Curriculum Crafter Serves as an Endorsed Resource and Provider for State of Michigan Schools
According to the State of Michigan’s website, in March 2017 State Superintendent Brian Whiston and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) officials began discussions in March of 2017 with 10 school districts to develop the Partnership Agreements with the goal of improving achievement levels at the lowest-performing schools in Michigan. Partnership Agreements are the primary intervention utilized by the MDE to facilitate improvements in student academic achievement in districts identified as low performing. Each partnership school is assigned a partnership agreement liaison (PAL) whose responsibilities include helping schools find appropriate resources to improve student performance. VVVVVVVV
Each school district’s PAL assists with connecting schools with programs and services either developed by the MDE or approved by the MDE. Curriculum Crafter is one of these recommended services for partnership school districts. The use of our platform to assist schools in utilizing Curriculum among the districts various teachers in a way that is time saving, provides consistency among educators, allows for administration input and monitoring, and saves educators considerable time and effort so they can focus on instruction.
Curriculum Crafter currently works with over a dozen partnership schools in the State of Michigan. Our services include educator and administration training, implementation, and uploading of the district’s current curriculum or curriculum of choice into the platform. The platform allows educators to access lesson plans, educational resources, and map curriculum over the course of the year providing a valuable resource and saving educators time.
For more information regarding our work with partnership districts and the State of Michigan model to assist school districts under partnership agreements, please refer to the Maximizing Your Partnership Agreement document. This can be located on the State of Michigan website at https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/PAL_Roles_Final_Digital_631404_7.pdf.