This comprehensive resource examines five major models of professional development and how they can be implemented and tailored to meet the multifaceted needs of any school or district.

Curricular and Instructional Initiatives: Schools, Districts, and States

Curricular and instructional initiatives: Schools, districts, and states

There is solid evidence that 21st-century skills and knowledge can be taught effectively. The core of those skills is intelligent behavior. Therefore, aspects of intelligence are included in the legitimate and reachable goals of curriculum.

—our reflective observer

What happens if you believe that a major curriculum area needs attention? What kinds of professional development should be organized?

There are no yellow brick roads to easy change in curriculum and teaching. There are a series of tasks to be followed to increase the likelihood that productive change will take place and student learning will be enriched as a consequence.

  • A promising curriculum needs to be developed or selected. It can be new or ...
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