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(Re)Structuring Teacher Learning: 21 st Century Collaboration

As we enter the 21 st century, we must create a deeper awareness and respect for teacher collaboration.  In order to do so, we will examine both the structures that inhibit it and new opportunities that may be possible for differentiated staff development. We need a New Essential Curriculum.  What do we cut? What do we keep? What do we create?  The transformative power of technology and the use of curriculum maps as tools that allow us to look through different lenses will be discussed as key elements to giving teachers more options and opportunities for learning.

About Dr. Jacobs -

Heidi Hayes Jacobs is president of Curriculum Designers Inc., and has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally.

She works with schools and districts, K-12, on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum reform, instructional strategies to encourage critical thinking, and strategic planning. Dr. Jacobs has served as an adjunct associate professor on the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, since 1981 and continues to teach there every summer.

Her consultations are wide ranging having worked organizations like: the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, Children’s Television Workshop, CBS National Sunrise Semester, ASCD, The Discovery Channel, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education Department at Lincoln Center, the Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, the Disney Company, International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments.

Her books, Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation and Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12 have been best sellers. (Click on the Book Images for more information).

The fundamental backbone of her experience comes from her years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York. She is married with two children and lives in Westchester County, New York.


(Re)Searching our Schools

- Morning Keynote Speaker - Morning Sessions - Lunch/Clearinghouse - Afternoon Sessions - Afternoon Keynote Speaker -Registration -

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Morning Keynote Address by

Heidi Hayes Jacobs


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