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About the Presenter
Heidi Hayes Jacobs is founder and president of Curriculum Designers Inc., consults to schools nationally and internationally, and is executive director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute. She has taught courses at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York City since 1981. Her book Active Literacy Across the Curriculum: Strategies for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening is published by Eye on Education and her online courses appear with PBS Teacherline.
Working with a wide range of organizations, Jacobs has consulted for the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, the Peace Corps, the Discovery Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education, the International Baccalaureate, and state education departments. The fundamental backbone of Jacobs’ experience comes from years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York.
Curriculum 21: Essential Education in a Changing World
The Teacher Evaluation Conundrum: Value Added or De-valued Teaching? (September 25, 2012)
In this webinar, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs raised concerns about the narrow focus of specific isolated tests in providing useful feedback for teachers and administrators.
Curriculum 21: Essential Education in a Changing World (December 7, 2010)
What year are you preparing your students for 1980? 1995? 2025? Provocative and practical, Heidi Hayes Jacobs asks us to replace our dated curriculum with contemporary content and skills in a deliberate process called "upgrading." She shared her newest project about upgrading professional development and specific resources for upgrading classroom curriculum.
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