What must be kept in Mind to Develop a Framework while Integrating Standards?

What must be kept in Mind to Develop a Framework while Integrating Standards?

When integrating standards school-wide, we must pay careful attention across disciplines and grade levels in order to align what is taught to the curriculum. A framework can help ensure that this alignment occurs not only vertically across grades but horizontally within one grade as well.
Approaching the standards through an integrated approach can only be successful […]

How can I Enhance Learning by Teaching Students to become Curriculum Reviewers?

How can I Enhance Learning by Teaching Students to become Curriculum Reviewers?

Having students act as curriculum reviewers helps to really engage students at a meta-cognitive level and encourages more active involvement in learning. Writing a book review is a task that is often assigned, but how many students are asked to review the curriculum and think about what and how they are learning?
An elementary teacher, who […]

SELF-STUDY: Reading Across the Curriculum (5 hours)

“I was pleased with all of the new resources and ideas that
I will be able to bring into the classroom for teaching reading.”
Reading is an essential component of learning. Often when students struggle within a specific subject matter it is because of poor reading instruction and underdeveloped reading skills.
This course teaches research-based […]

GRADUATE: Reading Across the Curriculum (1 semester credit)

“I was pleased with all of the new resources and ideas that I will be able to bring into the classroom for teaching reading. Thanks!”
Reading is an essential component of learning. Often when students struggle within a specific subject matter it is because of poor reading instruction and underdeveloped reading skills.
In this […]

How can Individual and Group Reading Assessments be Used in the Classroom?

How can Individual and Group Reading Assessments be Used in the Classroom?

Individual reading assessments are assessments where the teacher spends time with every student individually to assess their reading skills. This helps teachers fully understand the progress of the students who can benefit with special undivided attention. However, a major disadvantage is that the teacher would need a lot of time to complete an assessment of […]

How do I Integrate Technology into a Standards Based Curriculum?

How do I Integrate Technology into a Standards Based Curriculum?

Integrating technology in standards based curriculum follows the idea of determining cross-curricular skills and ensuring that they are taught explicitly in context rather than on their own.
When integrating technology in your planning, it is helpful to remember these points:

Technology helps students reach standards.
Teachers should not spend time writing technology standards. When technology standards already exist, […]

What is a Transdiscipline Integrated Curriculum?

What is a Transdiscipline Integrated Curriculum?

The transdisciplinary step of integration encourages a curriculum that makes connections between the subjects, not only through explicit and conceptual ties, but also through the personal experiences of the learners. It ties in also the notion of relevance. At this level of integration, concepts are sometimes organized in different types. Knowledge is made out of […]

How do I go about Integrating Technology into the Curriculum?

How do I go about Integrating Technology into the Curriculum?

The first step in integrating technology into the curriculum is to sit down and plan carefully. Using a template would help you in this function.
The template below can act as a starting point for integrating these tools into your classroom. Remember, the goal isn’t to use technology just so you can say you used technology, […]

What is Backward Design in Education?

What is Backward Design in Education?

For many years, external and standardized testing molded design learning experiences that would bring students toward mastery of what was on associated tests. However, as teachers were not the architects of these tests, there was sometimes a disconnect between the tests and the reality of the educational terrain (relevance to student and meaningful expectations).
Backward design […]

What do you mean by Cognitive Access to Curriculum?

What do you mean by Cognitive Access to Curriculum?

Individuals with physical or sensory disabilities may encounter barriers when using traditional materials such as books, paper and pencil, keyboards, audiotapes without text equivalents, or videos lacking captions or audio descriptions. Broadly speaking, ensuring physical access to the curriculum includes enabling sensory and motor access (such as the ability to see text and images, hear […]

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