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Curriculum C i U l r r U C
Define Curriculum • Planned subject matter content and skills presented to the student. • What the student actually learns. • All experiences student encounter, whether planned or unplanned, learned or unlearned.
Types of Curricula • Core Curriculum • Core subjects, as defined by No Child Left Behind: • English • Reading/Language Arts • Mathematics • Science • Foreign languages • Civics and Government • Economics • Art • History • Geography • Interdisciplinary thematic unit
Types of Curriculum • Integrated Curriculum • 5 levels
Level 1- Least Integrated • Subject specific topic outline • No student collaboration in planning • Teacher solo • Student input into decision making is low
Level 2 • Subject Specific • Minimal student input • Teacher solo or teams
Level 3 • Multidisciplinary • Some student input • Teacher in solo or teams • Students input into decision making is high
Level 4 • Interdisciplinary thematic • Considerable student input into selecting themes and in planning • Teacher solo or teams
Level 5-Most Integrated • Integrated thematic unit • Maximum student and teacher collaboration • Teacher solo or teams • Student input into decision making is very high
Discuss • What experiences in your adolescent years have you had that are similar to one of these levels? • Do you think that during the adolescent years it is important to student input?
What’s Your Style ? • Linear Thinker • Specific content • Routine and procedures • Holists • Interest driven learning • Laissez-Faire • Piaget- freedom and exploration • Critical Theorists • Social justice • Independence
Discuss • What difficulties/challenges could working with other types present? • What are some benefits of working with other types?
Components • Rationale • Objectives and goals • Content • Activity • Standards(National and State) • Common Core • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0rRk9sER0 • Resources • Assessment • Special Considerations
Examples • http://www.maps.k12.wi.us/images/stories/files/OurPrograms/Schools/PRMS/7th13-14coursebooklet.pdf • http://media.wrps.org/pdf/Wrams_Program_of_Studies_2012.pdf
Give it a try!...Write a Curricula • Theme: Mississippi River • Must do four core subject areas • One is English and must use this standard: • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text • Core Subject Areas: • English • Reading/Language Arts • Mathematics • Science • Foreign languages • Civics and Government • Economics • Art • History • Geography
Works Cited • Miller, Donna L. “Curriculum Theory and Practice, What’s Your Style?”. Phi Delta Kappan. Apr. 2011. • Richard D. and Noreen G. Kellough. Teaching Young Adolescents. 5th edition. Pearson Education. 2008.