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CP 1: Choosing, Adapting, and Enhancing Curricula

From the Core Practices Beta 2017

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EL Education

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  • Core Resources about EL Education

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Guidance Documents

EL Education supports districts and schools that choose, adapt, or enhance published curricula as well as those that design their own curricula. This Core Practice addresses the use of published curricula.

When districts or schools choose published curricula, they do so in order to give all students access to challenging content and engaging lessons that prepare them for college, careers, and global citizenship. Classrooms are dynamic systems that require responsiveness and flexibility. Therefore, It is sometimes appropriate to adapt or enhance a curriculum while maintaining fidelity to standards and the integrity of the curriculum’s aims and methods. Adaptation or enhancement can be a wise choice if it increases students’ understanding of content, elevates challenge, addresses needed literacy or numeracy skills, and builds student engagement.

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education

Type

Guidance Documents

EL Education supports districts and schools that choose, adapt, or enhance published curricula as well as those that design their own curricula. This Core Practice addresses the use of published curricula.

When districts or schools choose published curricula, they do so in order to give all students access to challenging content and engaging lessons that prepare them for college, careers, and global citizenship. Classrooms are dynamic systems that require responsiveness and flexibility. Therefore, It is sometimes appropriate to adapt or enhance a curriculum while maintaining fidelity to standards and the integrity of the curriculum’s aims and methods. Adaptation or enhancement can be a wise choice if it increases students’ understanding of content, elevates challenge, addresses needed literacy or numeracy skills, and builds student engagement.

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