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The Curriculum Planning Process - Chapter Summary
By working through these lessons, you can deepen your knowledge of the curriculum planning process. This self-paced chapter can assist you with understanding what's involved in teaching an interdisciplinary unit. There's also a fun lesson on creative curriculum. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:
- Outline the curriculum planning process
- Define curriculum planning and mapping
- Provide an overview of a curriculum model and guide
- List different types of curriculum models
- Discuss curriculum materials used in instructional design
- Explain the benefits of integrated curriculum and using essential questions in curriculum
- Recount the structure of a good lesson plan
- Distinguish between curricular modifications and accommodations
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1. 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.
2. What is Curriculum Planning?
A good understanding of curriculum planning is essential for good teaching. This lesson will help you learn what curriculum planning is, give you a sense of why it's important, and help you get ready to plan your own curriculum.
3. What is a Curriculum Model?
Curriculum models are a tool used by educators. Much is made of their development and implementation, but does anyone actually know what one is? Let's take a look at curriculum models and see what all the buzz is about.
4. What is a Curriculum Guide?
Knowing what to teach and when is a common source of anxiety among novice teachers. Many states, districts, and schools help teachers pace their lessons with a curriculum guide. Though sometimes stringent, these tools can make teaching more focused.
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.
6. 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.
7. What is Creative Curriculum?
A creative curriculum is one that incorporates big ideas, varied and engaging activities, and a sense of continuity as a way to stimulate students, teachers, and even families. This lesson will teach you what a creative curriculum is and how to get creative with your own curriculum!
8. Using Essential Questions in Curriculum
Essential questions are an important part of instruction but can sometimes be confusing. What are they, and how are they different than an everyday question? Read on for details.
9. Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design
Successful teachers design rich learning opportunities for students. This lesson identifies and discusses the use of teaching resources and curriculum materials to design learning experiences.
10. 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.
11. How to Plan & Teach an Interdisciplinary Unit
This lesson will help you work as a team in your school to develop an interdisciplinary unit. In this lesson, you'll learn how to collaborate, choose meaningful topics for your students and develop assessments that span all the classes involved.
12. How to Develop Lesson Plans
A lesson plan is a teacher's guide for communicating a set of skills or knowledge to the students in a class. Good lesson planning follows a research proven structure that assures students the best chance for learning.
13. Curricular Accommodations & Modifications
Not all students learn the same. In many cases, methods and materials must be changed for certain students. In this lesson, learn the difference between curricular accommodations and modifications, and gain insight into some best practices.
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