Curriculum conference addresses new Core Standards

The Curriculum Improvement Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing research and effective models for teaching and learning, held its second Curriculum Improvement Conference June 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency in Philadelphia.

This year’s keynote speakers included Grant Wiggins, author of A Mission-and-Best-Practice Driven Curriculum: Why and How?, and Peg Portscheller, author of From Surviving to Thriving – Education in the 21st Century. Rolf Blank from the Council of Chief State School Officers provided up-to-date information on the new Common Core Standards.

Over 50 workshop sessions and presentations were conducted on a variety of timely topics. Some examples of session content: Curriculum Mapping for 21st Century Initiatives, Leadership Planning for Administrators, Instructional Practices, Assessment and Grading Strategies, and Curriculum Improvement Tactics.

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