Mockingbird Curriculum

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Mockingbird
Curriculum

Teach Smarter Not Harder!

meet a Humanistic Approach to Curriculum

Stop Reinventing the Curriculum Wheel

Is your curriculum a jumble of disconnected student worksheets? Do you reinvent the curriculum wheel with every new teacher? Are you tired of starting from scratch every program cycle?

Our humanistic curriculums combine the science of backward and central design to create standards-based curriculum with learner-centric instructional activities. The result? Curriculums that prepare learners for testing, life, and work!

Create Consistency, stability, and structure

Mockingbird curriculums are standards-based curriculum (aligned to College and Career Readiness standards or other applicable industry standards) but they go beyond simple test preparation.  The curriculums provide programmatic structure to the design and delivery of lessons.  

Engage learner minds and Emotions

Learning doesn’t have to be boring just because certain skills need to repetitive practice (goodbye boring worksheets!). Effective lessons are multi-sensory learning experiences that engage mind, emotion, body, and spirit. In Mockingbird curriculum, adult learning is an immersive experience. Students question, evaluate, and analyze concepts, facts, and ideas. They also role-play, discuss, debate, and engage in real-world scenario simulations.

Benefits of Humanistic Curriculum

A Humanistic curriculum focuses on meaning-making, critical thinking skills, and application of knowledge. In short, it focuses on the learner experience.

Humanistic Activities

A humanistic curriculum is interactive. Students question, evaluate, and analyze concepts, facts, and ideas. They also role-play, discuss, debate, and engage in real-world scenario simulations.
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Structured Curriculum Benefits

A structured curriculum allow you to spiral and scaffold learning more effectively than simply organizing and delivering a collection of lessons.

Structured Curriculum Benefits

A structured curriculum helps you manage enrollment, testing preparation, teacher training, the learner experience and ultimately, student outcomes.
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Meet READY TO LEARN

A Contextualized Education and Workforce Development Curriculum

HSE Preparation CURRICULUM

READY TO LEARN

Curriculum Snapshot

Ready to Learn is designed for a target audience of 16-adult with an Educational Functioning Level of Low Intermediate (4.5-5.9)   

The curriculum however has been successfully implemented with higher and lower level students. 

 For more information, contact Mockingbird.

Ready to Learn  is 22  thematic units. 

Each unit features: 

  • Academic Topic 
  • Workforce Development Skill
  • Employability  Value
  •  Featured Career

View the scope and sequence for RLA and Math through this link.

Each thematic unit contains 4 lessons that are 2.0-2.5 hours in length. 

The units are designed to be delivered in sequence however this can be altered.

The lessons within a unit are designed to be delivered in sequence as collectively, the lessons create a cohesive learning experience.  Lesson can be delivered out of sequence with planning and preparation.

The role of the educator in a humanistic curriculum is to be a guide and mentor.  Teachers are not the source of knowledge but a facilitator of knowing acquisition.  This role is important to the design and delivery of the curriculum.

The goal of curriculum is to help students…

  • Prepare for HSE examinations including GED®, HiSet©, and TASC™ tests.
  • Learn academic content in the context of real-world work scenarios
  • Explore Career Pathway options in business, manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality
  • Explore 19 workforce development topics
  • Explore 19 featured careers

Our Program-In-A-Box approach provides everything you need to facilitate 8 units (30 lessons) of intense learner-centered activities.

MATH RESOURCES
  • 22 Instructor Guides
  • 86 Power Points
  • 22 Learner Workbooks
  • 22 Unit Resource Guides
  • 22 Teacher Scripts
 
RLA RESOURCES
  • 22 Instructor Guides
  • 86 Power Points
  • 22 Learner Workbooks
  • 22 Unit Resource Guides
  • 22 Teacher Scripts
 

Lessons are aligned to College and Career Readiness Standards.

Curriculum is being implemented throughout the United States in Adult Basic Education Programs, High Schools, and Community Colleges. 

We welcome inquiries from research institutions and colleges who are interested in researching student outcomes, impact, etc.

Contact Mockingbird

for samples of the curriculum and more information.

MEET I AM READY

A Healthy Thinking and Mental Wellness Curriculum

Mental Wellness and Health Decision-Making

I AM READY

Curriculum Snapshot

I Am Ready is designed for a target audience of 16- adult.  The curriculum however has been successfully implemented with middle school students.  

I am Ready is 8 thematic units. 

Unit 1:  Self-Control

Unit 2:  Mindfulness and Stress

Unit 3:  Habits and Thoughts

Unit 4:  Beliefs and Attitudes

Unit 5:  Thinking Errors

Unit 6:  Coping

Unit 7:  Anger Management

Unit 8: Goal Setting

Each thematic unit contains 4 lessons that are 2.0-2.5 hours in length. 

The units are designed to be delivered in sequence however this can be altered.

The lessons within a unit are designed to be delivered in sequence as collectively, the lessons create a cohesive learning experience.  Lesson can be delivered out of sequence with planning and preparation.

The role of the educator in a humanistic curriculum is to be a guide and mentor.  Teachers are not the source of knowledge but a facilitator of knowing acquisition.  This role is important to the design and delivery of the curriculum.

The goal of curriculum is to help students…

  • Slow down their thinking processes and evaluate the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that they experience in situations.
  • Understand System 1 thinking patterns and teaches learners tools and strategies to manage system 1 responses.
  • Learn new thinking patterns to replace the faulty patterns that often result in destructive and negative responses and behaviors.

Our Program-In-A-Box approach provides everything you need to facilitate 8 units (30 lessons) of intense learner-centered activities.

RESOURCES
30 Instructor Guides
30 Power Points
30 Learner Workbooks
30 Unit Resource Guides
30 Teacher Scripts

Lessons focus on active learning, meaning-making and providing a workforce-based learning experience.

Curriculum was piloted and researched with Gang Prevention and Corrections Programs in Central America in 2018.  Research participants reported increases in self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-control.  

We welcome inquiries from research institutions and colleges who are interested in researching student outcomes, impact, etc.

Contact Mockingbird

for samples of the curriculum and more information.

Teach Your Best Lesson!

Curriculum to Help You Teach Smarter NOT Harder