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Welcome to Open Door Classroom!
The purpose of this wiki is to foster a collaborative effort to build curriculum based upon the
Common Core Standards
Core Knowledge Sequence
. This curriculum will be built from the ground up by teachers actively at work in classrooms. The process utilized to build this curriculum is based upon the open source model, which has been demonstrated to be highly effective in software development. We believe this process is well-suited to curriculum development.
Curriculum should be developed collaboratively by
real classroom teachers
-- not simply by contracted companies nor professionals not actively engaged in classroom work. We believe this is essential because a viable curriculum is not only based on content, but how that content is to be delivered (pedagogy). No one can understand that fully without actively applying content in a classroom environment. We welcome, however, the active input and involvement of content experts and researchers.
The process of curriculum development should be
to all teachers and the public
Curriculum should be
to all students and
according to the principles behind the
Universal Design for Learning
In order to provide access to English Language Learners, curriculum should be
about the language needed to understand the concepts through
model provides great direction on how this should be done.
The curriculum developed should be licensed under a
GPL style license
to allow for open distribution and revision
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