Beyond Textbooks is the online resource created by Vail Unified School District in Arizona. Now used by school districts across the country, it is comprised of over 8,000 teachers assisting over 140,000 students. The goal of Beyond Textbooks is to collaborate with schools to improve student achievement through the implementation of the Vail School District’s teaching and learning frameworks.
Beyond Textbooks uses a philosophy of teaching and learning that exceeds textbooks and state standards to build upon the support teachers who facilitate learning by improving student growth and achievement. Beyond Textbooks approach begins with a “shoulder to shoulder” rather than “top down” curriculum development process.