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The Adirondack Curriculum Project started out in 2000 with  a Steering Committee, a Resources Task Force, the Curriculum Design & Development Task Force, Community & Parent Involvement Task Force, Fund-raising, Implementation, Training & Support, and Public Relations.

Contact the Adirondack Curriculum Project for more information. Our current committees are: the Challenge Committee; the Workshop Committee; the Web Site Committee; and the Development Committee. Please contact the ACP if you are interested in serving on a committee.

Resources Task Force

Essential Question: What are the existing resources and how do we make them easily accessible?
Objectives:

  • Inventory & collect human, educational material and otherwise
  • Develop an electronic database that is easily retrievable, manipulated and accessible
  • Conduct a preliminary gap analysis
  • Manage/Distribute resources
  • Designate contact person for group to disseminate committee research and products to steering
  • Determine how team will report to and work with the other task forces
  • Identify task force structure and operation (checklist provided by steering committee) - facilitator, reporter, meeting times, general rules, roles and responsibilities
  • Identify resource needs
  • Establish a work plan and time line
  • Assess work plan, time line and products regularly
Curriculum Design & Development Task Force

Essential Question: How will the task force define, design and develop Adirondack learning experiences and curriculum that align with NYS Learning Standards?
Objectives:

  • Analyze and incorporate existing resources and findings from other task force teams
  • Develop themes
  • Develop a framework (identifying skills and knowledge) aligned with NYS standards and assessments
  • Designate a contact person fro group to disseminate committee research and products to steering committee
  • Identify task force structure and operation (checklist provided by steering committee) - facilitator, reporter, meeting times, general rules, roles and responsibilities
  • Identify resource needs
  • Establish a work plan and time line
  • Assess work plan, time line and products regularly
Community and Parent Involvement Task Force

Essential Question:
How can parents and communities be involved in achieving the mission of the Adirondack Curriculum Project?
Objectives:

  • Involve parents and community in curriculum design and implementation
  • Involve parents and community as resources
  • Act as liaison to extended community
  • Designate contact person for group
  • Determine how team will report to and work with the other task forces
  • Identify task force structure and operation (checklist provided by steering committee) - facilitator, reporter, meeting times, general rules, roles and responsibilities
  • Identify resource needs
  • Establish a work plan and time line
  • Assess work plan, time line and products regularly
Fund Raising Task Force

Essential Question: How can we raise funds/support to accomplish the Adirondack Curriculum Project mission?
Objectives:

  • Develop a fund raising plan
  • Establish a grant writing protocol
  • Designate contact person for the group to disseminate committee research and products to steering committee
  • Determine how team will report to and work with the other task forces
  • Identify task force structure and operation (checklist provided by steering committee) - facilitator, reporter, meeting times, general rules, roles and responsibilities
  • Identify resource needs
  • Establish a work plan and time line
  • Assess work plan, time line and products regularly
Public Relations Task Force

Essential Question: How can we promote the Adirondack Curriculum Project?
Objectives:

  • Provide support for the other task forces and steering committee
  • Develop a communications plan for the general public
  • Act as contact point for all media inquiries and media releases, including newsletter
  • Design & maintain web site
  • Maintain contact file and list archival
  • Refer issues to steering committee
  • Design Adirondack Curriculum Project "look"/logo
  • Designate contact person for the group to disseminate committee research and products to steering committee
  • Determine how team will report to and work with the other task forces
  • Identify task force structure and operation (checklist provided by steering committee) - facilitator, reporter, meeting times, general rules, roles and responsibilities
  • Identify resource needs
  • Establish a work plan and time line
  • Assess work plan, time line and products regularly
Implementation, Training & Support Task Force

Essential Question: How do we create and promote training and support services for the Adirondack Curriculum Project?
Objectives:

  • Coordinate closely with Curriculum Task Force
  • Design implementation plan to include pre-service, informal and K-12 educators (marketing, dissemination, etc.)
  • Showcase effective practices
  • Build a cadre of mentors
  • Designate contact person for the group to disseminate committee research and products to steering committee
  • Determine how team will report to and work with the other task forces
  • Identify task force structure and operation (checklist provided by steering committee) - facilitator, reporter, meeting times, general rules, roles and responsibilities
  • Identify resource needs
  • Establish a work plan and time line
  • Assess work plan, time line and products regularly
Steering Committee

Essential Question: How do we coordinate, review, oversee and assume responsibilities for the Adirondack Curriculum Project?
Objectives:

  • Review, oversight, coordination and assume responsibility for task force activities
  • Review and approve requests for grant proposals
  • Establish a meeting calendar
  • Determine how team will report to and work with the other task forces
  • Recognize people and groups supporting the Adirondack Curriculum Project
  • Administer distribution of resources
  • Designate contact person for the group to disseminate committee research and products to steering committee
  • Identify task force structure and operation (checklist provided by steering committee) - facilitator, reporter, meeting times, general rules, roles and responsibilities
  • Identify resource needs
  • Establish a work plan and time line
  • Assess work plan, time line and products regularly
Initial Steering Committee Members
  • Helen Branigan - NYS Education Department
  • Marilyn Broome - Hadley Luzerne CSD, Retired
  • Robert Brown - NYS Conservation Council
  • Sandra Bureau - Nature on the Move
  • Ted Caldwell - WWSHE BOCES
  • Gary Chilson - Adirondack Research Consortium
  • Glenn Clark - Parishville Hopkinton Central School
  • James Dawson - NYS Regent
  • Jack Drury - Leading Edge
  • Steve Englehart - Adirondack Architectural Heritage
  • Dave Gibson - Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks
  • Kathy Hargis - Ballston Spa CSD
  • Dr. Barbara Kearns - Newcomb CSD
  • Betsy Lowe - Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks
  • Don Mesibov - Institute for Learning Centered Education
  • Sandra Hildreth - Artist, Adirondack Mountain Club
  • Wayne Miller - Plattsburgh State University

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