What the experts say about how the Balanced Curriculum process can tip the scales in favor of your students!
"The work that Dr. Squires has done in moving the curriculum development process onto the Web has removed some of the tedium involved in crafting curriculum, making it 'user friendly' and open to the kinds of ongoing changes that make the promise of continual renewal of curriculum a reality."
From the Foreword by Fenwick W. English
--R. Wendell Eaves Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"A coherent approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the age of standards-driven education…. It will be an excellent contribution."
--H. Lynn Erickson
Author, Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction
"I'm happy with the Balanced Curriculum process, my Board is happy, and my students are benefiting by it."
--Philomena T. Pezzano, District Superintendent
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey Public Schools
"The book builds a bridge of confidence that will convince readers of both the ideas and of their own ability to succeed."
--David W. Champagne, Professor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh
"A wonderful and thorough explanation of the Balanced Curriculum."
--Michelle Barnea, Educational Consultant
Milburn, New Jersey
Aligning and Balancing the Standards-Based Curriculum highlights the research, theory, method, practice, and implementation guidelines from a successful 15-year track record of schools already using the BalancedCurriculum.com Web site and its curriculum balancing process.
Benefit from the invaluable insights, experience, and expertise of author David A. Squires, as he outlines curriculum innovations that include:
- Web-based solutions to simplify curriculum development and writing
- Professional development opportunities designed to achieve school and districtwide consensus on curriculum development
- Practical methods for ensuring that the curriculum is consistently reviewed, evaluated, enhanced, aligned, and rebalanced
Full of field-tested practices, clear-sighted diagrams, sample lessons, assessments, and case studies, this comprehensive handbook shows how schools and districts all across the nation can use the Balanced Curriculum process to put their schools on the track to success.
Sample Materials & Chapters