Ch 26: MTTC Reading Specialist: Planning Curriculum

About This Chapter

Watch short videos that explore curriculum planning to enhance your studying for the MTTC Reading Specialist assessment. Get reacquainted with spiral curriculum, student grouping strategies and more to ensure you're prepared for the exam.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Planning Curriculum - Chapter Summary

Simplify the process of studying for the MTTC Reading Specialist assessment by taking advantage of this comprehensive overview of planning curriculum. In no time, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Explain learning and effective classroom strategies
  • Define curriculum and its relationship to instruction
  • Discuss curriculum design and curriculum mapping
  • Describe spiral and integrated curriculum
  • Discuss the five components of reading acquisition and how they serve as the foundation for an effective reading program
  • Explain student grouping strategies for reading instruction
  • Weigh pros and cons of ability grouping and tracking in schools

The lessons will help you review topics you already know, while allowing you discover new and exciting concepts that can help you succeed on the test and enhance your role as a reading specialist. Watch the videos as often as necessary until you feel you've fully absorbed the material.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Planning Curriculum Chapter Objectives

The topics covered in this MTTC Reading Specialist: Planning Curriculum chapter can be found in the Professional, Program and Curriculum Development subarea of the assessment, which constitutes approximately 20% of the total test. There are 100 multiple-choice questions covering everything from meaning and communication to instruction and assessment. Brush up on curriculum planning by watching the video lessons, then test that knowledge using short self-assessment quizzes. If you want to review specific lesson topics, take advantage of timelines that allow you to jump to key topics within the videos.

The assessment is designed for graduate-level educators who hold a Michigan teaching certificate and want to add an additional endorsement for grades K-12. It is paper-and-pencil based and allots up to four hours and 30 minutes for completion. A passing score is 220.

11 Lessons in Chapter 26: MTTC Reading Specialist: Planning Curriculum
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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?

2. What is Curriculum?

Teachers are often asked to design or work with particular curricula, but rarely do we get a chance to talk about what curriculum actually is. This lesson gets you toward a definition and gives you a few key guiding points to work with.

What is Curriculum & Instruction?

3. 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.

What is Curriculum Design?

4. What is Curriculum Design?

Curriculum design is a big part of teaching, but it can be hard to know exactly what it means. In this lesson, you will follow a teacher as he learns some of what goes into effective curriculum design.

What is Curriculum Mapping?

5. 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.

Spiral Curriculum: Definition & Example

6. Spiral Curriculum: Definition & Example

'Spiral curriculum' may be a term that you haven't heard before, but you certainly have learned from such a curriculum in your own student life. This lesson will provide a definition of spiral curriculum as well as some examples of the educational tool in action.

Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples

7. 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.

Elements of Effective Reading Programs

8. Elements of Effective Reading Programs

This lesson discusses the necessary steps students must master in order to become great readers. This lesson reminds teachers that it is important to build a firm foundation so that readers can develop their reading skills over a period of time.

Student Grouping Strategies for Reading Instruction

9. Student Grouping Strategies for Reading Instruction

Using different grouping strategies can help to foster reading skills for many students. This lesson outlines three grouping strategies with suggestions for how to use each one.

Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

10. Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

In this lesson we will discuss within class grouping and between class grouping. In addition, we will review the pros and cons of between class grouping, also known as tracking.

What Is Gifted Education? - History, Models & Issues

11. What Is Gifted Education? - History, Models & Issues

Gifted education is the area of education that focuses on the needs of gifted and talented students. Learn about the history, models, and issues involved in gifted education and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

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