“The greatest value of BYOC is it’s reporting transparency,” said Anderson. “We can run a report that shows our building principals exactly what a teacher is covering in their classroom that week, including standards. When a principal enters a classroom for observation and is confidently armed with the knowledge on what is being taught, teachers then see that administration is invested in the curriculum tool they are using.”
Hear directly from teachers, principals and administrators how BYOC has changed their approach to curriculum and improved communication, lesson planning and assessment district-wide.
Enrolling just over 3,000 students, West De Pere is a small district in northeastern Wisconsin. After learning their current curriculum management system would no longer be offered, West De Pere Curriculum Director Amy LaPierre began to research other options. She selected BYOC based on positive recommendations from other schools and its easy-to-use, instructional design. One year into their five-year implementation plan, the staff is extremely pleased with integrating BYOC at a comfortable pace, focusing on a few departments at a time.
A new school district to lower Maine, RSU #73 was created through the consolidation of two existing districts. Using the consolidation as an opportunity to improve and refresh the district, Superintendent Dr. Robert Wall pursued new curriculum management options to update their current paper system. BYOC’s comprehensive features for collaboration, improvement, and assessment—rolled in an easy-to-use format—are helping the district to become the dynamic and innovative school they aspire to be.
When current Anaconda School District #10 Superintendent and Curriculum Director, Dr. Gerry Nolan, made the transition from his previous position to Anaconda School District # 10 he knew there would be at least one thing he would be bringing with him, BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). In his previous position at Fremont County School District #2 in Wyoming, Dr. Nolan had used BYOC with great success and he sought to recreate that success here in the Anaconda School District #10.
CESA 6 in Wisconsin, the Show-me Curriculum Administrators Association (SMCAA) in Missouri and Greenbush Southeast Kansas Education Service Center are three service agencies that tested various curriculum management systems and found BYOC to be the ideal solution. All three service agencies discovered the benefits of BYOC—and the partnership with School Software Group—allowed them to bring effective and proven solutions to their member districts. Through our business partnership with AESA, we are bale to reach additional agencies nationwide.