These big ideas are a cornerstone to advancing school processes around good curriculum design, and ultimately improving the learning experience for students.
Atlas provides a system for focused conversation. Communication within Atlas encourages sharing and dialogue about specific pieces of curriculum allowing everyone to be in the discussion without leaving their desks.
From discussion of critical thinking skills to what’s going on in another building, transparency builds trust and confidence that students will have a smooth journey through their educational experience.
Educators are collectively accountable as they engage in curriculum revision and renewal. Atlas puts data front and center to inform decisions allowing everyone to join in the conversation.
Atlas brings the curriculum journey of students into sharp focus, allowing integration across grades, between disciplines and with key academic standards. Gaps and redundancies disappear and student engagement is dramatically enhanced.
It has often been said that context is worth 80 IQ points. With relevant information just one click away, educators have the big picture right at hand making it possible to join and bring focus to the conversations.
Atlas is a knowledge transfer system. With relevant and comprehensive curriculum information at their fingertips, teachers can move from capturing the taught curriculum to engaging with the broader educational community.
Bring everything together. Course goals, units of instruction, learning outcomes/standards, assessments, lessons, teaching resources and more all thoughtfully aligned and in one place.
Build effective units of instruction. Atlas aids the creation of aligned, ready-to-teach units and helps organize the resources needed to instruct them.
Gain immediate insight. Get real-time information while you’re designing, helping you make the tough decisions.
Make mandated learning expectations work for you. Atlas simplifies unpacking, deconstructing, prioritizing and sequencing of standards or outcomes.
Be in control. With full web-administration you can be in complete control of your process and every contributor’s role in it.
Custom system configuration. Whether you are creating curriculum centrally as a team to share with all teachers, or you’re a teacher just trying to get better organized, Atlas can be configured to support your work.
Curriculum Templates to match your design approach. The way you design curriculum and the unit templates you need to do so will always be reflected in your system, even when they evolve.
Architected to support your processes. Types of curriculum, review cycles and adoption processes can also all be built in to support your most important processes.
Manage learning targets. Atlas supports alignment with virtually any set of standards or outcomes, all managed by our team and placed neatly and intentionally in your system.
Map character development. Give prominence to frequently hidden curriculum components critical to your student’s growth such as beliefs, values, and social-emotional learning skills.
Multiple languages supported. Configure your view of the system in any of 14 different languages.
Immediate access to information. Easy-to-use reporting delivers quick access to the information you need, at the moment when you need it.
Comparative analysis of any curriculum. Scope and Sequences, curriculum comparisons, and side-by-side analyses are an automatic byproduct of designing curriculum in Atlas.
Target learning outcomes in real-time. Ensure full alignment to student learning outcomes via progress reporting and direct links to what’s missing or redundant.
Design your own portal to relevant activity. Personalize your dashboard to provide the insights you need, and watch improvements happen dynamically.
Collaborate with colleagues. Share reports, units, pacing guides, and much more to encourage collaboration and enhancement.
Connect with educators around the world. Access exemplar units, professional networks, & unique PD offerings among a worldwide community of passionate educators.
Communicate with context. Promote discussion around how to improve what kids learn with public comment feeds, private notes, and full email integration.
Know when changes occur. Be alerted when changes that affect your students occur, based on your notification preferences.
Bring together the broader community. Choose what to show via a public view and involve your broader educational community in curriculum design.
“Great tools, ideas, and resources for implementing curriculum mapping and creating teacher buy-in!”
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.
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.
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.
"Thank you for your efforts to continually improve and enhance a wonderful product."
“I’m a believer now. Curriculum Mapping Translates into Better Teaching.”
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.
Kicking off a #newschoolyear … entering standards into #RubiconAtlas. Excited to share this tool with #teachers!
“Clarity Precedes competence. Hence, a written, living curriculum is necessary.”
“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.
"Thank you for a great week of Curriculum Mapping and Leadership strategies to share with my team. @RubiconAtlas was awesome!"
“Spent the day working on @RubiconAtlas mapping. We should have done this a long time ago!”
“Warms my heart to hear an instructional coach reference our @RubiconatAtlas work and see our 1st grade teachers smile.”
" Did intro to #rubiconatlas yesterday. Teachers response was: 'Wow, easy & organized! Why haven’t we done this earlier?' "
“Seeing the potential for meaning collaboration! Planning smarter.”