Lu Rosenbusch Wu Sharing Curriculum Models

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Lu Rosenbusch Wu Sharing Curriculum Models

  1. 1. Sharing Curriculum Models National Chinese Language Conference Chicago, Illinois May 1, 2009 Presenters: Jane Lu Marcia Rosenbusch Wei-ling Wu
  2. 2. China and Globalization: China and the World in History and Today A Web-Based Curriculum Project Asia Society 2008-2011 Wei-ling Wu , Ph.D. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, NJ [email_address]
  3. 3. China and Globalization: China and the World in History and Today A Web-Based Curriculum Project Asia Society 2008-2011 <ul><li>Creating language learning materials </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>standards-based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>content rich </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>pedagogically sound </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>free available on the Internet for K-12 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Goal of the Project China and Globalization: China and the World in History and Today A Web-Based Curriculum Project <ul><li>To increase students’ understanding of China and globalization </li></ul><ul><li>To understand interconnectedness of the world in both </li></ul><ul><li>ancient and modern times </li></ul><ul><li>To infuse content learning into language development </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. To bolster international understanding 2. To enhance national critical language capacity 3. To prepare students for the workforce Three Reasons for a Globalization Project
  6. 6. Director Program Associate Language Developers The Team of the Project Content Developers Web Developers Advisory Board
  7. 7. The Initial Year <ul><li>The foundation-laying year, searching for answers to questions such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we guide students to gain content understanding while learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the language? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we develop students’ communicative skills while deepening their </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge of China and globalization? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we articulate the K-12 curriculum around the content understanding? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we assess students’ cultural learning and language development? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we make our units and episodes age appropriate and user friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Accomplishments of the Initial Year <ul><li>A Content-Based Curriculum Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Templates with Backward Design </li></ul><ul><li>Age-appropriate Online Learning Episodes </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment for Language and Content Understanding </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3-year project year 2 year 1 A Content-Based Curricular Framework year 3 module k-4 module 5-8 module 9-12 module k-4 module 5-8 module 9-12 module k-4 module 5-8 module 9-12
  10. 10. 3-year project year 3 year 2 year 1 Globalization and the Environment Globalization, Economics, and Trade Globalization and the Exchange of Ideas module k-4 module 5-8 module 9-12 module k-4 module 5-8 module 9-12 module k-4 module 5-8 module 9-12
  11. 11. Unit Template Learning Episode Template Curriculum Templates with Backward Design
  12. 12. <ul><li>Episode and unit assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Performance tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Rubrics based on proficiency levels </li></ul><ul><li>“ I CAN DO” self-evaluation </li></ul>Assessment for Language and Content Understanding
  13. 13. Age-Appropriate Contents Pandas and Grizzly Bears Horses and Boats Water Resources Age-Appropriate Online Units and Episodes module k-4 module 5-8 module 9-12
  14. 14. My Reflections A true learning experience A process of transformation

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