Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

International Expert On Upgrading Curriculum & New School Designs

BIOGRAPHY

‣ Founder And President Of Curriculum Designers Group

‣ Best-Selling Author Of “Curriculum Mapping: Tools And Templates” And “Curriculum 21”
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is internationally recognized for her seminal work in contemporary curriculum design, vertical mapping and modernizing responsive school environments. She prizes her work directly with schools in all settings of every kind, whether public, private, secular, sectarian, on-site, or virtual. Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping world are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is engaged in projects with a wide array of both national and international organizations and companies. The author of thirteen books including the best-selling Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments (ASCD) with co-author, Marie Alcock. Dr. Jacobs is fully engaged in how professionals, learners, and families can make choices to best prepare students for the future. Her current area of focus is a collaboration with Allison Zmuda on developing tools and a book focused on streamlining curriculum design and shedding dated practices and fresh approaches on how to move forward post-pandemic with fresh approaches and building on lessons learned. She is president of the Curriculum Designers Group.

KEYNOTE 1

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Mapping The Modern Curriculum: What To Cut? What To Keep? What To Create?

BY Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Synopsis

How can we shape curriculum right now that will best serve our learners? Curriculum mapping and design is choice making both vertically and across grade levels and course. Dr. Jacobs will offer a frame for how to shape curriculum with a model focused on the contemporary aims of schooling and how that informs the design choices we make: What do we cut out? What do we cut back? What do we consolidate? What do we create? In the forefront she will recognize how to design engaging and evolving learning experiences on-site, online or hybrid, agility will be key in our immediate situation and in the long view.

SPECIAL PRICE

Register before 30 Jun 21
SGD95
75 SGD Per View by 1 Pax
  •  
Self-Paced Virtual Format:

✅ 1-hr pre-recorded video presentation

✅ E-Certificate after attendance

✅ For one-time viewing by 1 delegate

✅ Powerpoints / handouts provided

✅ Basic email support provided by Speaker

KEYNOTE 2

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Preparing The Structural Nest For Modern Learning: Crafting Schedules, Virtual And Physical Spaces, Grouping Patterns

BY Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Synopsis

What are the exciting possibilities for providing a supportive structural nest to provide quality learning experiences? In the past, many of our written and unwritten policies have been based on habit. (We have always had this schedule. We have always been self-contained. We always group our kids by grade level. We only meet in departments) instead of what is in the best interest of learners. Given how we are reconsidering these decisions given the current increase in online learning and the possibilities for staggered schedules and grouping of learners. Dr. Jacobs will lay out options for you to consider that are customized for your setting, but most importantly best support your current learners. The keynote will be packed with marvelous examples from around the world to inform your decisions.

SPECIAL PRICE

Register before 30 June 21
SGD95
75 SGD Per View by 1 Pax
  •  
Self-Paced Virtual Format:

✅ 1-hr pre-recorded video presentation

✅ E-Certificate after attendance

✅ For one-time viewing by 1 delegate

✅ Powerpoints / handouts provided

✅ Basic email support provided by Speaker

MASTERCLASS 1

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Transformative Leadership: Inspire And Create Innovative Design Plans For Your School

BY Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Synopsis

This exciting 4-hour masterclass is made up of 4 sessions.

Sessions 1 and 2:

What skills and dispositions inform leaders to inspire, transform and create innovation in a school setting? What are the possibilities for shifting an organization to a contemporary school setting? What are the three arenas for decision making? How can leaders distribute decision making effectively to create modern and engaging learning environments? How can we involve students, parents and community stakeholders in the process of transformation?

In order to support the cultivation of innovative and thoughtful learners we need leaders to have modern skills sets, knowledge, strategies, and dispositions to lead the transformation of our schools. Based on her book (co-authored with Marie Alcock), Bold Moves for Schools: How to Create Remarkable Learning Environments, Dr. Jacobs will guide you on how to transform your school setting to respond to the specific needs of your “right-now” learners. We will focus on three arenas for planning choices: our mission and culture, the design of our learning experiences, and our program structures. Participants will leave with a working set of next steps to create an innovation design team at their setting to operationalize the vision for your school. Key will be the cultivation of a culture for making a shift to a modern learning environment and the disposition necessary for lateral leadership that transforms the motivation and engagement of all members of the school community.

Sessions 3 and 4:

How can we create a learning environment with the program structures best suited to support modern learning? Transformative leadership needs to not only consider the culture and program but the fundamental structures that support modern learning.

We will investigate the expanding the array of scheduling options, virtual and on-site programs, the rethinking of existing learning spaces, the possibilities for future architectural choices, the ways we can group your learners for maximum benefit, strategies for grouping personnel beyond the silos of departments and grade levels, and developing global networks as partners. Transforming a learning environment opens up the possibilities for dynamic and creative curriculum and teaching. Jacobs will share examples of how design thinking informs the action planning process and how to form an effective design team. She will show ways to craft differentiated professional development plans to engage faculty and administration in the design process. Strategies for engaging students, boards of directors, and community stakeholders will be central to the design team planning process. Dr. Jacobs will share examples of different school and their entry points in transforming the learning environment for students.

Proposed outcomes participants will leave with:

• An understanding of how design thinking is essential to innovation.
• An array of options to consider for both synchronous and asynchronous scheduling.
• Approaches to reconsider and design learning spaces on-site.
• Approaches to maximize the design of virtual learning
• Strategies for grouping the specific student population to match their needs.
• Ways to create multiple personnel configuration to assist learners based on talent versus roles
• Models for involving learners, parents, and community members in the transformation process
• An understanding of partnership models of leadership to carry out transformation.
• Inquiry tools to develop the necessary dispositions in ourselves as leaders and in the school community to support a culture of growth
• An action plan for innovation to transform your school

*Please note that not all hours of the masterclass will be made up of videos. The total duration of the video presentations varies for each masterclass. Time allocated for activities is inclusive within the total masterclass duration.

SPECIAL PRICE

Register before 30 June 21
SGD435
385 SGD Per View by 1 Pax
  •  
Self-Paced Virtual Format:

✅ 4-hr Masterclass made up of pre-recorded presentation videos & activities*

✅ E-Certificate after attendance

✅ For one-time viewing by 1 delegate

✅ Powerpoints / handouts provided

✅ Basic email support provided by Speaker

MASTERCLASS 2

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Upgrading For Innovation: Integrating Digital Literacy, Media, Savvy, Global Competencies And Right-Now Issues Into Your Curriculum

BY Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Synopsis

This exciting 4-hour masterclass is made up of 4 sessions.

Sessions 1 and 2

Facing the challenge and reveling in the possibilities for modernizing learning is at the core of this masterclass. How can we prepare our students be confident self-navigating learners? How do we move our students from simply having digital access to becoming digitally literate? How do we cultivate discerning media critics? Creative media makers? What are the possibilties for connecting our learners as global citizens?

The challenge is the development of the three 21st century literacies: digital, media, and global directly into our day-to-day learning experiences. These literacies and specific innovation design challenges need integration in curriculum planning, assessment design and teaching approaches for primary, secondary, and tertiary learners. In these first two sessions of the masterclass, Dr. Jacobs will engage in practical steps in how to upgrade curriculum and teaching practice with a focus on integrating digital literacy strategies, criteria for selecting applications and tools, and the development of a clearinghouse, We will examine how to help our learners to be media savvy, first in terms of strategies for them to sifti through the flood of media that they must confront to determine what is factual and what is not. We will focus on effectively critiquing media products to ensure a better sense of quality but also ensure the creation of better media products as media makers. You will leave with strategies, resources, and actions to take in your curriculum, assessment and lesson planning.

Sessions 3 and 4

How can we cultivate globally connected learners by opening the portals to our classroom? How do we shift curriculum design to investigate “right-now” issues that affect the lives of students but also broaden their view of the world?

Building in our work in the first two sessions, we will focus on expanding opportunties the perspectives of our learners to become active global citizens. Whether learning more about the people on the other side of the world or the other side of their town, the goal is identify common concerns and approaches to addressing challenges and problems. We want to make global understanding an excieting and expansive prospect for them. Dr. Jacobs will explore specific instructional approaches to increasing global competence and share examples of curriculummodels.

Based on her four book series with Solution Tree, Contemporary Perspectives on the New Literacies Heidi will focus on how to make the transition from dated practices to a dynamic approach with your faculty. Participants will leave with a clear sense of how to elevate the content of their curriculum to be modern and responsive through upgradingto contemporary genre: issues, problems, themes and case studies. This upgrading method and has proven exceptionally motivational to our students at all ages. Not only do we want to increase global, digital and media proficiencies in our learners but we need to do it for ourselves as professionals, thus Dr. Jacobs will share strategies for professional development for your consideration.

Proposed outcomes participants will leave with:

• Engage in strategies to map “innovation” directly into K-12 curriculum plans with an eye to designing learning experiences and assessments as evidence.
• Develop strategies for replacing dated content with modern and refreshed issues, problems, themes, and topics.
• Examine a digital learning clearinghouse to select specific applications to employ to REPLACE dated curriculum and formative assessments.
• Identify and employ strategies to develop critical media responses to contemporary formats from internet based searches, film, television.
• Identify key media creation tools for updating student products and practice with those tools.
• Learn how to create collaborative media rubrics with students to improve the quality of their new media products.
• Consider four global competencies to be cultivated in learners and identify how to globalize the curriculum through specific programs and strategic interactions via classroom partnerships.
• Develop a personalized digital portfolio of resources tailored to the participant’s needs.

*Please note that not all hours of the masterclass will be made up of videos. The total duration of the video presentations varies for each masterclass. Time allocated for activities is inclusive within the total masterclass duration.

SPECIAL PRICE

Register before 30 June 21
SGD435
385 SGD Per View by 1 Pax
  •  
Self-Paced Virtual Format:

✅ 4-hr Masterclass made up of pre-recorded presentation videos & activities*

✅ E-Certificate after attendance

✅ For one-time viewing by 1 delegate

✅ Powerpoints / handouts provided

✅ Basic email support provided by Speaker

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