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Priorities when Implementing a New Curriculum

Entire grade level teams and departments, as well as building faculties as a whole, must work together when implementing a new curriculum. This should be an exciting and productive time — not a time of anger or resentment. Everyone in the building must take the opportunity to rally around that subject and do everything possible to make the implementation a success. Working together to implement a new curriculum should demonstrate …Read More

Professional Learning Communities and CLI

The “professional learning community” model is a popular and powerful school reform movement. When the core principles of professional learning communities are examined, it is clear that Curriculum Leadership Institute (CLI) has been recommending the same things for years! According to Richard DeFour (recognized as a leading expert in the development and application of professional learning communities), there are three essential characteristics. One, there is focus on learning, not simply on …Read More