is that it leverages the collective experience of educators around the world, giving them a place to share ideas, content and best practices. – Bobbi Kurshan
Dear Friends of Curriki,
It has been a wonderful year for Curriki — one with many accomplishments, and challenges. Our members have helped us become the leading K–12 open source teaching and learning community offering high quality curriculum to educators around the globe. Curriki now serves close to 100,000 registered members from virtually every country. And as our reach has grown, there have been some notable successes:
- The content repository now has more than 35,000 learning assets and courses.
- Technological improvements have provided significant enhancements to Curriki. These include a new feature to correlate to standards, improved search functionality, a star rating system, and a Curriki Blog. We also benefit from a strong presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Our awards and recognitions for 2009 include: Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, American Association of School Librarians; WISE Innovation Laureate, Qatar Foundation; “20 to Watch in Education Technology,” National School Boards Association.
- Curriki’s international initiatives engaged partners to develop educational content in multiple languages, and to create federated Curriki sites. Such projects underway include: Europe — the Intergeo project; India — teacher portal project; Indonesia — a federated site; Middle East & North Africa – an Arabic language content development project; and Sri Lanka & Nepal – site translation projects.
Looking ahead to 2010, Curriki has an ambitious agenda for achieving some very important goals. These will not only grow the repository, but will also facilitate delivery of and access to high quality educational curricula. Some of our projects for 2010 include:
- Continuing to build a comprehensive K–12 core curriculum that is high-quality, standards-aligned, free, open and sharable
- Providing a standards alignment capability so members can reference resources based on state (or subject) specific standards
- Developing a “Curriki Educator” program for professional development around open and shared content
- Improving the Curriki platform to enable a best-in-class user experience
Curriki relies on the generosity of supporters like you to provide funding to support our continued development. Please make your gift to Curriki today.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Dr. Barbara (Bobbi) Kurshan