Upgrading the Curriculum

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  • Janet A. Hale www.CurriculumMapping101.com teachtucson@aol.com 520-241-8797
  • Janet A. Hale www.CurriculumMapping101.com teachtucson@aol.com 520-241-8797
  • Janet A. Hale www.CurriculumMapping101.com teachtucson@aol.com 520-241-8797
  • Upgrading the Curriculum

    1. 1. Preparing Students For The 21 st Century Janet Hale
    2. 2. The goal for the large group sessions is to present information on 21 st century skills. Participants will begin to plan, personally and collaboratively, how to begin to integrate 21 st century skills into learning, lessons, and upgrading assessments .
    3. 6. Hmm… D = Design (Learn) P = Practice (Teach) UNIT NAME D ? P ? (Big Idea) Essential Question Concept/Content Skills Assessments/ Evaluations Standards Resources Activities
    4. 7. Pre-Kindergarteners Class of 2024 One-tenth of the 21 st century has passed by… Are we “thinking” about the world our students live in now as well as in the future? Pre-K Gr. 12
    5. 8. P21 Century Skills Upgrading Curriculum Through Unit Design and Instructional Practice LiveBinders.com Diocese
    6. 9. Let’s start with “thinking” outside the box … <ul><li>P21 Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
    7. 10. 21 st Century Financial, Economic, Business & Entrepreneurial Literacy Environmental Literacy Health Literacy Civic Literacy Global Awareness Interdisciplinary Themes … By Weaving 5 Themes Into Core Subjects Understanding Of Academic Content At Much Higher Levels …
    8. 11. Global Awareness Go to… LiveBinders.com Search: Diocese
    9. 12. P21 Century Skills 4 Cs Global Awareness 21 st Cen. Student Outcomes
    10. 13. What is at the “heart” of this unit of study? Can my students “hear” this unit’s heartbeat?
    11. 14. What will be the “ heart ” of the upgrade ? Topic Learning (American Revolution) Theme Learning? (Weaponry) Concept Learning? (War) Issues Learning? (Human Rights in Wartime) 21 st
    12. 15. What will be the “ heart ” of the upgrade ? Topic Learning (Kodiak Bear) Theme Learning? (Bears) Concept Learning? (Survival) Issues Learning? (Animal Habituation) 21 st
    13. 16. What will be the “ heart ” of the upgrade ? Topic Learning (Skip Counting) Theme Learning? (Counting) Concept Learning? (Patterns) Issues Learning? (Census Taking) 21 st
    14. 17. What will be the “ heart ” of your upgrade ? Topic Learning Theme Learning? ( ) Concept Learning? ( ) Issues Learning? ( ) 21 st
    15. 18. Upgrade does not equal “change.” Upgrade equals “ transforming ” & “ replacing ” Transform… --To change markedly the appearance or form of --To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert.
    16. 19. Based on the HEART of the upgrade… How will the students’ pulses be monitored? A Project-Based (Summative) Assessment <ul><li>Planning Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Frame – How long will it take for students to learn and prepare and present project-based task (assessment)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise Areas – Who (teachers at this time) will be responsible for the preparation necessities for the project-based task (assessment)? </li></ul></ul>21 st
    17. 20. Based on the HEART of the upgrade… How will the students’ pulses be monitored? A Project-Based (Summative) Assessment <ul><li>P21 Framework Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Cs – Will one, two, three, or all four Cs be represent in the project-based task (assessment)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Awareness Theme – How will the students connect, communicate, and collaborate outside your/their “known zone”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P21 Skill Outcomes – What natural connections can be made based on the tools (school-based & Web 2.0) involved in the learning, preparation, and/or presentation of project-based task (assessment)? </li></ul></ul>21 st
    18. 22. Appraising What unit of study makes sense for me/we to start with an upgrade based on… 1. My/our comfort level for exploring the upgrade zone possibilities and being willing to be slightly uncomfortable with some implementation (learning and/or teaching). 2. Allowing students an opportunity to better “own” the learning ( “heart” = Big Idea and project-based assessment ).
    19. 23. Brainstorming Exploring the possibilities of potential resources… 1. Within my/our school , what tools do I/we have available to aid in the selected upgrade-unit related to learning (project-based assessment, evaluation, concept, content, skills) and teaching (instruction)?
    20. 24. Brainstorming Exploring the possibilities of potential free tools… 2. What Web 2.0 tools/applications make sense to incorporate into the selected upgrade-unit related to learning (project-based assessment, evaluation, concept, content, skills) and teaching (instruction)?
    21. 26. Committing <ul><li>1. Revise (transform, replace, modify) unit elements based selected upgrade-focus(es). </li></ul><ul><li>2. Have colleague(s) read your map’s upgraded unit of study ( using rubric ) to provide feedback for your unit plan. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Discuss/decide planning considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Time Frame </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise Areas </li></ul>Goal: One Upgraded Unit of Study
    22. 28. Collaborating How will I work with my colleague(s) and students to make the upgraded unit happen? <ul><li>Finalize time frame and area expertise role(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore student responsibilities ( outside your comfort zone ). </li></ul><ul><li>Set personal-challenge goal and accountability (to whom and when). </li></ul>
    23. 30. Cognitive Revising How will I reflect with my colleague(s) (and students) on the results of the upgraded unit? <ul><li>Determine when the cognitive-revising review process will take place after the unit of study has been completed. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative analysis of results focus on three aspects: what worked , what needs to be reconsidered or expanded , and what needs to be included in future upgrades to currently upgraded unit of study and/or future upgraded units of study. </li></ul>
    24. 31. Be Sure You Plan To… CELEBRATE!
    25. 33. Everyone moves forward at a different pace. The important point is that you keep moving forward with a commitment to...
    26. 34. Doing what is in our 21 st century students’ best interests…
    27. 35. Curriculum 21 -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs Becoming a Better Teacher: Eight Innovations That Work -- Giselle Martin-Kniep Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom -- H. Lynn Erickson Understanding by Design PD Workbook -- Jay McTighe & Grant Wiggins
    28. 36. Preparing Your Students For The 21 st Century Your Name Here

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