Required Preparation for

The Heart of the Teacher Leader Role: Curriculum

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  • You will be developing or revising a teaching unit or course. It is very important for you to bring all the documents necessary for you to be able to do this or have access to them on-line (you will have internet access.) The documents you will want to have access to are: student expectations (standards and benchmarks, outcomes, etc.) and a scope and sequence for the subject area you will be working on, an existing unit plan, assessments, resources and any other information that will allow you to make the best use of the time.


Read The Written Curriculum by Bambi Betts (in PDF above)

  • Focus Question: Reflect on the role of the principal, the teacher leader, and the teacher in relation to the written curriculum at your school. Be prepared to share.


Before your arrival, interview the person in charge of curriculum to determine:

  • What are specific issues related to curriculum at the school?

  • If you have a written curriculum, what has been done to institutionalize it?

  • What specifically can you bring back from this course that will help with curriculum efforts at the school?

Complete the Self Evaluation (attached in PDF above) and be ready to share on the first day of the course.

Complete the Google survey at this link:

Please upload the following documents to Schoology using the ‘Resources’ tab at the left of the page in your class group. To upload a document, click Resources, click on the folder you want to upload to, and click “Add Resource”.

  • Your school’s mission and vision.

  • Any school-wide curriculum documents (ie: definition of curriculum, learning principles, essential agreements for instruction, assessment policy).



In preparation for the reflection sessions in the afternoon, please bring a short description of one of the following (approximately half-page):

  • A problematic area related to curriculum development or implementation at your school.

  • A curriculum related issue that you face as a teacher in an international school.


Watch a short video to prepare for your course.


Your course materials are digital. Hard copies of the materials will not be available on site.  Bring a laptop computer with appropriate adapters and wireless internet capability. Click here for more information about iPads and tablets. Chromebook users can use the free Kami extension to annotate.

JOIN Schoology
...your required online portal for everything related to your TTC course.

Use this access code to join your course group in Schoology.

Access Code: included in PDF above

I look forward to seeing you this summer!

Nancy Lhoest-Squicciarini