On Reviving a Lifeless Curriculum: A Conversation with Heidi Hayes Jacobs by Future Learning Design Podcast | 1 Min Read

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is an author and internationally recognized education leader known for her work in phenomena-based learning, learning structure design, curriculum mapping and integration and developing 21st century approaches to teaching and learning. Heidi is the Founder and President of Curriculum21, Curriculum Designers, Inc. and Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute. She works as an education consultant with schools and districts K–12 on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum reform, instructional strategies and strategic planning. She has taught in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, from 1981 to the present. She is a co-founder of The Hollingworth Center also at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Heidi has written many inspirational books including: Bold Moves For Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments, ASCD, Alexandria, VA 2017. (with Dr. Marie Hubley Alcock) Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World, ASCD, Alexandria, VA. January, 2010. (with Jaimie Cloud) The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development, ASCD, Alexandria, VA. 2009. (with Ann Johnson) And many more… Heidi collaborates with Allison Zmuda and has recently launched the transform.curriculum21.com intiative in order to support learners, families and teacher leaders adapt to the demands of the COVID pandemic and breathe life back into a lifeless curriculum. During our conversation, Heidi shares a useful resource for schools making vital decisions about what to cut, keep and create in physical, hybrid and home learning scenarios.

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Email: heidi@curriculum21.com 

Twitter: @heidihayesjacob

LinkedIn: @heidihayesjacobs

Tim Logan

Tim Logan is an experienced school leader and curriculum designer, with a passion for connecting and facilitating global networks of innovative educators. As well as being a member of the BU Agile Innovation Lab, Tim works with the world’s top international schools, as part of Notosh strategic design consultancy, and produces the “ground-breaking” podcast, Future Learning Design.

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