PICCS teachers engage in a rigorous peer review process to develop, refine and publish model units of instruction. To initiate a peer review, teachers prepare a detailed description of a unit of instruction. A “Unit of Instruction” encompasses all of the elements that must be developed and refined in order to make a curricular and instructional practice effective. Teachers who participate in a PICCS Peer Review begin by documenting their Unit of Instruction by addressing all core components as defined by the New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning. They then engage in a two-phase process:
Download Peer Reviewed Instructional Units
After a teacher successfully presents at the Network Level, his or her unit is deemed “ready for replication” and an editor works with him/her to prepare it for publication. Approved units are posted to the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI’s) iTunes U site where users can download them for free.
To learn more about the PICCS Peer Review process,
contact Courtney McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org.