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How Learner Groupings and Personnel Configurations Lead to Effective Learning

January 19, 2022

In this two-part series of webinars, Mapping the Curriculum for a Responsive Learning Environment, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs & Dr. Marie Hubley Alcock share strategies for mapping the curriculum for a responsive learning environment. We discuss designing flexible schedules and engaging learning spaces, as well as how teaching decisions about grouping of learners and professional configurations lead to effective learning.

Educators throughout the world have learned lessons from the pandemic and now find schools throughout the world have shifted to a new normal, where older approaches have been reset. Our sessions in this series will provide approaches and strategies to build and expand possibilities to engage your K-12 learners to move forward.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:
  • How to use curriculum maps to support different kinds of instructional grouping

  • Effectively grouping students to increase instructional possibilities

  • Effectively grouping professional teams to support contemporary instructional possibilities

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Speaker Details

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is the founder and president of Curriculum Designers. Dr. Jacobs provides professional services to schools, organizations, and agencies to create modern learning environments, upgrade curriculum, and support teaching strategies to meet the needs of contemporary learners for over 30 years. Her models on curriculum mapping and curriculum design have been featured in 13+ books and software solutions throughout the world.
Dr. Marie Alcock
Dr. Marie Alcock
Dr. Marie Alcock is the founder and president of Learning Systems Associates (LSA). Dr. Alcock has spent the last 25 years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and public advocate. She has written 10+ books on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment design. Her focus has been working with schools to improve student motivation, student achievement, multi-purpose mapping, instructional practices, utilization of digital tools in schools, and building summative and formative assessments.
Kynan Gallagher
Kynan Gallagher
Kynan Gallagher is Product Manager at Chalk, where he works with teachers and education leaders to create solutions focused on planning, organizing and analyzing curriculum. He has several years experience supporting hundreds of schools across the world in getting their curriculum mapping projects underway.

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