In recent years, research has linked high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) and positive student learning outcomes. Materials matter! The New Mexico Public Education Department provides school districts and schools with tools and resources, such as the Adopted Multiple List and the HQIM Reviews website, in order to increase the selection and adoption of HQIM across the state. However, we know that simply adopting and handing teachers HQIM is not enough. Professional learning should be aligned to the rigorous instructional materials so educators can fully implement them to meet the diverse learning needs of all students while creating engaged, culturally relevant, and academically competitive learning environments. This type of professional learning–curriculum-based professional learning–is grounded in immersive learning experiences for educators where they experience as learners the HQIM in ways that mirror their intended use with students.
The New Mexico Public Education Department is providing the HQIM Implementation Hub as a resource for school districts, schools, coaches, school leaders, and teachers. The HQIM Implementation Hub provides research, tools, guidance, and resources based on three phases of HQIM implementation:
HQIM IMPLEMENTATION HUB (Click on a phase below to access resources.)
Ina Holmes, Vista Grande Elementary School, Rio Rancho Public Schools
Helen Tucker, Berrendo Elementary School, Roswell Independent School District
Within each phase of HQIM implementation there are resources and tools applicable to the roles of system leaders, school leaders, coaches, and teachers. Coherently providing educators with HQIM and curriculum-based professional learning, as detailed in the HQIM Implementation Hub, will position school districts and schools to achieve the goals of equity, excellence, and relevance for all students.