This book is designed to help schools deliver effective training in curriculum mapping. Creating and using curriculum maps is easy when this in-depth resource is used in workshops, curriculum means and professional learning communities.
Teachers introduce and reflect on the practice of curriculum mapping. Through collaboration, reflective inquiry, shared purpose, and a focus on student learning, teachers can influence school improvement and eliminate gaps in student learning.
Based on a five-step model, this guide helps school leaders establish the processes necessary to align curriculum to mandated standards, develop curriculum maps, and systematize instructional practices.
Translate the new standards into meaningful curriculum! This updated edition of Susan Drake’s classic text serves as a road map through the Common Core State Standards, giving you the flexibility to design an integrated curriculum that’s right for your students. Focusing on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches, Drake provides guidance on: Unpacking the Common Core State Standards Planning assessment tasks Designing instructional strategies Developing daily activities Helping students connect essential questions to enduring understandings Included are new examples of exemplary programs, discussion questions, a sample completed interdisciplinary curriculum, and activities for building your own standards-based integrated curriculum.
Case Studies in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum provides 21 real-world cases that provide the opportunity for educators to explore the different perspectives that different stakeholders take on the concept of curriculum. The cases examine how curriculum comes to life as a complex process including the whole continuum--ranging from design to implementation and evaluation--and how this process can be analyzed and changed.
Discover your road map for creating a curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards. Explore various stages of curriculum development, from the preliminary work of building academic support to creating Common Core curriculum maps and tracking school improvement goals. Learn to effectively share information during the curriculum-building process, and engage in significant, collaborative conversations around the curriculum.
Help ELLs achieve success with an integrated, collaborative program! Teacher collaboration and co-teaching are proven strategies for helping students with diverse needs achieve academically. Now this practical resource provides a step-by-step guide to making collaboration and co-teaching work for general education teachers and English as a second language (ESL) specialists to better serve the needs of English language learners (ELLs). The authors address the fundamental questions of collaboration and co-teaching, examine how a collaborative program helps ELLs learn content while meeting English language development goals, and offer information on school leaders' roles in facilitating collaboration schoolwide. Featuring six in-depth case studies, this guide helps educators: Understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative service delivery Choose from a range of strategies and configurations, from informal planning and collaboration to a fully developed co-teaching partnership Use templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice Evaluate the strategies' success using the guidelines, self-assessments, and questionnaires included Collaboration and Co-Teaching helps ESL, ELL, and general education teachers combine their expertise to provide better support for their ELLs!
Looking for a silver bullet to accelerate EL achievement? There is none. But this, we promise: when EL specialists and general ed teachers pool their expertise, your ELs’ language development and content mastery will improve exponentially. Just ask the tens of thousands of Collaboration and Co-Teaching users and now, a new generation of educators, thanks to this all-new second edition: Collaborating for English Learners. Why this new edition? Because more than a decade of implementation has generated for Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove new insight into what exemplary teacher collaboration looks like, which essential frameworks must be established, and how integrated approaches to ELD services benefit all stakeholders. Essentially a roadmap to the many different ways we can all work together, this second edition of Collaborating for English Learners features: All-new examples, case studies, illustrative video, and policy updates In-depth coverage of the full range of strategies and configurations for determining the best model to adopt Templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice Guidelines, self-assessments, and questionnaires for evaluating the strategies’ effectiveness By this time, the big benefits of teacher collaboration are well documented. Where teachers and schools struggle still is determining the best way to do so, especially when working with our ELs. That’s where Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria Dove, and their second edition of Collaborating for English Learners will prove absolutely indispensable. After all, there are no two better authorities.
The strategies you need to teach common standards to diverse learners Realistic and thorough, this teacher-friendly book shows how to help every student, including English Learners, students with disabilities, speakers of nonstandard English, and other struggling learners, meet the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELA). This resource: Familiarizes readers with each of the Common Core's 32 anchor standards for ELA Outlines the specific skills students need to fulfill each standard Presents a wealth of flexible teaching strategies and tools that build those skills Includes guidance on professional collaboration and co-teaching
In today’s volatile law school environment, curriculum reform has emerged as a significant focus. It is commonly understood that law schools effectively teach certain analytical skills, but are less successful in other areas, and often scramble to adapt to evolving aims. This book demonstrates how law schools are successfully reforming their curriculum - and lays the framework to show how all schools of law can engage in a continuous reform model that proactively shapes our profession. It is expected that faculty and professional staff engaged in legal education will utilize this book as a primary resource to guide their respective reform efforts. Each contributed chapter presents a case study of a data-driven curriculum reform effort. The initial chapters set the conceptual context for the book, while the final chapter offers summative recommendations for considering legal education reform as derived from the earlier case study chapters. This book adds significantly to the literature in legal education, as we gain first hand insight into evidence based reform for the legal education community.
"At once evocative and suggestive, this exemplary book gives me hope that educators and scholars across the world will seize the opportunity to self-reflect and enlarge and enrich both their research and their practice in ways that will markedly contribute to the revitalisation of the higher learning in the twenty-first century. The urgency of the need for revitalisation of both research and practice in this domain of inquiry cannot be overstated." Prof Clifton Conrad ? University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Veterinary Medical Education: A Practical Guide offers a complete resource of fundamental information on key areas of veterinary education. Providing pragmatic guidance on all aspects of veterinary medical education, chapters cover topics ranging from curriculum design and learning opportunities to teaching strategies and assessment methods. Diagrams, figures, and informational boxes are included throughout to highlight key points, helpful tips, evidence from the literature, and frameworks for implementing specific tasks. Written by an international group of leading veterinary educators, the book offers a thorough examination of veterinary medical education. Veterinary Medical Education is a useful guide for those involved with veterinary education at all levels, including future academics, with many principles applicable to related fields such as veterinary technology and continuing education. Key features Provides a practical guide to the key principles of veterinary medical education Takes a real-world approach, with concrete guidance for teaching veterinary skills and knowledge Covers all aspects of designing and implementing a veterinary curriculum Emphasizes key points and helpful tips Offers a veterinary-specific resource for any veterinary educator worldwide