Unit Design: Remember...
A standards-based curriculum places textbooks, grammar, and functions in their appropriate support roles in reaching our goals of instruction. A curriculum today must guide teachers in responding to multiple questions. Consider the following:
- What will the students know and be able to do when they have completed this unit?
- How will you know they have learned?
What evidence demonstrates this learning?
- How do you evaluate the quality of the
Activity 1: With these questions in mind, we
have to determine an organizing principle to help answer these
questions and therefore create our curriculum. Which one(s) of
the following should be used as your organizing principle? Check
all that apply.
It is essential that you have an understanding of the 4 levels of development, the 3 communication modes and performance assessment. If you have not completed those modules or you are unfamiliar with this information, please return to the earlier modules.
Personal Reflection: Please
copy and paste the following questions into your word processor
or download the word document containing the questions. Then
answer the questions and save it for your professional development
Unit Design Remember-Reflection: Word Document
- In reaching your goals of instruction
in your current or future teaching environment, how would
you describe the organizing principles you apply to unit
- Select a unit that you would like to revise
or evaluate. What is successful about this unit? What areas
would you like to improve? Why?
- How do you assess what students have learned
in this unit? What evidence demonstrates student progress as
a result of this unit?
As you proceed through the curriculum planning
module, we will ask you to refer back to this unit as a point
of reference for a theme that you would like to reorganize.
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