The Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC) is a grassroots initiative of Minnesota school districts coming together to create a comprehensive collection of digital open education resources (OER). Over 200 districts have joined the project, with a goal to design digital course work for each of the four core subject areas – math, science, English language arts, and social studies – for grades 3-12.
Teachers are looking for digital solutions to deliver curriculum for the rest of this school year. MPCC courses are available to meet this need for all teachers in Minnesota, regardless of their district’s membership status.
In the best interest of our 3-12th grade educators, we are sharing links to the courses in Google Folders so that all districts can benefit from them, regardless of the LMS used by the district. The link below will give you access to the Google Folders and Moodle.
For teachers to best use these resources:
- Review the Year-At-A-Glance document.
- Identify the standards needing to be addressed.
- Review the units written to meet those standards.
- Download content to a drive for modification as needed and share with students. (all content can also be downloaded in PDF or Microsoft Word (or PowerPoint format to be shared in multiple ways including email, LMS or print based)
What MPCC teacher users are saying-
“…most if not all that you find online …is outdated for high school history. This [MPCC] US and World History,…is 100% broken down to the MN standards. I like how it is student-centered learning that is responsive to their learning by using Pre-Assessment charts and KWL. I am just glad I don’t have to buy something and then spend hours tweaking it to make it more efficient for my class. ” High School History Teacher- 5.3.2020
“This is just what I need right now. It’s like you read my mind. I can’t say thank you enough!” Math Teacher -3.31.2020
We invite you to join with other educators using the MPCC digital curriculum.
The purposes of the TIN are to:
- Inform and share about MPCC and open education resources;
- Gather data and distribute information about effective use of MPCC.
Please visit the MPCC Digital Curriculum User Contacts list and join.
Hope to get your feedback!
A number of enhancement efforts have been initiated…
- MSP Professional Development: Through a federal grant in coordination with MDE, two online professional development modules, Number Sense and the State of Algebrafication, have been developed. The 30 hour modules are available through the MDE Canvas site. Course are free!
- Open Textbooks: in partnership with the Open Textbook initiative at the U of M Center for Open Education, an e-book formatted version of ELA 12 is being created as a pilot.
- Improving Cultural Relevance: content is being added from a partnership with Cultural Jambalaya, starting with 8th Grade Global Studies.
- Math series: to cover the full range of high school algebra needs, we are connecting the work on Algebra 2 to the Intermediate Algebra course (from Anoka-Hennepin) into a complete series.
- Targeted PD: The Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources (SABIER) is a nonprofit looking to support districts interested in professional development and content adaptation in available science courses. Contact Dan McGuire (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your district may be interested.
Going to the Sourcewell Conference?
The MPCC has hosted a booth for the past several years. Stop by to see us, and get your questions answered.
Teacher Implementation Network (TIN)
To connect teachers using MPCC curriculum, we have created an MPCC Digital Curriculum User Contacts list. Please pass this on to teachers and support staff so we can continue to learn more about who is using the materials and how.
Thanks to Karen Johnson and subject area facilitators Mary Kurvers, Dan McGuire, Leah Sickman, Jon Fila and Marc Johnson for getting it started and providing support for teacher use!
We continue to edit courses based on feedback from users.
Work also continues on:
- ELA 7