2017-18 Division of Teaching and Learning Honors Colloquium on Curriculum
On Monday, October 23, 2017, RIDE held the first session of the RIDE Honors Colloquium featuring Dr. David Steiner, Director of Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy as the guest speaker.
Dr. Steiner spoke on "What is the compelling research; Focus and Coherence; Equity; Promising Practices and Debunking Myths?"
On Thursday, January 18, 2018, RIDE held the second session of the RIDE Honors Colloquium featuring Eric Hirsch and Lauren Weisskirk of EdReports during which they shared research on the importance of adopting high-quality instructional materials in districts and schools. Ed Reports is a nonprofit that conducts evidence-based reviews of instructional materials.
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, RIDE held the third session of the RIDE Honors Colloquium which featured David Liben, a Senior Content Specialist at Student Achievement Partners. Mr. Liben discussed the elements of language arts curriculum necessary to develop independent and proficient readers, including foundational literacy practices, reading comprehension, and volume of reading. In addition, five high-quality curriculum were reviewed and discussed including: EL Education K-8, Great Minds Wit and Wisdom K-8, American Reading Company K-12, Core Knowledge Language Arts K-5 and Bookworms K-5.
On Friday, June 8, 2018, RIDE held the final Honors Colloquium of the year. Kate Gerson, Chief Executive Officer of UnboundEd, discussed the role of high-quality instructional materials in addressing equity and racism. Prior to her work at UnboundEd, Ms. Gerson was the senior fellow for educator engagement at the Regents Research Fund, where she oversaw the design and development.