Having a curriculum documented is good. Having a robust platform and sustainable process in place to continually improve your curriculum is best.
Data driven continuous curricular improvement enables schools to grow with their students, and evolve with the changes in education. With Atlas as the platform:
Whether you are creating curriculum centrally as a team to share with all teachers, or you’re a teacher trying to get organized, Atlas is individually configured to support your work:
Curriculum templates are designed to match your approach, and adapt as your process evolves.
Customize your Atlas dashboard to reflect relevant and dynamic reports, and track changes in the curriculum.
Develop and include your local standards, unpack existing sets such as Common Core, and identify your power standards.
Atlas comes with training and support for your implementation, customized to your process.
Data analysis and at-a-glance reports. Simple and robust tools for quick access to the information teachers and administrators need.
Target standards and learning outcomes. Ensure alignment to all targeted standards, and clearly see progress and which have been assessed.
Identify gaps and redundancies in the curriculum. Run quick comparative analysis reports across all your units to highlight where topics are being missed or addressed too often.
In an effective curriculum process, the greatest value often comes from the conversations. Managing curriculum in Atlas encourages discussion when and where reflection needs to happen:
Identify opportunities for integration across disciplines with full transparency to what's being taught in any class.
Look across grade levels to make sure students are reaching learning targets for successful transitions.
See how classes have been previously taught by teachers from down the hall or across the world.
Create or join Professional Learning Communities, or share through an Atlas public site.
If you are writing curriculum collaboratively, as a district for example, that consensus or mandated curriculum can be made accessible to teachers.
Teachers then can reflect their instructional materials and strategies along side the read-only adopted curriculum.
As changes in the adopted curriculum are made, updated curriculum can be re-published to teachers without impacting individual or diary plans.
From the Blog: The Adopted Curriculum: A New Chapter In Consensus Mapping
Our team of dedicated standards experts track educational trends and policy and maintain over a 1000 sets of national, state and local standards. These frameworks are accessible in Atlas for direct alignment while developing curriculum units.
From the blog:
Behind Atlas and our users is dedicated team of technical and education experts. We are accessible by phone, email, skype…and if you’re in the area by drop in! We are your partners:
“Reporting tools in Rubicon help teacher refine units and make instructional decisions. This gets to the real purpose of mapping.”
ATLAS generated so much interest and initiative amongst our staff. Everyone at the school is enthused by ATLAS. Much of it is due, we are sure, to the professional and knowledgeable way you delivered the training sessions.
Just wanted to drop you a note that we had a productive and enjoyable time at Atlas/Rubicon the other day. Please pass our appreciation on to the others.
Excellent stuff. By the way, the Atlas training was a great success. I had SEVERAL English Department members come up to me and wax eloquent about the positive qualities of the program. Very, very impressive. I had hoped it would be well received, but this has gone beyond my expectations. Very cool. Congrats.
Thank you both once again. Your product is amazing but you match that with the best education service support of any company I know and as an administrator who deals with many companies I cannot tell you how refreshing this is.
A BIG thank you on behalf of our staff here at Shekou International School. Your presentations were fantastic! For the past three days now staff have been coming up to me telling me how wonderful their session was and what a great tool Atlas is… Your knowledge and enthusiasm has left us all inspired here.
“Spent the day working on @RubiconAtlas mapping. We should have done this a long time ago!”
Je n’ai pas eu l’occasion de te le dire, nous avons beaucoup travaillé sur les bulletins numériques, mais les nouveaux outils d’étude statistique du curriculum sont fantastiques.
“Clarity Precedes competence. Hence, a written, living curriculum is necessary.”
Kicking off a #newschoolyear … entering standards into #RubiconAtlas. Excited to share this tool with #teachers!
“Seeing the potential for meaning collaboration! Planning smarter.”
"Thank you for your efforts to continually improve and enhance a wonderful product."
“Warms my heart to hear an instructional coach reference our @RubiconatAtlas work and see our 1st grade teachers smile.”
“Great tools, ideas, and resources for implementing curriculum mapping and creating teacher buy-in!”
"Thank you for a great week of Curriculum Mapping and Leadership strategies to share with my team. @RubiconAtlas was awesome!"
" Did intro to #rubiconatlas yesterday. Teachers response was: 'Wow, easy & organized! Why haven’t we done this earlier?' "
Thanks, again, for taking the road less traveled to Duri and increasing our knowledge base. The staff are truly excited about working with the program. It was a pleasure.
“I’m a believer now. Curriculum Mapping Translates into Better Teaching.”