Using a curriculum framework can help to minimize the burden of daily preparation and allows more time for teachers to focus on students, and how well they are learning. But picking up a curriculum framework, or a guide or a set of lessons that someone else has written and using them to guide instruction, also takes work. What follows are suggestions on how to dig into these curricular materials and adapt them for use with your own students. The plan for professional development described below can be taken on by an individual teacher, or because we as teachers have a great deal to learn from each other, the discussions can easily happen in small groups.
Read the Title Page and Acknowledgements.