Unlock the Teacher LLC has just finished up working with a staff on curriculum alignment at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs school in Beverly Hills, Michigan. This has been a fifteen month process. The principal, Mr. Joseph Vincler and the entire educational staff made us feel so appreciated! They came to each curriculum session with an abundance of positive energy and a desire to learn. This staff took the time to look and analyze their current curriculum, learn the “Nuts and Bolts” of the Common Core State Standards (that we prepared for them) and collaborated within their professional learning communities in the building to make sure there were no gaps in their teaching practices in all disciplines. It has truly been a pleasure! I have no doubt, that they are among a small list of schools that have looked at (in-depth) the CCSS documents and have incorporated the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Math into their everyday teaching practices.
We look forward to continue to build a relationship with this school and coming back to work with this wonderful educational staff once the Social Studies and Science standards are released.
Here are a few comments they sent us from one of our first training sessions with them in 2010 as we began the curriculum alignment process.
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,