Adopt. Adapt. Adept.

Situating your practice within new curriculum modules.

I had a great conversation recently with Professional Developers from different parts of New York State as we discussed the implementation of Curriculum Modules in their respective districts.

Some were saying that they adopted the modules as they were published, including all associated resources and materials. Some said they adapted the ideas and framework of the modules, but changed some of the resources, materials and strategies based on their population of students and available books. I shared that I thought it would be important for teachers, as they adopted and adapted, to become “module specialists.” I thought it would be a good idea for them to know the structure of the module so well that the adaptations were multifaceted and assessment focused. (Not state test focused, necessarily, but evaluation of learning focused.)

Adept mode centers on strategies & resources for:

  • Engagement
  • Student Centered Work
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
  • College and Career Capacities
  • Modern Learning Practices

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