plan
  • Identify actionable strategies and next steps for implementation by reviewing district context, data, resources, and best practices
  • Develop a data-driven plan that would use curriculum, instruction, and assessment to support the realization of personalized learning in schools

Research & Resources

Supporting Research

  • Watson, John. “Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: A Review of State-Level Policy and Practice.” Learning Point Associates/North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) (2005).
    http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED489514.pdf
  • Fulton, Kathleen. “Learning in a Digital Age: Insights into the Issues." THE Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) 25.7 (1998): 60.
  • Larson, Lotta, Teresa Miller, and Mike Ribble. “5 Considerations for Digital Age Leaders: What Principals and District Administrators Need to Know about Tech Integration Today.” Learning & Leading with Technology 37.4 (2010): 12-15.
    http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ867962

Resources

  • Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning
    http://bit.ly/2a7MRDW

Submission Requirements

Submission Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

The items in the following section detail what must be submitted for evaluation. An educator will need to receive a “yes” evaluation for Parts 1, 2, and 3 to earn the micro-credential.

Part 1. Overview Questions

  • List the district team members who contributed to the plan for the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment gear. Why was it important to involve these people?

Part 2. Work Examples/Artifacts

Please submit the following artifacts:

  • Your Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment gear assessment. How did the data from the self-assessment inform your plan?
  • Create and upload your plan for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment gear. You can provide a brief description of the strategies as needed. (Reference the Future Ready Dashboard for strategies and ideas as you plan.)

Part 3: Reflection or Other Type of Additional Assessment

Describe how the data inform your district’s approach to becoming a Future Ready School in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. How will you build internal capacity to implement the plan for the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment gear moving forward?

The Future Ready Schools micro-credentials were developed with support from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University.

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Requirements

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