Week 2B: Critical Lessons in Curriculum


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Week 2B: Critical Lessons in Curriculum

  1. 1. Week #2: A Synthesis of Learning Critical Lessons in Curriculum
  2. 2. Purpose We will be focusing on synthesizing what we have learned about the knowledge, skills, attributes of quality teaching and apply this to what we know about the 21st century classroom. Critical Evidence: Course Work: PLC Presentations (Movie Trailers, Glogs) Course Participation Task #2: My Resume Tech Task #2: Our Symbaloo Reader Response #2: Integration Articles Required Reading: Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4: How to Integrate the Curricula
  3. 3. The key to success is to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blue print of the desired result
  4. 4. 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? And integrate cross curricular competencies? 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?
  5. 5. Think Big Rocks Sand Water
  6. 6. Culminating Projects
  7. 7. Unit Title: Grade: Subject, Topic: Time: Learning Target(s): Students will understand that… Students will know… Formative Assesssments: Learning Activities: Accommodations: Stage 1 – Desired Results Critical Questions: Students will be able to… Stage 2 – Assessment Evidence Summative Assessments: Stage 3 – Learning Plan High Yield Strategies: Differentiation:
  8. 8. Retrieved from “What did you do in school today?”, Canadian Education Association, 2009
  9. 9. Secondary Very Often Often Sometimes Very Seldom Elementary
  10. 10. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Why are these rated as less effective? Do we abandon these or just do them better?
  11. 11. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Why are these rated as less effective? Do we abandon these or just do them better?
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Poll Everywhere: Poll #1
  14. 14. Poll Everywhere: Poll #2
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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?
  17. 17. Curriculum in the st 21 Century