We’ve started mailing out hard copies of the UFR curriculum to those who registered via the UFR site as well as to members of organizations such as ASCD, NCSS and NASSP. This fall will be the first full school year where educators across the country (and some globally) will be teaching the curriculum. In addition to receiving the hard copies, all educators teaching the curriculum can sign up to create a blog for their classroom via the Teacher Network. The Teacher Network is a series of interconnected blogs that allows for educators to create lessons and activities from the materials in the UFR curriculum and affords students a chance to comment, vote and ask questions. It also serves as a repository and an additional resource for all educators interested in or teaching the curriculum. Educators can sign up for their own classroom blog by creating an account on the UFR main site.
We want to start promoting the Teacher Network and get as many educators on it as possible. Since we will be working on a Teacher Network for the YoungArts/MasterClass grant as well, it will be really great to have a sound, consistent and effective plan to reach out to educators. There are several lessons already up on the Network so please browse go through them, watch the video below on the Teacher Network and share any ideas or suggestions you have about promoting the Teacher Network.