Monday, July 05, 2010

Live and Interactive with Heidi Hayes Jacobs on Curriculum 21

Join me for a live and interactive interview with Heidi Hayes Jacobs, editor of Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World, about the book, the contributors, and the ideas!

Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page

DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction. Dr. Jacobs is the founder of Curriculum Designers, Inc., a company committed to helping educational systems implement integrated and more effective curriculum. She has served as an education consultant to schools nationally and internationally. She works with schools K-12 on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum reform, instructional strategies to encourage critical thinking, and strategic planning.

She is the author of Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation and Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12, Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping, all published by ASCD. Active Literacy Across the Curriculum: Strategies for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening is published by Eye on Education. Numerous articles have appeared in professional journals. She has served as an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, from 1981 to the present. She has two new books released by ASCD: The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates and Tools for Effective Professional Development, co-authored with Ann Johnson; and, Curriculum 21: New Essential Curriculum for 21st Century Learners.

She has worked with the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, PBS Teacherline, the Discovery Channel, CBS National Sunrise Semester, ASCD, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, the Disney Company, Prentice-Hall Publishing, the Near East School Association, East Asian Council of Overseas Schools, The Tri-Association of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, the International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments.

She has been interviewed and featured in the New York Times, Educational Leadership, Child Magazine, Sunburst Communications video on Successful Middle Schools, Microsoft Education, NASSP's High School, and National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" Broadcast.

Her doctoral work was completed at Columbia University's Teachers College in 1981 where she studied under a national Graduate Leadership Fellowship from the United States Office of Education. Her master's degree is from UMASS at Amherst and her undergraduate studies were at the University of Utah in her hometown of Salt Lake City. The fundamental backbone of her experience comes from her years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York. She is married with two children and lives in Westchester County, New York.

Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World

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