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    • Curriculum 21 Heidi Hayes Jacobs Chapters 3 & 4 EDPC605
    • Upgrading Content: Provocation, Invigora tion, and Replacement What content should be kept? What content should be cut? What content should be created? CONTENT- central element in curriculum design and can be organized within disciplines or interdisciplinary designs
    • Tenets Leading to Content Upgrades •Global perspective is developed •Personal and local perspective is cultivated •Whole child is looked at •Future careers and work options are developed •Real-world practice •Technology and media are expanded •Complexity of content matches age and stage of the learner
    • Examining the Disciplines Challenge the Status Quo!
    • Social Studies as Perspectives on Humanity Traditional divisions Go through fission and become FUSED Geography History POLITICAL ECONOMICS Anthropology ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY Sociology HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY Economics HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY Political science ANTHROPOLOGICAL POLITICS
    • What to do in Social Studies? •Expose students to multiple maps for information and insight •Discuss changing economic realities •Prepare “school leavers” to function independently in the real world •Take time to teach global studies
    • Sciences in Action: Layers and Breakthroughs What if we organized the curriculum around problems rather than separating the sciences? Four Science Subset Strands: 1.The Living World 2.The Planet Earth & Beyond 3.The Physical World 4.The Material World
    • Neglected area of science- astronomy Elementary often emphasizes life science at the expense of physical science topics Fears of controversy in science courses- religion, genetic engineering, and space exploration Let students become “detectives and solution makers” Encourage curiosity, being creative, and using senses for making observations
    • Educating the Person: Health & Physical Education Cardio-respiratory endurance Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility Body Composition Five Spiral Components
    • English and Literature Implement… •Vocabulary development •Creative note taking and note making •Editing and revising strategies •Research Strategies ROOT OF ALL PERFORMANCE: READING WRITING SPEAKING LISTENING
    • Other ideas in English and Literature Make use of: Podcasts Video conferences Debates Comedy forums Interviews Oral defense………………… Compare/contrast film version with the text versions Use rap to convey messages
    • Language Instruction Did you know… China will soon have the largest English-speaking population? The most frequently spoken languages are: Mandarin Chinese @ 12.44% Spanish @ 4.85% English @ 4.83% Arabic @ 3.25% -from the US CIA World Factbook 2009
    • Teaching Math as a Language Need to support math geniuses Need to understand language first Memorizing vs Reasoning
    • The Arts: Aesthetic Senses, Ideas, and Emotions and through it. from artwork and performance Take in and receive meaning and insight
    • New School Versions: Reinventing and Reuniting School Program Structures Will graduates of 2110… •Be part of virtual learning magnet programs? •Have global network buddies? •Be in holographic yearbooks?
    • Fueling 21st Century Schools… Needs innovation and new knowledge
    • Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow http://education.apple.com/acot2/skills/ • “The most desirable skills: work ethic, collaboration, social responsibility, and critical thinking and problem-solving. Employers also see creativity and innovation as being increasingly important in the future”. • - http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/ FINAL_REPORT_PDF09-29-06.pdf
    • but also remember… 1. Form should always follow function –An architectural principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. and 2. The whole is the sum of the parts
    • Curricular Destiny: Schedules Why or Why Nots? Do we need 13 years to graduate? Do school’s time frames match the nature of the task? Do we only go to school with the people who live in our community with all of the technology that is available?
    • Wonder if we… Learned in a Virtual Space Environment with students from France in a videoconferencing room! Learned based on Performance vs Seat Time in VLM’s (Virtual Learning Magnets)! Offered students a Virtual Curriculum Menu!
    • http://www.ilearnnyc.net/default.htm
    • Curricular Destiny: Grouping of Students Keep in mind: Form should follow function. Does it in schools today? Institutional grouping- gender, age, proficiency based… Instructional grouping- skill levels, cooperative, competitive… Independent grouping- clubs, internships, travel abroad…
    • Curricular Destiny: Grouping of Professionals Old Method: Departments, Grade Levels, and Building Levels New Method: MEET AROUND PROBLEMS TO SOLVE Cross-disciplinary teams Internship supervisors Data analysis teams Global network teams
    • Curricular Destiny: Physical and Virtual Space Connecting with Peers Around the World Service Learning Independent Research Challenging Old Assumptions with Critical Thinking
    • Think Like Architects!!! Flexible schedules led by multiple professionals with a wide range of student groupings in a virtual setting!!! Architects design – Contractors build!
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq3TZ6Bfic