What drives an effective curriculum development and design process?

In the many years in which I have led various initiatives related to curriculum development and program design, I have come to realize that certain drivers must be in place to ensure success. Below, I share my top three strategies to ensure a successful curriculum design. Driver One: Understand Curriculum Elements Be mindful that curriculum […]

Teacher Training in Colombia: English Literacy for Early Grades and Math Problem Solving

Curriculum Services Canada is not only an educational authority in Canada, but internationally as well. Recently, we collaborated with Colegio Colombo Britanica in Cali, Colombia for strategic planning and improvement of their English literacy and math problem-solving teaching strategies. Our English learning initiative focused on pre-kindergarten to primary-aged students with the goal of achieving academic […]

CSC & Wikwemikong: Rethinking Adolescent Literacy

Earlier this month, I attended the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education in support of Curriculum Service Canada’s (CSC’s) presentation. CSC’s consultant Brian Weishar, together with Mick Staruck from the Wikwemikong Board of Education, presented a reflection on their recent co-teaching project, entitled “Rethinking Adolescent Literacy: An Innovative Instructional Coaching Model.” Brian and Mick’s unique […]

GSL: Gumbaynggirr as a Second Language

As a writer, I have always been fascinated by the ways in which language impacts our lives: the way our ability to think in the abstract is limited by our vocabulary, or the way varying grammatical structures across languages result in different communication styles and cultural norms. My “word nerdiness” has only grown since joining […]

Success Story: Wikwemikong Board of Education

Curriculum Services Canada recently completed a teacher leadership program with a coach-in-residence approach with the Wikwemikong Board of Education. To learn about our experience working with them in support of their teaching staff and students, click here. “Teacher leadership development in adolescent literacy is critical to influencing quality instruction for students of the 21st century. Student […]

Foundational Training at The Technology University of Uruguay

Last week, Curriculum Services Canada (CSC) visited The Technology University of Uruguay (UTEC), a young university focused on technology and innovation, to host a three-day training program. The university faces challenges in finding teachers willing to live in rural communities within the provinces and finding that those teachers who are willing may not have enough […]

Reframing #Canada150 in the Context of Truth and Reconciliation

I had the privilege of hearing Charlene Bearhead speak at an international education conference in Ottawa earlier this year. She blew me away, and frankly the whole audience, too. She challenged and enlightened me and I’ve harkened back to her message many times. As we’ve been thinking and learning about Canada 150, we asked Charlene […]

Anita’s Must-Read of the Month – May

It’s that time again! Read on to discover our Evaluations Director, Anita Sherwin-Hamer’s recommended resource for the month of May. What’s Working in High Schools? Book One (Connections Publishing, 2007) Edited by Anne Davies, Ph.D. and Kathy Busick, Ph.D. This resource focuses on a key element of educational reform, the classroom assessment practices of high […]

Racial Identity in the Classroom

By choosing Dr. Chris Emdin as the opening keynote speaker for SXSWedu, conference organizers sent a powerful message. “We’re here to create lasting change,” they said. “We want to tear down the education systems that are no longer working and build something more inclusive. And to do that, we’re willing to make people uncomfortable.” Chris […]