Let’s start with a quick recap. At the start of this school year, the Round Rock ISD Teaching and Learning Division, in partnership with Research and Evaluation, began a journey to redesign the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum. We wanted to ensure voices of various stakeholders were heard, so the final product addresses the needs and desires of as many of those stakeholders are met. In Phase I of this redesign we collected data through a district-wide survey, as well as hosting focus group sessions for teachers from various courses, instructional and dual language coaches, and campus administrators. After collecting this data, an analysis was done to find trends. These trends directed the creation of four possible prototypes.
In Phase II, we went back to the end users to collect feedback on these prototypes by hosting a number of “Open Houses” for various district stakeholders. This brings us to our current position. We are now analyzing the feedback given at the to reduce the options to a single prototype. A rubric (see image below) was used to score each prototype individually. With the data that was collected, a choice has been made. The new ARRC will be built on WordPress, the same web tool used for our district website. This marked the completion of Phase II.
As the T&L Division moves into Phase III, an updated iteration of that choice will be created using the feedback from Phase II. This 2.0 version will be shared with various stakeholders of Round Rock ISD. This will be a final opportunity to share major feedback to address needs and desires of end users. Look for this new iteration in late March or Early April. This version of the ARRC will not be complete but will be populated enough for individuals to get a good sense of the user ability.
A working model of the “new” ARRC should be available before the end of the school year, but the “current” ARRC will continue to be available throughout the summer. Check future newsletters for continuous updates. In upcoming editions of the newsletter, a road map of the creation of the “New” ARRC will be shared. A depreciation schedule of the “Current” ARRC is also forthcoming, as well as training opportunities.