What is one of your favorite things about being a teacher?
The sparkle in the eye of the student when they grasp a concept!
How has Curriculum Crafter influenced your planning process?
Alignment of content expectations for my grade level, releasing me to my passion of teaching. CC is the bases for which I have been able to develop my own approach and style of teaching, using suggestions and links provided, matching the state content expectations.
What suggestions would you give to new users of Curriculum Crafter?
In the elementary, I would encourage teachers to look at misunderstanding and concepts students have in science for a clear understanding of material.
Any Additional Comments?
CC has been an instrument for me to stay updated with state bench marks and content expectations during our seven year review process. Staying current with state changes and requirements has been helpful.
As a former superintendent at public school in academy in Michigan, I learned quickly that the gold standard for a curriculum and curriculum support was Curriculum Crafter. Their ability for teachers to have customized alignment to grade level content expectations and state content expectations through an online platform is unprecedented. The ability to share your curriculum and expectations with all stakeholders invested in quality educational outcomes critical. With the enhanced new designed website, Curriculum Crafter has now raised their own standard compared to others attempting the same format. In my role as a Quality Schools Facilitator across the state, and even in national dialogue, I am proud to endorse and recommend Curriculum Crafter to all educational stakeholders I know.
James Henderson, Michigan Association of Public School Academies