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  • 1. Week #2: A Synthesis of Learning Curriculum in the 21st Century
  • 2. Purpose: We will be focusing on synthesizing what we havelearned about the knowledge, skills, attributes of quality teachingand apply this to what we know about the 21st century classroom.Critical Evidence: Chapter Presentations, Movie Trailers, ChapterBrochures, Course Participation Task #2: Our Symbaloo, Task #2:Article CritiquesRequired Reading:Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4: How to Integrate the CurriculaReview: Chapters 1, 2, 3,& 4: Beyond Monet Movie Trailer Exemplar:
  • 3. The Quality Teaching Documentdefines the end….and thebeginningAlberta Education:
  • 4. …and the future?
  • 5. Understanding by Design….in real life  A Wedding  Building a house  Planning a family  Planting a garden  Shoveling the driveway  Planning a trip  Raising children  Getting a Master’s Degree
  • 6. What is the 1st thing you do?
  • 7. ThinkBig Rocks Sand Water
  • 8. Culminating Projects
  • 9. Symbols, Models and Frameworks of learning and schools Compare and Contrast Finish the sentence:Schools are like _______________________because________________________________________________Learning is like _______________________because________________________________________________A symbol of learning/schools today is _______________because_________________________________________Videoclips:Old Thinking: Thinking:
  • 10. Curriculum Questions What is Curriculum? Who decides what curriculum is taught? Why do we study the specific subjects we do, in the way we do, and test them as we do? What influences how curriculum changes? Where do present schooling practices come from? To What questions are schools the answers? How do different societies educate their young?
  • 11. Curriculum: Now and ThenCurriculum Experts: John Dewey Ralph Tyler Jerome Bruner John Franklin Bobbit Egerton Ryerson Paulo Freire Nel Noddings Eliott Eisner Timeline Activity How far have we progressed?
  • 12. Shifting “Curricular” ParadigmsTraditionalism Progressivism 1. Where do you put “constructivism” and “behaviorism”? 2. Where would you put “junior high philosophy” and “middle school philosophy? 3. Where would you put “teacher directed curriculum” and “student directed curriculum”? 4. What have been the patterns in Canada’s history? 5. Where are we in Alberta? The rest of the World? 6. Where would you put “YOU”? 7. Thinking Differently for the Future: Sir Ken Robinson
  • 13. How have these incidents impacted curriculum? October Sky:How does this student experience the prescribed curriculum?
  • 14. More Curriculum Questions How will you teach todays digital natives when they come to you in middle school? (Remember Bridger) What will children need to know 10 years from now (or 25 years from now)? What defines if a student is successful? What is academic success? Who should measure it? How often should it be measured? Who should be involved in curriculum development? Who should evaluate curriculum? What do today’s students say about the curriculum?
  • 15. Retrieved from “What did youdo in school today?”, CanadianEducation Association, 2009
  • 16. Secondary Very Often Often Sometimes Very SeldomElementary
  • 17. 1st2nd3rd4th5th Why are these rated as less effective? Do we abandon these or just do them better?
  • 18. 1st2nd3rd4th5th Why are these rated as less effective? Do we abandon these or just do them better?
  • 19. Are we teachers? Determining the learning destination Creating questions that foster inquiry Designing units, backwards Determining assessment evidence Recognizing the benefits of performance criteria or are we designers? Architects of instruction? Facilitators of learning?
  • 20. Unit Title: Grade:Subject, Topic: Time: Stage 1 – Desired ResultsLearning Target(s): Critical Questions:Students will understand that…Students will know… Students will be able to… Stage 2 – Assessment EvidenceFormative Assesssments: Summative Assessments: Stage 3 – Learning PlanLearning Activities: High Yield Strategies:Accommodations: Differentiation:
  • 21. Curriculum: The Future and You What kind of curriculum experience will you design? Will your curriculum address the essential understandings and learning outcomes of the program of studies? Will your curriculum plan inspire, motivate, and engage students? Will your curriculum allow for collaboration? Will your curriculum meet the needs of the 21st century learner? Will your curriculum demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching and learning?
  • 22. Nel Noddings Critical Lessons: What our schools should teach?We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
  • 23. Poll Everywhere: Poll #1
  • 24. Poll Everywhere: Poll #2
  • 25. Simulation: What if? Bad News: Due to years of ignoring the warnings of impeding catastrophe due to global warming, the Earth is collapsing in a series of extreme weather in the form of blizzards, hurricanes, drought, floods, and destructive tornadoes. Good News: You have been selected to join a blended team of scientists, geologists, philosophers, medical personnel, and yes, even politicians to venture to a new “Earth-like planet” to set up our first interplanetary colony. We will have approximately 10,000 people including families and children. Because of your expertise in curriculum foundation and inquiry, you have been chosen as our education team to devise a new curriculum that will be used for teaching the new children of our first colonists, as well as all of the future children that will arrive. Design a curriculum that is based on five key principles (subjects, topics, structure, delivery, content, etc.) that will honor our past, and guide our future success. Good luck citizens – you have five minutes to accomplish your mission.
  • 26. Critical Lessons for our Times What are the critical lessons we need to teach our students today? Where is the place for teaching critical lessons within our curriculum? What is the best way to do this? How do we treat this in an “Alberta” context? Why should we (if we should) integrate critical lessons into our curriculum?
  • 27. Curriculum in the 21st Century