UMKC Charter School Center to Implement eCurriculum for Member Schools

6-23-2011
Lawrence, Ks. – The UMKC Charter Schools Center has selected five member schools to implement eCurriculum, curriculum management system by AllofE as a solution to centralize and standardize the Charter Schools’ curriculum development. Derrick Thomas Academy, Lee Tolbert Academy, Frontier Schools, Genesis Charter Schools and DeLaSalle Charter Schools join the ever growing, extensive list of schools already seeing benefits of the system.
 
eCurriculum has been used by a multitude of K-12 districts and most recently forged its way into the Higher Education sector. The intuitive system addresses educational standards and also allows for these standards to be easily accessible to teachers for use in unit maps and lesson plans. Schools are provided with a user-friendly interface to edit course curriculum and map units to state standards such as Missouri’s Grade Level Expectations as well as the newly introduced Common Core Standards.
 
The Common Core standards, a set of national academic standards for public school students in reading and mathematics, were accepted in the majority of states including Missouri in June of 2010.
 
In addition to aligning standards, eCurriculum takes on the task of facilitating communication between educators and parents. Communication between teachers and parents about what is being taught in the classroom and why is often hard to accomplish with the busy schedules of both.
 
With the eCurriculum system students and parents are able to view the course descriptions and educational standards to know early on what is expected of them in the classroom. It also allows for teachers and administrators to share curriculum resources, curriculum mapping, class activities, and lesson plans with parents to further students’ educational growth.
 
AllofE will be working closely with the five select schools to ensure their commitment in empowering districts and educators with the tools to allow for successful classroom instruction.
 
About eCurriculum
With eCurriculum, districts are able to define the What, When, and How of classroom instruction. It allows teachers to create curriculum maps and align the units to GLE's, state standards and goals. It assists teachers by providing them with a guide to what to teach, when it is taught, and how to conduct activities and assessments. The system delivers real time curriculum guidelines and course information to teachers giving them a road map to successful classroom instruction. 
 
About UMKC Charter School Center
The UMKC Charter School Center, located in Kansas City, Mo., is dedicated towards an active engagement with its community and region to collaborate in urban issues and education. They sponsor charter schools and ensure they maintain a safe and orderly climate to provide schools of choice in the urban Kansas City area. The schools they sponsor are held more accountable for student achievement, fiscal responsible, and legal compliance. For more information visit the UMKC Charter School Center website.