Curriculum Support

We work with clients to develop standards-based, hands-on curriculum for both heterogeneous groups of students as well as for newcomers.  We design engaging curriculum that embodies the core aspects of instruction that our workshops focus on: collaboration, scaffolding, integration of language and content teaching, and an emphasis on higher-order thinking, regardless of students’ proficiency levels or academic background.  To ensure that our curriculum has the maximum intended effect, we customize professional development for teachers to familiarize them with the curriculum, to explain the planning moves in designing the activities within it, and to strategize the most effective means for implementation with students.  As with coaching, our goal is to build knowledge and confidence at the school level by providing models from which teachers can begin to improve their own curriculum development practices for their EL populations.