•HAGER implements four major phases of the curriculum development process: Plan and Research, Curriculum Development, Professional Learning and Curriculum Development, and Implementation. The process is ongoing and cyclical. As with any process, the curriculum development process is flexible and dynamic and should be tailored to meet the needs of the discipline or specific course development and to ensure that students receive a viable and rigorous curriculum.
•Phase I - Research & Plan: Planning and research will occur, gain an understanding of the standards and of best practices in the field and in education. We then develop a plan that will ensure timely completion and implementation of the curriculum development process.
•Phase II - Curriculum Development: The substance of the curriculum is written in this phase, from the work completed in the first phase. The curriculum should be viable and rigorous, aligned to the standards, and articulated for a logical progression of skills from one course to the next.
•Phase III - Curriculum High Level Review - beta test: Prepare for implementation, Professional learning will take place to ensure that the written curriculum becomes the taught curriculum. Through professional learning, teachers will have a clear understanding of how to implement the written curriculum.
•Phase IV - Implementation: The written curriculum will become the taught curriculum. As the curriculum is implemented, evaluation of the curriculum will take place simultaneously as teachers will be able to provide feedback to improve instruction, curriculum, the use of resources and assessments, and any other aspect of learning and teaching as needed. Because the curriculum development process is ongoing and recursive, the goal of this phase is to gather feedback during the implementation phase that will inform future curriculum development and professional learning.