Custom.  Contextual.  Unique.  You.

We design and write curriculum to meet your needs.

A custom curriculum is contextualized to meet learner needs and your organization’s principles, vocabulary, and educational philosophy.  Mockingbird Education works collaboratively with you and your stakeholders to design, develop, and contextualize curriculum t according to your unique needs, objectives, and industry standards.

Humanistic curriculum and vulnerable learners

We develop humanistic curricula for vulnerable learners.  These two design elements define why clients choose Mockingbird for their curriculum development projects.

The curriculum waters are deep and wide.

Our curriculum experience waters are deep and wide.  We have written curricula for schools, colleges, social nonprofits, and governmental agencies. We have collaborated with stakeholders such as project managers, administrators, educators, subject matter experts, translators,  grant writers, assessment coordinators, researchers, funders, and more!

We write simple training courses designed to meet only a few objectives.  We also write curricula with complex stakeholder objectives and complex needs (multiple languages and  cultural requirements).

 

The Curriculum Oscars

Each curriculum is unique however the following projects would appear on the red carpet of the Curriculum Oscars (seriously, why isn’t this a thing?).  These projects demonstrate the specialized needs of our clients and the diversity of our curriculum design portfolio.

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The  envelope please….

Client:  International

Language:  English, Spanish

Duration:  16 weeks

Schedule:  6 hours each week

Target Learners: youth with 6th grade literacy level

Target Facilitators: Professionals and para-professionals

 

Description:

I am READY!* Curriculum is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) curriculum for gang involved youth and other vulnerable learners in  in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.  Expansion in Central America continues throughout 2017.

Project included:

  • Design Studio
  • Curriculum development and design
  • Training of Trainers
  • Consultation during pilot implementation
  • Post pilot feedback and modifications

*I am READY! is a variation of Mockingbird Education’s I am Ready! Methodology curriculum.

 

Client:  International

Language:  English, Spanish, Swahili, French

Duration:  16 weeks

Schedule:  6 hours each week

Target Learners: youth with 3rd  grade literacy level

Target Facilitators: Varied

 

Description:

I am an Entrepreneur! Curriculum is a youth entrepreneur curriculum that helps young adults establish their first entrepreneurial business. Currently implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.  Planned expansion into Liberia, Haiti, and throughout Central America.

Project included:

  • Design Studio
  • Curriculum development and design
  • Training of Trainers
  • Consultation during pilot implementation
  • Post pilot feedback and modifications

Client:  Based in New York, National

Language:  English

Duration:  10 month

Schedule:  2 hours each week

Target Learners: Youth with 8th grade literacy level

Target Facilitators: Public school educators and volunteers

Description:

Curriculum is mentorship/bridge curriculum for high school students interested in college. Curriculum pairs high school students with adult mentors. Curriculum is used in high schools throughout the United States.

Project included:

  • Design Studio
  • Curriculum development and design
  • Online instructional platform
  • Consultation during pilot implementation

Humanistic Curriculum

What is Humanistic Curricula?

What are the characteristics of humanistic curriculum?

Design Process

What is the design process?

Learn the stages of curriculum development

What is Design Studio?

What is a Design Studio?

What is a curriculum design studio?

Questions?

Questions?

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 Curriculum clients say:

Very enthusiastic!

Thank you Shannon! All the staff was very enthusiastic about the training. I noticed that they had already produced some visuals for their lessons. Thanks again for the wonderful two days!

Administrator, 2015

Moving forward!

I am very happy we are able to mutually support the building of strong education programs.

Educator, 2014

Motivating!

Great, motivating session with information to make you think. CBT!

Workshop participant, 2016

Game changer!

Mockingbird is a game changer for educators who work with at-risk populations! I wish I would have had this info when I was in the classroom.

Administrator, 2014

Thank you!

Good reinforcement for efforts in the life skills instructions.

Life Skills instructor, 2016

Thank you!

Thank you for modeling with creativity and initiative, it can be done for all classes.

Workshop participant, 2015

Graceful control!

I have to tell you how amazing Shannon is. She navigated the CBAM training group fantastically. The group responded wonderfully!

Administrator, 2015

Curriculum is applicable to youth!

We have been using the curriculum for 16 weeks and we have seen a big difference in our youth.  Thank you for an exciting and relevant curriculum!

Educator, El Salvador, 2017

Visuals are key!

Thank you for the frame you presented for CHANGES. I really think it helped everyone see how to add visuals to the curriculum.

Educator, 2015