Educational Model

Every Child Can Learn

We believe that if the child hasn’t learned, the teacher hasn’t taught properly. When teachers have effective tools, proper training, and ongoing support, they can prepare every child for success in college, career, and life.

Education fads come and go; but BCP focuses on identifying and implementing proven strategies. We have stayed true to our principles and held onto the programs that work. Over the past two decades, we have identified or created a variety of effective educational programs—put them into practice and refined them.

We value high-quality teaching over high-stakes testing. Research shows that high-stakes testing does not support great teaching. Instead, it often leads to a narrowing of the curriculum; teaching to tests, and, in some cases, cheating by educators. This deprives children of the rich education they deserve.

 

Safe schools. Classroom management is one of the biggest challenges facing new teachers. BCP Schools use CHAMPS, a program that helps teachers use a proactive and positive plan to teach students how to meet expectations in school. BCP also supports all teachers with a consistent development program that includes a summer training institute, regular in-class, and a “novice teacher think tank.”

We believe in honest, rigorous assessment. The Direct Instruction reading and language arts programs assess students every five to 10 lessons to make sure they are on track. BCP leadership and school-based academic coaches meet weekly to pour over student data to determine where additional support may be needed and to identify opportunities for acceleration. The Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress is administered at least twice a year to measure and analyze student growth.

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Baltimore Curriculum Project

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2707 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
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CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

FREDERICK ELEMENTARY

GOVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HAMPSTEAD HILL ACADEMY

WOLFE STREET ACADEMY

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View the video of the eighth annual "Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader?" quiz show at: youtu.be/27IM72vCd58 Thank you again to Councilman John Bullock, Rebecca Hoffberger of the American Visionary Art Museum, Sheilah Kast of WYPR, Julia Marciari-Alexander of The Walters Art Museum, Alicia Wilson of Port Covington and the students from City Springs Elementary / Middle, Frederick Elementary School, Govans Elementary School, Hampstead Hill Academy and Wolfe Street Academy for competing. Thank you to Robert Heck for serving as MC. Thank you to our sponsors: McGraw-Hill (lead sponsor), Venable LLP (lead sponsor), AKJ Education, Amerigroup, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Congressional Bank, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, The Children's Bookstore, CohnReznick LLP, Coppermine Fieldhouse, Executive Insurance Benefits, Exelon, EY, Friendship Creative Printers, Gerry's Tire and Automotive Service, Heaven 600 WCAO, Jmore, Legg Mason, MD Mojo Photo & Video Booths - Interactive Visual Experiences, MECU of Baltimore, M&T Bank, Pinehurst Wine Shoppe, Port Covington Impact, Rudolph Supply, SwagDog, T. Rowe Price, Tricerat, Inc., UNION Craft Brewing, and WYPR 88.1 FM. Thank you to the BCP Board members who served on the event planning team: Bailey Fine, Anne Perkins, and Nora Shettel. Thank you to our volunteers: Murphy Baker, Charmaine Turner, Artavia Jackson, Marvelyn Johnson, Sandi McFadden, Sabrina Wiggins, Scott Wolgamuth, and our friends from AARP Experience Corps Maryland: Donninta Hill, Theresa Jones, Dorothy Lievers, and Valorie Lightner. Thank you to George Hess, Laura Doherty and Jon McGill for kicking off the event. Thank you to Tobi Morris, Larry Schugam, Angela Scott, and Danny Roller for doing the heavy lifting, literally and figuratively. ... See MoreSee Less

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They tied! BCP would like to thank Councilman John Bullock, Rebecca Hoffberger, Sheilah Kast, Julia Marciari-Alexander, Alicia Wilson and all of the students for competing in Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 and Robert Heck for serving as MC. Thank you to our sponsors: McGraw-Hill (lead sponsor), Venable LLP (lead sponsor), AKJ Education, Amerigroup, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Congressional Bank, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, The Children's Bookstore, CohnReznick LLP, Coppermine Fieldhouse, Executive Insurance Benefits, EY, Friendship Creative Printers, Gerry's Tire and Automotive Service, Heaven 600 WCAO, Jmore, Legg Mason, MD Mojo Photo & Video Booths - Interactive Visual Experiences, MECU of Baltimore, M&T Bank, Pinehurst Wine Shoppe, Port Covington, Rudolph Supply, SwagDog, T. Rowe Price, Tricerat, Inc., UNION Craft Brewing, and WYPR. Thank you to the BCP Board members who served on the event planning team: Bailey Fine, Anne Perkins, and Nora Shettel. Thank you to our volunteers: Murphy Baker, Charmaine Turner, Artavia Jackson, Marvelyn Johnson, Sandi McFadden, Sabrina Wiggins, Scott Wolgamuth, and our friends from AARP Experience Corps Maryland. Thank you to Tobi Morris, Angela Scott, and Danny Roller for doing the heavy lifting, literally and figuratively. ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to announce that Baltimore City Councilman John Bullock will compete in Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 on April 10th at the American Visionary Art Museum! Get your tickets today at: www.baltimorecp.org/ Councilman Bullock, Ph.D., represents the 9th District which covers West and Southwest Baltimore. Prior to being elected to the Council, Dr. Bullock was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Towson University teaching courses in Urban Politics and Metropolitan Studies. Additionally, he served as Executive Director of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance. Councilman Bullock serves on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Curriculum Project. ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to have Sheilah Kast, Host of On The Record on WYPR, as a contestant in Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 on April 10th at the American Visionary Art Museum. Originally, she hosted WYPR's Dupont-Columbia University award-winning Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast from 2006 - October 2015. She began her career at The Washington Star, where she covered the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, utilities, energy and taxes, as well as financial and banking regulation. She learned the craft of broadcasting at ABC News; as a Washington correspondent for fifteen years, she covered the White House, Congress, and the 1991 Moscow coup that signaled the end of the Soviet empire. Sheilah has been a substitute host on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and The Diane Rehm Show. She has launched and hosted two weekly interview shows on public TV, one about business and one about challenges facing older people. ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring: Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 on April 10, 2019: McGraw-Hill Education, Venable LLP, AKJ Education, Amerigroup, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, The Children's Bookstore, Congressional Bank, Coppermine Fieldhouse, Executive Insurance Benefits, EY, Friendship Creative Printers, Gerry's Tire and Automotive Service, Heaven 600 WCAO, Jmore, MD Mojo Photo & Video Booths - Interactive Visual Experiences, MECU of Baltimore, Rudolph Supply, SwagDog, T. Rowe Price, Tricerat, Inc., UNION Craft Brewing, and WYPR. Tickets are still available at: www.baltimorecp.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to have Julia Marciari-Alexander, Executive Director & CEO of The Walters Art Museum, as a contestant for Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 on April 10th. Julia has served as Executive Director & CEO of the Walters Art Museum since 2013. The fifth director of the Walters, she is the first woman to hold the post. During her tenure she has overseen the completion of a $30 million endowment campaign and a major restructuring of the organization. She is inspired by the collaborative work that she and the team at the museum do to create exhibitions and public and educational programs that connect the wide-ranging and diverse communities the Walters serves. baltimorecurriculumproject.salsalabs.org/AreYouSmarterthanaBCP5thGrader/index.html ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to have Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, AVAM Founder and Director, as a contestant in “Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader?” on April 10th at the American Visionary Art Museum: baltimorecurriculumproject.salsalabs.org/AreYouSmarterthanaBCP5thGrader/index.html

A life-long devotee of the power of intuition and fresh thought, Hoffberger was accepted into college at age 15, choosing instead mime at Marcel Marceau's personal invitation to become his first American apprentice in Paris. By 19, she had co-founded her own ballet company and by 21, was a sought after consultant to a broad spectrum of non-profits, including research and development scientific companies. At 25, Hoffberger was awarded the title of 'Dame' for her work to establish medical field hospitals in Nigeria. She studied alternative and folk medicine in Mexico. Returning to the states, Hoffberger served on the Board of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center in Virginia and worked as Development Director at the Sinai Hospital Department of Psychiatry for People Encouraging People, Inc. where she first conceived her unique national visionary museum/education center.
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