Core Knowledge Day Planner
Core Knowledge Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and author of many acclaimed books. The Foundation conducts research on curricula, develops books and other materials for parents and teachers, offers workshops for teachers, and serves as the hub of a growing network of Core Knowledge schools.
Core Knowledge needed a computer application through which its enormous volume of instructional materials and unit plans could be stored and organized so as to be more easily available to teachers.
Media Orange worked with Core Knowledge staff over a 6 month period to develop a stand-alone application which housed an entire year of instructional units and resources. A complete 180 day instructional sequence is clearly laid out. Teachers can view the lesson plans from a daily, weekly, or even yearlong perspective. The actual unit plans are available in Adobe Acrobat format and can be accessed through hyperlinks from within the database.