Welcome to “Integrating the Curriculum”. Essential questions. What is your definition of co-teaching? Using your own opinion, define the criteria for “Cross curriculum instruction.” Judge what cross curriculum instruction should look like when deployed by co-teaching. Do s and don’t s.
Essential questions • What is your definition of co-teaching? • Using your own opinion, define the criteria for “Cross curriculum instruction.” • Judge what cross curriculum instruction should look like when deployed by co-teaching.
Dos and don’ts • DO: Plan together to discuss classroom expectations and find connections between curricula no matter how much of a stretch it may seem • DO: Observe, assist, and teach equal amounts of time whether it is by alternating or working simultaneously • DO: Reflect and evaluate to continuously improve • DO: Trust each other • DON’T: View your colleague as an assistant • DON’T: Be inconsistent with co-teaching and integration
Steps for Planning Integrated Assignments/Curriculum • Get familiar with each other’s standard course of study • Decide which content area will be the “backbone” or “lense” • Find a common theme between content areas for a specific unit • Determine objectives/goals for each subject area • Brainstorm student understandings • Brainstorm possible assignments to integrate content areas • Plan rubrics and lessons together
The Forum Curriculum • With a different partner in your team, analyze The Forum curriculum to identify evidence of integration. • Be prepared to share your findings. • Curriculum: http://integratingthecurriculum.wikispaces.com/The+Forum+Curriculum
To Kill a mockingbird mock trial • With the same partner in your team, analyze the assignment to identify evidence of integration. • In addition, try to determine its goal for each content area. • Be prepared to share your findings. • Project Guidelines: http://integratingthecurriculum.wikispaces.com/TKMB+Mock+Trial
Mini-project expectations • With a partner in your team, you will create a two week unit plan combining your content areas. You will use the steps from slide 4 (starting with step 2) to create the framework for a unit. Below are the requirements: • Unit must have one overall theme • Assignments must have determined integrated understandings • Unit must have at least 3 small assignments and one major project • Use the templates provided: http://integratingthecurriculum.wikispaces.com/Integration+Mini-Project
Accomplishments and barriers • PLUS: Opportunity to gain perspective • PLUS: Follow through with CEC’s mission, “Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships” • PLUS: Extra support • PLUS: Small student-teacher ratio • DELTA: Integration can fail • DELTA: Not enough planning time • DELTA: Pacing can be tough • DELTA: Conflict with time management of dual instruction
Contact information Stacy Miller English Educator Craven Early College High School 800 College Court New Bern, North Carolina 28562 Stacy.Miller@craven.k12.nc.us W (252) 637-5706