Curriculum 21

Educators interested in UPGRADING curriculum and NEW VERSIONS of school. Started by Heidi Hayes Jacobs, author and editor of Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World (ASCD, 2010).

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Comment by Marion McDevitt Jacob on May 29, 2010 at 6:33pm
Interested faculty members from my school created a book club and met once a week to discuss assigned chapters from Curriculum21. Our discussions were fabulous and we are planning on implementing some of our ideas for next school year. We are going to continue to get together next year to further our quest to provide our students with the skills and knowledge they will need to be prepared for the future. We're all looking forward to the challenge. Thanks Heidi!
Comment by Jessica Gonzales on May 4, 2010 at 5:19pm
I was truly motivated as well as inspired to not only change my curriculum, but to spread the message about transforming education!
Comment by pete whitfield on April 25, 2010 at 9:54am
Thanks for this book Heidi! I read it on holiday as a parent (not involved in teaching currently). It was inspiring and I particularly liked the chapter on Mabry Middle School. As I worked through the book it struck me that however much buzz there is about changing the teaching and learning landscape, it will take too long to benefit my son (aged 9) so I must try to fill in the gaps to make sure he is C21-ready! There's a publication from FutureLab about digital tech and the home-school relationship I've started which I'm sure will give me some ideas with which to pester his school!
Comment by Denise B on April 17, 2010 at 10:29am
This ground-breaking book and forum encourages educators to reflect on how we can really prepare students to thrive in the 21st century. Ideas such as the 21st century pledge, the relevance of global perspectives in the curriculum, and the evolving role of technology in the curriculum are among many of the springboards for discussion. The chapters on "Upgrading Content" and "New School Versions" are thought-provoking, as they offer great insight on the endless possibilities for schools if and when they choose to re-think , re-vision, and re-design to better prepare learners for the 21st century. I hope to join in on the discussion here, and also encourage my colleagues to join in as well.
Comment by Nicole Naditz on March 30, 2010 at 12:32pm
I'm excited to see this group develop. "Reform" isn't enough: schools need a "re-visioning" or a "repurposing" coupled with redesign (in terms of layout, scheduling, and curriculum offerings and methods) if we are to truly prepare students to engage in society post-high school.

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