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Planning Curriculum for Elementary Education - Chapter Summary
Professional instructors created and narrated this chapter on planning curricula for elementary education, so you can be sure you're accessing accurate information. Learn facts about the curriculum development process and continuity in quality curriculum. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Explain how to select developmentally appropriate curriculum
- Outline sequence and integration in quality curriculum
- Discuss the curriculum planning and development process
- Detail different types of curriculum models
- Understand curriculum mapping
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1. What Is the Curriculum Development Process?
Curriculum development is an important aspect of teaching and learning. This lesson will guide you through the basics of the curriculum development process. You can apply what you learn in this lesson to a variety of content areas and age groups.
2. How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Choosing material that is both age and skill-level appropriate can be tricky for any teacher. This lesson explains the concept behind selecting appropriate curriculum and shares methods of determining levels.
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. Curriculum Planning Process & Development
Curriculum planning and development is a challenging but important process. If teachers use standards to write annual, unit, and lesson plans, they will ensure that their students are exposed to all necessary material in a given school year.
5. Types of Curriculum Models
Educators use guides to help them decide what, when, and how to teach. These curriculum guides are based on models. Have you ever thought about where your lesson plans came from? Let's take a look at how curriculum models mold our teaching.
6. 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.
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