The Curriculum Conundrum: Best Practices for Leveraging High-Quality Curriculum Materials in Personalized Classrooms

Friday, April 3rd, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Note: this workshop is SOLD OUT

There has been a lot of discussion about high-quality curriculum materials lately. The research in support of verified, high-quality curricula is compelling, and demonstrates the importance of ensuring equitable access to materials that are adequately complex, usable, and standards-aligned for all students. So what makes a curriculum “high quality”? What are the tensions between strict fidelity to a curriculum, and “integrity” of implementation? What are the challenges to delivering a high-quality curriculum in a personalized classroom and what are the opportunities? Join us for an interactive exploration into top-rated open source curriculum units. Hear from educators who are navigating the intersection between high-quality curriculum materials and personalized learning; investigate the connection between curriculum and implementing high-leverage instructional practices; discuss critical features of curriculum flexibility; and participate in activities to adapt strong materials to better meet student needs and learning goals.

Maureen Sigler
Maureen started her career in Washington, DC as a Teach for America corps member. She taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th grade in both a traditional public school and at DC Prep, a charter school. While teaching at DC Prep Maureen also served as a Mentor teacher for new and veteran educators. After leaving the classroom, Maureen directed the Brown History / Social Studies MAT program and did national consulting around teacher coaching and professional development. Most recently, Maureen directed federal early childhood poverty programs in Providence, including a Kindergarten Prep program in the OIneyville community. Coaching, teacher development, and working for equity in education are Maureen’s passion. Maureen has a BA from Trinity College and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. Maureen lives in Cranston with her husband, son and daughter.