Our Curriculum Development Process

Research based, nationally field tested, teacher approved

Research Based

Each EiE curriculum unit is the result of more than 3,000 hours of development, using a process based on principles put forward in the classic design text Understanding by Design, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Our development process includes a thorough review of relevant educational research, multiple assessment steps during testing, and review by experts in the field.

Field Tested

Feedback from experienced teachers is critical to our curriculum development process. All 20 EiE curriculum units were pilot tested across Massachusetts and field tested across the United States.

The Development Process:


Download EiE Curriculum Development Process (pdf).