Tyler rationale of 1949    Tom Guskey Quote


Continuous Curriculum Review

ISG has shifted to a continuous curriculum review process as described below.  The model involves planning at system and at school level.  The School Improvement Team caretakes implementation of curriculum via the GANTT chart.  The GANTT serves as a planning and monitoring tool for our curriculum implementation cycles.  

The Common Core State Standards and National Curriculum have shifted the standards movement from individual state standards to national standards.  In each of our disciplines, we have adopted national standards, and this shifts our curriculum review from a cyclical review to a continuous review.  Curriculum encompasses several key components outlined in the model below, and this model inspires innovation in our learning programs.


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Review Cycle


Our adopted standards are only the starting point of our classroom instruction. Once we adopt standards, we spend significant time in implementation. This is a collaborative process of learning, trial and reflection. Useful resources for curriculum implementation include:

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Backwards Design Framework

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Articulating the Curriculum

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Priority Standards Exercise


Ten Curriculum Components
figure from Schooling by Design, Wiggins & McTighe, 2008


At ISG, we have the unique privilege of offering American, British and IB programs.  We appreciate that there are distinct differences in program and approach, but in all of our programs, we focus on student learning, and we believe that good teaching and learning transcends nations.  We are proud of our unique differences and our profound similarities.


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