The Tennessee Curriculum Center‘s mission is to support an inclusive and dynamic teaching community focused on 21st century learning.
We have been diligently working on achieving several goals that support our mission:
- Build a digital platform that supports a dynamic and interactive cyberlearning educational community, while creating and maintaining an engaging, intuitive, and stable website user interface.
- Develop a quick and easy system for accessing and interpreting the current Tennessee State Standards, but to facilitate a transition that Tennessee and many other states are making, relate them to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, and the upcoming Next Generation National Science Standards.
- Develop a comprehensive suite of educational tools and resources that assist teachers in developing standards-based curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the current Tennessee State Standards. We’re currently at about 6,000 online resources and counting, and we’re in the process of sharing what we know about these resources through another initiative with huge OER potential: the Learning Registry (learningregistry.org).
- - Develop and share best practices that support the state’s school districts as they transition to the Common Core State Standards and the future Next Generation National Science Standards.
Open educational resources on the web have been essential to the success of the Tennessee Curriculum Center, and we’re excited to see and experience the tremendous efforts being made to this end here at the first Open Education Week.