Fiscal Year 2016 → Question 62
In June 2010, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) entered into a contractual agreement with Pearson to secure financial resources, services, and professional expertise to accelerate the development and implementation of all components of our elementary school Curriculum 2.0 (C2.0). Pearson invested $1.25 million in development funds to support the project. The in-kind participation in the development of C2.0 facilitated the collaborative creation of the online professional learning component of C2.0 (short video clips, online courses, multimedia presentations) and the development of assessments.
The Pearson development monies funded two of the elementary integrated curriculum specialists on the Curriculum 2.0 development team, facilitated the implementation of C2.0 in MCPS by funding teacher substitutes for collaborative planning, curriculum study, and local school and core-team professional learning. The partnership also funded access to national consultants with expertise in the Common Core State Standards and the Thinking and Academic Success Skills.
A variety of products (professional learning and instructional resources) that support implementation of the MCPS C2.0 were developed, including the following: