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Curriculum & Instructional Planning - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find lessons that focus on such topics as curriculum mapping, choosing quality instructional materials and the elements of curriculum design. You'll develop a stronger understanding of methods and techniques that can be used to improve academic achievement and facilitate student learning. In addition, you'll review hands-on, expository, collaborative and interactive teaching strategies. After you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define curriculum mapping
- Discuss the scope of curriculum development
- List the three major elements of quality curriculum design
- Apply teaching strategies that address course standards
- Outline short- and long-range instructional planning strategies
- Describe DAP and student-centered instruction methods
- Promote awareness of current and global issues in the classroom
- Provide details about universal design and integrated curriculum
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1. What is Curriculum Mapping?
In this lesson we will discuss what a curriculum map is. Topics we will cover include what to include in a curriculum map, who writes a curriculum map, and what things to consider when writing a curriculum map.
2. Identifying the Scope of Curriculum Development
Curriculum can be overwhelming if you as a teacher are unable to define its scope. In this lesson, you will learn to identify the scope of curriculum development and think about how the scope impacts your work within a curriculum.
3. Continuity, Sequence & Integration in Quality Curriculum
In this lesson, you can learn about three major elements of quality curriculum design. Imagine examples of how to apply these ideas to the classroom, improving your ability to connect past, present, and future learning.
4. Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards
While standards are a means by which states, school districts, and schools ensure uniformity in teaching, not every teacher understands how to use them to their advantage. This lesson will look at how to analyze standards and use them to design activities and assessments in the classroom.
5. Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies
Teachers need multiple resources and methods in order to effectively plan instruction. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of quality instructional materials and teaching strategies.
6. Procedures for Short-Range & Long-Range Instructional Planning
We will discuss instructional planning in this lesson. You will learn how to use backward planning to align short and long-range goals based on content standards, student background and skills and assessment data.
7. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
8. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits
Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.
9. DAP: Strategies for Effective Teaching
DAP is a buzzword in education, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, we'll explore DAP, including what it is, the five essential guidelines for effective teaching, and the ten effective teaching strategies that fall under DAP.
10. Global Issues & Current Events Awareness in the Classroom
In this lesson, we explore some methods by which you can assess how much your students know about current events. We will also detail a few activities to drum up greater awareness of the news among your students.
11. What is Universal Design for Learning?
It is possible to create a universal design for learning that works for each student in a classroom regardless of their individual needs. In this lesson you will learn how UDL accomplishes this goal.
12. Universal Design for Learning Strategies
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an instructional method to provide all students equal access to the curriculum. This lesson presents instructional strategies for student engagement, representation, and expression using the UDL framework.
13. Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples
Have you ever wondered what and how an integrated curriculum works? Learn about this hot topic that is shaping how teachers teach and students learn in the classroom.
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