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?
Wh...
Tenets Leading to Content
Upgrades
•Global perspective is developed
•Personal and local perspective is cultivated
•Whole c...
Examining the Disciplines
Challenge
the
Status
Quo!
Social Studies as Perspectives
on Humanity
Traditional divisions Go through fission and become
FUSED
Geography
History POL...
What to do in Social Studies?
•Expose students to multiple maps for information
and insight
•Discuss changing economic rea...
Sciences in Action:
Layers and
Breakthroughs
What if we
organized the
curriculum
around problems
rather than
separating th...
Neglected area of science- astronomy
Elementary often emphasizes life science at the
expense of physical science topics
Fe...
Educating the Person:
Health & Physical
Education
Cardio-respiratory endurance
Muscular
Strength
Muscular
Endurance
Flexib...
English and Literature
Implement…
•Vocabulary development
•Creative note taking and note making
•Editing and revising stra...
Other ideas in English and
Literature
Make use of:
Podcasts
Video conferences
Debates
Comedy forums
Interviews
Oral defens...
Language Instruction
Did you know…
China will soon have the largest English-speaking
population?
The most frequently spoke...
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
a...
New School Versions:
Reinventing and Reuniting
School Program Structures
Will graduates of 2110…
•Be part of virtual learn...
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, collaborat...
but also remember…
1. Form should always follow function
–An architectural principle is that the
shape of a building or ob...
Curricular Destiny:
Schedules
Why or Why Nots?
Do we need 13 years to graduate?
Do school’s time frames match the nature o...
Wonder if we…
Learned in a Virtual Space Environment
with students from France in a videoconferencing room!
Learned based ...
http://www.ilearnnyc.net/default.htm
Curricular Destiny:
Grouping of Students
Keep in mind: Form should follow function. Does it in
schools today?
Institutiona...
Curricular Destiny:
Grouping of Professionals
Old Method:
Departments, Grade Levels, and Building Levels
New Method:
MEET ...
Curricular Destiny:
Physical and Virtual Space
Connecting with Peers Around the World
Service Learning
Independent Researc...
Think Like Architects!!!
Flexible schedules led by multiple professionals with a
wide range of student groupings in a virt...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq3TZ6Bfic
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Curriculum21 3&4

  1. 1. Curriculum 21 Heidi Hayes Jacobs Chapters 3 & 4 EDPC605
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Examining the Disciplines Challenge the Status Quo!
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Educating the Person: Health & Physical Education Cardio-respiratory endurance Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility Body Composition Five Spiral Components
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Teaching Math as a Language Need to support math geniuses Need to understand language first Memorizing vs Reasoning
  14. 14. The Arts: Aesthetic Senses, Ideas, and Emotions and through it. from artwork and performance Take in and receive meaning and insight
  15. 15. 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?
  16. 16. Fueling 21st Century Schools… Needs innovation and new knowledge
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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?
  20. 20. 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!
  21. 21. http://www.ilearnnyc.net/default.htm
  22. 22. 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…
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. Curricular Destiny: Physical and Virtual Space Connecting with Peers Around the World Service Learning Independent Research Challenging Old Assumptions with Critical Thinking
  25. 25. Think Like Architects!!! Flexible schedules led by multiple professionals with a wide range of student groupings in a virtual setting!!! Architects design – Contractors build!
  26. 26. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq3TZ6Bfic

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