Engaged Students

Research says that engaged students learn best, and the ICG believes that the most engaging curriculum is built around the values and aspirations of schools, who best know how to meet the needs and interests of their own students. The ICG believes that schools are first and foremost for students.

Motivated Teachers

Responsive, student-centered school cultures allow teachers to be coaches and entrepreneurs rather than custodians and to design courses and assessments that make the best use of resources in the school community and the wider world. Teaching in our time is above all a learning profession.

Purposeful Schools

Twenty-first century education is a dynamic process. As globalization and information technology transform the world, schools must be equipped with the ideas and the expertise to prepare students to meet the challenges they will face—challenges not just of skills and knowledge but of character and purpose.

Connected Educators

In our time no educator should be working alone, and the ICG believes that teachers who connect through shared professional conversations and learning experiences will be leaders in the evolution not only of their own areas of practice but of the culture of learning in all schools, for all students.

All Students, All Schools

The ICG supports the development of rich, authentic, and student-focused learning experiences for students of all ages, in all kinds of schools, around the world. Independent curriculum begins with an understanding of the needs of each child and the aims and values of each school.

The ICG Paradigm: Connect * Learn * Evolve
The Independent Curriculum Group is a learning community of engaged academic leaders and schools working to promote the transformation of teaching and learning. Collaborating through our Partner Program and our events, resources, and services, individuals and institutions build capacity in the development of effective curriculum based on their unique missions and the special resources, needs, talents, and passions of their own communities of educators and learners.
We offer our PRINCIPLES OF INDEPENDENT CURRICULUM to guide and inspire schools and educators in their quest to build the future of education:
I.  RESPONSIVE TO THE INTERESTS, CAPACITIES, AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE STUDENTS BEING TAUGHT
II.  CONGRUENT WITH THE MISSION AND VALUES OF THE SCHOOL
III. MULTIPLE MODES OF ASSESSMENT
IV.  BUILT ON THE STRENGTHS OF THE FACULTY AND SCHOOL
V.  HIGH INTELLECTUAL AND ETHICAL STANDARDS
VI.  INCLUSIVE AND JUST
VII.  EXPLORATION AND CREATIVITY
VIII.  WELLNESS AND BALANCE
IX.  LEARNING FOR THE SAKE OF LEARNING
Click here for a weblink to the complete PRINCIPLES OF INDEPENDENT CURRICULUM
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Latest News

  • THE ICG PODCAST IS LIVE!
    We are pleased to announce that INDEPENDENT CURRICULUM: The Podcast is now available in the iTunes Store and on the internet at Podomatic. The first four episodes feature two-part conversations with John Gulla, executive director of the E. E. Ford
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  • ICG SPONSOR ASSOCIATE PROGRAM UNDER WAY
    The Independent Curriculum Group is pleased to welcome its first Sponsor Associates, Cheney & Company and Connor Associates. The new Sponsor Associate program is open to businesses, individuals, and other entities operating for profit but which have as a primary
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  • ICG EDUCATOR EXPERT PROGRAM (EEP) UNDER WAY
    Schools have questions. This is the number one lesson the Independent Curriculum Group has learned over the years. But we also know that schools have answers, and that expertise on issues ranging from curriculum to pedagogy to schedule to teacher
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Coming Events

  • ALR PACIFIC 17 at Asilomar, April 19-21
    Now is the time to register yourself or some of your school’s academic administrators, department and division heads, and teacher-leaders for Academic Leaders Retreat Pacific 17 at the fabulous Asilomar Conference Grounds on California’s Monterey Peninsula. Save the dates and
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  • INNOVATION MEETUP at St. Mark’s School (MA), June 22
    USING THE GENIUS IN THE ROOM TO CHANGE THE ROOM! This day-long workshop co-sponsored by the Independent Curriculum Group and St. Mark’s School will bring together Directors of Innovation and other educator leaders to share, learn, and work together to
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