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EPISODE 7: WHY CURRICULUM MATTERS!

We are thrilled to have Janise Lane, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, share how Baltimore City Schools used research and strategy to drive the high-quality curriculum implementation of Wit and Wisdom for K-8 schools district-wide. City schools drove structures for leaders and teachers by anchoring curriculum focused professional development, led by Wit and Wisdom experts, and taking the approach of learning together. Janise shares replicable strategies, structures, and insider tips... If you are in year one implementation of Wit and Wisdom, this podcast is a must-listen!

Resources referenced:

Strong Materials in the Hands of Great Teachers
https://learningforward.org/journal/december-2018-volume-39-no-6/strong-materials-in-the-hands-of-great-teachers/

Nell Duke - http://www.soe.umich.edu/people/profile/duke_nell/

The Opportunity Myth - https://opportunitymyth.tntp.org/

The Baseball Study
https://www.literacyhow.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Effect-of-Prior-Knowledge-on-Good-and-Poor-Readers-Memory-of-Text.pdf

Why A Structured Phonics Program is Effective
https://achievethecore.org/aligned/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Why-a-Structured-Phonics-Program-is-Effective.pdf

Ed Reports - https://www.edreports.org/