Is your school struggling with the best way to offer high level advanced courses that:
Beyond: Preparing Your School for the Journey to Independent Advanced Curriculum provides schools with a toolbox for developing and promoting indigenous advanced learning experiences built around their own missions and values and designed for their own student bodies. Drawing on learnings from schools already committed to “independent advanced curriculum,” the course will address the academic and pedagogical aspects of creating and sustaining advanced coursework and assessments in all disciplines as well as effective strategies for communicating about such coursework to key external audiences, including college admission offices and prospective community members
During this program, participants will spend approximately four hours on coursework for each unit and can set their own pace each week. Coursework and assignments for each unit open on Monday morning, and should be completed by the following Sunday evening. Participants will connect and collaborate with each other through several forms of interactive media, including short videos, and discussion boards. Classes are conducted asynchronously.
100% of participants said that they were offered regular and helpful feedback on their work in the course
93% of participants said the the content met the learning objectives for the course
"If your school is thinking about moving beyond the AP and developing your own independent curriculum this course is an invaluable time saver and road map to success." -Shelby Neal, Westover School
"An excellent course that will help you think through your advanced course offerings to fit your students and school!" - Eric Fulmer, Church Farm School
MEET THE FACILITATOR
Peter Gow, Independent Curriculum Resource Director at One Schoolhouse, is the course facilitator. Previously, the Executive Director of the Independent Curriculum Group, he worked to build connections and support schools of all kind. Peter has published widely and presented on a range of topics related to curriculum, professional development, and school improvement, and he is the author of An Admirable Faculty (NAIS, 2005), The Intentional Teacher (Avocus, 2009), and What Is A School? (Publish Green, 2011). He is a founder of the #PubPriBridge movement, fostering connection between public and private schools. His co-facilitator for the course is Brad Rathgeber, Head of School of One Schoolhouse, a veteran teacher, and administrator in independent schools.
Course Facilitator: Peter Gow