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Accreditation – Billie Beane, the Oakland A’s and Crosswalking Curriculum and Evaluation

The importance of integrating curriculum and evaluation

by Candice Rettie

This was another one of those challenging blogs for me.  Crosswalking the curriculum and evaluation is an important topic.  It makes sense and seems straight forward.  However, in practice it can quickly become complicated and overwhelmingly detailed.  As I found when trying to write this blog. There were way too many drafts that were too […]

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Accreditation–Standard 3 Evaluation

Developing Your Program's Evaluation Plan

by Candice Rettie

Continuing the baking theme from the last curriculum blog – Have you ever watched The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) on PBS? It is an annual 10-week competition where amateur bakers demonstrate their craftsmanship with cakes, breads, pastries and desserts.  The contestants assemble for a few hours in the chilly British country-side under a large garden party […]

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Accreditation — Standard 3 Evaluation

Overview

by Candice Rettie

There is lots of news about the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympic games.  Will Rio be ready?  Will there be doping sanctions?  Which athletes are going to represent the United States?  After the CDC posted a Level 2 Alert in response to the threat from Zika, stellar US athletes in golf and soccer gave notice that […]

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Accreditation — Standard 2 Curriculum — Learning Objectives

SMART objectives

by Candice Rettie

I had been struggling with how to present the topic of learning objectives…  actually I’d been actively avoiding it for weeks.  The house sparkled, professional articles were read, novels finished, gardens weeded, family vacations planned, family and friends visited, desk cleared, new to-do-list begun… You get the idea. I wrote and deleted at least five […]

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Accreditation — Standard 2 Curriculum cont’d

Curriculum Design -- Design backwards; Deliver forward

by Candice Rettie

This will wrap up our discussion of the concept of curriculum. Future blogs will address objectives within the curriculum and how to crosswalk these concepts with the unique identity of your training program. Then we will move on to the subsequent Standards. Let’s briefly review what we’ve covered so far: The curriculum is the map […]

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Accreditation — Standard 2 Curriculum

Translating the Standards into Practice

by Candice Rettie

We will spend several weeks exploring Standard 2: Curriculum – Program Curriculum and Structure.  This week we will focus on the definition and role of curriculum.  Next week we will address how to design an effective curriculum.  After that we will explore how to crosswalk programmatic curriculum with the Standards.I love this quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “Live […]

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Accreditation — Compassionate Awareness

by Candice Rettie

I had written two other posts for this week. One about the summer solstice; the presence of life-giving light and possibilities for celebration. The other about Standard 2: Curriculum; its definition and its role as the foundation for a training program. However, after the terrorist shootings this week in Orlando and France, I’m going to save […]

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