Curriculum Implementation Resources

I think that one of the ways to make curricular implementation successful is to spend a lot of time focusing on your own and your team’s learning. When we are talking about major change, when we are talking about focusing on learning and growth with our students in a structured and intentional way, we must turn that mirror on ourselves as well. Something that I often hear from my team and others who have implemented a curriculum is how this work challenges them to use their master’s degree, to continue learning, to see themselves as educators and scholar-practitioners. My team has gone from calling assessment “astressment” to facilitating focus groups, designing likert scale surveys, and analyzing descriptive statistics. These have been important skills for them to develop to build a successful, assessment-driven model.

curriculum resources

Immersing yourself in resources will help you to build an ongoing professional and organizational learning plan and structure for your team and will serve as an important foundation for your ongoing efforts with the curricular approach. I’ve created a list of resources to help get you started.

Professional Development Events

Activities and Webinars

Books & Monographs

Articles and Documents

  • Roompact On Duty Blog: Curriculum Section and Curriculum Resources
    • Roompact is a sponsor of the Institute on the Curricular Approach. As a software company, they have a strong emphasis on the curricular model, and offer both educational and technology services and trainings for institutions with a Residential Curriculum.
  • Organizational Learning Theory (link to folder containing the below articles)
    • Gardner, H. K., Gino, F., & Staats, B. R. (2012). Dynamically integrating knowledge in teams: Transforming resources into performance. Academy of Management Journal, 55(4), 998-1022.
    • Garvin, D. A., Edmondson, A. C., & Gino, F. (2008). Is yours a learning organization? Harvard business review, 86(3), 109.
    • Goh, S. C. (2003). Improving organizational learning capability: lessons from two case studies. The learning organization, 10(4), 216-227.
    • Wenger, E. (2000). Communities of practice and social learning systems. Organization, 7(2), 225-246. doi:10.1177/135050840072002

People

  • Your institution’s center for excellence in teaching/learning or similar office
  • Faculty and graduate students in education at your institution
  • Colleagues who have also implemented a curriculum—create a multi-institutional community of learning!
  • Bring me to your campus to work with your team!