Year of Planning: Curriculum


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Year of Planning: Curriculum

  1. 1. #NAFNext2014
  2. 2. Introduction to NAF Curriculum #NAFNext2014 Brooke Rice Instructional Manager, Region 2
  3. 3. 1. Locate the various resources on the curriculum library. 2. Effectively utilize the lesson planning documents located in each NAF course. 3. Understand how Culminating Projects are embedded in each course. 4. Understand how thematic curriculum serves as a basis for curriculum integration. Objectives #NAFNext2014
  4. 4. What does “College and Career Ready” mean? Term Category Characteristics College-and- Career-Ready Is a…….. That….
  5. 5. Where is the NAF Curriculum?
  6. 6. Structure of a NAF Course  1 semester (75 – 80 class periods)  Class periods are 50 minutes long  Correlated to the Common Core standards  Includes a lesson on industry-related careers  SCAS Certification Components Includes a culminating project End-of-course exam  Advisory board is involved in every course
  7. 7. Course Downloads
  8. 8. Structure of a NAF Lesson • Each lesson includes three main components + the PowerPoint:
  9. 9. • Documents are in Word format to be edited as needed Structure of a NAF Lesson
  10. 10. Structure of a NAF Lesson • Springboard Activity • Presentation of Content • Student Interaction with Content • Produce a Product • Peer Review • Refine Work Summative Assessment • Summary/Reflection
  11. 11. Enrichment Activities #NAFNext2014
  12. 12. Cross-Curricular Integration Activities
  13. 13. NAF Curriculum WBL ties: An Example From Health Careers Exploration, Lesson 16
  14. 14. Collaboration between several or all Academy teachers Instruction is centered around a concept, theme, topic, and/or skills Standards and learning objectives from different subject areas are met simultaneously Defining Integrated Curriculum
  15. 15. Principles of Finance “How can we, as Academy of Finance students, educate our families and fellow students about issues critical to a person’s financial literacy?” Financial Services “How can we, as company representatives, develop two profitable financial services products that respond to the needs of our community?” 2 AOF Culminating Projects How do the culminating projects for each course encourage collaboration across disciplines?
  16. 16. What if I’m using a third- party vendor for my curriculum? How do the culminating projects for each course encourage collaboration across disciplines? STEM< Theme Culminating project example SCIENCE Develop a research proposal MATHEMATICS Calculate solar project cost comparison to utility energy. ENGINEERING Design and build a bridge for a community park.
  17. 17. Continuum of Curriculum Integration BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Single Subject Parallel (Paired) Interrelated Conceptual
  18. 18. Conceptual Integration Conceptual integration is based on a unifying idea THEME English Math Computer s History
  19. 19. Curriculum maps help teachers find overlap. The beginning of a great curriculum integration project lies in the overlaps and connections teachers find by comparing their curricula. Here is a simplified example of potential connections: History Science PE Art Ancient Japan Minerals and rocks Fitness goals Wood Block prints Effects of trade on Japan Carbon dating Nutrition Still Life Japanese society today Composition of fossils Prevention of disease Exploration of color
  20. 20. Successful curriculum integration projects follow a sequence of steps. Main steps that result in successful curriculum integration projects 1. Generate a curriculum map 2. Decide on unifying concept for integrated unit or project 3. Define the topics that will explore the concept and ensure they meet standards and objectives for each subject area 4. Design the driving question 5. Choose key questions that breaks the driving question into smaller parts 6. Revise curriculum map to optimize time table 7. Allocate team responsibilities 8. Establish student assessments 9. Write lesson plans 10. Evaluate the project or unit
  21. 21. - End-of Course Exam Learning Objectives - Culminating Project Uploads - Product - Reflection Questions How do I prepare my students for each course’s SCAS component?
  22. 22. - Complete KWL Chart - Share Out - What were your takeaways from this session? - What are your action steps for this year? Wrap-Up
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