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Curriculum Director/Specialist

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Orange County Schools

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"All learners benefit from and should receive instruction that reflects clarity about purposes and priorities of content" (Tomlinson & McTighe, 2006, p. 6).




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    Four Phases of Curriculu...
    Heidi Hayes Jacobs speaks about the four phases which compose Curriculum Mapping.
    Mapping into the Future
    Heidi Hayes Jacobs discusses how we map into our students' unknown future.
    I Believe in the Whole...
    Watch ASCD's public service annoucement on the Whole Child and learn more about the movement at www.wholechildeducation.o rg....
    Cell Phones in School
    Reasons why educators should be open to utilizing cell phones in the classroom.
    Meet John Merrow at...
    John Merrow, president of Learning Matters, Inc., and contributor to PBS' NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, talks about the state of education. Meet him at ASCD's Annua...
    Jay McTighe on His 'Crit...
    Understanding by Design co-author Jay McTighe discusses a transformative moment in his career. Discover yours at ASCD's Annual Conference & Ex...
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    The Alamo
    I will not be able to attend the ASCD Conference in San Antonio.  In January, I visited San Antonio and took this picture with my bro...
    International Civil Rig...
    February 1, 2010, marked the grand opening of the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina.  On February 1, 1960, f...
    Michael Fullan
    While attending the 2009 NSDC Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Michael Fullan.  I love his book titled, The Six Secrets of Change: What the Be...
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2 months ago
  In 2014, the Common Core State Standards are being attacked by politicians, parents, business leaders, civic organizations, and religious groups. If you are running for office, take a jab at the Common Core State Standards. It will get a good laugh from the audience and may win a few extra votes....
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Text Blog
3 years ago
Here are seven key strategies that my co-author Debbie Zacarian and I believe should be used by classroom and subject area teachers to differentiate content area information for beginning level English learners (ELs).   1. Provide information that the beginning EL can understand. Language is not “...
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