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Curriculum 21: Upgrading Curriculum and Assessment for the 21st Century Learner
Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Thursday, December 13, 2012
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Hotel Allegro
Chicago, IL

What year are you preparing your learners for?  2025? 2012? 1990?  Schools are a launching pad into the future, thus, as educators, we need to consider whether we are genuinely preparing our students for a changing world.  Join Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs in this active learning lab as ISACS participants explore how we can become contemporary educators.  She will share her model for upgrading the curriculum for classes K–12 and  consider new programmatic versions of what school looks like from "the flipped classroom" to virtual academies.  A special focus will be on the new literacies: digital, media, and global and how to embed these skills directly into instruction.  Bring a 21st century mindset and your laptop or tablet to harness the power of social media, web 2.0 tools, and contemporary media assessments. 
The presentation is based on her best-selling book: Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World (ASCD) and her upcoming new book with Solution-Tree, Leading the New Literacies: Digital, Media, and Global.   
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, PhD, executive director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and president of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction. Dr. Jacobs is the founder of Curriculum Designers, Inc. and has served as an education consultant to schools nationally and internationally.  Her book, Mapping to the Core has just been released. She is also the author of Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation, Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12, Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping, and Active Literacy Across the Curriculum: Strategies for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Two of her newest books include: The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates and Tools for Effective Professional Development, co-authored with Ann Johnson; and, Curriculum 21: New Essential Curriculum for 21st Century Learners.  She has served as an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University and has worked with the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, PBS Teacherline, the Discovery Channel, ASCD, Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, Prentice-Hall Publishing, the Near East School Association, East Asian Council of Overseas Schools, The Tri-Association of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, the International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments. Her doctoral work was completed at Columbia University's Teachers College and her master's degree is from UMASS at Amherst. Her experience comes from years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children.
The workshop will take place in Chicago at the Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph Street.
The Hotel Allegro is located in the heart of downtown Chicago in the busy theatre district in close proximity to the Art Institute and Navy Pier. It is also just minutes from Grant Park, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park and Chicago's beautiful lakefront that stretches for miles.
Hotel Allegro offers valet parking service.  Valet parking is $26 for 4-6 hours and $51 for over 6 hours with in and out privileges (rates are subject to change).  The self parking rate is $46 for over 6 hours. There are several lots within a few blocks of the hotel that offer less expensive daily parking.
Click here for directions and parking information for the Hotel Allegro.
Hotel Reservations
ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at the Hotel Allegro: $129/night plus tax (single or double occupancy). To make a reservation, call 1-800-KIMPTON and use Group Code: "ISACS Learning" or click here to reserve a room online. Special discounted rates are available and have been extended until Wednesday, November 28.
If you need help securing a hotel room after November 28, please contact the ISACS office at 312-255-1244.

Registration Fee
• $225 Member Fee
• $275 Non Member Fee
• First registrant pays full fee, each additional registrant receives a $25 discount
• Workshop includes lunch 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 
Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $225     Non-member Cost: $275


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