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Sep 7

Ready to Learn Curriculum Introduction

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


Date: September 7

Time: 11:00-12:00 CENTRAL


The Mockingbird Ready to LEARN curriculum is a revolutionary approach to learning. Curriculum infuses content with instructional strategies for effectively engaging vulnerable learners.  Additionally, the  RTL curriculum is a contextualized curriculum that combines workforce preparation training, career exploration, and adult basic education (HSE prep) training into one comprehensive package. 


The curriculum infuses the instructional framework  from the Mockingbird Methodology.  The Mockingbird Methodology recognizes learning as a cognitive, emotional, psychological, and social process and prepares practitioners with biopsychosocial instructional tools to teach more holistically.  In the methodology and in Ready to LEARN curriculum, teachers function less as content lecturers and more as facilitators blending the roles of mentor, facilitator, and cognitive coach into one responsive role. In this approach, learning is easier,  content is more accessible, and learning is more enjoyable.  The biopsychosocial approach is holistic and as such, the curriculum engages strategies to keep learners attentive, engaged, motivated, and productive.
Ready to LEARN is designed for students that experience societal and economic barriers to success in and out of the classroom. 

Ready to Learn

Introduction and Orientation

  • Meet the curriculum
  • Review the scope and sequence
  • Learn how the curriculum integrates career exploration and workforce development and how it contextualizes academics into workforce context. 


Tamara Thompson, M.S., is CEO and founder of Mockingbird Education. She is an award-winning educator and has received state and national recognition for both instruction and curriculum.

Tamara is a former 2003 Teacher of the Year for the Austin area, a recipient of the Michael Jordan Foundation’s Innovation Grant Award, a recipient of Southern Poverty Law’s Teaching For Tolerance Grant Award, a former YBUSA Teacher Fellows and in 2010 was awarded a Research Doctoral Fellows at University of North Texas in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


September 7
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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