This course is designed for academic leaders who wish to learn more about leading their school’s in moving to an advanced curriculum that is more mission-aligned.
Participants will build their understanding of the principles and standards of Advanced Independent Curriculum™ and learn from the experiences of schools who have already built advanced independent courses. They will review the validation process for courses and assess their school’s readiness to engage in the validation process in the coming months. They will take a deep dive into the principles of independent curriculum and evaluate the fit of the principles with their communities’ needs.
In this course, Academic Leaders will:
Academic Leaders will be guided through a two-week online course, which will take about four hours to complete per unit. The weeks/units of this course are asynchronous, but class-paced. There is no fixed time for participation, but assignments are due each week. Throughout the course, participants will connect and collaborate with each other through interactive media, including short videos and discussion boards. Participants will have access to the course and materials for one additional week beyond the posted end date.
Peter Gow reflects on how these principles and standards help educators design more mission-aligned courses.