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Curriculum Planning - Chapter Summary
Enjoy access to lessons that explore various aspects of curriculum planning. Top instructors have compiled materials and developed lessons that ensure you understand curriculum mapping, Bloom's Taxonomy, curriculum enrichment and instructional planning. The lessons also explore strategies for developing your curriculum, identifying learning goals and setting effective goals in the classroom.
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be prepared to do the following:
- Identify the scope of curriculum development
- Describe continuity, sequence and integration in quality curriculum
- Identify quality materials and strategies for instructional planning
- Explain how to develop measurable learning objectives
- Use instructional strategies and content selection to meet learning objectives
- Differentiate between learning goals and learning objectives
- Discuss ways to address learning domains in curriculum and instruction
This chapter offers text and videos lessons you can review in any sequence you desire. Before, during or after accessing lessons, feel free to take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your knowledge of specific curriculum planning concepts. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce concepts explored in the lessons. Any questions you have about this chapter's topics can be sent to our experts.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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. 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.
5. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives
This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.
6. Setting & Using Effective Objectives in the Classroom
Learn how to set active-verb objectives, and use them in your classroom. Be able to introduce and review objectives with your students, and help them reflect on their learning.
7. Meeting Learning Objectives Using Instructional Strategies & Content Selection
In this lesson, we will learn how to select content and instructional strategies that are aligned to the standards, as well as the individual and collective needs of students.
8. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments
Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.
9. Comparing Learning Goals & Learning Objectives
Learning goals and learning objectives are often confused. Though similar, each is distinct with its own place in education. This lesson compares the two and discusses how to define them to help students succeed in the classroom.
10. Addressing Learning Domains in Curriculum & Instruction
In this lesson we will learn about Dr. Benjamin Bloom's work in identifying the three domains of learning. For each of the learning domains, there are stages that students move through as they are developing. Understanding the stages helps teachers plan activities that contribute to student growth.
11. Curriculum Enrichment: Definition & Resources
In this lesson, we'll learn how to differentiate for advanced students by offering enrichment. Some types of enrichment are provided by changing the materials and configurations, while other types of enrichment rely on questioning techniques.
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