Concept Proposal, 2013

Regional Curriculum/Instruction Series

Goal:? Make regional decisions about a curriculum model and an instructional framework ? what can we agree too and what areas can/should be flexible at the district level?? The BIG Picture.
Use agreed to model & framework as the foundation of the work for the Math Academy.

Primary Audience:? 6-8 member Decision Making Teams:? Superintendents; Assistant Supers; Curriculum Coordinators; Curriculum Teacher Leaders/Committee Chairs

Meeting Details:? June 24 and 25, 2013 at UMF.? All three NDH rooms and CR 123 reserved

Budget:? $40,000 for all WMCL regional work for the year (including systems change partner, presenters, food, materials, etc)

A diverse group of local, State and MCCL members met to discuss next steps for the WMCL effort.? The shared thinking suggests that the focus should be on looking at various curriculum models as well as instructional frameworks, regionally identifying the ones that all or most WMEC districts can buy into as well as articulating areas that could be open to local flexibility.

NOTE:? We need to also think about what else would be appropriate for regional work during the school year.

Math in A Customized Learning World

Goal:? To learn about the WMEC curriculum model and instructional framework to inform classroom practice.
Explore what math could look like in a customized learning environment, make personal meaning of the concepts and develop samples for classrooms

Primary Audience: K-16 Practitioners that provide math instruction

Meeting Details: August 5,6 and 7, 2013 at UMF.? All three NDH rooms reserved

Budget: $30,000 for entire Academy (including presenters, food, materials, etc)

The same diverse group discussed what focused work around a specific content area could look like.? It was determined that there needed to be a balance between Big Picture components for Curriculum and Instruction as well as opportunities to learn specifically what Math would look like in a customized learning classroom.? It was also important to the group that this event focus minimally on K-12 but also be open to K-16.

NOTE: What follow up and additional support would be necessary to maximize the impact on teaching and learning.

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