Curriculum development represents the journey teachers plan for their students to make meaningful connections. It’s labor-intensive and emotionally exhausting. Co-teachers share this responsibility. Teacher teams (across grades or content areas) also co-plan curriculum, with each team member then taking the “master curriculum” and making it their own.
At Kiddom, we recognize co-planning curriculum is challenging given the structural limitations of the traditional school day. Are co-teachers provided with common planning time? Does common planning time frequently get interrupted by other tasks, duties, or colleagues? Is common planning time scheduled during a time when teachers actually have the mental energy to write curriculum? We believe teachers must be able to collaboratively plan curriculum without the need to be in the same room at the same time.That’s why we’re proud to introduce our latest feature: shareable curriculum.
Collaborators with edit permissions may now co-plan curriculum with class owners
How to share and co-plan curriculum 📝
Starting today, when you create a new class in Kiddom, you’ll see a “master curriculum” (of the same name as your class) waiting for you in Planner. Your master curriculum is the curriculum that will automatically be shared with class collaborators, i.e. the team members you invite with viewing or editing permissions.
A shareable master curriculum is created for every new class a teacher creates on Kiddom
- Once you’ve created a new class, invite collaborators using their email addresses.
- If you’d like your collaborators to contribute to your curriculum, invite them with “can edit” permissions. If you’d like your collaborators to only see your curriculum, invite them with “can view” permissions. You can always change these permissions from your Class Settings.
- When your collaborators accept your invitation, they can co-plan this curriculum with you from anywhere, at any time.
It’s that easy. Whether you’re a co-teacher, or a part of a teacher team, shareable curriculum can make co-planning more effective, more productive, and less dependent on the structure of the school day.
Tip: Sharing your class with “can view” permissions is a fantastic way to share your curriculum to solicit feedback from department leads, instructional coaches, assistant principals, and principals.
For Kiddom pilot program educators 💁🏻
Shared curriculum is currently only available for new classes created, unless of course you’re a Kiddom pilot school or pilot district teacher. If that’s the case, we’re happy to make sure the curriculum you’ve worked so hard on over the past few weeks is available to co-plan with members of your school community. Please reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and we’ll take care of it as soon as possible.
P.S. If this is your first time hearing about the Kiddom pilot program, that’s okay — we’ve been pretty quiet about it. Our pilot program is designed to help school and districts plan, assess, and analyze learning more effectively as communities.Although the school year is underway, we do have a limited number of spots still available. Click here to learn more about our free pilot program.