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Janet Hale

Curriculum Definition - The Glossary of Education Reform - 0 views

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    "The term curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content taught in a school or in a specific course or program. In dictionaries, curriculum is often defined as the courses offered by a school, but it is rarely used in such a general sense in schools. Depending on how broadly educators define or employ the term, curriculum typically refers to the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn, which includes the learning standards or learning objectives they are expected to meet; the units and lessons that teachers teach; the assignments and projects given to students; the books, materials, videos, presentations, and readings used in a course; and the tests, assessments, and other methods used to evaluate student learning. An individual teacher's curriculum, for example, would be the specific learning standards, , lessons, assignments, and materials used to organize and teach a particular course."
Janet Hale

Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, Sees Challenges for U.S. Colleges - The New York Times - 0 views

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    "WASHINGTON - American higher education is the envy of the world, with the most renowned universities attracting young men and women from around the globe.
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    As Americans consider college possibilities, the choices are terrific: large and small, public and private, in every region, along with a robust community-college system that is a gateway for many immigrants and for training older workers."
Janet Hale

What To Do With Frustration | Mindsteps Inc. - 0 views

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    "I was recently working with a group of teachers who were tasked with redesigning their curriculum maps to make them more rigorous. I had been working in the district for some time and they were adopting our Rigor Blueprint as a model for how they would implement their new standards with rigor. After introducing the Rigor Blueprint to teachers and explaining how it would help them unpack the standards AND help all student reach or exceed the standards the teachers were firmly on board."
Janet Hale

What Are the Big Rocks in Your Curriculum Map? - Hillsborough, NC, United States, ASCD ... - 1 views

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    "Stephen Covey explains that humans need to clarify and understand their priorities. "Schooling at its best reflects a purposeful arrangement of parts and details, organized with deliberate intention, for achieving the kinds of learning we seek" (Wiggins and McTighe, 2007, p. 9).

    In a video presentation titled Big Rocks, available at http://The8thHabit.com/offers - You will need to create a username and password in order to view this free video clip. Covey says "Put the Big Rocks First." If you fill your bowl [think curriculum map] with pebbles first, and then you have a major crisis such as a snow day, a pep rally, or an interruption to teaching and learning, what are you going to do? "
Janet Hale

Education Week: Collaborative Teaching: - 3 views

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    This article is a great example of bridging curriculum design and curriculum practice. While this learning environment's curriculum learning expectations (design) is discipline-specific, a collaborative teacher team--through hard work and collegial dialogue and decision-making--create interdisciplinary units that integrate relational discipline-specific learning via universal theme [conceptual lens]-based units of study (practice).
Janet Hale

Heather Ross article - 9/01 - 0 views

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    "As the 2001-2002 school year is getting under way, it is being impressed upon the teachers to be sure that their lessons are meeting the educational standards. This can become quite confusing, as there are the national standards, the state standards, and the district standards. There are standards for administrators, standards for teachers and standards for students. There are even standards for conducting professional development. "
Janet Hale

The Catholic Key: Online Edition Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City - St.Joseph - 0 views

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    "Today's teachers and students are savvy. Savvy about new teaching methods and new ways of learning. And thanks to a program called curriculum mapping, teachers can get on the Internet and check out shared curriculums at other schools in their district or diocese."
Janet Hale

Beyond Curriculum Mapping: Using Technology To Delve Deeper into Inquiry Learning -- TH... - 1 views

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    "At Graham Elementary, part of L'Anse Creuse Public Schools in Michigan, our elementary school staff decided to take an evaluative look at the use of technology in the classroom through a self-study process and a district technology initiative called Project 2000 over a two-year period. The faculty had the opportunity to determine a new direction relative to technology integration, and, to that aim, we determined that curriculum mapping, study groups, and an onsite technology coach would be a model for our professional development efforts. "
Janet Hale

Teaching Today | How-To Articles | A Curriculum Mapping Primer - 3 views

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    Basic definitions for some common mapping terminology
Janet Hale

MASTER Integrated Curriculum Mapping Chart - 2 views

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    This chart is intended to help teachers integrate media literacy & technology alongside the goals and standards of traditional units of study.
    We recommend referring to the following nationally recognized standards for technology and media literacy: National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), developed by ISTE, The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education, Developed by NAMLE, 21st Century Skills outlined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    We have added sample content in each column, but encourage you to click File + Make a copy and customize the map to suit your specific learning goals and standards (including Content and Skills) . and NYS & National Standards for Literacy, Social Studies, and other traditional standards. Also see: Suggestions for using this chart beneath the table. "
Janet Hale

Vision: Why Now? K-12 Curriculum Development - 2 views

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    Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process which asks teachers to develop curriculum goals, identify essential content, skills and concepts, and reflect on the taught curriculum. Some school districts make the mistake of diving into curriculum mapping and attempting to complete a product. When teacher teams become satisfied with the product, then the process is at risk. If a principal or superintendent asks teachers to change their focus from curriculum mapping to test item development or writing across the curriculum, then teachers soon realize that curriculum mapping was a fad and is no longer "the main thing.""
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