Curricula have always defined what our learners must know and be able to do. There is always something to teach in Grade 3, Algebra I, or World Cultures. Central’s curriculum maps detail the following: what our learners need to know and do, the standards that apply, the instructional strategies and resources our teachers use, and the assessment methods established to determine if our learners have mastered the material. All of this information resides in what we call a curriculum map.
Imagine software that will enable a learner, a parent and a learning facilitator to access, 24/7, the exact point a learner is in his or her 13 year Central Experience (think GPS). This real-time access will allow all to locate the current progression point within the continuum. Viewers could review completed units and preview units that are coming in the weeks and months ahead. This access will empower a parent/guardian to track and support the learning as it occurs…not after it is completed.
Parent & Learner Access
Lindsay Unifed School District in California created a video and is working toward this very goal of access. Click here to view the video. This access creates seamless home-school communication and allows parents to truly support what is going on in school each and every day. No longer will parents ask, and our learners say, they did "nothing" in school today. Imagine a world where all are on the same page throughout the school year.
It can be so ... if we take the road less traveled.