Ch 7: Curriculum Strategy & Development

About This Chapter

Learn different curriculum development strategies using our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes. We'll show you the benefits of different curriculum strategies and understand how different strategies work to develop an effective curriculum.

Curriculum Strategy & Development - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors will teach you the benefits of various strategies and considerations that come into account when constructing a curriculum. By the end of the chapter you'll:

  • Understand the benefits of an integrated curriculum and differentiated instruction
  • Know the definition of curriculum-based assessment and how to use Bloom's taxonomy for assessment
  • Learn about hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative instructional strategies
  • Understand the differences between direct instruction and discovery instruction
  • Understand how cooperative and collaborative learning work in the classroom
  • Identify different collaborative team teaching models and strategies
  • Learn Culturally Responsive Teaching theory and strategies
  • Use of advance organizers and structuring wait time in the classroom

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14 Lessons in Chapter 7: Curriculum Strategy & Development
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What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

What is Curriculum & Instruction?

2. What is Curriculum & Instruction?

Learn about two guiding educational concepts that impact students everywhere. This lesson will explain what you need to know about curriculum and instruction.

Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples

3. 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.

Curriculum-Based Assessment: Definition & Examples

4. Curriculum-Based Assessment: Definition & Examples

Curriculum-based assessment, also called curriculum-based measurement (CBM), is a powerful tool for testing and measuring student progress. This lesson introduces you to CBM and provides examples of the assessments you can use.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

5. 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.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

6. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

7. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

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.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

9. Expository Approaches to Instruction

Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

10. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

11. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.

Using Wait Time in the Classroom

12. Using Wait Time in the Classroom

During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.

Collaborative Team Teaching Models & Strategies

13. Collaborative Team Teaching Models & Strategies

Many schools are using team teaching in order to support the needs of a variety of students. This lesson will introduce you to the various models of team teaching as well as strategies to support a successful partnership.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

14. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

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