There is an entertaining Dodge commercial on T.V. right now called - How to Change Cars Forever. I’m not sure the commercial does a great job of selling the Dodge Dart, but it does a fabulous job of illustrating an iterative process with concepts related to our conversation on curriculum upgrades.
Upgrading a unit of instruction isn’t just another task to complete. It isn’t just another box to check off the to-do list. Upgrading instruction is really about rethinking instruction to make meaningful changes for students. It is an iterative process that needs to be ongoing because of the changing world we live in. It means asking tough questions of ourselves and of our colleagues. It isn’t easy work but definitely worthwhile to improve the learning experiences we provide for our students. If we are successful, we just might change instruction forever.
Alyssa Gallagher, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction